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I'm curious as to how well Gustard's (rumoured) next amp will work with the LCD2. It's supposed to be aimed further up the market, than the H10.

 

TBH, I don't know whether balanced is necessary, just as long as it sounds good. :o

Soundstage blah blah....bass control blah blah....crosstalk......old debate lol.

 

I like how mikoss here put it: I'd sooner have a great SE implementation than a mediocre balanced implementation.

 

Or as you put it: as long as it sounds good :)

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Just recently got my new LCD-2 with vegan pads and I've had an issue that I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced.

 

I'm finding these extremely uncomfortable to wear... and no, not because of the weight or clamp (although that is a small issue). More so the ear pressure that seems to be created while wearing them. Its like I can feel my heartbeat through my inner ear and it feels like I'm in a vacuum tube or something. Just a really odd, air-sucked out, feeling that creates a constant ache in my ear. This is also without any music playing either. I've had the LCD-2 pre-fazor with leather pads a few months back and had zero problems with those. I've also never had this problem with any closed headphone or even IEMs for that matter. Just confused as to why it's limited to the vegan LCD-2 fazor. Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by Katun View Post
 

Just recently got my new LCD-2 with vegan pads and I've had an issue that I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced.

 

I'm finding these extremely uncomfortable to wear... and no, not because of the weight or clamp (although that is a small issue). More so the ear pressure that seems to be created while wearing them. Its like I can feel my heartbeat through my inner ear and it feels like I'm in a vacuum tube or something. Just a really odd, air-sucked out, feeling that creates a constant ache in my ear. This is also without any music playing either. I've had the LCD-2 pre-fazor with leather pads a few months back and had zero problems with those. I've also never had this problem with any closed headphone or even IEMs for that matter. Just confused as to why it's limited to the vegan LCD-2 fazor. Thoughts?


With vegan,I never got that. Do you have a larger than average head ?

Edit : ah I see you refer to the problem with 'F' only.


Edited by Lohb - 8/27/15 at 7:34pm
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The Fazor couldn't cause any comfort problems other than weight or touching your ear.

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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post


With vegan,I never got that. Do you have a larger than average head ?

Edit : ah I see you refer to the problem with 'F' only.

 

1 click away from full extension if that says anything. :rolleyes: 

post #7056 of 7060
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post
 

Just recently got my new LCD-2 with vegan pads and I've had an issue that I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced.

 

I'm finding these extremely uncomfortable to wear... and no, not because of the weight or clamp (although that is a small issue). More so the ear pressure that seems to be created while wearing them. Its like I can feel my heartbeat through my inner ear and it feels like I'm in a vacuum tube or something. Just a really odd, air-sucked out, feeling that creates a constant ache in my ear. This is also without any music playing either. I've had the LCD-2 pre-fazor with leather pads a few months back and had zero problems with those. I've also never had this problem with any closed headphone or even IEMs for that matter. Just confused as to why it's limited to the vegan LCD-2 fazor. Thoughts?

 

Unless you've got some larger than average lugs, and those waveguides are pressing against them, it shouldn't be the fazors, or any design change since the pre-fazor, that's causing you a problem.

 

Regarding the vegan pads: I've not had any other, but all reports that I've read suggest that these micro-suede pads are the most free breathing and comfortable of the lot. I would say that, IME, this seems to be true; they're less sweaty than my other phones.

 

You say that you get the 'pressure' feeling regardless of music or no music. That'll rule the probable brighter sound of the fazor/vegan combination.

 

My issue, with these pads, was the smell! They had a very pungent chemical odour. It took many weeks, of them being left outside of their box, for it to dissipate! Maybe this is having a sub-conscious effect on you.

 

The only other thing, that i can think of, is uneven pressure of the pads. I find that the lcd2 want to place most of the pressure at the front (I guess because of the angle of the pads). This is uncomfortable (for me). I always have to keep twisting the pads back, to place more of the pressure behind my ears. Perhaps this is your issue.

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Thanks for the info and for the suggestion of twisting the pads to adjust pressure... I'll have to try that.

 

It's like the epitome of the closed headphone sensation, but in an open headphone. Weird as that sounds.

 

Alpha Dogs will be landing soon, so I'll see if I get any similar issues when wearing those. Hope not!

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Cool. I just press on the back of the earcups, every now and then, whilst wearing them. 

The linkage rotates quite freely, on mine.

Maybe I should look at tightening them up a bit. Then perhaps they'll stay at the right angle.

On that thought, maybe yours are tightened at the wrong angle.

There's a grub screw, for the adjuster. It seems pretty tight (my thumb nail doesn't turn it). I don't know if tightening this will 'stiffen' the rotation of the earcups.

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I've heard of this "vacuum" effect before with these. Try periodically (maybe every 5-10 minutes) slightly lift the cup away from your head just to break the seal, as a test. Do that through a reasonable listening session and see if it makes any difference. As far as a slight vacuum goes, the ears can be very sensitive to it, and these cans are still "closed" as far as air pressure if the seal is there. Nothing is getting through the drivers - they're just open to both sides but form a barrier.

 

You're not the first to mention it. Not sure if that's the issue here but give it a try and see.

post #7060 of 7060
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Originally Posted by DDDamian View Post

I've heard of this "vacuum" effect before with these. Try periodically (maybe every 5-10 minutes) slightly lift the cup away from your head just to break the seal, as a test. Do that through a reasonable listening session and see if it makes any difference. As far as a slight vacuum goes, the ears can be very sensitive to it, and these cans are still "closed" as far as air pressure if the seal is there. Nothing is getting through the drivers - they're just open to both sides but form a barrier.

You're not the first to mention it. Not sure if that's the issue here but give it a try and see.

Yes. The feeling will subside with time as the ear pads break in or the ears become accustomed to the pressure.

It can be a bit weird and uncomfortable for a while!
Edited by NinjaHamster - 8/28/15 at 8:03pm
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