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About AmanGeorge

  • Rank
    High Roller
  • Birthday 04/09/1986


  • Location
    Washington DC area
  • Occupation
  • Headphones
    AKG K701, Re-cabled Sony MDR-CD3000, Shure SRH840, Klipsch Image X10, Sennheiser HD800
  • Headphone Amps
    Rethm Gaanam
  • Sources
    PS Audio DLIII
  1. AmanGeorge

    Audeze LCD-3

    I agree that the Stax is incredibly neutral (probably the closest thing to the definition of neutral that I can think of). That said, the bass reproduction of the LCD-3 is, in my mind, not just a question of exaggeration. While it's certainly on the warm side of neutral, there is bass and low bass information that is clearly present on the recording that is presented with an incredible amount of texture and detail that was (in my opinion, under show conditions, etc.) unmatched by the SR-009.
  2. AmanGeorge

    Audeze LCD-3

    I wish somebody had told me this BEFORE I went to Denver
  3. AmanGeorge

    Audeze LCD-3

    Just got back from RMAF. I hesitate to give detailed / definitive impressions given the fact that it was meet conditions (and there was a lot of background noise in the room), but I will say the following... -I found them really comfortable (the earpads feel absolutely amazing) and noticeably more luxuriant on the head than the LCD-2, BUT for those who have a big problem with the weight and clamping, I don't think the LCD-3 is going to be of much help. I also really liked the angled cable at the front - it feels like it's tugging less and isn't in the way as much. -If you're looking for sufficiently different from the SR-009 to justify a supplemental purchase, then you won't be disappointed. They sound very, very different from the SR-009. The Stax is incredibly neutral, airy and transparent; the LCD-3 sounds like the LCD-2 - thick, lush and musical, with the best bass I've ever heard on a headphone. Going from the Stax to the SR-009 was a huge change - I traded breathtaking transparency for the realization that there is an incredible amount of low-end information and richness that the Stax can't quite convey. -I didn't get a chance to A/B the LCD-3 with the LCD-2 while I was there, so I unfortunately don't have a strong opinion about whether it's worth a $1,000 upgrade. They certainly share a house sound, and there is a little more refinement apparent in the LCD-3 sound, but I can't give more definitive impressions than that without hearing them side by side in a quieter place.
  4. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1969/12/what-perfection-sounds-like/8377/ Anybody familiar with this technology?
  5. AmanGeorge

    New listening impressions of Stax C32 prototype!

    Thanks for sharing. Looks like this might put a hurting on some folks' wallets...
  6. AmanGeorge

    HiFiMAN HE-6

    I'm just glad this is no longer a meta-thread
  7. AmanGeorge

    Advice on which in-ear monitors to choose

    I have heard very little about the companies who use soft silicone to make their earpieces (ACS / Sensaphonics), and what little I have heard hasn't been uniformly great. Would be very cool if we could get the best of both worlds (reputable TOTL earphones like JH/Westone/UE with soft silicone eartips)
  8. AmanGeorge

    2010 RMAF/[email protected]

    Yep, exact same unit.
  9. AmanGeorge

    2010 RMAF/[email protected]

    Milk stouts are a wonderful thing...
  10. AmanGeorge

    2010 RMAF/[email protected]

    Hey - it's an amp made by Rethm (my Dad's company). Size-wise, it's a two-box unit (a power supply and the amp itself) - each one is maybe 9"x9"x5".
  11. AmanGeorge

    Audeze LCD-2

    I've never owned an O2, but from what I've heard at meets it makes plenty of sense to use the O2 as a reference point for the LCD-2. Even if you think the O2 offers a higher degree of refinement, I think the two sound much more similar than different in terms of their presentation. Both have a rather warm frequency response while retaining detail, they are quite intimate, and both focus on precise imaging within a small-ish headstage rather than projecting a huge headstage like an HD800. And I wouldn't be surprised if most people who have a preference for the LCD-2 also like the O2, and vice-versa (although Solude sounds like he may end up being an exception to this) much the same way that folks who like the K701 are immediately taken in by the HD800.
  12. AmanGeorge

    New AKG "Q" series

  13. AmanGeorge

    What are you reading now?

    I haven't ready anything except the Hyperion books (one of my two favorite pieces of Science Fiction ever written) and the Terror (which I thought was interesting but a bit slow, with a cool ending). It's interesting to me that he writes such different types of books, but I do wish he would get back to Sci-Fi and out of this historical horror mode he is currently in. PS -Salt Peanuts, if you haven't read World War Z you totally should. Probably my favorite or 2nd favorite book I've read this year.
  14. AmanGeorge

    Guess who game

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]3243[/ATTACH] Fuck.. why can't I get this to post at full size?
  15. AmanGeorge

    Good used cd/record stores in DC?

    CD Cellar was what came to mind for me as well (it's like 5 min from my house). Pretty good selection of both used CDs and records.