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post #9001 of 9627
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Originally Posted by markheadphonium View Post
 

I guess I could try a longer yoke rod. I think I'm near the last notch if not at it.

 

People have different sized heads, so obviously someone with a small head is going to think the LCD-2 is a looser headphone and someone with a large head will think it's tighter. I guess I have a large head.

 

Exactly. I keep mine on the 2nd to last notch, and if I move it to the last notch there is significantly less clamp. 

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post #9003 of 9627
So what's the bottom line with fazor technology? They sound like they would improve SQ. Are they comfortable or uncomfortable? I talked to the company and they stated there are very few complaints thus far. So should I pull the trigger and send them in for an upgrade? If I lived within a 300 miles radius of an Audeze distributor or retailer I would definitely utilize that option try them myself , but I don't have that luxury
Thanks
post #9004 of 9627

Guess you could wait for more impressions, I sent mine for RMA and asked to fazor them, but I'll have them in about 2 weeks if not before. My head's big :P

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The trick to loosening the Audeze headband and getting them to actually stay loose over time is to loosen the whole headband at every spot. Initially I tried pulling mines apart just from the centre at the 12 o clock position. They would loosen but only for for a day. Try bending the headband apart at the top 12 o clock position and then keep pulling them apart with each hand as you move down the headband so 11/1 o clock and then down to 10/2 o clock and then at 9/3 o clock and so on. Also, find a place to leave them overnight on a stand or an object that stretches the headband.

 

I did this for about 3-4 days and the headband never got tight on me again for the next 5 months I had them. By the time I was done with them, the pads would never touch each other on their own. There was about an inch of difference. I also conditioned my pads with some leftover leather cream from my sofa conditioning kit. It helped with the clamping and made the sound a bit more open. Not to mention no more suction effects whatsoever. It was basically memory foam pads. Also, a positive side effect was that my cups never accumulated sweat afterwards regardless of the weather. This typically happens with all leather earpads.

post #9006 of 9627
Although this is the LCD3 thread, AFAIK the headband is the same with all Audeze headphones, apart from the one I have on my LCD-XC, and with the headband I did, my LCD-XC's are very comfortable and can also be adjusted for different size heads.
post #9007 of 9627
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

Although this is the LCD3 thread, AFAIK the headband is the same with all Audeze headphones, apart from the one I have on my LCD-XC, and with the headband I did, my LCD-XC's are very comfortable and can also be adjusted for different size heads.

I'm sorry, are you saying that all LCD-XCs come with a different headband, stock?

post #9008 of 9627
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Originally Posted by markheadphonium View Post

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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

Although this is the LCD3 thread, AFAIK the headband is the same with all Audeze headphones, apart from the one I have on my LCD-XC, and with the headband I did, my LCD-XC's are very comfortable and can also be adjusted for different size heads.
I'm sorry, are you saying that all LCD-XCs come with a different headband, stock?

No, AFAIK all LCD-XC's come with the same kind of headband, but the one on my LCD-XC is a completely different headband because I came up with the idea and put it on. ( I did the same kind of headband with my SR-009's first though )
There's a photo of my LCD-XC with the headband I did along with my 009's which also shows the headband, the photo can be found in the avatars on my profile.
post #9009 of 9627
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No, AFAIK all LCD-XC's come with the same kind of headband, but the one on my LCD-XC is a completely different headband because I came up with the idea and put it on. ( I did the same kind of headband with my SR-009's first though )
There's a photo of my LCD-XC with the headband I did along with my 009's which also shows the headband, the photo can be found in the avatars on my profile.

Sounds neat. Thanks for the clarification.

 

Mark

post #9010 of 9627
Sorry if we have been through this. But does anyone know if there is a new flagship in the works?
post #9011 of 9627
With Audeze there is always something in the works biggrin.gif
post #9012 of 9627

Has there been a straight up written comparison between the newer LCD-3 and the LCD-X?

post #9013 of 9627
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Has there been a straight up written comparison between the newer LCD-3 and the LCD-X?

 

Not that I have seen. Tyll is doing a review of current LCD-X, LCD-3, and LCD-2 revs. I don’t know when it will be done.

 

This is from the comments on AKG 812 “Well, got a couple three posts that will be prior, but current revs of the LCD-X, LCD-3, and LCD-2 are in the house and on and off my head for a review.”

post #9014 of 9627
Interesting, I had not previously heard the LCD-2 & LCD-3 are now more effficient, but I just noticed the they are both now rated as listed here on Audeze's website:

•Efficiency: 94dB SPL / 1mW


Am I mistaken, or were they previously rated at 91dB SPL / 1mW Efficiency ?

Does this have something to do with the Fazor's making them easier to drive? If so, I guess they are closer to the LCD-X now in ability to be driven more efficiently by portable headphone amps? Anyone have any more info. on this or am I mistaken with their previous efficiency ratings.
post #9015 of 9627
The stators are different (but same diaphragm), so they must be more powerful than the previous ones.
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