The best headphones i can buy! ( money is no issue)
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"lots of words"
Not sure if you're responding to my post, but I was defending the OP when someone else said "what did the OP expect people to say" - I explained that for the uninitiated they assume there's a pat answer within a budget limit in their head.  They never assume so much variety and such exorbitant prices.
 
This thread is largely useless because so many pages are dedicated to suggestions before the correct criteria were known.
 
Don't infer elitism when there is none.  Your disgust is unwarranted, and frankly granted too freely.
 
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Lets all just relax friends. I don't think any of this criticism, or criticism of criticism, is necessary. Let's all go back to being one big happy family shall we? hehe
 
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The problem with Elitism is that it is generally not noticed among those displaying that behavior.  No thread in which a person asking for information and is willing to learn is useless.  Yes, this thread didn't start in what would be considered an optimal format, but that in no way makes this thread a waste of time.
 
Now, as a disclaimer:  I am in no way claiming whether elitism has been used in this thread or not.  I am just trying to help make one side understand the other, which does not necessarily seem to have happened so far.
 
Now for my 2 cents:  If you feel a thread is a waste of time, then just don't read it.  Don't spend time complaining on it.  Its not helping you, the OP, or anyone trying to offer help and resolve the questions the OP has.
 
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personally i would suggest the o2+odac combo
really transparent and worth over its asking price IMO
 
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is this one good? "[size=1em][size=1em]ASUS [/size][/size][size=1em]XONAR ESSENCE ONE"[/size]
 
for the Audez LCD 2

I'd go with a combo that's more well-known to work great with the LCD-2, like O2 and ODAC combo that's been suggested quite a lot here.
 
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I'm sorry, but this might come out as quite offensive. So your friend asks you to recommend him a VERY well performing headphone such as the LCD2r2 which sells for about 1K USD more or less... Seeing how he apparently has no "budget" and simply wants the best performing headphone for his, what seems to be like, first Hi-Fi purchase..? I just find this ridiculous because he hasn't gone up the ladder yet... I personally started off with a pair of Shure SCL3 IEMs as my intro to Head-Fi and this "audiophile" obsession. I worked my way up and seeing how I joined HF 2009, I'm at where I am now with a setup I am very satisfied with so far. I personally dislike the idea of the power of money versus the learning experience and time... It took me time to learn my equipment and I experienced a lot of things along the way. Seeing how your friend is already going to purchase a headphone I would have to save up a year for (yes, the student life is difficult) and buying a hi-end amp as my first setup is simply out of the question. If you were a good friend and also a good member to this community, I think you should try to explain to your friend that you have to simply work your way up if you want to obtain the best experience and enjoyment with your equipment to its fullest. Try convincing him to try out some very affordable, yet very good headphones to start off with. It can be the Senn HD598 or even the Shure 940. Back when I was starting, my dream was to try the HD600. And now seeing some very fair prices in the FS forum, you can get one for a very fair price compared to back then. Not judging or anything, but I constantly see very wealthy people "wasting" their money on very expensive gear when they don't even understand what it is. At a local Headphone store, one fellow was trying to buy an AKG K3003i as his first IEM... He tried it and asks if there is anything better. To put it simply, the guy was trying to get the BEST IEM so he can have that status of the BEST IEM. He didn't care if it sounded phenomenal (which it does), he just wanted the best... And people with that kind of mindset really makes me sigh in disbelief... I want to give people experience, not useless buying advice. Thanks for reading and apologize for my harsh comment plz
like some rich person spending $3000+ on a HD800 + some amp he doesnt know the name of and end up pumping 128 kbps rubbish into it with his nokia phone
 
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he is a rich kid(not really a kid since he is 19), he will throw his headphone after a getting bored with it, and now he is screaming for me to ask him for a amp, i really did regret telling him that heaphone , but hey, i wont lie, i too was intersted in it, and how the amp could really make it so much better :wink:
 
i too iam a noobie that wants to start learning about audiophile, but i have to give him an amp asap, cuz after he throws it i will be the one taking it :p
 

 

 
 
 
That should make him happy.
 
The first picture is a Teac UD-H01, the second a recabled Tesla T1.
 
The Teac includes a high-end DAC / sound-card section with optical, coax, USB etc.
 
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The Teac is around $500 and a Tesla T5p is $999 on ebay that's $1 short of your max, then.
 
They'll look good together.
 
Another aesthetic hi-end combination is Darkvoice La Figaro 339 with LCD-2, however then you need a DAC / sound-card as well.
 
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my friend already ordered the LCD-2, now he needs a Amp that have DAC / sound-card as well ( btw my friend is a girl, so if it is something lite and pretty it will be much better ) :wink:
 
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