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post #3196 of 10387
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I got my LCD2 yesterday and have been listening to everything I can get my hands on. I have head people talk about burn-in on these as anywhere from 1 hour to 50 hours...I was wondering what you guys thought. I do have a problem, maybe I got a bad pair, but all the reviews I have seen speak most highly of the bass, not just the quantity but the quality too. Mine have plenty of quantity and go really low, but I am not hearing the texture and tone I was expecting. Is this likely a burn-in issue or should I maybe think about returning these while I still can. I am using a Lyr amp and I also tried my LDMk4 and it was even worse on the LD. I am hoping they just need a little more time to open up.

 

Bass distortion does that.  It adds a certain kind of tone, impact, and texure to the bass.  I think many get confused when they hear undistorted bass for the first time.  Undistorted bass is rare indeed.

post #3197 of 10387
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post
 

 

Bass distortion does that.  It adds a certain kind of tone, impact, and texure to the bass.  I think many get confused when they hear undistorted bass for the first time.  Undistorted bass is rare indeed.


I think it was partially an amp issue and the rest burn in. It sounds perfect today. Least Audeze don't take a month to burn-in like Grado's do.

post #3198 of 10387
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I got my LCD2 yesterday and have been listening to everything I can get my hands on. I have head people talk about burn-in on these as anywhere from 1 hour to 50 hours...I was wondering what you guys thought. I do have a problem, maybe I got a bad pair, but all the reviews I have seen speak most highly of the bass, not just the quantity but the quality too. Mine have plenty of quantity and go really low, but I am not hearing the texture and tone I was expecting. Is this likely a burn-in issue or should I maybe think about returning these while I still can. I am using a Lyr amp and I also tried my LDMk4 and it was even worse on the LD. I am hoping they just need a little more time to open up.

 

Depends a lot on the CD you play, if the CD is poorly recorded, or the bass is tiny, etc you wont hear the bass because its not there. For example Led Zeppelin's firsts albums rocks the hell due to the drums, Pink Floyd has good bass texture, Iron Maiden has very well defined guitars, Peter Green or John Mayall have great overall clarity and bass tone, and Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Flood has a very very good tone on the guitars and bass. I listen to rock and metal music mostly, some blues and jazz for relaxing moments, and depends on the album.

 

LCD-2s arent a headphone to like in just a few hours, you have to listen for weeks to them and see what they are capable of. This is high-end hi-fi headphones, they wont put bass where there isnt.


Edited by Megalomaniak - 6/3/14 at 2:43am
post #3199 of 10387

Well I certainly am not disappointed in them in any way at this point. I am on a mission to listen to all my favorite albums just to see how much better they sound on the LCD2's. Some sound tremendously better and others not so much, but the main thing I am noticing is how much more detail I am getting on vocals. I am saying to myself all the time, "So that is how she (or he) really sounds!" I am hearing texture and tone in vocals I have never heard with any headphone before.

post #3200 of 10387
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

Well I certainly am not disappointed in them in any way at this point. I am on a mission to listen to all my favorite albums just to see how much better they sound on the LCD2's. Some sound tremendously better and others not so much, but the main thing I am noticing is how much more detail I am getting on vocals. I am saying to myself all the time, "So that is how she (or he) really sounds!" I am hearing texture and tone in vocals I have never heard with any headphone before.

 

I guess you come from the HD650s (due to your avatar), so yes, the difference is huge in many CDs, in others, with no detail at all, poorly recorded, the difference is there, but its not as awesome as in others.

