2 and a half days since LCD4 arrived and I cannot remember a weekend that disappeared so fast in all of my life. A day after LCD4 arrived, the 300b amp arrived too. When you're having fun, time flies... literally.
You can listen to LCD4 in many flavours by using different amps. I've no doubt that a good solid state amp will reveal LCD4's true character. Conversely a good tube amp will send you into rapturous delights with natural, organic overtones. For me I found my magic moment using Destiny (300b amp) with LCD4. This will not be my only tube amp but the 300b amp has some very unique sonic tonal qualities I cannot do without now. For vocals, there will be no peers with this combination.
As for LCD4, I can only say that it's an amazing sounding headphone. It's a keeper for sure.
I get mine back next week from Audeze repair. I miss them. The LCDX headphones are OK but not the same league as the LCD4’s. I got a Danacable Lazuli Nirvana cable for the LCD4’s. Nice cable but not inexpensive.
Nice one Joe. I've been wearing LCD4 for a week and my neck muscles have grown. Now it feels natural to me. The newly arrived 300b amp stole the thunder for the first few days but now I get more time to look at this headphone. The Madagascar Ebony wood just looks more exotic with each passing day.
I have sampled Wa5le for 2 weeks and heard Wa33 with Susvara only once at a HiFi show back in 2018. Both encounters have been wonderful. My recent experience of LCD4 were with Auris Nirvana at a shop for 2 hours. This left an indelible impression on me and set me on a course of wanting a LCD4 to run with nice sounding tube amps.
LCD4 with Auris Nirvana at the shop
This morning I'm listening to music with LCD4 and my own 300b amp and a KT88 amp on loan from my local amp builder. Both just sound amazing with the Audeze.
I got my LCD-4 yesterday. I previously had the LCD-4z, and sold it. The LCD-4 sounds very good, going balanced, through my WA33 EE JPS. I like it better than the 4z. The number one thing I've noticed so far is that guitars sound crunchy as hell (which is a good thing ) .