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This is weird and terrifying. Life just started fading out of my LCD-2's but seems to be returning. I tried to compare my amps and dacs but couldn't tell any difference between them. Then sound stage shrunk to tiny size and all life just started fading out. Sounded the same driven from my Z1 compact mobile phone, NFB-15 and Gustard H10. Now life seems to be slowly returning back. What the hell is going on.

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Originally Posted by LancerFIN View Post
 

This is weird and terrifying. Life just started fading out of my LCD-2's but seems to be returning. I tried to compare my amps and dacs but couldn't tell any difference between them. Then sound stage shrunk to tiny size and all life just started fading out. Sounded the same driven from my Z1 compact mobile phone, NFB-15 and Gustard H10. Now life seems to be slowly returning back. What the hell is going on.

Your brain. Fatigue, hormones, stress, illnesses, etc all affect your perception. Soundstage doesn't drastically change within the same headphone. In terms of soundstage, the headphone either works or it doesn't. Other things like distortion and clipping are real malfunctions, but soundstage isn't one of them if you have sound coming out of both channels.

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Your brain. Fatigue, hormones, stress, illnesses, etc all affect your perception. Soundstage doesn't drastically change within the same headphone. In terms of soundstage, the headphone either works or it doesn't. Other things like distortion and clipping are real malfunctions, but soundstage isn't one of them if you have sound coming out of both channels.


Sound was totally different. Lifeless and dull didn't have any impact. Covering the ear cups didn't have much of effect. Normally that would have huge impact on sound. Honestly I am at loss of words trying to explain what just happened. I was sure these headphones were busted for good


Edited by LancerFIN - 4/15/15 at 2:30pm
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Sound was totally different. Lifeless and dull didn't have any impact. Covering the ear cups didn't have much of effect. Normally that would have huge impact on sound. Honestly I am at loss of words trying to explain what just happened. I was sure these headphones were busted for good

That's a different situation. I guess play them for a while and observe other changes.

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Sound was totally different. Lifeless and dull didn't have any impact. Covering the ear cups didn't have much of effect. Normally that would have huge impact on sound. Honestly I am at loss of words trying to explain what just happened. I was sure these headphones were busted for good
Did you try cleaning your ears? I'm serious, no offense. I experienced this, thought my amp and/or HP got broken and I haven't listened to music for a while so the difference was bit substantial. After I thought of putting oil in my eardrums and then drained it properly, a miracle happened...lol
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Did you try cleaning your ears? I'm serious, no offense. I experienced this, thought my amp and/or HP got broken and I haven't listened to music for a while so the difference was bit substantial. After I thought of putting oil in my eardrums and then drained it properly, a miracle happened...lol

With water when showering and q tips usually in the morning. Cleaned them now just to make sure.

 

I tried my speakers and they don't sound like I remember them sounding. It was too late to try yesterday. I did start working on Monday after over 3 months of being unemployed. Haven't gotten much sleep. So maybe it's best to put down my gear and give it a try after couple good night sleeps during weekend.
 

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With water when showering and q tips usually in the morning. Cleaned them now just to make sure.

 

I tried my speakers and they don't sound like I remember them sounding. It was too late to try yesterday. I did start working on Monday after over 3 months of being unemployed. Haven't gotten much sleep. So maybe it's best to put down my gear and give it a try after couple good night sleeps during weekend.
 

 

 

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Your brain. Fatigue, hormones, stress, illnesses, etc all affect your perception. Soundstage doesn't drastically change within the same headphone. In terms of soundstage, the headphone either works or it doesn't. Other things like distortion and clipping are real malfunctions, but soundstage isn't one of them if you have sound coming out of both channels.

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A lot of headphones have been released the past 5 years. You guys still think this is a good buy? I'm eying my first high/summit -fi headphone.
magic midrange, clean pristine treble, detailed bass; very high resolution... They are still better than most. World class.
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many prefer the lcd-2 to the alpha prime, he-560, pm1, and even hd800 and he-6. Even between the lcd-x/3 some prefer the lcd-2 for its darker lush tonality. They are incredible headphones and are going to be considered world class for years.

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With water when showering and q tips usually in the morning. Cleaned them now just to make sure.

 

Protip - don't use q tips, ever (only for external ear cleaning). Can't tell how many times doctors told me that.

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Protip - don't use q tips, ever (only for external ear cleaning). Can't tell how many times doctors told me that.

Yup! Q-tips just impact ear wax and makes it worse.
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Yup! Q-tips just impact ear wax and makes it worse.
Just pour few drops of oil, let it stay and go really inside the eardrums for a few seconds, then drain. Amazing how this made the sound out of my HPs much clearer and detailed!
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Yup! Q-tips just impact ear wax and makes it worse.

That's a misconception. Q-tips are fine as long as you aren't going far past the opening of your ear (and many people mine for ear wax instead of a shallow clean.) You're suppose to cover the cotton with ear drops, but no one does that.

I have to clean my ears out with q tips after a shower because my ears will keep the water settling in it instead of draining.
post #6089 of 6089
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Originally Posted by DooberKnob View Post
 

A lot of headphones have been released the past 5 years. You guys still think this is a good buy? I'm eying my first high/summit -fi headphone.

Yeah, they're amazing.  But if you have the ability to keep saving, maybe shoot up to LCD3s

 

I got mine about 3 months ago.  They're incredibly good 

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