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Originally Posted by CanDude View Post

When I got my RMA'd LCD-3 (measured late August) it took approx. 45 hours burn-in before I recognized the LCD-3 sound. Before then the sound was a little bit lifeless, boring, maybe also a little bit edgy, lacking some bass.

 

Maybe there's also some user break-in happening while the brain is recalibrating? The LCD-3 sound is starting to grow on me.

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Good post jonstatt.

 

vert I think "brain burn-in" is quite likely, especially with anything radically different-sounding. I haven't yet heard the LCD3 but certainly when I got my LCD2 it was so different from any phone I'd heard before it took me some days to notice anything special and some weeks to notice all of it.

 

[begin OT] Perhaps we tend to think of listening skills as something we learn just once, whereas hearing something new may be no less a "brain-learning" situation than any other new skill [end OT]

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I don't know... when I first got my LCD-3 and compared them to my HD800, they sounded totally ( I mean completely) different (even off the same amps).

I was so disappointed in what I was hearing with the LCD-3 (muddy, recessed, boring - you name it) that I literally jumped into action and took a leap of faith with them by ordering the Liquid Fire amp.

 

The rest is history... I now LOVE the LCD-3, but what's interesting is that if I now go back to the other amps with which I initially hated them so very much - - well I actually don't mind the sound at all (not as good as the LF perhaps, but not bad).

Even more interesting is that I no longer find the LCD-3 and HD800 to be so radically different sounding.  Yes they are different (obviously), but I can easily switch from one to the other without having to wait 10-15mins for my brain to adjust.

 

To me this very much indicates that over time the LCD-3 actually did go through a process of change sonically as they were worked in.

 

My experience with the HD800 was that this change was more subtle.

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^ Could go either way. Hypothesizing brain learning means once you've learned the sounds of both phones, less adjustment is needed and it takes a shorter time. Our brains are highly adaptable to environmental changes, in general.

 

Your experience with the earlier amps once you heard the LCD-3's strengths is consistent with this hypothesis.

 

Equally, your experiences could support a physical change (but let's not open that can of worms here!).

 

There's some interesting posts about 50 pages back in the HD-800 appreciation thread about switching between it and LCD-3, as you probably noticed.

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I had the same experience with my LCD2.1 and HD800, they don't sound as different from each other so much as they used to.
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Guess I'm adapting to the LCD-3. I can recognize my system sound now and see why some people really like these headphones.

 

I had a similar experience to AiDee - it took me several listening sessions to pick up on the special things the LCD-3s are doing. They utterly transparent in a lush way in my setup. And if your system has a low noise floor, you can see into the fabric of the recording. I would imagine they would expose any weakness in the system chain though.

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I had the same experience with my LCD2.1 and HD800, they don't sound as different from each other so much as they used to.

To me these 2 are night+day different. In fact the HD800s are way more analytical and less smooth than any of the Audeze LCD family. Senn vs. Audeze is a whole different experience to me.


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I had the same experience with my LCD2.1 and HD800, they don't sound as different from each other so much as they used to.
To me these 2 are night+day different. In fact the HD800s are way more analytical and less smooth than any of the Audeze LCD family. Senn vs. Audeze is a whole different experience to me.

I felt the same way like a year ago, and I'm quite surprised that my perception has changed so much. But while the differences have been minimized, the HE6 is still right in between the two.
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To me these 2 are night+day different. In fact the HD800s are way more analytical and less smooth than any of the Audeze LCD family. Senn vs. Audeze is a whole different experience to me.

 

Let their be no mistake, tonally the LCD-3 and HD800 are different. But all other things being equal, they aren't quite as radically different sounding as some seem to make them out to be.

It's a little bit of apples vs. pears, NOT cars vs. airplanes...

 

I love both headphones and think they complement each other quite nicely.

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I dunno.  Yes, they're both headphones, but c'mon, they sound pretty different.

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I love both headphones and think they complement each other quite nicely.

you're not wearing one on top of the other, are you?

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I dunno.  Yes, they're both headphones, but c'mon, they sound pretty different.

Absolutely. I mean, would anyone say Wilsons sound like Quads sound like B&Ws, even in casual listening?

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you're not wearing one on top of the other, are you?

 

Hmmm, LCD-3 x HD800 dryhump mod, someone should try this rolleyes.gif

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If the LCD-3 are anything like the LCD-2, then they're unmistakably different from the HD800s.

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