First order before we get down to business; I’ve been posting a lot a questions past couple of days. Community helped without hesitation. I want to express utmost gratitude for that. I do feel like I owe an explanation though. I’ve been researching, learning, and formulating opinions for months now. This is the only forum that didn’t A: start bickering like children, B: Throw measurements at me with no regards to real world experience, C: No condescending attitude. Thank you!
Now the fun stuff. I currently own and LCD-GX, 6XX, Elex (ordered, but not arrived, can still cancel). iSine 20. Stack is a Heresy/Modi 3+ with a lyr 3/BF2 on order as well. I want a collection that includes planar and dynamic phones. I’d like engaging “hey listen to me!” collection and a more relaxing kick-back pair as well. I also need a daily driver for casual, non-competitve gaming. Priority for this would be exciting with a decent sound stage but immersion is more important than soundstage width.
6XX: Does the Elex make this redundant? I like the idea of a high ohm HP to pair with a pure tube amp in the future. I have an opportunity to sell this right now for a decent price to a friend that doesn’t want to wait for drop.
LCD-GX: I’m thinking of swapping this for an LCD-X or an Arya. I want to keep a planar in the collection. I also like slamming hp, but also a large soundstage. This in particular has me thinking I’ll need an Audeze and the Arya. Am I nuts? How is the low-end of the LCD-X compared to the GX? I also like slamming hp, but also a large soundstage. This in particular has me thinking I’ll need an Audeze and the Arya. Am I nuts? Arya seems to have a very large stage, but I can’t remember who, said they hate it for gaming?
Elex: Did I cut a corner with this purchase? Should I have gotten the Clear instead? I liked the idea of $50 pads and more engaging than the clear, not to mention being a third of the cost right now.
The only future purchases I can foresee, that I’m not ready to do now is possibly a ZMF HP and maybe a pendant amp or another good tube amp. BTW, ZMF has a few b-stock autuer and Aeolus right now…would you throw them in some where?
I hope this was cohorent. I’ll edit as necessary. This was a very “stream of thought” post.
P.S: I’m already typing up my experience of going from looking for gaming headset to replace a shp9500 to …wherever the hell I am right now . If nothing else, it will be a self-reflection piece I’ll appreciate.