- Mar 6, 2016
HD800S is an easier transition, especially from the already pretty accurate HD600. If you can make that stretch (for more money for the newer HD800S), I'd say go for it!
However, LCD-2 would be better on Lyr 2. HD800/HD800S should be fine on Lyr 2 as well.
Aside from my Val2/Bifrost setup, I also have the magni/modi setup which I think should be enough to drive the lcd2. And as for the HD800S, I know that it's an improvement over the HD800, but not sure whether it's a $600 improvement. I've heard that the treble peak at 6khz has been toned down, which is something that can be fixed with the anaxilus mod.
What I think is best for me instead of spending an extra $600 on the HD800S, I could be spending that on a solid mid-high end IEM which I'm currently also looking to buy. I'm currently using the M50x for on-the-go headphones which I completely hate.