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post #7501 of 7721
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 


I will try those at home, I totally agree their recording quality is so bad, I really cant figure it out how come artists don't care about their quality recordings and accept what record companies push out.

 

its so bad as most of the music genres I like ( synthpop, progressive rock, metal ) most suck in quality, and really sometimes if i like a band and their quality recordings suck then I stop listening to them completely, but many music gems are suffering from bad recording.

 

One band I started to really dislike is ( Hurts )  especially their latest album ( exile ) their first song in the album is maybe the worst ever recoded quality ever.

 

What a shame

Yeah, neither I can. This is a common topic around my audio-hobby friends, with the technology we have nowadays, that many youtubers can compose and record very nice songs/covers with just one computer and a couple thousand dollars midi-mixer, why the hell the recording studios have such bad quality on their releases.

 

I dont get it, drives me nuts.

post #7502 of 7721

Really I am so amazed how come a band like HURTS in their exile album record such bad quality, I really wish to hear from you guys about what you think about the song called also Exile which is their first song in that album how bad you think it is

post #7503 of 7721
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

Really I am so amazed how come a band like HURTS in their exile album record such bad quality, I really wish to hear from you guys about what you think about the song called also Exile which is their first song in that album how bad you think it is

 

I will give it a try as soon as I arrive home today (9 hours from now).

post #7504 of 7721
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

Really I am so amazed how come a band like HURTS in their exile album record such bad quality, I really wish to hear from you guys about what you think about the song called also Exile which is their first song in that album how bad you think it is

 

 

Where are you listening to it and what part has really bad quality in the recording?  I'll give it a listen and see if I notice

post #7505 of 7721
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post

i recently bought a used well maintained audeze lcd2 rev2, and i noticed in the low end frequencies that sometimes the sound is like rumbles


How old is the lcd 2.2 ??
At worst with audeze I read somewhere in the forum that you could claim for warranty even not being the first buyer cool.gif
Edited by TontonJoK - 6/24/14 at 10:04am
post #7506 of 7721
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Originally Posted by Megalomaniak View Post

Coldplay has some of the worst recording Ive ever heard, so im pretty sure the problem comes from the lack of detail, high distorsion of the recording and all the compressing sh*t.

Im listening to it right now from youtube and sounds like sh*t (no offense)

Try these for bass quality:




Thats clean electronic bass.

Some clean acoustics bass:




Electronic sub-bass (volume up please!)


 

I played these files on my audeze and no rattling, about the Coldplay song ( mqgic) the rattling occurs whem i increase the low wnd frequencies by 1 or 2 db in audiravna player but when flat no rattling. Sometimes i like to increase the low end frequencies so i get more punch in low end notes on my audeze and this is where sometimes in some songs i experience rattling bass.
post #7507 of 7721
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post


I played these files on my audeze and no rattling, about the Coldplay song ( mqgic) the rattling occurs whem i increase the low wnd frequencies by 1 or 2 db in audiravna player but when flat no rattling. Sometimes i like to increase the low end frequencies so i get more punch in low end notes on my audeze and this is where sometimes in some songs i experience rattling bass.

EQ'ing up tries to add info that isn't there, so it always sounds awful. Instead, EQ what you don't want down, and then just turn your volume up. That will help stop the rattle.

post #7508 of 7721
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post


I played these files on my audeze and no rattling, about the Coldplay song ( mqgic) the rattling occurs whem i increase the low wnd frequencies by 1 or 2 db in audiravna player but when flat no rattling. Sometimes i like to increase the low end frequencies so i get more punch in low end notes on my audeze and this is where sometimes in some songs i experience rattling bass.

 

What jodgey4 said, Software EQ should be for decrease, not increase.

 

Also, you are EQing a song that sounds awfuly compressed, thats not a good idea!

 

Anyway, if you dont get rattling with my files, dont worry at all.

post #7509 of 7721

This is a nice pairing I must say. Been totally impressed with the Project Ember amp.

 

post #7510 of 7721

I'm getting a lot of enjoyment just running my LCD2 rev2 from ODAC/O2 combo. I don't think one can get any better performance at this price point.

By the way I don't think I'll be missing the Modi/Magni much ;-)
 

post #7511 of 7721

 I recommend the concept 16.5 vintage circa 1978 monster receiver. This baby is big it weighs in at a back breaking 67 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You just have to see the power supply on this puppy. I seriously doubt any normal headphone amp has one that is this beefy including ones like the cavallis. I very recently bought a recapped and serviced unit. After two weeks I am in heaven. The 16.5 drives the lcd2 v2s with an authority that I have never heard from the lcd2. I picked the receiver up for a grand and frankly I have to say that I feel that I stole it for that price. I doubt very seriously that I could find anything that can match this combination for that price at least not easily unless it was another restored 16.5. Check this one out on the internet and do a google search for a concept 16.5 receiver.


Edited by buson160man - 6/27/14 at 11:26pm
post #7512 of 7721

Could someone perhaps help me?  I want to upgrade from my o2+ odac, but not sure what I want. Preferably around the ~500 $ range.

I've looked at the lyr, but not sure. Someone that has an o2+lyr tested them A/b and said he couldn't really tell any big differences apart, but not sure what else to look at really.

 

Sometimes I feel the o2 just doesn't have the umph at higher volumes to keep up.

 

I have LCD-2 w/ fazor, 70 ohms if that matters.


Edited by DarrenLays - 7/8/14 at 4:33pm
post #7513 of 7721

The non-Fazor 2's are reccomended between 1-4W of clean power; the Fazor increases efficiency (though at 20 ohms higher impedance) by 3db/mW, so the new recommendation should be 0.5-2W of clean power... if that helps your decision any.

post #7514 of 7721
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Originally Posted by jodgey4 View Post
 

The non-Fazor 2's are reccomended between 1-4W of clean power; the Fazor increases efficiency (though at 20 ohms higher impedance) by 3db/mW, so the new recommendation should be 0.5-2W of clean power... if that helps your decision any.

 

 

It still says 1-4 w on the site , should I concern myself with that, or have they just not updated it?

post #7515 of 7721
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Originally Posted by DarrenLays View Post
 

 

 

It still says 1-4 w on the site , should I concern myself with that, or have they just not updated it?

I'm just assuming they haven't updated it, most power recommendations come from figuring out how much power it would take to reach a certain db peak level (120 db is the upper-end standard, some argue that 106 or something is the max you'd ever need for 99% of listening). Remember, you need 2x the power to get ~3db louder. So, the difference between a 2W max amp and 4W is just 3 db.

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