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Dear folks,This is the first time I have posted on this headphone circle, although I have posted many times on the main circle.I have a question to ask, and it seems there is a superfluity of ignorance on this topic, which surprises me. I am considering going with the Audeze headphones, a NOS version (which I can afford), and I have a choice between the LCD-2 and the LCD-X. I've been told that the LCD-X is harder to drive, but I can't get any hard data on this. Does anyone in this circle know the particulars on this matter? I would very much appreciate hard data, or even opinions, if they are empiric.Thank you very much.I am,Francis Baumli
What is absolutely the very best solid-state headphone amp made?
Dear folks,As for the reference regarding HiFi-Man, no; my ears don't like them and I've seen them break too easily.I know the Audeze X is said by the factory to be easier to drive than the 2's. But current to drive is one thing. When a big planar membrane is easy to drive, it also needs power from the amp to have control, speed, and damping. All this has to be provided by the amp, which is not being aided by electrical resistance or mechanical resistance. I've seen this happen with speakers. Only 30 watts will drive them, but they sound like mush unless you give them 500 watts.I may have no choice but to experiment with both the X and the 2 models of Audeze. I did get to hear both together way back when the 2's first came out. That was probably 6 to 7 years ago. Back then, the 2's were clearly the better set.As for amps, I have two very good amps, so that isn't clearly a problem. Which doesn't mean I don't crave something better. Which brings me to a question: What is absolutely the very best solid-state headphone amp made? Not something with tubes, and definitely not something with a built-in DAC. Just the very best solid-state headphone amp that money can buy? Any opinions? Or ... does anybody not have an opnion?Thank you for your input!Very best,Francis
Dear folks,As for the reference regarding HiFi-Man, no; my ears don't like them and I've seen them break too easily.
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