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post #1906 of 3946

New lcd2.2 today. Not sure where I'm at with it. I had them about a year ago and gave them up for comfort issues. Today, the bass does not seem as deep and weighted as I remember. And the sound more resolving with treble that is more extended and not as dark as memory serves. 

 

Is it possible that these sound different that my last pair? I don't believe much in burn in for planar magnetic hp's. Got to give them some time. 

post #1907 of 3946
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

New lcd2.2 today. Not sure where I'm at with it. I had them about a year ago and gave them up for comfort issues. Today, the bass does not seem as deep and weighted as I remember. And the sound more resolving with treble that is more extended and not as dark as memory serves.

 

Is it possible that these sound different that my last pair? I don't believe much in burn in for planar magnetic hp's. Got to give them some time.

 

Did you have the exact same tubes?  What about your media player settings?

post #1908 of 3946

Yes...still on the lyr with orange globes. Funny thing, I'm liking the lcd2 better on my vintage Pioneer than the lyr. :blink:

post #1909 of 3946
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

New lcd2.2 today. Not sure where I'm at with it. I had them about a year ago and gave them up for comfort issues. Today, the bass does not seem as deep and weighted as I remember. And the sound more resolving with treble that is more extended and not as dark as memory serves. 

 

Is it possible that these sound different that my last pair? I don't believe much in burn in for planar magnetic hp's. Got to give them some time. 


Congratulations Matt! It's possible they sound a bit different than the last ones you tried, since there is a little driver variation.  It may also just be brain burn-in, aka psychoacoustics, as you get used to processing the sound.

post #1910 of 3946

Barry...you may be exactly right. But I'm just not hearing what I remember from the last pair. These sound more like the pair of lcd3's that I auditioned at the Atlanta meet. They have more air and better treble it seems. Not as dark in either the treble or upper mids. 

 

I think that most people would say this pair sounds better than the memory of the last pair I had. I'm not sure that I would. They are a great sounding hp, no doubt. I'm missing the jaw dropping bass extensive though. From the moment I put that first pair on the bass impact and texture shocked the crap out of me. This pair does not shock me in that way. I want to be shocked. :ph34r:

post #1911 of 3946

Perhaps the tubes are ending a life cycle, are you able to have them tested?  or even the stock tubes to go back in?

post #1912 of 3946

Interesting. When I first heard the LCD-2s, I felt they were a little bass-light. When the bass showed up, it was deep and powerful, but I felt like it didn't show up enough.  My perception changed over time, untill I was starting to think there was a bit too much bass. I have days when everything I listen to, sounds bad. I'd say just relax and listen and let them unfold.

post #1913 of 3946
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

New lcd2.2 today. Not sure where I'm at with it. I had them about a year ago and gave them up for comfort issues. Today, the bass does not seem as deep and weighted as I remember. And the sound more resolving with treble that is more extended and not as dark as memory serves. 

 

Is it possible that these sound different that my last pair? I don't believe much in burn in for planar magnetic hp's. Got to give them some time. 

I'm 85% sure it's because of the new pads, which have the LCD3-pad-foam (lighter density than old LCD2 pad foam) hence lighter bass and less occluded treble.

post #1914 of 3946

Someone said a few pages back (post 1847) that they had confirmed with an Audeze rep that LCD2 and LCD3 use the same foam and that the LCD3 pads just have a softer leather.  Is it possible that older LCD2 pads have a different, harder foam?

 

Edited in after someone quoted me (sorry about that!):

Also, I agree with the "let them unfold"comment.  I used to EQ the bass so that it wowed me for the first few days I owned LCD2.  It does EQ extremely well, but after a few days I got rid of the EQ and really started to enjoy them for what they are.  They didn't wow me without the EQ, but you do learn to appreciate the signature more over time.  I think this is the mark of really good headphones.  They don't wow you at first, but they just do many things so well you don't notice at first.


Edited by haejuk - 11/20/13 at 1:13pm
post #1915 of 3946
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
 

Interesting. When I first heard the LCD-2s, I felt they were a little bass-light. When the bass showed up, it was deep and powerful, but I felt like it didn't show up enough.  My perception changed over time, untill I was starting to think there was a bit too much bass. I have days when everything I listen to, sounds bad. I'd say just relax and listen and let them unfold.

 

I will continue to listen, and let them unfold over the next week or so.

 

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Perhaps the tubes are ending a life cycle, are you able to have them tested?  or even the stock tubes to go back in?

 

I do have stock tubes but I've never you them. Either then nor now.

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I'm 85% sure it's because of the new pads, which have the LCD3-pad-foam (lighter density than old LCD2 pad foam) hence lighter bass and less occluded treble.

 

I tend to support and agree with your conclusion. My memory is pretty solid and my ears pretty good. I believe that I'm hearing these hp's exactly as I described with the difference being the pad material. 

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Originally Posted by haejuk View Post
 

Someone said a few pages back (post 1847) that they had confirmed with an Audeze rep that LCD2 and LCD3 use the same foam and that the LCD3 pads just have a softer leather.  Is it possible that older LCD2 pads have a different, harder foam?

This set has the very lastest pads and they are in fact the same foam used in the lcd3. 

post #1916 of 3946

Didn't you have a set of HD800 loaners coming in too?

post #1917 of 3946

^^ Listening to them now. :biggrin:  The sound stage and resolution are beyond words. Letting the lcd2 cook for a bit. 

post #1918 of 3946
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^^ Listening to them now. :biggrin:  The sound stage and resolution are beyond words. Letting the lcd2 cook for a bit.

:beerchug:      :wink:

post #1919 of 3946
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Barry...you may be exactly right. But I'm just not hearing what I remember from the last pair. These sound more like the pair of lcd3's that I auditioned at the Atlanta meet. They have more air and better treble it seems. Not as dark in either the treble or upper mids. 

 

I think that most people would say this pair sounds better than the memory of the last pair I had. I'm not sure that I would. They are a great sounding hp, no doubt. I'm missing the jaw dropping bass extensive though. From the moment I put that first pair on the bass impact and texture shocked the crap out of me. This pair does not shock me in that way. I want to be shocked. :ph34r:


when i first listened to my lcd2's(with the lyr), the one thing that surprised was that the one thing i wasn't liking was the bass, seemed a little slow, loose,  no slam ,

upon changing to the asgard 2, the bass tightened up, fast as lightning ! it was shocking !

also, with the asgard, it seemed the from top to bottom, sound became even more transparent , like a slight veil had been removed.

and what really shocked me was that i preferred a solid state amp to a tube amp, i'm a tube guy, always have been, until now !

i still have the little dot for the grado's i have, but i'll be damned if the grado's don't sound killer with a2 too

post #1920 of 3946
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

^^ Listening to them now. :biggrin:  The sound stage and resolution are beyond words. Letting the lcd2 cook for a bit. 


congrats matt, enjoy !!

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