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post #6151 of 6609

Hi can i ask how/where do i find cheap cables to fit my LCD-2 rev 3 to try to compare the sound to stock cable?

 

i can't find any 4-pin -> 3.5mm cables anywhere ... thanks!

post #6152 of 6609

You have to make one. Or use magic.

post #6153 of 6609
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Originally Posted by joker97 View Post
 

Hi can i ask how/where do i find cheap cables to fit my LCD-2 rev 3 to try to compare the sound to stock cable?

 

i can't find any 4-pin -> 3.5mm cables anywhere ... thanks!

I doubt you will.  The stock cables are very good.  I own Q-cable for mine and they are great.  The only real reason I switched cables is I didn't like how they looked.

 

 

post #6154 of 6609

Lot's of red.

post #6155 of 6609
Love red color, especially th900 wink.gif
But this cable is very nicely done!
post #6156 of 6609
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What program were you using here?

Yes which program please smily_headphones1.gif
I have tried the built in EQ of many programs inc wmp, vlc, foobar, etc then rooted to usb dac all come out like vomit and clips the sub bass.
post #6157 of 6609
Thanks for the magic tip ... maybe Harry potter can shed some light. Reason I am after cables is my gear is 3.5mm socket and the giant long thing gets in the way
post #6158 of 6609
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Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

Adding my graph to the collective, it's a late 2013:

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Originally Posted by JoelT View Post

Absolutely. I'll give my brain some time to get acclimated. The HD-600 sounds analytical in the highs comparatively, which is not a word I ever thought I would use to describe the 600. The meatier low end of the LCD-2 probably adds to this perception. I also agree with the absolute lack of grain in regards to the LCD-2, it really caught me off guard at first. The LCD also holds complex dynamic music together with grace, the HD-600 could get bogged down and become rather unconvincing with dense passages.     

I too came from the hd600. I thought the hd600 has a wide soundstage and greater sound separation giving the perception of more detail.

But the lcd 2.2 highlights every instrument at every frequency. I don't know how it does it. I bought these thinking it was a dark can. Well the treble is the sweetest of anything I've heard (which is not very many)
post #6159 of 6609
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I too came from the hd600. I thought the hd600 has a wide soundstage and greater sound separation giving the perception of more detail.

But the lcd 2.2 highlights every instrument at every frequency. I don't know how it does it. I bought these thinking it was a dark can. Well the treble is the sweetest of anything I've heard (which is not very many)

Funny, I just spent some time yesterday with my hd600's and had a really difficult time listening to them. They're amazing for the price, but I couldn't find any music (I listen to most genres with the exception of classical or jazz) where I preferred the hd600 to the LCD 2.2. The hd600 simply lacks the transparency, extension and dynamics to keep up. It's not really a knock, considering they cost less than half the price, but the difference was blindingly obvious. Yes, the treble is a bit more prominent, but it felt so....artificial. On the WA7 I find the soundstage width to be very close between these two headphones. The soundstage depth of the LCD 2.2 is a different story however; to my ear it provides a much deeper frontal image that is significantly more out-of-head. I also find the the LCD 2.2 to be far more holographic.

 

In reference to my earlier post you quoted, after spending a couple of weeks listening to my LCD 2.2 (and replacing the stock cable a week ago with a Moon Audio Silver Dragon), all doubts I initially had about this headphone have been dispelled. It's a wickedly good can that has far exceeded my expectations. It probably sounds ridiculous, but I've had some of the most moving listening sessions I've ever had in the past week after replacing the cable. With my WA7 (with the EH gold pin upgrade) I wasn't initially satisfied with the sound quality. Everything sounded a bit muffled, and a tad too warm, not horrible but enough where it bothered me. The imaging also lacked a bit of specificity, I found I could pinpoint instruments with more precision on the hd600.

:deadhorse:

 

 

After beating myself for a couple of days for not buying a Mjolnir or something along those lines instead of a tube amp, I decided to pull a hail mary and try swapping cables. I honestly I didn't expect much, but have been absolutely blown away by the difference it made. It really transformed the headphone - to the point that I question if my stock cable isn't defective or something. The veiled sensation has disappeared, upper mids and lower treble no longer feels recessed to my ear, imaging was dramatically improved (it's better than the hd600 now IMO) and the sonic presentation is incredibly dynamic throughout the entire frequency range. All this while retaining the same overall sound signature and smoothness. It's really a synergistic setup at this point.

 

I'm pretty much in nirvana.:beyersmile: 


Edited by JoelT - 3/19/14 at 7:32pm
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Just wondering if anyone thinks the current LCD-2 is a bit brighter than the LCD-2 Rev 2?

 

Sorry if it's been covered, don't have the time to read through the whole thread.

post #6161 of 6609
I haven't heard the original rev 2.

All I can say is my new lcd 2 had the sweetest clearest treble of anything I've ever had.
post #6162 of 6609
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post
 

Just wondering if anyone thinks the current LCD-2 is a bit brighter than the LCD-2 Rev 2?

 

Sorry if it's been covered, don't have the time to read through the whole thread.

I've followed the LCD 2 threads for some time and I don't think a clear consensus has been reached. There's been some discussion as of late regarding the current LCD 2 (late 2013 production in to 2014), and a number of us have thought our included graphs have supported the idea that there has been a shift to a slightly brighter presentation. I haven't seen an in depth analysis however that really proves this to be 100% true.

 

I've been looking forward to your findings Tyll, as I recall you mentioning they sound slightly different to your ears. 

post #6163 of 6609
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post
 

Just wondering if anyone thinks the current LCD-2 is a bit brighter than the LCD-2 Rev 2?

 

Sorry if it's been covered, don't have the time to read through the whole thread.

 

 

I purchased a pair in October last year and was surprised at how much different they sounded compared to many of the descriptions I had read previously. I didn't find them to be overly dark, as so many had posted. The pair I spent time with sounded pretty well balanced. I also wondered if the low end was slightly different, because while I found the bass to be very clean and well extended, they didn't seem to possess this robust low end as I had read about. 

post #6164 of 6609

I'm thinking about swapping my V200 with the Red Wine Audio Isabellina HPA.

 

Any comments/thoughts?

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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post
 

Just wondering if anyone thinks the current LCD-2 is a bit brighter than the LCD-2 Rev 2?

 

Sorry if it's been covered, don't have the time to read through the whole thread.

 

Here is my graph, from a late 2013 model.

 

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