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So that's about 85% of the original price.  I don't think that is too too bad, though usually I try to get headphones for closer to 75% of their original price (if not less).  Of course this depends on the headphone.  LCD-2 is all the rage now, while a pair of Grados might only fetch closer to 50%  That makes all the difference in the world. 

 

I don't know if the warranty is transferable with Audeze- others may know.  Given that they have a three year warranty and you know they're comfortable to you- that alone is a good reason to buy new in my book (assuming the warranty only covers the original owner).

 

I'm buying new myself, but I also waste a lot of money buying new stuff then selling it :(

post #5552 of 7128
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I'm feeling a strong urge to acquire a pair of these. Trying to resist. I had the leather on loan and it didn't bother me. Is $840 shipped on a near mint bamboo pair a fair deal?

So the worm has turned. smily_headphones1.gif That's an ok, if not great deal. Definitely make sure the warranty is transferable.
post #5553 of 7128
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

Lol, in that case I suggest you use the HD800 for that period. My ears and LCDs had a rough summer this year redface.gif

Nada going back to the HD800's after owning anx selling them 3 times.
post #5554 of 7128
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I'm feeling a strong urge to acquire a pair of these. Trying to resist. I had the leather on loan and it didn't bother me. Is $840 shipped on a near mint bamboo pair a fair deal?
You can buy one for a bit less than that. Ive recently seen it sell for 750-775 in mint condition.
post #5555 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post

Audeze Support, Oct 09 11:13 am (PDT):
Hello Barry,

All of our headphones are manufactured the same way. There is no difference in the drivers between the leather and leather free headphones. The ear pads have the same foam density all across the board. The only difference is the feel of the material. One is leather and the other one is Microsuade. It really comes down to personal preference.

Thank you very much,
Audez'e Support

Thanks for asking!

post #5556 of 7128
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

Thanks for asking!

Sure, no problem. I thought if the drivers are tuned for the pad type, it would be important for everyone to know.
post #5557 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

I've had mine on for four hours so far today...the fit is snug without being overly clamping and when they're on my head I can't tell they are any heavier than my T1s...there's just no way I'd ever consider sending these back because of the weight and/or comfort. These leather pads are incredibly comfortable to me...with the crossfeed engaged on my Meier amp, I'm already getting addicted to this sound. I'm not ready to say they are my new favorite, but they are already at least on par with my T1s...I've never been much of a solid state guy, but the Meier stack just continues to impress me with how well it pairs with my phones. I still prefer my Little Dot with my Grados, but the T1s and LCDs just sing with the Meier gear. 

 

The long wait to get into a planar phone was well worth it..I"m looking forward to trying the Hifiman HE500s soon to compare, as well. But in the meantime, I'm very smitten with these beauties....

 

By the way, if anyone wants a great sounding CD, check out Melody Gardot...just beautiful. 

Funny, my thoughts too when I first got my LCD-2s about 3 years ago compared to my T1s. But after a few months of really using them, I would gladly take them over the T1s. :o 

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Funny, my thoughts too when I first got my LCD-2s about 3 years ago compared to my T1s. But after a few months of really using them, I would gladly take them over the T1s. :o 

 

Yeah, they still have the potential to take the top spot on my list...I noticed that I'm much more "adjusted" to their sound today than I was yesterday...they are really beginning to captivate me. I LOVE my T1s, though, so it's really a big deal to say that they are even on par with them after only a couple days. 

post #5559 of 7128
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Funny, my thoughts too when I first got my LCD-2s about 3 years ago compared to my T1s. But after a few months of really using them, I would gladly take them over the T1s. :o 

I had the T-1's as well when I bought the LCD2.2's.  Put the T-1's up for sale the same day after a listen.

post #5560 of 7128

Even though I didn't really care much for the AKG Q702s, one of the nice features was that they included a 20' cable in addition to the regular one. I just sent Blue Jeans Cable the schematic that Audez'e sent me to have them custom build me a 20' run to use with the LCDs...the T1s have been my dedicated movie headphones, but I may need to divide the time between them and the LCDs now...pretty great sound for those late night movie sessions. 

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

Even though I didn't really care much for the AKG Q702s, one of the nice features was that they included a 20' cable in addition to the regular one. I just sent Blue Jeans Cable the schematic that Audez'e sent me to have them custom build me a 20' run to use with the LCDs...the T1s have been my dedicated movie headphones, but I may need to divide the time between them and the LCDs now...pretty great sound for those late night movie sessions. 

Why not just get a headphone extension cable? With a good one, you would not notice much if any audio difference. 

post #5562 of 7128
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post
 

Why not just get a headphone extension cable? With a good one, you would not notice much if any audio difference. 

 

I thought about that, cause I have a T1 and Grado extension cable here, but I prefer to just keep everything connected and not have to keep switching extensions...besides, the cable is only costing me a few bucks more than what the extension cables would cost. I've been using BJC for a decade and they always send me very well built cables that work great. I don't personally hear much difference with boutique cables, so this is all I need. 

post #5563 of 7128

This is NOT good...

 

I've been wearing these non-stop since Monday...and today when I tried a few of my other headphones, all of a sudden they don't sound as good as they sounded before these damn LCD2s showed up. I've worked really hard to put together a small collection of phones that I really enjoy rotating through...I can't have ONE headphone ruining me for all the others! 

 

I had a feeling this may happen...when I discovered Magnepans, they pretty much ruined me for any and all box speakers after that. All cone and dome drivers sound veiled and less realistic, and now I'm afraid it's happening with planar headphones. 

 

AAARRRGHHH!!!

post #5564 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

This is NOT good...

I've been wearing these non-stop since Monday...and today when I tried a few of my other headphones, all of a sudden they don't sound as good as they sounded before these damn LCD2s showed up. I've worked really hard to put together a small collection of phones that I really enjoy rotating through...I can't have ONE headphone ruining me for all the others! 

I had a feeling this may happen...when I discovered Magnepans, they pretty much ruined me for any and all box speakers after that. All cone and dome drivers sound veiled and less realistic, and now I'm afraid it's happening with planar headphones. 

AAARRRGHHH!!!
Ah come on~ thats not so bad. At least youd have some money in your pockets after you sell off the other phones.
post #5565 of 7128
That's called the honeymoon period. If you stopped using the LCD2 for a few weeks and went back to those headphones, you'd hear why you liked them in the first place. Just because what you have now is 'better' doesn't make your older cans suddenly bad.

That's a mistake people make here. They have a tendency of calling their old headphones crap, because they're in their honeymoon phase. It's illogical to believe a headphone you loved for so long is now just bad. Go back, let your ears and brain adjust, and you'll find that they're as good as you remembered.
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