Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution
Apr 23, 2017 at 3:10 PM Post #7,531 of 11,509

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Couldn't agree more actually 
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There is also HD800S Dior Homme Edition that will be out very soon 
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Can't wait to see who gets one first! 
 
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Holy moly, those are sexy!  Any ideas how much they'll cost?  @Evshrug ?
 
Apr 23, 2017 at 9:28 PM Post #7,533 of 11,509

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I've been quite happy with my LCD-3-it's endgame for me.  I have a Dharma which I've kept as they contrast quite well. That said, I listen to a set-up that accommodates speakers and headphones in the same rig, and I've been using my speakers more than my Headphones. But, headphones for extreme metal it is much of the time with wife and kid.
 
Some room treatments and subwoofer as future additions to my speaker rig leaves me feeling that while I'm might improve upon the LCD-3/Dhrama pair, I think I'm done for now. Now, later on if I don't get the itch to get new speakers or something, who knows?!
 
Unlike many some of you, I have taken to heart the line, "know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em" .
 
Or maybe, be happy with what you have.......the grass is always greener. There will always be a shiny object. 
 
Meant tongue-in-cheek-I love this thread and have consistently learned a lot from from you guys. So keep reaching for the next best thing. But this Headfier, has temporarily stepped off the hamster wheel.
 
Apr 23, 2017 at 9:49 PM Post #7,534 of 11,509

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  I've been quite happy with my LCD-3-it's endgame for me.  I have a Dharma which I've kept as they contrast quite well. That said, I listen to a set-up that accommodates speakers and headphones in the same rig, and I've been using my speakers more than my Headphones. But, headphones for extreme metal it is much of the time with wife and kid.
 
Some room treatments and subwoofer as future additions to my speaker rig leaves me feeling that while I'm might improve upon the LCD-3/Dhrama pair, I think I'm done for now. Now, later on if I don't get the itch to get new speakers or something, who knows?!
 
Unlike many some of you, I have taken to heart the line, "know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em" .
 
Or maybe, be happy with what you have.......the grass is always greener. There will always be a shiny object. 
 
Meant tongue-in-cheek-I love this thread and have consistently learned a lot from from you guys. So keep reaching for the next best thing. But this Headfier, has temporarily stepped off the hamster wheel.

I came pretty close to snagging the LCD-3 but the X just tickled my ears a little better. What amp/DAC you got going?
 
Apr 23, 2017 at 10:14 PM Post #7,535 of 11,509

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  I came pretty close to snagging the LCD-3 but the X just tickled my ears a little better. What amp/DAC you got going?

Oh, the X is a great headphone. I could have been happy with one.
 
I'm using a Nuprime DAC-1Oh. It's one of these hub multi tasking units-DAC/PRE and HP amp. It's been ideal for me as I can switch inputs and switch from headphones to speakers with the ease of a remote.  It took care of several problems in one do-it-all device as I was assembling my system. It's pretty much the nerve center for a desktop kind of rig with headphones and passive speakers. 
 
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/nuprime-dac-10h-digital-analog-converter-headphone-amp#2Fpj3rjzbQ0Fqjp6.97
 
Apr 24, 2017 at 9:10 AM Post #7,536 of 11,509
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Holy moly, those are sexy!  Any ideas how much they'll cost?  @Evshrug
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  I've been quite happy with my LCD-3-it's endgame for me.  I have a Dharma which I've kept as they contrast quite well. That said, I listen to a set-up that accommodates speakers and headphones in the same rig, and I've been using my speakers more than my Headphones. But, headphones for extreme metal it is much of the time with wife and kid.
 
Some room treatments and subwoofer as future additions to my speaker rig leaves me feeling that while I'm might improve upon the LCD-3/Dhrama pair, I think I'm done for now. Now, later on if I don't get the itch to get new speakers or something, who knows?!
 
Unlike many some of you, I have taken to heart the line, "know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em" .
 
Or maybe, be happy with what you have.......the grass is always greener. There will always be a shiny object. 
 
Meant tongue-in-cheek-I love this thread and have consistently learned a lot from from you guys. So keep reaching for the next best thing. But this Headfier, has temporarily stepped off the hamster wheel.

 
I also said 2-3 years ago that the LCD-3 was my endgame headphones but I'm still here today.  lol
 
But to be honest with you, the LCD-3 was really my endgame headphones, I should have kept them and stay away from any hype trains head-fi in the last couple of years.
 
Now I'm very close to say that the Atticus is my new endgame headphones and maybe it's also time for me to enjoy what I have for a while, sometime I have the impression that I'm spending more time on tweaking my setup, versus listening to music.
 
Apr 24, 2017 at 1:48 PM Post #7,538 of 11,509

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I also said 2-3 years ago that the LCD-3 was my endgame headphones but I'm still here today.  lol
 
But to be honest with you, the LCD-3 was really my endgame headphones, I should have kept them and stay away from any hype trains head-fi in the last couple of years.
 
Now I'm very close to say that the Atticus is my new endgame headphones and maybe it's also time for me to enjoy what I have for a while, sometime I have the impression that I'm spending more time on tweaking my setup, versus listening to music.

I'm saying the same with my LCD-X now, but it doesn't matter how much I love them, I'll always have the concern that something, somewhere, somehow is better.
 
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  I'm saying the same with my LCD-X now, but it doesn't matter how much I love them, I'll always have the concern that something, somewhere, somehow is better.

 
Like I often said to my girlfriend, "I will always see womens that are more attractive than you but you will always see mens that are more attractive than me" (And my GF is super hot..lol)
 
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I also said 2-3 years ago that the LCD-3 was my endgame headphones but I'm still here today.  lol
 
But to be honest with you, the LCD-3 was really my endgame headphones, I should have kept them and stay away from any hype trains head-fi in the last couple of years.
 
Now I'm very close to say that the Atticus is my new endgame headphones and maybe it's also time for me to enjoy what I have for a while, sometime I have the impression that I'm spending more time on tweaking my setup, versus listening to music.

Only speaking for myself but the journey is just as enjoyable,if not more so than the actual headphone.
I reach for my sextetts about 75% of the time,even though i have vastly more expensive HPs in my arsenal.

As Lemmy once said:


 
Apr 24, 2017 at 2:43 PM Post #7,542 of 11,509

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I also said 2-3 years ago that the LCD-3 was my endgame headphones but I'm still here today.  lol
 
But to be honest with you, the LCD-3 was really my endgame headphones, I should have kept them and stay away from any hype trains head-fi in the last couple of years.
 
Now I'm very close to say that the Atticus is my new endgame headphones and maybe it's also time for me to enjoy what I have for a while, sometime I have the impression that I'm spending more time on tweaking my setup, versus listening to music.

Those sound like killer headphones. I hope you find your audio nirvana with them!
 
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  Only speaking for myself but the journey is just as enjoyable,if not more so than the actual headphone.
I reach for my sextetts about 75% of the time,even though i have vastly more expensive HPs in my arsenal.

As Lemmy once said:



 
Lemmy was so right 
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Apr 25, 2017 at 1:41 AM Post #7,545 of 11,509

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I'm sticking with my Eikon until I no longer need the isolation.
side note: I think that the Eikon performs better with rock, punk, and hardcore than metal. Metal sounds good – punk/core simply sounds excellent. As always – YMMV.
 

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