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Audeze LCD-2 + Violectric HPA V200

Audeze LCD-2 + Violectric HPA V200

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Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in 5/5. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 5/6 or sooner if something comes up.
Quick update for the group. We are in contact with the vendor and awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
We will update the group as soon as these are on the way. Currently we expect that these will be in our warehouse inline with the expected ship date listed in the drop description page.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 4/30 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Audeze LCD-2 + Violectric HPA V200 and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 5/4.
Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 4/28.
I bought the LCD-2 along with a Schiit Mjolnir and Gungnir. The LCD-2 is an outstanding headphone. The slightly recessed highs are actually really nice. The highs are still very detailed, just a hair quieter than other headphones, the Sennheiser HD-600 and Grado SR 225 / SR 60 being my direct comparisons. I can't say I have heard the Violectric, but after reading the specs, the LCD-2 will likely sound great. I also have a Schiit Asgard (not the the Asgard 2) and Bifrost, and the sound of the LCD-2 is still solid through that combo. The clarity is better on the Mjolnir/Gungnir, but it isn't night and day. For those who are jumping into the Hi-Fi headphone world, this is a solid purchase. I will recommend the LCD-2 all day, every day. I let my friend listen to the setup and she isn't into any Hi-Fi gear at all. If I didn't intervene, I would have lost her for hours to high volume listening.
anyone got their eyes on hifiman 1000 ?
TheRealVlad
I think a lot of headfiers do. It is coming out at ~$3000USD however. More than I can afford for a headphone at this time.
I am seriously considering this drop though. I probably will order this and the Gustard DAC to see how they pair. Phenomenal price BTW. Thanks Massdrop!
if it was unclear to anyone don't buy these if you're looking to hear anything besides sweetness ever (vs. analytical sound, I much prefer the hd800s, etc.)
Hey, would it be possible to get some Audeze's on a lone drop in the future?
Just Kidding, found it.
No bargain on the Audeze LCD-2s, it's full price. So I question the Massdrop way here. Lots of good Headphone amps under $500 if you already have LCD-2s. I'm also not crazy about the subtle and unidentifiable revisions of the LCD-2, which means you never know what you've actually got. I'll pass on this one unless a Drop can be set for the HPA V200 alone..??
Sheeee-heeaattt!!! Now I'm uBer tempted! Glad it's not LCD-3's as I would have jumped on it without any hesitation .. But I must remain strong, and save for my Stax SR-007
Umm...anyone needs a kidney? I'll trade you one for $1700.
I owned a pair of LCD-2s and I couldn't stand them. Terrible soundstage (worse than a lot of closed headphones I've tried). and horrible comfort. Nothing beats that bass though I'll give them that. I couldn't go more than about 15 minutes without needing an hour or so break in between listening sessions. Ended up replacing them with some HE-560s.
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I find the HE-560 technically better (better highs, better detail, better soundstage) but I found the LCD 2.2 more enjoyable (better bass, smoother overall, relaxing.)
I use to have both, as they complimented each other. Then I had to ship the LCD 2.2 somewhere due to moving, and USPS lost it. They won't even pay me back because they don't keep records of who bought insurance and for how much. I ended up selling the HE560 because it started getting a bit boring because of how analytical it was.
They're both heavy hitters in their price range. However (and keep in mind the LCD 2 is one of my favorite headphones hands down,) I liked the ZMF Blackwood better than both. I got the benefits of both headphones (which honestly just makes it sound similar to the LCD-X) while being closed and not bothering anyone with my music. Yay for office use!
I wish this amp wasn't stuck with a headphone though. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if it was by itself. Or with the EL-8 (as that would be cheaper and I could just sell the EL-8 easily while the hype is still rolling.)
Rlmendez
Massdrop does have a separate drop for the Audeze LCD-2 currently going even though it isn't really much of a discount by itself. (Disregard this comment)
Correction: I read your comment wrong. You meant for the amp, not the headphone.
I don't know about the pricing here, but I can affirm this is going to be a pretty good combo if my experience is related. I own an LCD-X and the HPA V200 and it never fails to impress me.
Long listening sessions can be painful however, as these cans are pretty heavy on the top of your skull. YMMV
I love my Violectric V100. From reviews, the V200 is debatable as to being better or worse due to it's extra warmth as far as synergy goes. If you have any bright headphones, the V200 is recommended time and time again for it's warmth in a solid state amp. I can't comment on the Audeze line. If you have any interest in either, I'd say go for it assuming you have the $$$. Lol. I know I don't. ;<
Hello Massdrop, I am interested in joining this drop.. may I know the revision of the LCD2? is this the rev2 or the fazor version? thanks
PureSound168
Heyo,
It should be the latest revision Audeze has made - the 2.2 Fazor.
I'd jump on this if I already didn't have an open planar magnetic headphone/amp combo. I really like that Violectric HPA V200... As others have stated if you can get the amp on a drop solo.... I'd be all over it.
How are they a lie
This headphones are the biggest lie in the world of the headphones.
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Wow, you have to be the epitome of an asshat to make that kind of assumption. Maybe he can afford the whole lot and just has an opinion different from yours lol.
ogoode
I apologize if my comment came off harsh, but trust me I meant no ill-will or intended any malice. One cheaper option would be a Schitt Magni/Modi combo with the HD-598.
That guy's comment was slamming the LCD-2 and/or HPA V200 which are both near universally considered excellent products by hi-fi experts and enthusiasts. His lone comment had zero substance and was probably just an attempt at trolling to be honest.
But I chuckled when I read your comment. Thank you for the "lol" and keep up the good work. The internet needs its white-knight neckbeards to leap from their keyboards in defense of forum trolls.
So...... Will the V200 be offered on it's own drop ? Please.
No discounts, don't know when they will be shipped, and $13.13 additional shipping charge. Do I need to say more?
CRMassdrop
No discounts on the Audeze, which does suck, but as a bundle, you're basically saving $400~ on the amp which retails for $1,070.
Appears to be regular price. And for those of us who already has an headphone amp, this bundle won't work for us. Shame. :(
I bet these are nice, but I'll replace my Klipsch towers with a new set before I buy this.
Not a huge fan of bundles, but this does look like a very decent deal.
The new Audeze EL-8 ($699) and Audeze Deckard DAV/amp ($699) will total $1398.
Where can I get $1600.00 in 7 days that I don't have to pay back?
Anyone?
Ails
steal it
Ails
Poker?
Actually, never mind my previous posts about the LCD-2 on its own here at massdrop.. with the Violectric it is a deal. But $995 for just the LCD-2 is simply regular price, no? I mean, you can get them for $995 from just about anywhere in the US, and if you use a coupon/special for some of the sites you can get them for quite a bit less.
What's the point?
Great combo. I have this set up in my bedroom.
I want a LCD-2 too, but I have WA6se already, SAD
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Tiger999
There's another drop where it's just the LCD-2 alone, so you can still get one :D
FatEskimo
Yes, but the LCD-2 alone is at full retail. Quality phones + amp at a good price makes this drop worth it; paying full retail if you're already set for an amp doesn't seem to make for a very convincing drop...
Oh man. I've been looking at the Violectric for a couple of years now. But unfortunately I still haven't won the lottery.