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I have the microsuede 3's and I would say they are definitely more comfortable than my previous pair of 2.2s with the leather. They still aren't winning any awards for overall comfort but its not uncomfortable.

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I don't, neither on my Decware tube amps (only 4 tubes rather than 9) nor Meier SS amp.
I don't think the Audez'es - even the 3F - are known for fatiguing highs.

However, I have found I needed to tube-roll to get the right match with both the LCD2r1 and 3F.
The LCD3 is often reported to be more fussy about amp (or tubes). I agree. I thought I got it right months ago. Now I realise I'm not quite there.

Or, could you be hearing problems in the mixing? Do you notice it more with some material/artists than others?

Must be my tiring ear for listening to the LCD-3 too loud.

 

Probably it is something else in my system. I have been upgrading spree in the past few months. Since then I have went digital. Bought a MHDT Pagoda and a Cardas Clear USB cable. Then upgrade the Pagoda's tube to a NOS 1964 Bendix 6385. Wanting to get rid of the last digital glare in the high frequency, I bought a Silflex Glass Toslink. It works, with warmer sound but with slight loss in details. Then I bought a HD650 from Amazon because I miss my old HD650 and it was on sales for $290. Then I bought a LCD-3F. Thinking of getting Auralic Vega and Taurus to pair it with LCD-3 but going to hold on until the LCD-3 is fully break-in. Yesterday, I upgrade the smaller tubes in CS600 to NOS Sylvania. The Sylvania should give a smoother warmer sounds (still breaking in). Concerning about unclean power in my apartment (many apartments units in my block), I bought a Shunyata Venom Defender. Plugged it into the wall power outlet yesterday, next to power outlet used by the power cable for my Leben CS600. I assume it working. There is no operating light whatsoever on the Venom Defender. Only a red light if the unit breaks. If it ever breaks. Many components in my system have changed in the last few months. I am not quite there yet. I'll get it right eventually.

 

I didn't know LCD-3 is fussy with tubes. I will try other tubes I have on hand.

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Do you have the leather pads?  I find it takes them a few days to soften up even more and conform to shape.  I've had new pads 5 times and noticed the pattern after the first few.

Ah ok that's good. I'll just soldier through it then. It really is quite painful though after 20-30 minutes at the moment.

 

I got my LCD-2s used, and the seller reported ~100 hours of use so I suppose that could be the reason. 

 

I hope so, I don't consider comfort a priority, but it needs to not be painful!

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Do you have the leather pads?  I find it takes them a few days to soften up even more and conform to shape.  I've had new pads 5 times and noticed the pattern after the first few.

Ah ok that's good. I'll just soldier through it then. It really is quite painful though after 20-30 minutes at the moment.

 

I got my LCD-2s used, and the seller reported ~100 hours of use so I suppose that could be the reason. 

 

I hope so, I don't consider comfort a priority, but it needs to not be painful!


Hope they become more comfortable for you. I find that for a few days, the leather pads seal too tightly and can cause an odd sensation of pressure in my ears at times. They also seem warmer because of the seal. After a week or so, they have broken in and conform better to my head - both the pressure and physical warmth go away.

YMMV
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