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post #2551 of 9561

I'm going to be in Veges on the 22nd. I thought Audeze was based out of Vegas, but I'll be damned if I can find a shop that carries their product around the strip.I was hoping to maybe scoop a pair of LCD3's while I'm there.

post #2552 of 9561

 

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Originally Posted by Jian View Post



LF is not the only solution, try some better SS amp (than the spl), you might be surprised. To my experience, the LCD3 really sounds great with SS.


I'm not just using the Phonitor. The comment above was just trying to identify the source of the weird noise. I'm using the LCD-3 with a variety of amps, including a Balanced Beta 22, Leben CS300XS, Zana Deux SE, etc.

 

post #2553 of 9561
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They are in California.  That Vegas address from what I can tell is setup for some tax deal where HQ is there but manufacturing (and in reality everything else) is in CA.

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Originally Posted by Soned View Post

I'm going to be in Veges on the 22nd. I thought Audeze was based out of Vegas, but I'll be damned if I can find a shop that carries their product around the strip.I was hoping to maybe scoop a pair of LCD3's while I'm there.



 

post #2554 of 9561

It' s quite "funny", but still after 170+ pages I have not picked up one good reason to buy the LCD-3, having the portfolio encompassing the LCD-2 rev.2. For $1K+ that is. I personally think the Audeze plane is on an inbound flight. Maybe it is just me...

 

An LCD-4 or even LCD-5: Yes, please - maybe. 


Edited by Loevhagen - 12/16/11 at 12:43pm
post #2555 of 9561

The LCD-3 is way better than the LCD-2rev1.  And I really do mean better, not different.  I haven't heard the Rev2. 

 

I still think the LCD-3 is a good purchase for someone who likes the LCD-2 and is willing to pay a premium a more refined version of the same headphone.  But I don't think it's a good bet for someone who didn't like The LCD-2.  I don't think the refenements are going to be meaningful enough if you didn't like the 2, you're better off with a different headphone that has more drastic changes from the Audeze signature.  Either HE500/HE6 or HD800 (or 700!)

 

Basically, I think the LCD-3 should be thought of as LCD-2 rev3 for those considering the purchase. 


Edited by rhythmdevils - 12/16/11 at 1:49pm
post #2556 of 9561
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

The LCD-3 is way better than the LCD-2rev1.  And I really do mean better, not different.  I haven't heard the Rev2. 

 

I still think the LCD-3 is a good purchase for someone who likes the LCD-2 and is willing to pay a premium a more refined version of the same headphone.  But I don't think it's a good bet for someone who didn't like The LCD-2.  I don't think the refenements are going to be meaningful enough if you didn't like the 2, you're better off with a different headphone that has more drastic changes from the Audeze signature.  Either HE500/HE6 or HD800 (or 700!)

 

Basically, I think the LCD-3 should be thought of as LCD-2 rev3 for those considering the purchase. 


interesting.

i had the lcd-2 rev.1 and rev.2

same headphone but two different flavors.

no better than the other, only two different interpretations of the music.

the lcd-3 is the third way?

 

post #2557 of 9561

Thanks. I find it troublesome that the majority of the comparison reviews of the LCD-3 is towards the rev.1s. The rev.2s; I have some vague feeling that that change medio 2011 made by Audeze brought the "...fancy schmancy Lotus dia..." to the rev. 2 premature.

 

Having the chinese 500 and 6, and the american made R1 / R2,  I actually do not miss the nr. 3 version of the LCD. Maybe next year; I would crave for the 4th or the 5th version of same (american). Pure speculation of course...

 

Having said that: Who can forecast the HiFiMAN's next move...to compete. 


Edited by Loevhagen - 12/16/11 at 2:48pm
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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post


They are in California.  That Vegas address from what I can tell is setup for some tax deal where HQ is there but manufacturing (and in reality everything else) is in CA.



Thanks for the clarification



 

post #2559 of 9561

HiFiMAN will recreate jade, electrostatic. It is to be said a competitor of 009 but substantially cheaper.


Edited by Jian - 12/16/11 at 3:42pm
post #2560 of 9561
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

The LCD-3 is way better than the LCD-2rev1.  And I really do mean better, not different.  I haven't heard the Rev2. 

 

I still think the LCD-3 is a good purchase for someone who likes the LCD-2 and is willing to pay a premium a more refined version of the same headphone.  But I don't think it's a good bet for someone who didn't like The LCD-2.  I don't think the refenements are going to be meaningful enough if you didn't like the 2, you're better off with a different headphone that has more drastic changes from the Audeze signature.  Either HE500/HE6 or HD800 (or 700!)

 

Basically, I think the LCD-3 should be thought of as LCD-2 rev3 for those considering the purchase. 


The LCD-3 is also better than the LCD-2 rev. 2.

 

But yes, the laws of diminished returns have kicked in at this range; regardless, the LCD-3s are my favourite headphones I've had the pleasure of listening too.

 

post #2561 of 9561

Unboxing

 



Audez'e Initial Impressions:

Old Headphones - Denon AH-D7000
New Headphones - Audez'e LCD-3

 

Wow, hear this thing

it need plenty more power to drive than my old one wow,

My amp is going to get real work to do, with the Denon's volume used to be:

35% on amp

20-25% on pc

lol

Barely breaking a swet, but with this phones i had to feed the amp

50% and 35% on pc.

OMG, hear that bass. what d BBQ!.

Money well spent! And the phones haven't even been broken in yet, I've heard it have to hit 100hrs before it sounds "good" and 200hrs before it reach its max potential!

 

:D

 

This headphones sounds like a speaker on your head, but with all d clarity and quality of a headphones.


