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You hate sibilance but you're still using the SA5000s? confused.gif

 

I actually find the LCD-2 rev 2.2 and LCD-3 very comfortable now, I hardly notice them anymore, with the SA5000s or the HD800, I find them a bit too light and loose, they could come off my head easily if I move my head too much.

 

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Originally Posted by Uncle00Jesse View Post

 With my SA5000s after 10 minutes of listening its as if nothing is even on your head. With the audeze's, I knew they were on my head the whole time and it didn't feel great.

 

 I absolutely see what everyone means by the lcd-3 is ruthless to the recording. There is no glossing over on the babies, if its on the record, its in your ear canal. Sibilance and all. And I HATE sibilance.


Edited by Danz03 - 2/1/13 at 11:43am
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I've got my new LCD3, brand new set. So far so good. It's amazing as expected.
Seems to be balance, the headphones sounds alot more authoritative than my last set, alot cleaner sound coming from the cans as well.

Going to be hammering them all weekend biggrin.gif

I think this may be the best LCD3 i've received yet. Heres to hoping it remains that way! atsmile.gif
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I hear replacing the sticker of the s/n totally fixes it ;)  231 to 261 is just the unveil mod which changes the dampening material to foam.  Your last pair would have already gotten the new foam. In fact my LCD-3 came back from the unveiling with a driver imbalance so... fingers crossed.

Don't they test these things before they leave the factory?

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A music question: I rarely see references to classical music preferences in the LCD threads. Could anyone who favors choral music, symphonic, chamber and small-group music from any of the periods usually called "classical music" describe his or her experience? Thanks in advance. 

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They work really well for small scale stuff like chamber music, and small choral works. 

 

Symphonic stuff falls way short, IMO, due to staging being somewhat closed in compared to others (HD800). 

 

Small group stuff in general works well simply because the LCD series has such an intimate presentation.

 

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A music question: I rarely see references to classical music preferences in the LCD threads. Could anyone who favors choral music, symphonic, chamber and small-group music from any of the periods usually called "classical music" describe his or her experience? Thanks in advance. 

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They work really well for small scale stuff like chamber music, and small choral works. 

 

Symphonic stuff falls way short, IMO, due to staging being somewhat closed in compared to others (HD800). 

 

Small group stuff in general works well simply because the LCD series has such an intimate presentation.

 

Thanks, MorbidToaster. I think I know exactly what you mean. I'll also hope that others chime in with their experiences. I have been hoping to get excited about the LCD-3. After a huge amount of searching and reading, however, I may be gravitating toward the Omega 2 Mk. 1, due to my focus (not exclusive, but heavy) on classical music. 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

They work really well for small scale stuff like chamber music, and small choral works. 

 

Symphonic stuff falls way short, IMO, due to staging being somewhat closed in compared to others (HD800). 

 

Small group stuff in general works well simply because the LCD series has such an intimate presentation.

 

 

This exactly matches my experience with the LCD-3. I often choose them over the HD800s for chamber music, but they just can't convey the scope of large-scale symphonic works.

 

Well, truthfully, I've recently found myself choosing the SR-009 over both the HD800 and LCD-3 for chamber and symphonic, but that wasn't your question.  very_evil_smiley.gif

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The LCD-3 ticks many boxes and is among the three headphones I will never sell.

 

 

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This exactly matches my experience with the LCD-3. I often choose them over the HD800s for chamber music, but they just can't convey the scope of large-scale symphonic works.

Well, truthfully, I've recently found myself choosing the SR-009 over both the HD800 and LCD-3 for chamber and symphonic, but that wasn't your question.  very_evil_smiley.gif

Well, you certainly know how I feel about the 009 by now...so I'm with you there. smily_headphones1.gif
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Well, you certainly know how I feel about the 009 by now...so I'm with you there. smily_headphones1.gif

Is there any kind of music where the lcd3s beat the 009s in? Like bassy music?(hip hop, rap, edm, etc.)
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For me? No, honestly. They're both fairly unforgiving so crap sounds like crap on either. Other than that overall detail and texture of the 009 is just stunning. 

 

They are different flavors, but if I wanted something more 'forgiving' or 'fun' anywhere near the level of the 009 it'd be the TH900.

 

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Is there any kind of music where the lcd3s beat the 009s in? Like bassy music?(hip hop, rap, edm, etc.)
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

For me? No, honestly. They're both fairly unforgiving so crap sounds like crap on either. Other than that overall detail and texture of the 009 is just stunning. 

They are different flavors, but if I wanted something more 'forgiving' or 'fun' anywhere near the level of the 009 it'd be the TH900.
Do you still own the LCD3s? How about the TH900?

When you demoed all three did you use tve same equipment and recordings?
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

For me? No, honestly. They're both fairly unforgiving so crap sounds like crap on either. Other than that overall detail and texture of the 009 is just stunning. 

They are different flavors, but if I wanted something more 'forgiving' or 'fun' anywhere near the level of the 009 it'd be the TH900.

Ouch hahaha, I thought most people (including David Mahler) said the bass on a excellently amped/sourced lcd3 beats the 009s and is the best of all headphones?
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I never owned the LCD 3 or TH900 but I did hear them in my home on the same equipment (at least source wise) as the 009. They were all pushed by Cavalli amps. LL for the 009, LG & LF for the TH900 and LCD 3.

 

I never bought the LCD 3 due to the production issues Audeze has come across and I had the 009 already by the time I heard the TH900. That being said, the TH900 is probably my favorite dynamic although there are some that are more 'accurate'.

 

Sourced on a Cambridge 851C and PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC + Transport. 

 

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Do you still own the LCD3s? How about the TH900?

When you demoed all three did you use tve same equipment and recordings?

 

I really didn't think so. The overall transparency (I thought) let more detail through on the 009. It might be more kickin' on the LCD, but there are still small subtleties on the 009 that wow'ed me every time. 

 

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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post


Ouch hahaha, I thought most people (including David Mahler) said the bass on a excellently amped/sourced lcd3 beats the 009s and is the best of all headphones?
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Originally Posted by Danz03 View Post

You hate sibilance but you're still using the SA5000s? confused.gif

 

I actually find the LCD-2 rev 2.2 and LCD-3 very comfortable now, I hardly notice them anymore, with the SA5000s or the HD800, I find them a bit too light and loose, they could come off my head easily if I move my head too much.

 

 

I know right? Hence why I really need an overhaul on my rig. Having the lcd-3 for another a few days, the fit is kind of growing on me.. They still fell quite heavy, however the pressure points by my cheek-bones seem to be much less pronounced than my first 3 days with them. By the way, for $2000 headphones it's almost laughable how basic and flimsy the stock cable is. Now I see why after market cables are so popular. The sound is still really interesting. I almost sense some sort of metallic hue to it but I'm hoping that has more to do with the digital output on my computer into the dac than the phones themselves. Vocals still sound crystal clear, I just think I was expecting something a little warmer. I'm getting nervous that now I've heard the top of the line, everything else isn't going to measure up and I'll be forced to buy the lcd-3 and go on the amp/dac journey. Oh well, such is life.

 


Edited by Uncle00Jesse - 2/2/13 at 4:25pm
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