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Nice to have you with us! Yeah... audio is not a high priority at OCN unfortunately, but we are working on that! Love to see another LCD-2 owner. We now have 3 that I know of! Which tubes are you using with your Lyr?

I'm using the stock GE 6BZ7/6BQ7A tubes, they got raving reviews for a great all-rounder and I have to say i'm very much impressed with them.
I went to a head-fi meet in Austin (about 4.5 hours from me) and there was quite a variety of tubes there, but I must say, I still missed my setup back home despite the mind blowing setups some of these guys had redface.gif
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Update: Got the DT 880/250 recently... out of the HD 650/Q 701/DT 880 trio, the 880s reign supreme for my ears.

I'm astonished with how good the DT 880s are after how underwhelmed I was with the DT 770. They are really, really good.. if the DT 880 Pro/250 sounds nearly the same (I've got the Premium) I think they're a better value than the Q701. Superlative sound and comfort for the money.

I think the DT880s are supposed to be nearly polar opposites of each other. Way more neutral. After hours with this Asgard 2, I'm already trying to plan my next headphone upgrade.
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I think the DT880s are supposed to be nearly polar opposites of each other. Way more neutral. After hours with this Asgard 2, I'm already trying to plan my next headphone upgrade.

HE500 or LCD-2?
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I think the DT880s are supposed to be nearly polar opposites of each other. Way more neutral. After hours with this Asgard 2, I'm already trying to plan my next headphone upgrade.

I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm getting everything I was missing with the DT 770 Pro/32 in these DT 880s. The most surprising improvement is in the bass -- the DT 880 has bass that is richer not only in quality but also in quantity. bigeyedsmiley.png

Besides that, it has better imaging with a more spacious presentation, extended and highly resolving treble, and a non-recessed mid-range. I find it to be the most balanced and capable of the 650/701/880 trio.

Try the DT 880 Premium/600. You should be able to score them for ~$200 second-hand. I think you'll be impressed.
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HE500 or LCD-2?

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I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm getting everything I was missing with the DT 770 Pro/32 in these DT 880s. The most surprising improvement is in the bass -- the DT 880 has bass that is richer not only in quality but also in quantity. bigeyedsmiley.png

Besides that, it has better imaging with a more spacious presentation, extended and highly resolving treble, and a non-recessed mid-range. I find it to be the most balanced and capable of the 650/701/880 trio.

Try the DT 880 Premium/600. You should be able to score them for ~$200 second-hand. I think you'll be impressed.

I'm fairly happy with the 770s tongue.gif. Also, I think the fact it's more neutral, probably brings out more of the desired bass you want. For instance, I can't stand my 770s for rock, metal or anything like that. The bass is tighter and punchier on the Grados, and with the amp, the separation between everything is a huge plus.

Needless to say, I'm leaning towards one of the options Noob has mentioned smile.gif. Now hopefully I get this pay raise...smile.gif.
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I'm using the stock GE 6BZ7/6BQ7A tubes, they got raving reviews for a great all-rounder and I have to say i'm very much impressed with them.
I went to a head-fi meet in Austin (about 4.5 hours from me) and there was quite a variety of tubes there, but I must say, I still missed my setup back home despite the mind blowing setups some of these guys had redface.gif

Nice. If you do tube roll in the future, consider the Green Hornets for the LCD-2. Bugle Boys and Golden Globes are super smooth, but I find the more detailed Green Hornets have better synergy with the LCD-2.
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I'm fairly happy with the 770s tongue.gif. Also, I think the fact it's more neutral, probably brings out more of the desired bass you want. For instance, I can't stand my 770s for rock, metal or anything like that. The bass is tighter and punchier on the Grados, and with the amp, the separation between everything is a huge plus.

Needless to say, I'm leaning towards one of the options Noob has mentioned smile.gif. Now hopefully I get this pay raise...smile.gif.

Not sure about that. My DT 770 Pro/32 was giving me less bass quantity than my Q701 (sub-bass aside). It's the most bass-light headphone I've used it recent memory.

The DT 880 clearly has the best bass out of the 650/701/880 in quality, quantity and extension. It's really remarkable.

I think I'm liking it this much mostly because it's the most similar to my JH13 in overall signature of the 3.

Oh no, we're losing another dynamic man to these newfangled (overrated [tongue.gif]) orthos. frown.gif
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I can't thank you guys enough for all the help that's been given. I'm usually the type that buys something and have buyers remorse but so far my audio purchases couldn't make me any happier. Least I can do right now is take the time to rep the people who gave advice. Thanks ya'll!

