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Hello Spencer,Unfortunately, due to both the availability of rosewood and the increased production cost of the wood itself, we are forced to raise the amount of the LCD2 Rosewood to a new retail price of $1,145. While this increase has been a difficult decision for Audeze, it has allowed us to further re-evaluate our manufacturing ideals. As such, we will donate a portion of all future sales of the LCD2 Rosewood to Eden Projects in order to help preserve our precious resources.Thank you very much,Audez'e Support

It sounds like a valid reason, wood doesn't grow instantly you know
post #1052 of 3536
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It sounds like a valid reason, wood doesn't grow instantly you know

Bamboo was also increased it seems. When I add the bamboo to cart it is $1145

post #1053 of 3536

seems like a price mistake, the official price list i have lists bamboo at $995

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post #1054 of 3536
S o it's true that LCD prices as seen in amazon has gone higher.
post #1055 of 3536
Audeze headphones are not sold on amazon

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post #1056 of 3536

Have any of you tried both the Bamboo & Rosewood?

 

Is there a difference between the two?

 

What about the lamb leather pads versus vegan pads?

Does it change the sound?

 

Please do let me know, i'm thinking of downgrading from the LCD-3 in order to save $1000.

 

~ Alan

post #1057 of 3536
The only difference between bamboo and rosewood is the looks, and a very very small difference in weight

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post #1058 of 3536
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The only difference between bamboo and rosewood is the looks, and a very very small difference in weight

Thanks for addressing that.

 

I would think that bamboo is lighter, correct?

post #1059 of 3536
I think so. Its just a few grams

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Audeze headphones are not sold on amazon
They are! Check it!
post #1061 of 3536
Nope. Legitimate dealers cant sell on amazon
Edited by justin w. - 4/5/13 at 1:07am

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LCD-2 UPDATE (if anyone still cares about my impressions):

 

I started out with LCD-2 rev 1 the summer before the HE-6 came out, while I still had the HE-6 prototypes on loan for a couple of weeks.  I think that was in August 2010?  I always thought they were slightly dark and at the same time occasionally resonated or echo'd at some lower frequencies while being slightly fatiguing.  I was enjoying the HE-500 just a little more, especially due to the high clamping force of the LCD-2.

 

Last October, after RMAF I moved up the LCD-2 Rev2 with the second version of slightly angled but "all-wood cable jack housing", not the new 45 degree angle added-on cable jack housing that came out last year.  They had the older stiffer LCD-2 Rev 1 style ear pads (not as thick and soft as Rev3).  They were still a great improvement over the Rev1, and still had great synergy with my DACmini like the Rev 1 did.  But they seemed slightly more mid-forward than the Rev 1 when used with amps like the Nuforce HAP-100.  I also wanted to believe that they were 1-2 dB more efficient due to the change in the mids.  The synergy with my ZDT amp got even better, and I was quite pleased.  Previously I'd spent more time with the HE-500 than the LCD-2 Rev1, but after the move to the Rev2 I could enjoy the LCD-2 as much or more.  Everyone was saying to get the new lambskin ear pads for another jump in sound quality (including Tyll), but I didn't want to deal with swapping pads.

 

Well, two months ago I managed to acquire a newer version of LCD-2 with the current drivers, new black angled cable connector, and newer softer thicker ear pads.  I still have the older cable and the older foam headband pad that I still prefer.  The drivers, cups and pads are like those in the photo of the Rev3.

 

 

 

 

I wasn't able to compare them to my rev2, but these seem to be even better sounding.  However, since 2011 I have been using the same Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 cable, and not the stock one.  The music flows better and seems more effortless and without any grain, and the overall frequency balance seems a bit more correct.  The pads are more comfortable and I don't think these clamp my head nearly as hard as the older ones.  It's hard to believe these use the rev 2 drivers and that the pads/cups are responsible for all the improvements. I almost thought I got some LCD-3 by accident, but for the materials which give them away.

 

Personally I think Audeze have come a long way in a little over 2 years - even more so above the LCD-1 that I tried in 2009 at RMAF in Los Angeles.  While I still love my HE-500 to death, the LCD-2 rev3 seem to get picked up a little bit more these days.  In my bedroom rig I use the DACmini or HAP-100 amp + LCD-2 rev3 a lot, followed by the DACmini + HE-500, or HAP-100 + HD800.  It's good enough that it's been quite a while since I fired up the big basement rig with HE-6 or SR-009.  Both of those phone require strong amps like my EF6 or Blue Hawaii to get the impact and weight that is needed, and with anything less those phones might not be on a higher level than phones costing 1/2 as much.

 

I still think no dynamic headphone rig is complete without all of these - HE-500, LCD-2, HD800 and HE-6.  I wouldn't want to let loose any of them, as they each have their pros and cons.  The LCD-2 and HE-6 have a little bigger soundstage than the HE-500 which sound a little more forward; but if I could get the impact, timbre and tone of the HE-6, LCD-2 or HE-500 with the huge soundstage size and sharp micro-detail of the HD800 then I'd have the perfect headphones.  

 

If I could only pick two of my dynamics but keep the SR-009 with Blue Hawaii, I'd pick the LCD-2 rev3 and HE-6 since the SR-009 with KGBH are like a smoother less fatiguing HD800, with good impact and great soundstage size.  

 

The problem is the LCD-2 sound best with my ZDT amp and the HE-6 really need the juice of the EF6 amp, although they're still good with the ZDT.  The EF6 amp is slightly more aggressive than what the LCD-2 call for, and the EF6 gain is a little higher than optimal as well, so there's not enough range on the volume unless using a pre-amp to affect the EF6 volume with the LCD-2.

post #1063 of 3536
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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post

joined the lcd-2 club today ^_^

huge difference in sound compared to my hd800

 

 

How do you find the LS50 for nearfield listening? Can't imagine they'd be ideal just on a desk, monitor width apart and close to a wall. Tell me I'm wrong. I want those speakers.

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When did the version "3" of the LCD come out? I just bought a set a few days ago and far as I know they are version 2.2? They have the black angled plastic cable connectors, leather pads and headband etc. Referring to LCD 3 or is there a LCD rev 2.3? 

post #1065 of 3536

The LCD 3 has chrome connectors and uses a different wood.

 

There's no official 2.3 IIRC but many call the version with the new connectors 2.3 because 2.2 was a driver revision.

 

So they're 2.2 either way, again, IIRC.

 

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When did the version "3" of the LCD come out? I just bought a set a few days ago and far as I know they are version 2.2? They have the black angled plastic cable connectors, leather pads and headband etc. Referring to LCD 3 or is there a LCD rev 2.3? 

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