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post #8926 of 11266

I mean, Audeze says it moves them a 1/4" closer to your ears, which is a fair amount, but I'm just saying that from what I've seen, people haven't been complaining about it much so far.

post #8927 of 11266

Yes it is and also that they have implemented the Fazor for month without anybody have comment on that here before.

post #8928 of 11266

I haven't had any issues with my X's coming even close to touching my ears.. so very strange

post #8929 of 11266
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I haven't had any issues with my X's coming even close to touching my ears.. so very strange

So, maybe tomorrow I will do it!smily_headphones1.gif
post #8930 of 11266
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I think it's only Vulcans who have that problem
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post #8931 of 11266

Hmm my ears aren't that pointy.

 

They say there is no different pads available other than leather or microsuede. Still trying to work if my pads are possibly faulty.

post #8932 of 11266
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Yeah that might need to be the next step but I am still waiting for a reply from Audeze (if they could be bothered to answer). The problem is I don't really want to do that as I really love their sound. Hifiman had the same issue and they put spacers under their pads which I still have. So I might try stuffing those spacers under there later.

 

I am not sure if my pads are just a dud or not, but if this is how it is, they will touch the ears for sure. That's why I would like to know if anyone has a pair that isn't touching. I think they just need better suited pads. These pads are way too soft and compress down to nothing and not thick enough in the front.

Okay if it’s only the pads that’s are too soft you can probably mod it or ask for another par. Btw my LCD 3 had some clamping force the first days, which went away after some use. Does your clamp hard?

post #8933 of 11266
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post
 

Hmm my ears aren't that pointy.

 

They say there is no different pads available other than leather or microsuede. Still trying to work if my pads are possibly faulty.

 

Maybe you can go to the store and see if the pads on the other LCD 3 par feels different. Just to roll out if yours is faulty.

post #8934 of 11266
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Okay if it’s only the pads that’s are too soft you can probably mod it or ask for another par. Btw my LCD 3 had some clamping force the first days, which went away after some use. Does your clamp hard?

 

That's what Audeze suggested to do also. Yes it does clamp hard, stretching helps, they don't touch then or just barely but it only lasts for 1 song before I have to stretch it again.

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Hi,

I got a "access denied" when I tried the link above. Is it for dealers only?

post #8936 of 11266
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post
 

 

That's what Audeze suggested to do also. Yes it does clamp hard, stretching helps, they don't touch then or just barely but it only lasts for 1 song before I have to stretch it again.

 

The clamping will reduce with time and with less clamp the distance to your ear will increase. If that will be enough I can’t predict.

 

Just to check while you waiting for it, you can take some foam rubber and place it between your head and the pads on the thin side just to see if it makes it better.

post #8937 of 11266
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Maybe you can go to the store and see if the pads on the other LCD 3 par feels different. Just to roll out if yours is faulty.


The other pair I tried that didn't have the fazor, the softness of the pads was exactly the same from memory but not sure if they were as thick. The store is quite far so trying to sort it out with Audeze first.

 

Just inspecting the pads more, I can't see anything obviously wrong with them but they seem to be filled with air, so they resist compression better to start with. As I wear them the air leaks I think and they compress easier and then they touch the ears but this takes quite a while to happen. Taking them off (which puts the air back in) and stretching the head band is helping but its after every song almost at the moment I have to do that.

post #8938 of 11266
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Originally Posted by Articnoise View Post
 

 

The clamping will reduce with time and with less clamp the distance to your ear will increase. If that will be enough I can’t predict.

 

Just to check while you waiting for it, you can take some foam rubber and place it between your head and the pads on the thin side just to see if it makes it better.

 

 

I did try to put some soft tissue under the pad just to see and it does fix the touching problem but I think it muffled the sound a bit like it de-fazored them. If only I could find where I have my pleather hifiman pads, they have some spacers and some nice foam inside them I can cut up and use.

post #8939 of 11266
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post
 

Actually... anyone have a leather one and the ears don't touch and its not just straight out of the box?

 

I've had my LCD-3 and LCD-XC for about 2 weeks now. Both are leather and neither seems to come close to touching my ears. My ears aren't that small either.

 

Out of curiosity, do your headphones have a relatively high clamping force? Have you tried stretching out the headband a bit? I have a relatively big noggin and decent size ears. I wear a 7.5 size hat that is a lot more wide than long. Both sets of headphones are extremely comfortable even for multiple hour listening sessions. I can get my ears to touch if I squeeze the cans farther than they would otherwise go by hand, but I find it hard to believe my pads will compress that much more over time.

 

The drivers are supposed to be angled so that the front is closer than the back. Any chance they somehow swapped the sides when you got the fazors added? It's a long shot, but I figured I'd ask.

 

*EDIT* Sorry, posted the question about stretching the headband before I got to the end of the thread. Try talking to Audeze support, they may have a better idea of how to do a semi-permanent stretch.


Edited by BeyerMonster - 4/11/14 at 9:34pm
post #8940 of 11266
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Originally Posted by BeyerMonster View Post
 

 

I've had my LCD-3 and LCD-XC for about 2 weeks now. Both are leather and neither seems to come close to touching my ears. My ears aren't that small either.

 

Out of curiosity, do your headphones have a relatively high clamping force? Have you tried stretching out the headband a bit? I have a relatively big noggin and decent size ears. I wear a 7.5 size hat that is a lot more wide than long. Both sets of headphones are extremely comfortable even for multiple hour listening sessions. I can get my ears to touch if I squeeze the cans farther than they would otherwise go by hand, but I find it hard to believe my pads will compress that much more over time.

 

The drivers are supposed to be angled so that the front is closer than the back. Any chance they somehow swapped the sides when you got the fazors added? It's a long shot, but I figured I'd ask.

 

*EDIT* Sorry, posted the question about stretching the headband before I got to the end of the thread. Try talking to Audeze support, they may have a better idea of how to do a semi-permanent stretch.

 

Your LCD3 has the fazors since its only 2 weeks old?

 

I have been stretching the headband since I got them but even more so over the last two days. I can see now that the clamping force on these is extreme. Previously when I would put them down on the table it would compress the pads together to the point where it created a suction between them that would make a pop sound when I separated them. Now when I put them down the pads are just touching. They don't touch the ears as much anymore but I do still have to keep stretching it all the time. Maybe it needs a few more days of this.

 

 

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