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The last few posts have been interesting and will have cable swappers up in arms. I have never heard any real difference in cables and I change cables more for aesthetics, comfort (especially for IEMs), etc.
And in a way I'm glad I can't.
I could set it up properly and A-B with switches etc I suppose, but no, I'll just move on to the next album and just enjoy the music.
Oh and I doubt makers of premium headphones do all their designing and then purposely put in a crap cable.
Edited by georgelai57 - 5/13/15 at 6:02am
post #6137 of 6144

I had a stock cable for quite a while, and it was v.g. out of BHA-1 SE. Then I got a Silver Dragon balanced. The improvement was there, but not night and day head-shaking. So, in the end, staying with the stock, and upgrading/acquiring a v.g. amp to drive LCD-2.2 (prefaz) would likely be a better long-term investment.

 

(I still use the silver drag, and have sold the stock)  ;)

post #6138 of 6144

i have the silver toxic cable on the LCD2.2.... wakes up this can enuf to make it one of my fav cans.

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Originally Posted by buson160man View Post
 


No they aren"t. You need to listen to the audezes with a headphone cable upgrade and you will know what I am talking about. The differences are anything but  subtle. The audezes get way better with a better cable. It sounds like a completely different headphone with a better cable . The headphones do not have  much of a soundstage with the stock leash and the presentation is pretty flat and two dimensional not so with a cable upgrade. If you are skeptical try a upgrade cable until you do you are definitely not hearing what the audezes are capable of.

 

To my ears...i belong to this camp.

that goes with the rest of my cans..

and the rest of my setup that has cables....

 

 

 

there goes my $$....gone rather  :P

post #6140 of 6144
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Originally Posted by buson160man View Post
 


No they aren"t. You need to listen to the audezes with a headphone cable upgrade and you will know what I am talking about. The differences are anything but  subtle. The audezes get way better with a better cable. It sounds like a completely different headphone with a better cable . The headphones do not have  much of a soundstage with the stock leash and the presentation is pretty flat and two dimensional not so with a cable upgrade. If you are skeptical try a upgrade cable until you do you are definitely not hearing what the audezes are capable of.


the stock cable is fine. if one wants improved soundstaging, depth, detailing, etc., go with a better dac and/or amp. far better long-term investments.

 

with flagships like the LCD's, they shouldn't "sound like a completely diff HP with a better cable". If they do, something's wrong with the particular stock cable, and I would ask the manufacturer to replace them. I also don't believe that manufacturers like Audeze would ship a stock cable that was mediocre with their flagship models.

 

given a choice between a $500 cable and a $500 DAC/amp, I think most would rather do the latter.

 

cheers


Edited by CanadianMaestro - 5/20/15 at 12:03pm
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I bought this "silver" Litz cable from China with XLR balanced plug.

I like the slight increase in brightness. Good workmanship and quality connectors.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Audeze-LCD-2-LCD-3-Headphone-Cable-Upgrade-Cable-Silver-plated-cord-/121175914229?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item1c36a5b6f5

I added a sleeve from some climbing rope for durability and comfort.




Edited by peterinvan - 5/20/15 at 12:13pm
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That's a good price for silver-plated copper.

LCD-2 does tend to have a darker hue to the sound, so a bit more "air" at the top certainly would be good.


Edited by CanadianMaestro - 5/20/15 at 12:01pm
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Originally Posted by peterinvan View Post

I bought this "silver" Litz cable from China with XLR balanced plug.

I like the slight increase in brightness. Good workmanship and quality connectors.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Audeze-LCD-2-LCD-3-Headphone-Cable-Upgrade-Cable-Silver-plated-cord-/121175914229?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item1c36a5b6f5

I added a sleeve from some climbing rope for durability and comfort.



 

That is gorgeous.

 

I find that a fancy sleeve tends to color the sound and constrict the soundstage too much.

:beyersmile:

 

(joking)

post #6144 of 6144
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Originally Posted by peterinvan View Post

I bought this "silver" Litz cable from China with XLR balanced plug.

I like the slight increase in brightness. Good workmanship and quality connectors.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Audeze-LCD-2-LCD-3-Headphone-Cable-Upgrade-Cable-Silver-plated-cord-/121175914229?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item1c36a5b6f5

I added a sleeve from some climbing rope for durability and comfort.




good price and free shipping. I think I may buy a balanced cable.
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