@OC'ing Noob - My ODac just came into today and all I can say is, WOW. I honestly was not expecting to hear much of a difference but since installing them, I can't stop listening to my music. I had a konnekt 24D before this and I could never get it to sound right. Not to mention, it had some awful drivers and support. But besides my motherboard's sound card, it was the only "real" DAC I had.... The difference is just tremendous but to be fair, maybe my Konnekt 24D was just a bad unit? I was beginning to think that maybe my speakers just didn't sound that great or my amp was to fault but it was the DAC all along. Everything sounds more detailed, crisp, and powerful. I also noticed not needing to crank my volume knob that loud to achieve a better sound... I'm so glad I got this ODac instead of the Schiit Bifrost. My wallet thanks me.

So far I've only tested the ODac with my speakers. I'm waiting on my Asgard 2 before I test my PS500... that should be coming in tomorrow. smile.gif I see you got yourself one too, Pez! Nice! Are you experiencing any humming from the unit? I've read on head-fi a lot of people having that issue.
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I can't thank you guys enough for all the help that's been given. I'm usually the type that buys something and have buyers remorse but so far my audio purchases couldn't make me any happier. Least I can do right now is take the time to rep the people who gave advice. Thanks ya'll!

@OC'ing Noob - My ODac just came into today and all I can say is, WOW. I honestly was not expecting to hear much of a difference but since installing them, I can't stop listening to my music. I had a konnekt 24D before this and I could never get it to sound right. Not to mention, it had some awful drivers and support. But besides my motherboard's sound card, it was the only "real" DAC I had.... The difference is just tremendous but to be fair, maybe my Konnekt 24D was just a bad unit? I was beginning to think that maybe my speakers just didn't sound that great or my amp was to fault but it was the DAC all along. Everything sounds more detailed, crisp, and powerful. I also noticed not needing to crank my volume knob that loud to achieve a better sound... I'm so glad I got this ODac instead of the Schiit Bifrost. My wallet thanks me.

So far I've only tested the ODac with my speakers. I'm waiting on my Asgard 2 before I test my PS500... that should be coming in tomorrow. smile.gif I see you got yourself one too, Pez! Nice! Are you experiencing any humming from the unit? I've read on head-fi a lot of people having that issue.

It's always awesome to hear a fellow enthusiast from benefiting from a great purchase and I am happy to hear you are enjoying the ODAC! I personally enjoyed the same surprise as well when I got mine as well and I was going from a DG to ODAC so I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised myself as I use to dismiss the concept of having anything other than a gaming sound card. I know better now... A sound card has its benefits but a nice DAC pays great dividends as well. Plus this one is super tiny. I can easily pack it up and take it between places easily and since I try to visit my parents somewhat often, it has greatly benefited me. I keep a Grado amp and SR60 at home so all I have to do is plug in the DAC!
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I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm getting everything I was missing with the DT 770 Pro/32 in these DT 880s. The most surprising improvement is in the bass -- the DT 880 has bass that is richer not only in quality but also in quantity. bigeyedsmiley.png

Besides that, it has better imaging with a more spacious presentation, extended and highly resolving treble, and a non-recessed mid-range. I find it to be the most balanced and capable of the 650/701/880 trio.

Try the DT 880 Premium/600. You should be able to score them for ~$200 second-hand. I think you'll be impressed.

Yes, but the point I'm getting at is that there are no other 'boosted' attributes of the headphones. I believe they are supposed to have a slight bass hump, and remain fairly neutral the rest of the way...where as the 770s has a bass hump, mid dip, and a treble/high hump.
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Samsung 960 Evo [500GB] Mushkin Enhanced Reactor [1TB] Celcius S36 + F120MP Windows 10 Professional [x64] 
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Acer Predator X34 Dell E2417H HHKB Pro V2 [Black] EVGA 550 G2 
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Meshify C DeathAdder Elite QcK+ [Vault 111 Ed.] Schiit Bifrost Uber + Schiit Asgard 2 + TH-X00 
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i7 7700K [4.7GHz] ASUS Z270i STRIX ASUS GTX 1070 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 3K [16GB] 
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Kingston HyperX Savage [480GB] Corsair H75 + F120MP Win 10 Pro [x64] Dell S2716DGR [144hz] 
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HHKB Pro v2 [White] Corsair SF600 NCASE M1 [v5] Logitech G502 
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SS QcK Heavy AudioQuest Dragonfly Black + Sennhesier HD650 
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