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How often and how long should I do this to my headphones?

When I spoke to Audeze at the SXSW Music Gear expo, one of their employees mentioned that she was the person in support who answered that exact question.

 

So they have an informal guide and/or recommended process to maximize comfort. Might want to try reaching out to them directly. Personally, my Audeze cans felt comfortable right out of the box.

post #2942 of 5971
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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?

FYI, Audeze sells 2 kinds of ALO cables direct as well:

http://www.audeze.com/products/headphones/lcd-2

post #2943 of 5971

I saw them, they're $279 and $549 according to the ALO website so a bit out of my budget. The thing is I've never heard expensive cables before and I know they are quite controversial (especially in the sound science part of town) so I wouldn't want to spend large amounts of money on a cable. Also, my rig is an O2/ODAC combo so I'm sure the performance is bottlenecked further upstream so I'm skeptical of the benefits I'll get from a nice cable.


Edited by PTom - 4/8/14 at 9:46am
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I just need a basic copper cable, I don't need anything fancy like radioactive shielding or earthquake protection...

 

I've been looking into a good affordable cable for Audeze headphones and the only thing I've found for a reasonable amount of money is DIY. I've found all the parts I need except I haven't decided on the wire or cable nut yet. Total cost should be around $50 (in the US, may be a bit more in UK) for a good quality copper cable. Send me a PM if you'd like and I'll give you the info I have so far and we can work out what would be best for a cable build in that price range.

 

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Also, my rig is an O2/ODAC combo so I'm sure the performance is bottlenecked further upstream

 

 

If you do get the chance, I would recommend trying something with a lot more power than the O2. In my experience, power seems to be pretty important to the LCD-2. The O2 is a great little DAC, by the way, as long as nothing is wrong with your USB ports or controllers. A good way to make sure nothing is wrong is to grab a PCI-E USB card.


Edited by Taowolf51 - 4/8/14 at 9:57am
post #2945 of 5971

I just got the LCD-2 (used) today. Did they always come with a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter or is that extra because I didn't get one.


Edited by PTom - 4/9/14 at 12:30am
post #2946 of 5971
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I just got the LCD-2 (used) today. Did they always come with a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter or is that extra because I didn't get one.

 

They come when buying it new as far as I know. 

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The thing is I've never heard expensive cables before and I know they are quite controversial (especially in the sound science part of town) so I wouldn't want to spend large amounts of money on a cable. Also, my rig is an O2/ODAC combo so I'm sure the performance is bottlenecked further upstream so I'm skeptical of the benefits I'll get from a nice cable.

Yeah, that's probably overkill. I've heard cables that made a difference and cables that don't, but the effect is generally pretty subtle.

 

If you're handy and have time to spare you could try wiring it up yourself or get a custom one built from high quality components like Neutrik connectors with Belden/Canare/Mogami wire (the same stuff they use in recording studios). High quality cable with most of the "audiophile" hype and markup thrown out the window. 

 

Based on recommendations from others, I actually just ordered a bunch of custom XLR cables from proaudiola. Might be worth looking into that option. Blue Jeans Cable and Redco are two other companies I've seen mentioned a lot, too. I have no affiliation with any of the companies. They mostly cater to the pro audio market so you might have trouble finding the mini-xlrs though.

 

P.S. Just in case you didn't notice, the link I sent had the pricing for the stock cables, too.

post #2948 of 5971
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Is it squishy solid? Mine had to have a lot of "love taps" (me smashing the bottle into my hand) before I could see any come out, onto the cloth.

 

 

Hmm. A2A and Tivoli both have the Rosewood/leather LCD 2.2 for $1550. Are we seeing a permanent price increase in Australia?

 

If so, I wonder why?

A2A are the australian distributor; which is why all the prices will be the same ;)

 

NZ has got their act together only recently.. (on audeze pricing - some are still ridiculous)

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Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

I just got the LCD-2 (used) today. Did they always come with a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter or is that extra because I didn't get one.

 

They come when buying it new as far as I know. 

Some websites seem to list the adapter as included with the LCD-2 while others don't mention it, so I'm guessing it might depend on when/where it was bought?
post #2950 of 5971
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No I don't think so. I've always seen Audeze headphones packaged in their own factory boxes. Retailer or other sellers all get their shipment directly from Audeze so every pair should be packaged with the same accessories. Since you bought your pair of headphones used I am not surprised that the seller did not include the adapter. You can buy the adapter from the Audeze website here: http://www.audeze.com/products/accessories/14-18-adapter

 

I believe it is a Cardas 1/4 to 1/8 adapter so if you can find it somewhere else for cheaper then go for it.

post #2951 of 5971
Mine came directly from Headroom, without an adapter. According to them, the packaging varies.
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It does vary; I have seen some come with and some without - my LCD-3's didn't come with one either~

post #2953 of 5971

Really? That is interesting. I would not think that Audeze would ship their product with variable packaging. That's just bad business honestly. That is unfortunate for people who get lesser than others. Although the buyer may or may not use the adapter it feels like they were left out on something they should have gotten. Especially at that premium price.

post #2954 of 5971
Audeze only recently started including the adapter, so it would depend on when they packaged the headphone

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post #2955 of 5971

I got mine December 2013, no adapter.

 

But, I did get this awesome flight case, which I wasn't expecting - so definitely no complaints!

 

 

The box it came in:

 

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