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post #7336 of 14318
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

The bha-1 definitely sounds better with the lcd3 than the mjolnir, but then again, I also think the HE-6 does too. The mjolnir/gung with the lcd3 to me is not a great trio, I think the bass is too prominent and lacks the airiness and width; and especially high frequency extension.

 

I'm not sure what I should do now, I dont think the audeze house sound is for me, regardless of amping. I definitely do not want to buy another amp at this point.

 

Sounds like you're getting ready to sale the wrong amp.

 

You can try the Liquid Fire or the new GS-X other than that I don't know..

 

 

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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

If you don't like them on that Bryston, you won't like them at all. The B-1 handles them with absolute authority.

 

 

That's true.  

post #7337 of 14318
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

So I got some LCD-3's. I have to say I'm disappointed. My HE-6 still remain king, and my HD800's close second. I'm currently driving with the mojo.gung. Through the bryston the lcd-3's were better, but they're still too closed in and dark to me.

 

I did not hear LCD3 only have LCD2 but I think it is just their character and I think it shame because if they would bring openes, more airnes, more transparent, less bass, bigger resolution I think it could be there because tonal of instruments and voices is good. And I do not understand why it is so dark because this temperature is not neutral and even if they was more brighter still it will not be harsh.

Maybe your only options is change/try different setup, better dac, I readfrom purin that Apex Peak Volcano is probably one of the most clear amp in market so it is probably very very good amp for them.


Edited by knopi - 11/16/12 at 3:54pm
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I am very happy with the synergy with the HD800's and HE-6, plus there's no way I can get the LCD-3's to image/ open up as well as them; I've just realized I can't make miracles unfortunately.

 

I'll gather with local head-fiers and try other amps, but otherwise, I think the LCD-3's are not for me 

post #7339 of 14318
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

I'm not sure what I should do now, I dont think the audeze house sound is for me, regardless of amping. I definitely do not want to buy another amp at this point.

Perhaps the LCD2 rev.2 is better suited for you? It's more forgiving amp-wise, and it's tonal balance is different than the LDC2 rev.1 and LCD3 which are reportedly darker.
post #7340 of 14318
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

I am very happy with the synergy with the HD800's and HE-6, plus there's no way I can get the LCD-3's to image/ open up as well as them; I've just realized I can't make miracles unfortunately.

 

I'll gather with local head-fiers and try other amps, but otherwise, I think the LCD-3's are not for me 

 

 

How do you like the LCD-2.2s?

post #7341 of 14318

The lcd-2 is one of my most disliked flagships, especially the rev1. I much preferred the lcd-3 to them and figured they'd be the only audez'e I'd own.

 

The lcd2 remind me of the nights I go out with friend, and the really squashed-in/ bloated and bass heavy sound systems playing music at the venues. I guess I do not enjoy the house sound signature of audeze although the lcd3 is very good; it should be priced at 1500$.

 

It's too bad because I absolutely love the feel and materials of the headphone. Maybe I should consider silver recabling? But I don't want to spend so much money and yet not be satisfied. Right now I already have DHC on them.

 

I'm also realizing how much soundstage and imaging is important for me. I think I should just sell everything I have and jump for Stax 009 or wait for the senn stats. It's a lot of money for a kid my age though... :/

post #7342 of 14318

And so goes this great hobby of ours....

post #7343 of 14318

IME the stock cable makes the LCD3 closed in and a little muddy. 

Many cables help, like Moon Silver Dragon (my favorite that I use) and Q-audio cable.

LCD3s are very cable sensitive.

And the LCD3s take a while to break in and change a lot.

I got them a year ago and they didn't sound really good until a couple of months ago.

This is with the RMA thing.

I love'em now, but it took time.

post #7344 of 14318
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

And so goes this great hobby of ours....

Explain lol? This is just my opinion of course...

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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

IME the stock cable makes the LCD3 closed in and a little muddy. 

Many cables help, like Moon Silver Dragon (my favorite that I use) and Q-audio cable.

LCD3s are very cable sensitive.

And the LCD3s take a while to break in and change a lot.

I got them a year ago and they didn't sound really good until a couple of months ago.

This is with the RMA thing.

I love'em now, but it took time.

Well, I'm using a DHC nucleotide cable, I will be meeting up later this week with a friend and his lcd3+ q cable. I'm familiar with q cables, and do expect them to be a step up at least. Hopefully they cable does make as much of a change as you've said!

 

I'll get back to you guys then.

 

Dan

post #7345 of 14318
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

The lcd-2 is one of my most disliked flagships, especially the rev1. I much preferred the lcd-3 to them and figured they'd be the only audez'e I'd own.

The lcd2 remind me of the nights I go out with friend, and the really squashed-in/ bloated and bass heavy sound systems playing music at the venues. I guess I do not enjoy the house sound signature of audeze although the lcd3 is very good; it should be priced at 1500$.

It's too bad because I absolutely love the feel and materials of the headphone. Maybe I should consider silver recabling? But I don't want to spend so much money and yet not be satisfied. Right now I already have DHC on them.

I'm also realizing how much soundstage and imaging is important for me. I think I should just sell everything I have and jump for Stax 009 or wait for the senn stats. It's a lot of money for a kid my age though... :/

I doubt any cable or amp will make you like them. it doesn't sound like your signature. sell imo
post #7346 of 14318

Yeah, dleblanc, cut your losses, sell the Audezes, and try HE-500s, which are not dark or bloated but still have nice bass. Just my 2 cents from your comments and what seem to be your preferences.

The stock cable on the HE500s is fine (though there is still improvement with other cables, it's not necessary). $700 and you're done.

009s are overkill unless you have a giant budget, and you may find them too bright, and that's a lot of money to risk.

The HE500s leave a lot left over in the future for a good amp and source later on. I like my HE500s as much as my LCD3s.

I also could not stand the LCD2 rev1 (I gave up on them and sold them as too woozy and undefined and syrupy with a strange annoying spike in the upper mids on vocals), so maybe we have similar preferences.


Edited by rgs9200m - 11/16/12 at 6:00pm
post #7347 of 14318

He has the HE-6.  Why would he buy the HE-500s?

 

 

Oh wait...  Dang, didn't I just do that??

 

 

400

post #7348 of 14318

I'm wondering if his pair might be veiled. IMO, the LCD-3 are very similar to the HD800.

post #7349 of 14318
I feel they are veiled that's the thing... Gonna compare graphs.
Also, I had the HE500 before the HE6, but yeah... I cant really go back as good as they are (probably best for the price headphone though for sure)
post #7350 of 14318
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

I feel they are veiled that's the thing... Gonna compare graphs.
Also, I had the HE500 before the HE6, but yeah... I cant really go back as good as they are (probably best for the price headphone though for sure)

Do let us know.

 

If the LCD-3 is to your liking signature wise and not veiled, not even the HE-6 will beat it.

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