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LOL. You really have stayed in touch with the BBAU goings on. What do you think of Jade and Ed still being together and looking solid? I wouldn't have picked it!!

 

And on topic, do the X's still keep the liquid, smooth presentation of the 2s? I would love it if I would be happier with the LCD 2s based on the price and a preference for the Bamboo too, but it sounds like the Xs do everything I was worried the 2s wouldn't (i.e. closer to neutral, resolving, clean, etc.)

I honestly can't stand both of them, so they deserve each other in my opinion lol

 

I haven't heard the Xs yet, unfortunately...hopefully this week if things go well...Audeze folks have been out of town at a show from what I was told, but hoping to pull the trigger this week. I'll definitely let you know once I get hold of 'em 

 

I didn't find anything about the 2s that I didnt' like, though...I'm just being a little greedy and pushing for more of a good thing :)

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I can't find anything about the 2 that I don't like either. I don't find them to be dark and I find them satisfying for every genre of music I've thrown at them. I don't think I can justify upgrading. The LCD 3 and LCD X are tempting though.
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I can't find anything about the 2 that I don't like either. I don't find them to be dark and I find them satisfying for every genre of music I've thrown at them. I don't think I can justify upgrading. The LCD 3 and LCD X are tempting though.

 

 

Agreed. They are awesome phones. Do you have them in bamboo or rosewood? 

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I bought a pair in bamboo during the Black Friday sale smily_headphones1.gif After attending a meet up I knew I needed an audeze headphone. That lush, liquid sound is just so addicting. I thought the t1 was my headphone for a while but eventually I found them bright. I don't think they're bright on my current setup but the audeze has that extra bit of lush, liquidy sound that I NEED. I'm still curious about the hd800. I'd like to try it on my rig just to see how it is. If the LCD-X looked more comfortable like these new hifiman phones I might've jumped on that deal.
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Hey guys - 

 

Auditioned these for the first time today, my first Audeze product. They were the REV 2 Bamboo ones with leather pads. 

 

Definitely not as heavy as a lot of people make them out to be - I found them very comfortable. 

 

Looking forward to dumping a heap of cash on a set in the next few weeks and discussing with you guys!

 

I also tried the LCD-X, and found the pads a little softer. Is this due to less/more use, or are they different pads completely? 

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Hey guys - 

 

Auditioned these for the first time today, my first Audeze product. They were the REV 2 Bamboo ones with leather pads. 

 

Definitely not as heavy as a lot of people make them out to be - I found them very comfortable. 

 

Looking forward to dumping a heap of cash on a set in the next few weeks and discussing with you guys!

 

I also tried the LCD-X, and found the pads a little softer. Is this due to less/more use, or are they different pads completely? 

 

I can't speak to the X pads, but I know when I asked them about the LCD2 pads, they said they are made out of similar foam as the LCD3s, but I think the leather is a little lesser quality. That might be the same thing with the Xs, but I agree with what you said about how comfortable they are. I really expected to find them overbearing and uncomfortable based on what I had read, but it was nearly the exact opposite. They aren't quite T1 comfy, but they weren't far off in my opinion. 

 

You'll love them, man...fantastic phones. 

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Ah, so THIS is where you hang out, @Focker .

 

And yeah. So many reports of "THESE ARE SO HEAVY" and I even heard someone describe the clamping force as a "torture device"

 

But honestly, they felt great to me. I have a large head, too. If that matters.

 

I loved the bass, too. Not overwhelming, just flat and punchy. 

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Ah, so THIS is where you hang out, @Focker .

 

And yeah. So many reports of "THESE ARE SO HEAVY" and I even heard someone describe the clamping force as a "torture device"

 

But honestly, they felt great to me. I have a large head, too. If that matters.

 

I loved the bass, too. Not overwhelming, just flat and punchy. 

 

Pretty sure my neck is disappearing from these.. Just kidding it's the weight gain LOL

 

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

 

I also tried the LCD-X, and found the pads a little softer. Is this due to less/more use, or are they different pads completely? 

 

They're the same pads. How much of a difference is there, and are the LCD-2 pads any thinner?

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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post
 

 

They're the same pads. How much of a difference is there, and are the LCD-2 pads any thinner?

 

I was using demo models, so there is a fair chance that the LCD2 pads were a lot more worn in.

 

But, the LCD-X pads seemed softer, but not by much.

 

How many variants of pads are there? Just "Lambskin leather" and "vegan"?

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

I was using demo models, so there is a fair chance that the LCD2 pads were a lot more worn in.

 

But, the LCD-X pads seemed softer, but not by much.

 

How many variants of pads are there? Just "Lambskin leather" and "vegan"?

 

There were also old and new pads, the LCD-2 rev 1 and some rev 2 use an older pad that's thinner and stiffer. Audeze used a new larger and softer pad on the LCD-3, and that then trickled down to the LCD-2 (along with the metal angled connectors). The LCD-X and XC also use the same pad.

 

Here's an image of the two pads, the one on the left is the old LCD-2 pad, and on the right is the LCD-3 pad.

 

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Ah, so THIS is where you hang out, @Focker .

 

And yeah. So many reports of "THESE ARE SO HEAVY" and I even heard someone describe the clamping force as a "torture device"

 

But honestly, they felt great to me. I have a large head, too. If that matters.

 

I loved the bass, too. Not overwhelming, just flat and punchy. 

 

Exactly, I really thought I was going to not like the comfort at all....but I should have figured it would be a non-issue, cause the same thing happened when I first started considering Grados. I saw a lot of people saying they were really uncomfortable, but my experience was nothing like that. Grados, to me, are sort of neutral...comfort isn't a selling point, but it's also not a negative. The example I always use of the T1s, the comfort there is a selling point...I love wearing those. But yeah, some folks seem really sensitive to this stuff, so I guess we're in the minority, I dunno...

 

Agree about the bass...I felt like I was hearing it all and it stayed nice a clean all the way down deep. That's exactly how I like my low end. :D

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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post
 

 

There were also old and new pads, the LCD-2 rev 1 and some rev 2 use an older pad that's thinner and stiffer. Audeze used a new larger and softer pad on the LCD-3, and that then trickled down to the LCD-2 (along with the metal angled connectors). The LCD-X and XC also use the same pad.

 

Here's an image of the two pads, the one on the left is the old LCD-2 pad, and on the right is the LCD-3 pad.

 

Thanks! A very helpful and informative post - bookmarked.

 

So, the LCD 2 I tried today had the angled plug. It was the Rev 2. But then, I see other Rev 2 models, that look like this:

 

 

So will this pictured model be the older Rev 2 (thinner and stiffer pads)?

post #5894 of 7128
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

Thanks! A very helpful and informative post - bookmarked.

So, the LCD 2 I tried today had the angled plug. It was the Rev 2. But then, I see other Rev 2 models, that look like this:




So will this pictured model be the older Rev 2 (thinner and stiffer pads)?

Yes it will. Revision 2 first came out in the 2nd half of 2011 with the straight wooden connectors. The change to angled metal connectors came shortly after that. The change to softer pads is very recent, later in 2013.
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What is the general consensus on what is "best"?

 

I'm guessing the latest 2013 revision with the softest pads?

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