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post #6766 of 9585
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

The TH900 is fantastic though. I was really surprised. Don't count it out just yet. 

 


Amen to that.

post #6767 of 9585

TH-900 is an amazing headphone.  And just to keep it on topic, the LCD-3 is right up there with it for me.  The only thing that swayed me to the TH-900 was comfort and better sound stage.

post #6768 of 9585
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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

TH-900 is an amazing headphone.  And just to keep it on topic, the LCD-3 is right up there with it for me.  The only thing that swayed me to the TH-900 was comfort and better sound stage.


Comfort and sound stage are the most important things in a headphone for me personally, especially when I cannot listen to speakers. I know the house Audeze sound, and the lack of sound stage and comfort is a big no go for me.

post #6769 of 9585
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Comfort and sound stage are the most important things in a headphone for me personally, especially when I cannot listen to speakers. I know the house Audeze sound, and the lack of sound stage and comfort is a big no go for me.

 

Sorry, while I can agree that the TH-900s have slightly better sound staging over the LCD-2s, the LCD-3s are a step up on both when properly powered. But no doubt that comfort goes to the TH-900s.

 

Just another pair of really good closed headphones to consider: W3000ANVs. As much as I really like the TH-900s, I prefer the W3000ANVs and unlike the LCD-3/TH-900s, the W3000ANVs actually isolate like a pair of closed headphones.


Edited by MacedonianHero - 12/4/12 at 8:17pm
post #6770 of 9585
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

 

Sorry, while I can agree that the TH-900s have better sound staging over the LCD-2s, the LCD-3s are a step up on both when properly powered. But no doubt that comfort goes to the TH-900s.

 

Just another pair of really good closed headphones to consider: W3000ANVs. As much as I really like the TH-900s, I prefer the W3000ANVs and unlike the LCD-3/TH-900s, the W3000ANVs actually isolate like a pair of closed headphones.

 

Let's agree that our ears and brains hear things differently.  I own all three of those and definitely prefer the qualities of the TH-900 over the other headphones, especially the W3000ANV.  The LCD-3 was the next runner up for me, but I felt the increase in comfort / sound stage was worth it, and in return all I felt that was losing was the bass extension and Audeze house sound.

 

I'd say the TH-900 has more of a Hifiman house sound, if I had to qualify it in such a way.

post #6771 of 9585

I will add that if I hadn't been annoyed about the long-term comfort of the LCD-3s, I probably would have never been compelled to try another comparable headphone such as the TH-900 in the first place...but I knew there had to be something that shared that level of audio quality AND was actually comfortable (to the point that they disappear on your head while being engrossed in your music).   

 

The LCD-3s were a significant increase in comfort over the LCD-2s by far... it was less of a vice grip and more of a good solid hug, if that makes sense, but you NEVER forgot they were there.  It just didn't happen...

 

but then again, it's all a matter of perspective and relative to your own personal preferences.

post #6772 of 9585
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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

I will add that if I hadn't been annoyed about the long-term comfort of the LCD-3s, I probably would have never been compelled to try another comparable headphone such as the TH-900 in the first place...but I knew there had to be something that shared that level of audio quality AND was actually comfortable (to the point that they disappear on your head while being engrossed in your music).   

 

The LCD-3s were a significant increase in comfort over the LCD-2s by far... it was less of a vice grip and more of a good solid hug, if that makes sense, but you NEVER forgot they were there.  It just didn't happen...

 

but then again, it's all a matter of perspective and relative to your own personal preferences.

 

They're certainly not as comfortable as say the HD800s or SR-009s. But they (LCD-3s) do sound amazing and are the second best headphones that I've heard (right after the SR-009s). If the TH-900s actually isolated reasonably well, I might be tempted to pick up a pair. 

post #6773 of 9585
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

 

They're certainly not as comfortable as say the HD800s or SR-009s. But they (LCD-3s) do sound amazing and are the second best headphones that I've heard (right after the SR-009s). If the TH-900s actually isolated reasonably well, I might be tempted to pick up a pair. 

 

Yeah, I absolutely agree.  The HD-800s are one of the most comfortable headphones I own.  If the HD-800s somehow kept their sound qualities AND had the bass qualities of the LCD-3s, I would only need one headphone.

 

The HD-800s are one of the few headphones that look and sound worth what you pay for them.  Only thing I don't like about the build is how easily the paint scratches.  Other than that, they look incredible and high-end.

 

I've never heard the SR-009s and am pretty sure I know how it would end if I did...so I'm avoiding it. :)

 

I don't want to come off as though I'm not a fan of the LCD-3s, cause I am.  I just prefer the WHOLE package of the TH-900s vs the whole package of the LCD-3s, pros / cons being considered in each.  If you find the LCD-3s to be comfortable, then by all means, you're not going to be disappointed...but I would recommend trying both out before purchasing because you might change your mind once you feel the TH-900s on your ears and head.

post #6774 of 9585

@OP, pop some velour pads on, and switch out for some open grills, and your HE400s will turn into something else altogether.

post #6775 of 9585

how come there are no dealer on amazon selling LCD 3 or 2, even the authorized dealer, I remember last year I could still get a result when I search for LCD3 on amazon. Will it appear again?

post #6776 of 9585

Per a dealer I talked to, Audeze gives their dealers very small margins to work with compared to a lot of other companies.  This does a few things - one of them is ensure they won't discount their headphones much even if they were inclined to because they just don't have that much to work with - the other is to not sell on places like amazon where with say the LCD-3 $155 of the sale would go directly into Amazon's pockets.  It's just not worth it.

post #6777 of 9585
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post


Comfort and sound stage are the most important things in a headphone for me personally, especially when I cannot listen to speakers. I know the house Audeze sound, and the lack of sound stage and comfort is a big no go for me.

The LCD3s have a different sort of comfort factor. They hug me and I am aware of them but they actually sort of feel good, like a head massage.

Some headphone with too light a touch can be annoying in their own way, like an irritating bug.

The LCD3s feel like a good pair of well made, well fitting shoes.

post #6778 of 9585
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

The LCD3s have a different sort of comfort factor. They hug me and I am aware of them but they actually sort of feel good, like a head massage.

Some headphone with too light a touch can be annoying in their own way, like an irritating bug.

The LCD3s feel like a good pair of well made, well fitting shoes.


Compared to the HD800/TH900/D7000/SR-009 even Ultrasone Ed 8, they are sub par in that department. For $2K I would expect better.

post #6779 of 9585

Over Analyzed.

 

Who gives a Schiit. It is the music mojo that matters. And the LCD-3 stand it's ground.

 

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post #6780 of 9585
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

Over Analyzed.

 

Who gives a Schiit. It is the music mojo that matters. And the LCD-3 stand it's ground.

 

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Comfort is easily the second most important factor for me. No matter how amazingly good a headphone sounds I could never live with it if it caused me physical pain. The LCD-3 isn't uncomfortable to me though, but the 2s would bother me after long listening sessions. 

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