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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

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- LCD-1 rev b

- LCD-2 classic 1, 2 and 3

- LCD-2 rev. 3

- LCD-3 rev x

- LCD-x rev y

- LCD-2 steampunk

 

Crap - I feel that I'm missing out on something. What ever. Bring on the LCD-4, rev. 1, 2, 3. The cross is on the LCD-4, rev. 2.

 

I just can't understand why I find the sound of the Rev1 so good. After all these improvements it should sound like crap by now. tongue.gif

 

Does anyone remember (or still read) the English mags like What Hi-Fi?, Hi-Fi Answers etc.  Don't know if they're still the same, but back in the old days every time a new amp came out it was always better than the last by a significant margin. I can remember when I bought the Marantz PM4000. A while later What Hi-Fi reviewed the PM4200 and found it a definitel improvement. It had greater focus, or whatever. They would tell people in the Advice page not to buy the PM4000 but to wait for the PM4200. In later years I've had a chance to audition--thanks be to Ebay--a myriad of amps from those days and there's hardly a whit of difference between them. Even amps that were condemned at the time sound very decent next to those that were praised to the skies. In many ways it was a total con, and many of us bought it.

 

Not saying, of course, that Audeze's improvements aren't genuine; clearly they are. Just pointing out that because an "improved" model comes along it doesn't make the superceeded model sound any less great than it did before when everyone was praising it.

post #3452 of 6756
That's because "improved" is subjective, while "different" is not. I am also steadfastly sticking with the rev.1.
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So the other day I grabbed the card for Starbucks' iTunes Pick of the Week. It was Benjamin Gibbard's Teardrop Windows. Hadn't heard of Gibbard before so wanted to check out the song before bothering to redeem it at the iTunes store. So I Googled it and found the song's video on YouTube.

 

Check out the LCD-2's on the record label guy's desk in the opening of the video.

 

 

se

post #3454 of 6756

That was an adorable video. For some reason he reminded me of a male Aimee Mann.

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A male Mann? tongue.gif

 

se

post #3456 of 6756

lol gotta love SE's response sometimes.

post #3457 of 6756
What are the physical signs one looks for to identify version 1 of LCD2's, besides a foamy headband?

Thank you all in advance.
post #3458 of 6756

Serial number on headband. I read rev2 start around 531.

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I revisited the whole r1 vs r2 debate recently and have decided that I prefer the r1.  In not too many words I feel the r1 is more romantic (intimate) sounding to my ears while the r2 is flatter and more even keeled.  I also prefer low volume listening with the r1.

I also wanted to point out something helpful for those of you who sell your lcd-2/3's or ship them.

The yokes on the lcd-x's are rather shallow in how far they stick into the wood of the cups.  If you ship them, the yokes have a tendency to pop out.  I've had this happen to me now twice buying used off of the forums.  If it happens it can damage the wood or the pads and there's not much you can do about it after the fact.  If you ask Audeze very nicely they would probably rma your pair but that's more money, time, and effort.

So what do you do to avoid this from happening to you?  The way I see it, when I bought my lcd-2's years ago they came tightly wrapped in plastic, this probably prevented any such issues straight from the factory, but from what I gather most owners threw this material out when they opened them.  I recommend using a generous amount of plastic saran wrap or comparable and tightly wrapping the headphones before shipping.  Alternatively you could separate the yokes from the cups for shipping but I think this is more a PITA than it sounds.  If you are selling or plan to buy a used pair in the future I'd highly recommend you point this out.

 

post #3460 of 6756
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post

I revisited the whole r1 vs r2 debate recently and have decided that I prefer the r1.  In not too many words I feel the r1 is more romantic (intimate) sounding to my ears while the r2 is flatter and more even keeled.  I also prefer low volume listening with the r1.

I also wanted to point out something helpful for those of you who sell your lcd-2/3's or ship them.

The yokes on the lcd-x's are rather shallow in how far they stick into the wood of the cups.  If you ship them, the yokes have a tendency to pop out.  I've had this happen to me now twice buying used off of the forums.  If it happens it can damage the wood or the pads and there's not much you can do about it after the fact.  If you ask Audeze very nicely they would probably rma your pair but that's more money, time, and effort.

So what do you do to avoid this from happening to you?  The way I see it, when I bought my lcd-2's years ago they came tightly wrapped in plastic, this probably prevented any such issues straight from the factory, but from what I gather most owners threw this material out when they opened them.  I recommend using a generous amount of plastic saran wrap or comparable and tightly wrapping the headphones before shipping.  Alternatively you could separate the yokes from the cups for shipping but I think this is more a PITA than it sounds.  If you are selling or plan to buy a used pair in the future I'd highly recommend you point this out.

 

 

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I think that's a great point. I experienced this when buying the LCD-2 from headphone.com. Luckily the yokes

weren't damaged nor was the wood. But that's such a good reminder, I seriously doubt anyone is reminded of the plastic wrap.

post #3461 of 6756

I guess you are talking about ones without a flight case? It's hard to see how it would happen inside it.

post #3462 of 6756
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post

I guess you are talking about ones without a flight case? It's hard to see how it would happen inside it.

My LCD came with the case as well, it still happened.

post #3463 of 6756
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post

I guess you are talking about ones without a flight case? It's hard to see how it would happen inside it.

I can assure you it has nothing to do with the type of case.  The design of the yoke just lends itself to not being incredibly secure.

post #3464 of 6756
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post

I can assure you it has nothing to do with the type of case.  The design of the yoke just lends itself to not being incredibly secure.

 

Fair enough. I just did not notice that at all with either my LCD-2 or LCD-3, I've even tried pulling them off before and it was really hard. Combined with the tight fit inside the case you can see why I'm wondering..

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Yeah, I'm not implying they will magically walk off in normal use or even in short amount of transit; but without mythbustering this by installing a camera inside a moving case I am pretty sure a sudden jolt and combined with the weight of the cups is enough to jostle one of the four points loose.  The pressure of the yokes on the cups is easy enough to pull apart by hand so it really doesn't take too much to undo.

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