 

One of my very first albums I listened with the LCD2s was the "Obscured by clouds" by Pink Floyd and I came with the first 3 minutes hahaha, I was comming from the Hifimans HE-500 (which I like, they are very good) but the sound signature of Audeze got into me sinze.

post #3201 of 10387
So I had the chance to listen to the LCD fazor over the weekend at the show in Newport with Mike Mercer and the first thing I said to him was headphones shouldn't sound this good at this price. I never had a LCD-2 but I did get a chance to live with the 3 for a period of around 3 months thanks to Alex Rosson and I have to say the new 2 blew the 3 out of the water. So big shout out to Alex, kudos on the new Fazor technology I wish I had tried the new 3 but I might have went and sold everything I own to buy it if I did. But I am thinking about getting the LCD-2 now.
post #3202 of 10387
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Originally Posted by shiorisekine View Post

So I had the chance to listen to the LCD fazor over the weekend at the show in Newport with Mike Mercer and the first thing I said to him was headphones shouldn't sound this good at this price. I never had a LCD-2 but I did get a chance to live with the 3 for a period of around 3 months thanks to Alex Rosson and I have to say the new 2 blew the 3 out of the water. So big shout out to Alex, kudos on the new Fazor technology I wish I had tried the new 3 but I might have went and sold everything I own to buy it if I did. But I am thinking about getting the LCD-2 now.

man I really want an LCD 2 Fazor now >.> all this talk of the improvements have got me bitten with upgraditis 

post #3203 of 10387
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Originally Posted by shiorisekine View Post

So I had the chance to listen to the LCD fazor over the weekend at the show in Newport with Mike Mercer and the first thing I said to him was headphones shouldn't sound this good at this price. I never had a LCD-2 but I did get a chance to live with the 3 for a period of around 3 months thanks to Alex Rosson and I have to say the new 2 blew the 3 out of the water. So big shout out to Alex, kudos on the new Fazor technology I wish I had tried the new 3 but I might have went and sold everything I own to buy it if I did. But I am thinking about getting the LCD-2 now.

Cool. Better than an earlier version of the 3? High praise indeed. What amp were they demoing them on? I have to say that when I first got my 2F, I wasn't that impressed...sounded slightly hazy with woolly bass. However, after upgrading all of my source equipment, they're nothing short of stunning. That said, they wouldn't be my first recommendation to someone who is running a budget amp/dac; they're simply too demanding of what's going on downstream.   

post #3204 of 10387
I heard it through the hi-fi m8 with a red wywires cable. And then again with the phonitor 2 but the phonitor 2 listening was more of just me playing with the phonitor. wink.gif
post #3205 of 10387
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Originally Posted by shiorisekine View Post

I heard it through the hi-fi m8 with a red wywires cable. And then again with the phonitor 2 but the phonitor 2 listening was more of just me playing with the phonitor. wink.gif
 

Interesting...admittedly a bit of a surprising choice for a demo platform. I suppose it sends a different message and presents a different possibility vs. running it through an ALO Studio Six for example (seemingly a staple of the Audeze show demos). Definitely on my short list for a future portable setup, though I'd personally prefer a closed can for that scenario. As for the Phonitor, it does look like a lot of fun! Though I am always a bit wary of amps with that many adjustment parameters. 

post #3206 of 10387
The hi-fi m8 was Mike Mercers, audeze had the dark star and the phonitor for the show and I think one more amp which I didn't use so I don't remember what it was.
post #3207 of 10387

Twas the Cavalli Liquid Gold IIRC.

 

Best pairing at the Audeze booth. Head and shoulders above the DarkStar :wink_face:

post #3208 of 10387
Well I am not surprised, Alex from cavalli makes amazing sounding amps.
post #3209 of 10387
Just curious if anyone has heard the LCD-2 paired with the oppo ha-1 in here yet?
post #3210 of 10387

Long story short I got my LCD 2 rev 2 back with the Fazor and new pad (much more softer and super comfortable compare to old one). IMHO compare to previous version it has bit more high present, bit less darker sounding and the bass still very enjoyable for me as before. But this all are based from my hazy memory. Overall I'm very happy with my LCD 2. Next probably would be upgrading DAC/amp, currently I used it with Emotiva XDA-2 + Schiit Vali.

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