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Originally Posted by nayajoeun View Post



Heya guys, sorry, rookie here..

I would appreciate your comments on a query I had!

I find the LCD2f's I have to be a bit 'harsh' or 'sibilant'? Sorry the terminology is new to me.

Sounds such as glass breaking, cymbals, gunshots are really sharp and hurt after a while.

It's strange as I have to raise the volume to hear vocals and such in movies for example but whenever something similar to glass breaking occurs, it seems a lot sharper and louder than normal.

E.g I turn the volume down a lot for action scenes and up again everywhere else. Same for certain tracks for music. Violin for example and cymbals, triangle even, seems a lot more pronounced and louder than everything else.

Would that be due to the 10k spike that was mentioned here? :5

Ahh I run these from my laptop > Cayin C5.

Ps4 > Dss > c5

Don't know if that's relevant though.

Sorry for the Great Wall of text.

Would appreciate some opinions, much obliged.

smily_headphones1.gif

 

Mine was the same, before burn-in. 

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Change amp. Recommend the iFi micro iDSD or the nano version (if you want to try the house sound without hurting the wallet--US$200. Micro is US$500). You'll be very surprised. I own two LCD-2s. Use of Minimum Phase digital filter plus XBass turned on gets the LCD-2F's bass on par with the LCD-2 Rev. 2. Use of Minimum Phase digital filter plus 3D turned on gets the LCD-2 Rev. 2's imaging and midrange-treble resolution on par with the LCD-2F. Enjoy. smily_headphones1.gif


What happens if you combine earlier LCD-2 Rev. 2 with XBASS then ?

Really impactful/tactile bass or muddiness ?

I looked at the iFi portable amps before but the XBASS feature was mainly to add more to modded Fostex T50RP's...

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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post


What happens if you combine earlier LCD-2 Rev. 2 with XBASS then ?
Really impactful/tactile bass or muddiness ?
I looked at the iFi portable amps before but the XBASS feature was mainly to add more to modded Fostex T50RP's...
No, not muddy at all. Just more than enough bass for me with XBass on. The XBass just affects 150hz and below (see graph at page 90). Doesn't bleed to upper bass at all, to my ears. There's a graph on the iFi micro iDSD thread if you want exact hz range affected.

For me the LCD-2 Rev. 2 doesn't need the XBass. It has enough in the deep bass.
Edited by diamondears - 11/27/14 at 5:57am
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Change amp. Recommend the iFi micro iDSD or the nano version (if you want to try the house sound without hurting the wallet--US$200. Micro is US$500). You'll be very surprised. I own two LCD-2s. Use of Minimum Phase digital filter plus XBass turned on gets the LCD-2F's bass on par with the LCD-2 Rev. 2. Use of Minimum Phase digital filter plus 3D turned on gets the LCD-2 Rev. 2's imaging and midrange-treble resolution on par with the LCD-2F. Enjoy. smily_headphones1.gif

Thank you for recommendation.

 

At the moment I use software 'trick' - in my j.river media center, I turn on DSP Studio effects - Environment: Concert Hall (3) and Surround Field - Medium Enhancement. 
It does help a bit, but it doesn't improve the soundstage of my LCD-2 (rev.2) to give me the out-of-head sound that I experience with my other planar - Hifiman HE-400.

 

I wonder if the amp you recommend for LCD-2, would give me a better effect - wider, more spacious, more airy, out-of-head sound...

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Thank you for recommendation.

At the moment I use software 'trick' - in my j.river media center, I turn on DSP Studio effects - Environment: Concert Hall (3) and Surround Field - Medium Enhancement. 

It does help a bit, but it doesn't improve the soundstage of my LCD-2 (rev.2) to give me the out-of-head sound that I experience with my other planar - Hifiman HE-400.

I wonder if the amp you recommend for LCD-2, would give me a better effect - wider, more spacious, more airy, out-of-head sound...
IMHO, what you're hearing as out-of-head sound is the recessed midrange (V shape frequency response) of the HE-400 (non "i"). So the voices seems farther/deeper, hence more "out-of-your-head". Excellent HP though for the price, especially now.
post #6726 of 6727

I don't know if this has been posted in this thread, or not. I did a cursory search and didn't find anything. If I missed it, apologies.

 

Last month, I contacted Audeze and asked about buying Fazors to retro-fit my LCD2 v1. I was told there was not enough interest and they are not available for purchase. A friend skilled in 3D modeling took measurements from my LCD2 v1 that I made with digital calipers and designed "wave guides."

 

Anyone with pre-Fazor LCD2 v1 (and maybe v2) can go here and see Post 1460 for 3D printed "wave guides."  This is a DIY, non-profit project. 

 

Go here for the original Post 1430 with pictures that can be enlarged.

 

If anyone tries this, please post impressions.

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I contacted Audeze a few months back and they offered a Fazor update but no more. Too bad.  Headphone Guru's LCD2 Fazor Product of the year got me jazzed.  I'll just wait until I get enough $$ for an X!

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