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post #9241 of 11248
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Out the Box LCD 3 F azor ,
tonight I just received my BINB LCD 3 F
 

congrats!

post #9242 of 11248
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congrats!

Thank you jmm007
post #9243 of 11248
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

Out the Box LCD 3 F azor ,

tonight I just received my BINB LCD 3 F

 
congrats!

Same as well - I picked up a pair a couple months ago. Love them.
post #9244 of 11248

Got mine a few months ago, didn't know they were Fazor's but loved them both before and after. No ex-post regret here, and I had tried out the original LCD-3's and the LCD-X before ordering my own directly from Audeze. They are amazing, and a good amp really is needed. I run them with a Burson Conductor. 

 

Enjoy! 

post #9245 of 11248

My LCD'-3's were purchased in December of 2013.  They are not fazored.   These headphones have the most intimate and creamy midrange I have ever heard.  This sound quality is unique among all headphones I have ever heard and I have heard and owned many of the biggies like the 007, 009, HE-90, HE-60, LA-900, HE-500, R-10, and qualia.  R-10 is still my favorite headphone ever but the LCD-3 and LA-900 are tied for second.

 

As much as I love that midrange- I must say with the stock cable they are still to congested for me.  I got a OCC silver cable from headphone lounge and it really decongested the LCD-3 a lot and opened up the soundstage and highs without damaging that beautiful creamy full sound one iota.  This is the first headphone ever that I am sure I like pure silver in the cable.

 

Even with that I have been experimenting with small amounts of graphic equalizing.  My general conclusion after years involved high end headphones is that any graphic equalizing harms the purity of the sound in exchange for any gain you get from fooling with the frequencies.  The LCD-3 is possibly the only exception.  I use the Apple graphic EQ plug in on Fidelia and I moved from 1000 Htz until 20,000 Htz all up by 1/2 of one decibel. It opened up that upper midrange and treble just a notch or two more and - SO FAR after a few weeks of going between the subtly equalized LCD-3 and the non- equalized sound- I believe the purity of the sound is very very very minimally damaged for a very nice gain.  That midrange remains as creamy and full as ever before.  This may be the first headphone I will ever listen to using an equalizer albeit very minimally.   By the way I tried more drastic equalizing and it just ruins the sound.  If you do any- keep it very subtle.  Less is more!!!


Edited by rsbrsvp - 6/13/14 at 5:04am
post #9246 of 11248
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My LCD'-3's were purchased in December of 2013.  They are not fazored.   These headphones have the most intimate and creamy midrange I have ever heard.  This sound quality is unique among all headphones I have ever heard and I have heard and owned many of the biggies like the 007, 009, HE-90, HE-60, LA-900, HE-500, R-10, and qualia.  R-10 is still my favorite headphone ever but the LCD-3 and LA-900 are tied for second.

 

As much as I love that midrange- I must say with the stock cable they are still to congested for me.  I got a OCC silver cable from headphone lounge and it really decongested the LCD-3 a lot and opened up the soundstage and highs without damaging that beautiful creamy full sound one iota.  This is the first headphone ever that I am sure I like pure silver in the cable.

 

Even with that I have been experimenting with small amounts of graphic equalizing.  My general conclusion after years involved high end headphones is that any graphic equalizing harms the purity of the sound in exchange for any gain you get from fooling with the frequencies.  The LCD-3 is possibly the only exception.  I use the Apple graphic EQ plug in on Fidelia and I moved from 1000 Htz until 20,000 Htz all up by 1/2 of one decibel. It opened up that upper midrange and treble just a notch or two more and - SO FAR after a few weeks of going between the subtly equalized LCD-3 and the non- equalized sound- I believe the purity of the sound is very very very minimally damaged for a very nice gain.  That midrange remains as creamy and full as ever before.  This may be the first headphone I will ever listen to using an equalizer albeit very minimally.   By the way I tried more drastic equalizing and it just ruins the sound.  If you do any- keep it very subtle.  Less is more!!!

 

Out of curiosity, what is the date on your frequency chart that came with them?

post #9247 of 11248
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Out of curiosity, what is the date on your frequency chart that came with them?

I am not able to check right now but the serial # is 2615465.  Purchased December 5th  2013.

post #9248 of 11248
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I am not able to check right now but the serial # is 2615465.  Purchased December 5th  2013.

 

 

Gotcha. I'm curious to find a set of 2 or 3's dated Dec.18 to confirm that that is the day Fazor's were introduced like they say.

post #9249 of 11248
What is the stigma some seem to have with posting a serial number? Most will list as 231XXX like its top secret or something. Never understood that...
post #9250 of 11248
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What is the stigma some seem to have with posting a serial number? Most will list as 231XXX like its top secret or something. Never understood that...

I think the fear exists with products that are more likely counterfeited, like watches, to avoid having your number poached in an effort to legitimize the copy. It's unlikely that Audeze could be (convincingly) copied, but better safe than sorry.

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For those that might be interested here is the before and after graph of my LCD-3 when it was sent in for new drivers as well as the Fazor upgrade.....

Before

 


After(with fazor)

post #9252 of 11248
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Originally Posted by commtrd View Post

What is the stigma some seem to have with posting a serial number? Most will list as 231XXX like its top secret or something. Never understood that...

Most people remember the first couple numbers due to the general thought that it's a good indicator of which generation of LCD-3 it is. I imagine that most people couldn't be bothered to look up or remember the entire serial number.

post #9253 of 11248
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Originally Posted by dfarina View Post
 

For those that might be interested here is the before and after graph of my LCD-3 when it was sent in for new drivers as well as the Fazor upgrade.....

Before

 


After(with fazor)

 

Looks good, did you like the change?

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I thought the change was subtle,looking at the graphs there isn't that much change.As described by most there is slightly more detail up top and a little more sound stage.Some people are concerned that the fazor would change the desired house sound of the LCD-3 but in my opinion that's not a problem as the change is minor.Overall I like the change,but on the fence as to if it's worth sending it in just for the fazor upgrade do to the $ and time needed.
Edited by dfarina - 6/14/14 at 5:14am
post #9255 of 11248
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Originally Posted by dfarina View Post

I thought the change was subtle,looking at the graphs there isn't that much change.As described by most there is slightly more detail up top and a little more sound stage.Some people are concerned that the fazor would change the desired house sound of the LCD-3 but in my opinion that's not a problem as the change is minor.Overall I like the change,but on the fence as to if it's worth sending it in just for the fazor upgrade do to the $ and time needed.

+1. Good summary!

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