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post #106 of 6599

Agreed... The original headband is definitely more comfortable than the leather one, unfortunately. Hopefully the initial reports of increased comfort with the LCD-3 are an indication that the headband has been improved.

 

Edit: Looking at some pictures of the LCD-3 in the CanJam impressions thread, the headband appears to be identical to that of the LCD-2.


Edited by GMF2010 - 10/17/11 at 6:43am
post #107 of 6599

That's too funny about the old headband because I find the leather headband to be more comfortable than the foam band. Not just physically but also because I found the foam to be distracting hygienically.

 

As far as the lip sync delay goes it's a tough issue for me since I spent so many years living in a realm that was divided by 1/30 of a frame. even the smallest deviation in lip sync is noticeable. Wireless usually compounds the issue which is why I never use  the other Sennheiser wireless cans using Kleer technology.  But maybe the RS 220 implementation is less of a problem.  The LCD-2's sound great when viewing HGTV files or Bluray but either I have to sit pretty close to the screen or use an extension.

post #108 of 6599

Well truthfully I only ordered the new headband because they were charging $50 to ship the travel case to my location, and the shipping didn't go up when I added the headband. So my convoluted logic and rationalization process told me the headband was only $50 (half-price) if I ordered them together. I have no issues with the comfort of the foam headband, and as my motivation for this change is entirely cosmetic hopefully I will feel the same way about the comfort of the new one.

post #109 of 6599

I read this somewhere else, but it warrants repeating because it's very true. Depending on your head shape/size, there is definitely an optimum placement position on the head, where the leather headband sits flattest on the head. When placed too far forward or backwards on your head, you may start to experience pain after extended wear. If you can manage to find that 'sweet spot,' listening for a few hours shouldn't result in any real discomfort. I found the foam headband to be more forgiving as far as placement preference, but I do agree the leather is much more aesthetically pleasing.


Edited by GMF2010 - 10/17/11 at 3:30pm
post #110 of 6599
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

I decided to celebrate the new Audeze products by enhancing my LCD-2 rev.1's, I finally pulled the trigger on a new travel case and leather headband for them.

 

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Nice pimping of your LCD-2s. I'm a big fan of the leather headband. Give it a few weeks to open up and settle in on your head....the travel case looks pretty neat too (though I have the newer looking jewelry box that my 7 year old daughter is bugging me to store here stuff in (never! tongue.gif).

post #111 of 6599

Im pretty sure that foam one is more comfortable. I have leather and its very soft and it goes flat super easily and there is no stuffing in middle of the headband.. Its not too bad when you find the perfect sweet spot but I cannot understand what were they thinking when designing this.

post #112 of 6599

 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Nice pimping of your LCD-2s. I'm a big fan of the leather headband. Give it a few weeks to open up and settle in on your head....the travel case looks pretty neat too (though I have the newer looking jewelry box that my 7 year old daughter is bugging me to store here stuff in (never! tongue.gif).


Jewelry box, lol I thought it was supposed to be a cigar humidor biggrin.gif

 

post #113 of 6599
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

 

Jewelry box, lol I thought it was supposed to be a cigar humidor biggrin.gif

 



If I had my way a humidor is a fantastic idea (especially for my small Cuban cigar collection...great being Canadian tongue.gif). She wants to store her Monster High toy accessories in it. confused.gif

post #114 of 6599

Am I late, Im getting my LCD-2 tomorrow. I sure hope the new headband is nice. The old one is the reason I put off buying these. Oh well, im hoping for the best.

post #115 of 6599

pardon my ignorance but i read in quiet a few places that balanced cables help sound tremendously. was wondering if changing my lcd2 cables to balanced will benefit the sound :/ assuming of course that it will be connected to a balanced amp and dac (although im still not sure what the term balanced source means)

post #116 of 6599

As far as I know, balanced connections are to reduce external noise picked up by the cable allowing longer connections to be made. So I dont think it will make any difference if you arent listening from a very long distance to the amp in a power plant or something...

post #117 of 6599
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Originally Posted by justie View Post

pardon my ignorance but i read in quiet a few places that balanced cables help sound tremendously. was wondering if changing my lcd2 cables to balanced will benefit the sound :/ assuming of course that it will be connected to a balanced amp and dac (although im still not sure what the term balanced source means)


The difference in the cables is the plug not sharing a common signal return. The difference in the amp is increased complexity and expense. But really, it depends on what the designer thinks is good. Balanced circuitry is just one of those things that the designers choose to use or not when they design an amp. 

 

post #118 of 6599

Still waiting for 6 week old LCD2rev2 with blown driver to be repaired.  One week in transit w/free Audeze provided FedEx shipping.  One week sitting at Audeze awaiting repair.  No communication on their end.  I called last week and they said they might be able to look at it by Monday.  Still no word and at two weeks total time gone.

post #119 of 6599

Just a followup on my LCD2 REV1 and movies.  I watched a few more movies and I am back to square one.  Neutrality depends on the material at hand.  On one CGI animated movie (studio voices) I had to take down treble by 5 DB at 8-12 KHZ because the details were too strong for the scene at hand.  On one movie the LCD2s were severely starved of top end and the whole presentation was muffled and bloated, this was a lower budget movie with real time speech.

 

I felt that on average the LCD2s R1s were quite good with CD music material, I will sample with more movies until to get a better understanding.  Seemed so silly to make such quick conclusions and post about it with a sample size of 1.


Edited by SP Wild - 10/19/11 at 8:58am
post #120 of 6599
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post

Just a followup on my LCD2 REV1 and movies.  I watched a few more movies and I am back to square one.  Neutrality depends on the material at hand. 


You are going to find neutrality in movies old or new is going to vary greatly from movie to movie. The same will be true with TV shows.  

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