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post #8971 of 8985
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Originally Posted by commtrd View Post
 

How likely is it that both drivers in the phones just die instantly?

Very unlikely? Did you accidentally flip the switch on the back of the Schiit that switches between Bal/SE?

post #8972 of 8985
Checked that. On balance mode.
post #8973 of 8985
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Originally Posted by commtrd View Post
 

Question: Would both drivers in my LCD3 be likely to just die at the exact same time? Does not seem to me to be very likely. I could be wrong though. I was listening to the phones from my dell laptop with JRiver 19, usb out, good usb cable to Gungnir, Pyst cable balanced to Mjolnir, Silver Widow to phones. Has been absolutely flawless for a year. Just instantaneously died. I tried hooking up to my Samsung laptop with the Schiit driver installed with usb out to Gungnir and same result. I don't have another set of phones to try and no plugged cable to go straight into the puter but both were showing the audio out functional. Both played music out the onboard speakers so doubt it is a computer issue. Win 7 Dell and a Win 7 Samsung both very capable machines etc.Tried turning amp / dac off for a while and then back on, no change. Did get the faint clicking noise from amp / dac.

 

How likely is it that both drivers in the phones just die instantly? I am seriously bummed. I think I am totally addicted to listening and in withdrawal now.

You may want to try another input to make certain it's not an issue with Gungnir. I'd also check to make sure

you didn't accidentally switch the USB input to coax, for example. If you had a 3.5mm adapter around you might want to

try that directly out of your PC. 


Edited by paradoxper - 4/15/14 at 7:29pm
post #8974 of 8985

plug the headphones somewhere else where u have headphone out to rule it out 

post #8975 of 8985

check your cable....my cat got at one of my cables and it took me forever to figure out the lack of sound....

post #8976 of 8985
Do u not have an ipod,iphone,or anything with a headphone out to cross check it??
post #8977 of 8985

No I don't have the plug or cable here in my trailer to check the phones. When back home will check that. I did try the stock cable LTR end and that did not work so it is not the cable. Working hundreds of miles from home so not very convenient to do any in-depth troubleshooting and I have the other cable with the plug at home. Will check this weekend but will be a drag with no music until then. I think it may be the amp or dac but not sure until I can test the phones themselves. Bummer.

post #8978 of 8985
So I just picked up my new LCD-3s with the Fazor hardware (serial 271xxxxx). I have a fairly large head, and while the baffles (correct term?) come close to my ears, there is no contact or discomfort for me.

As a previous LCD-3 owner, these do seem to have a wider, taller soundstage, and instrument separation seems better than I remember. The wood is MUCH darker than my November 2012 set. Really looks good.

While I wait for my Auralic Taurus MkII to arrive, currently using a Fiio X5/E12, and the LCD-3 sounds remarkably good through this setup.

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post #8979 of 8985
^ I believe mixx' problem arose days later though. I've had my fazored, 271xxxx phones six days. Have only had time to listen/wear on three of these days. So far so good.

As for the SQ...remarkable. These are truly a significant upgrade from my 2.1s. They sound like what the LCD2 rev 1 was trying to be.

Edit: congrats btw - must be interesting having owned 3s previously.
Edited by AiDee - Yesterday at 10:10 pm
post #8980 of 8985

Mine didn't touch till the 2nd day and on the 3rd were touching quite a lot. The main cause is the strong clamping force on the headband and once the pads soften they touch more easily. I have been stretching the headband continually but it slowly tightens up again over time. It's one strong headband!

 

I also put in the spacers from the Hifiman pads like these ones shown here on the left...

 

 

Installed on my LCD3...

 

 

With the headband loosening up more and these spacers, it has become way more comfortable now.

post #8981 of 8985

Who sells those spacers and could you do a quick writeup on how to do that? Looks like it could be the answer!

post #8982 of 8985
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post

 

With the headband loosening up more and these spacers, it has become way more comfortable now.

 

Glad to hear it’s more comfortable now!

 

Do you find any negative effect on SQ from the implementation of the spacers?

post #8983 of 8985

Did you try reaching out to Audeze? I imagine you're not the only one with this problem and they may have some ideas on how to make the stretch last a bit longer.

post #8984 of 8985
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Originally Posted by commtrd View Post
 

Who sells those spacers and could you do a quick writeup on how to do that? Looks like it could be the answer!

 

I had got a free pair of pads because my HE400 order had been delayed but they come with these, http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=111. That is the official Hifiman site in the US, their support is good, they would probably sell just the spacers as spare parts I would say too.

 

It's easy to do, you just stick your fingers under there and pull the spacer out from the Hifiman pads and insert them into the Audeze pads. You just have to lift up the inner underside of the Audeze pad and and insert the spacer with your fingers and work it until it is in all the way around. It takes 30 seconds and is reversible.

 

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Originally Posted by Articnoise View Post

 

Do you find any negative effect on SQ from the implementation of the spacers?

 

 

It's very hard to tell any difference but my immediate initial impression was that the sound may have been a bit worse if anything.

 

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Originally Posted by BeyerMonster View Post
 

Did you try reaching out to Audeze? I imagine you're not the only one with this problem and they may have some ideas on how to make the stretch last a bit longer.

 

I stretch it until its flat and hold it for 10-30secs, I could do it longer but I don't want to break it or over stretch it. Other option is to put them on a stand that keeps the pads apart but that also compresses them so I haven't done that. They didn't give me any specific instructions on how to do it, I will ask again.

post #8985 of 8985

Does Audeze supply a looser headband as an option on the LCD-3?

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