OMG! i just put back on my denons, what the hell was I listening to for the past 2 years?
It sounds, thin, and lifeless. Was this the same headphones I've been using all along? Was this the best sound my ears ever heard?  I cant believe, this is d best thing my ears ever heard, sounding like this now.

 

I didn't expect the difference to be THAT! Huge, cause like all change in quality (Audio or Video) you doesn't know how better it is until you go back. So I said ok, time to go back, my face got a very confused look, WOW, This D7000 was sounding soooooo good before, what the hell!

 

I put on 90% bass and this old headphones still struggling to keep up with the LCD-3, wow!

This is a very very very veyr VERY! Addictive and DANGEROUS hobby

You know why?  Seeing that i push my amp to 50% to drive this monster, now I'm wondering

what a more powerful amp could do

.....

teary eyes....

 

WHAT! D! HELL!, Trasnfoemrs 3 ! *eye pop* !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Speechless, Wow, Amazing!

(Tested @ : 1.05.39 and 1.38.00)
 

Jeeze,

This headphones' amazing

It's truly truly amazing

And it's fresh out d box, no burn in?

Wow

The Denon D7000 is a great headphones, truly epic in its own right.
But the Audez'e LCD-3 has taken the bar, and destroyed it,  it exists on it's own scale, in it's own corner of the universe!….now to get back to listening!

post #2562 of 9561
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Originally Posted by matthewhypolite View Post

Unboxing

 



Audez'e Initial Impressions:

Old Headphones - Denon AH-D7000
New Headphones - Audez'e LCD-3

 

Wow, hear this thing

it need plenty more power to drive than my old one wow,

My amp is going to get real work to do, with the Denon's volume used to be:

35% on amp

20-25% on pc

lol

Barely breaking a swet, but with this phones i had to feed the amp

50% and 35% on pc.

OMG, hear that bass. what d BBQ!.

Money well spent! And the phones haven't even been broken in yet, I've heard it have to hit 100hrs before it sounds "good" and 200hrs before it reach its max potential!

 

:D

 

This headphones sounds like a speaker on your head, but with all d clarity and quality of a headphones.


OMG! i just put back on my denons, what the hell was I listening to for the past 2 years?
It sounds, thin, and lifeless. Was this the same headphones I've been using all along? Was this the best sound my ears ever heard?  I cant believe, this is d best thing my ears ever heard, sounding like this now.

 

I didn't expect the difference to be THAT! Huge, cause like all change in quality (Audio or Video) you doesn't know how better it is until you go back. So I said ok, time to go back, my face got a very confused look, WOW, This D7000 was sounding soooooo good before, what the hell!

 

I put on 90% bass and this old headphones still struggling to keep up with the LCD-3, wow!

This is a very very very veyr VERY! Addictive and DANGEROUS hobby

You know why?  Seeing that i push my amp to 50% to drive this monster, now I'm wondering

what a more powerful amp could do

.....

teary eyes....

 

WHAT! D! HELL!, Trasnfoemrs 3 ! *eye pop* !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Speechless, Wow, Amazing!

(Tested @ : 1.05.39 and 1.38.00)
 

Jeeze,

This headphones' amazing

It's truly truly amazing

And it's fresh out d box, no burn in?

Wow

The Denon D7000 is a great headphones, truly epic in its own right.
But the Audez'e LCD-3 has taken the bar, and destroyed it,  it exists on it's own scale, in it's own corner of the universe!….now to get back to listening!



An LCD-3 video unboxing? In HD? Yes. Awesome! Thanks for posting. I rarely ever see any headphone videos these days, especially not high end headphones.

post #2563 of 9561

 

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Originally Posted by Jian View Post

HiFiMAN will recreate jade, electrostatic. It is to be said a competitor of 009 but substantially cheaper.


Would you like to provide a source? Because when I spoke to Head-Direct last, they didn't even know what I was talking about when I mentioned HeAudio. I had to link them to their own website. They certainly had no clue when they would ever (IF they would ever) see more products from them.

 


Edited by MuppetFace - 12/17/11 at 12:12am
post #2564 of 9561
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

Thanks. I find it troublesome that the majority of the comparison reviews of the LCD-3 is towards the rev.1s. The rev.2s; I have some vague feeling that that change medio 2011 made by Audeze brought the "...fancy schmancy Lotus dia..." to the rev. 2 premature.

 

Having the chinese 500 and 6, and the american made R1 / R2,  I actually do not miss the nr. 3 version of the LCD. Maybe next year; I would crave for the 4th or the 5th version of same (american). Pure speculation of course...

 

Having said that: Who can forecast the HiFiMAN's next move...to compete. 

 



Why is that troublesome? Seems like a lot of people who purchased the LCD-3 are LCD-2 rev. 1 owners. I can see rev. 2 owners being more ambivalent as a whole, especially if they went from rev. 1 to rev. 2. A lot of early reports suggested minimal improvement for the price of the LCD-3, so if you just invested in a rev. 2... yeah, I can see being a bit less included to buy an LCD-3. I've seen a few rev. 2 owners saying they'd rather wait for the LCD-4.


Now, I'm not saying it's not worth it. Knowing what I know having listened to the LCD-3, I'd still buy it all over again. But I don't think it's quite so easy to flippantly say "sure it's worth double the price." 

 

And as far as rev. 1 comparisons go, the LCD-3 sounds more like the rev. 1 in overall sound signature to me than it does the rev. 2. It's definitely an improvement in just about every respect to the rev. 1, but it still has that sound overall to my ears. The LCD-2 rev. 2 on the other hand sounded less similar to the two, and that comes down to the treble presence imo.

 

post #2565 of 9561

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Originally Posted by matthewhypolite View Post

The Denon D7000 is a great headphones, truly epic in its own right.


Negative Ghostrider.

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