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post #2926 of 4598

I've heard that stretching the headband with your hands till they are looser might work. That's what the owner of the LCD2 I auditioned did.

post #2927 of 4598

Get the lcd 3 pads, bend it, wear it 5 hours a day and u face will level up to withstand both the pressure and weight of the lcd2.

post #2928 of 4598
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Originally Posted by UNIFi View Post
 

I've heard that stretching the headband with your hands till they are looser might work. That's what the owner of the LCD2 I auditioned did.

 

Yup! Just grab it, and stretch it.

 

Start right at one side of the headband, right before the yolk starts.

 

Use your thumbs (pushing outward), lightly stretch it until the band is almost flat. 

 

Slowly move along the headband until you're at the other side, pushing outwards with your thumbs the whole time.

 

Don't worry - they shouldn't break! I've never seen LCD 2.2 headbands snapped before. 

 

Perfect! 

 

When I first purchased mine, they sat like this on a stand:

 

 

After doing the above stretching method a few times, they now sit like this on the same stand:

 

 


Edited by White Lotus - 4/8/14 at 1:18am
post #2929 of 4598
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Originally Posted by UNIFi View Post
 

I've heard that stretching the headband with your hands till they are looser might work. That's what the owner of the LCD2 I auditioned did.

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Originally Posted by OkawaiiO View Post
 

Get the lcd 3 pads, bend it, wear it 5 hours a day and u face will level up to withstand both the pressure and weight of the lcd2.

 

The new LCD 2s have the same pads as the LCD 3s don't they?

 

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

Yup! Just grab it, and stretch it.

 

Start right at one side of the headband, right before the yolk starts.

 

Use your thumbs (pushing outward), lightly stretch it until the band is almost flat. 

 

Slowly move along the headband until you're at the other side, pushing outwards with your thumbs the whole time.

 

Don't worry - they shouldn't break! I've never seen LCD 2.2 headbands snapped before. 

 

Perfect! 

 

When I first purchased mine, they sat like this on a stand:

 

 

After doing the above stretching method a few times, they now sit like this on the same stand:

 

 

 

Thanks for the detailed responses and pictures. How often and how long should I do this to my headphones? By the way what stand is that? It looks really nice! ;o

post #2930 of 4598

That stand is The Curve by Fischer Audio.

post #2931 of 4598
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Originally Posted by Veetastic View Post

 

The new LCD 2s have the same pads as the LCD 3s don't they?

 

I'm a little confused about this. The salesman told me that they had LCD 3 pads, yet I've been told on Head-fi that this isn't true. 

 

I'm still unsure about this, and I'd be very surprised if the salesman lied to me about such a crucial detail. For reference, the above images are my LCD 2, which are the late 2013 model, which the salesman told me used LCD 3 pads.

 

Any LCD 3 owners/anyone that would know care to chime in?

 

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Originally Posted by Veetastic View Post

 

Thanks for the detailed responses and pictures. How often and how long should I do this to my headphones? By the way what stand is that? It looks really nice! ;o

 

You're welcome! Just do it a few times over, until you feel the comfort is just right. You can bend it back the other way if you stretch it too much - the LCD headband is good like that.

 

The stand is called: "Fischer Audio: The Curve" although I'm told it has a few different names/brands (OEM):

 

 

post #2932 of 4598

Ahhhh! This is so awesome. It's pure bliss! The headphones are so comfortable now. UGHHHHHH. Wow. Without the discomfort that I have been feeling I find myself enjoying the music a lot more and I just can't help but smile. Really awesome stuff guys. This is amazing. Thank you (:

post #2933 of 4598

I'm getting an LCD 2 soon but I need to replace the cable since the stock cable has been damaged. I'll be driving them with a O2/ODAC combo and I was thinking of asking in the FS/FT forums if anyone has a pair of stock cables for sale. Except for the stock cables should I be looking at any other cables in a similar price range?

post #2934 of 4598
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Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

I'm getting an LCD 2 soon but I need to replace the cable since the stock cable has been damaged. I'll be driving them with a O2/ODAC combo and I was thinking of asking in the FS/FT forums if anyone has a pair of stock cables for sale. Except for the stock cables should I be looking at any other cables in a similar price range?

 

There are a lot of cable options that you can look at. Personally I do not think you should bother spending money to buy the stock cable again and if you really wanted to I think Audeze sells them on their website. Some names that you can look up regarding cables are Toxic-Cables, Norse Cables, Q-Audio Cables, WyWires (pretty darn expensive), and ALO Audio cables. There are definitely more options than what I have listed but from what I've seen on the forums, those are the most popular. WyWires some pretty expensive cables so I suggest you look at some of the other options first. Auduze uses ALO cables as their go-to provider when they showcase their headphones at events. I recently placed an order for a Q-Audio cable because it was generally cheaper than other cables and it seemed to be a good all-around cable. Plus it is sleeved in silk which is pretty cool. There are several threads about the mentioned cables and you can find a lot more about their signature there.

post #2935 of 4598

Charleston Cable Company is another option. 

post #2936 of 4598
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Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

I'm getting an LCD 2 soon but I need to replace the cable since the stock cable has been damaged. I'll be driving them with a O2/ODAC combo and I was thinking of asking in the FS/FT forums if anyone has a pair of stock cables for sale. Except for the stock cables should I be looking at any other cables in a similar price range?

You could also check out the Forza Audio Works cables, awesome value for money and Matthew is great to deal with!!

 

I went a bit overboard with my cable replacement and got an Entreq Konstantin 2012.......... awesome match with my LCD 2.2 (but a hefty price tag!)

post #2937 of 4598

Thanks for the suggestions, all of them look great but most seem quite expensive. The Forza cables though are closer to my budget. I just want something decent under $30 used (maybe up to $50 if $30 is not enough). 


Edited by PTom - 4/8/14 at 5:33am
post #2938 of 4598
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Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

Thanks for the suggestions, all of them look great but most seem quite expensive. The Forza cables though are closer to my budget. I just want something decent under $30 used (maybe up to $50 if $30 is not enough). 

 

Are you handy with a soldering iron?

 

:D

post #2939 of 4598

I just need a basic copper cable, I don't need anything fancy like radioactive shielding or earthquake protection...

post #2940 of 4598
this is head-fi, nothing basic is allowed! besides, basic doesn't sound neutral so you don't want that anyway.
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