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post #9601 of 9615
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Originally Posted by isquirrel View Post

Just been listening with my partner at the same time to the LCD-X and LCD-3 and swapping between us, the cool thing is that we can listen to both at the same time through the Studio Six. 

I was interested to hear her comments.

With the X's she said can hear every instrument as though its highly illuminated but she finds its presentation fatiguing and she finds she herself missing the performance as a whole as she's constantly listening to the sound of one instrument or another.

She prefers the LCD-3's, said 'I could listen all day to these they have a beautifully engaging sound, I feel like I am drawn into the performance'. The LCD-X's sound little thinner and bright by comparison. I noticed her taking the 3's off and closely examining them, touching the wood.

She must have loved it because we are now planning to purchase a high end DAC and Transport and another pair of LCD-3's...........


Love the setup
Love those red cables!
post #9602 of 9615
LOL, I insist on doing the dishes. My wife is crap at them!
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Agreed, they have better hearing after all " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/wink_face.gif" />


 



We just have "selective" hearing is all, which is what I tell my wife whenever she tells me to do the dishes smily_headphones1.gif
post #9603 of 9615

It does not look like many or any of you use the stock Audeze cables (Good because they are terrible!) I'm using the stock cable and the left XLR connector I have to tap on to get the left ear cup to stop distoring and cutting out, It started a few days ago. Their stock cables are horrendous and they need to get a new cable provider because it's not befitting of a $2,000 headphone to have it's cable show signs of failure only 3 and a half months in. 

I'm gonna have to order a good one on eBay next month it appears. 

post #9604 of 9615

Worth investigating IMHO

post #9605 of 9615
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Originally Posted by Matias View Post
 

This is what Audeze says about the sound signature of each models in the LCD Collection.

 

photo LCD-Collection_zps23071670.jpg 

 

 

 

LCD-X = Superb for Studio use?   No thanks.   I don't listen to music in a studio I listen at home.  I'm looking for a midrange that's engagingly attractive.  LCD-3F!!!!

post #9606 of 9615
To each his own. There is no right or wrong in this hobby.
post #9607 of 9615

I did say "I" didn't I.   lol...

post #9608 of 9615
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Originally Posted by isquirrel View Post

Agreed, they have better hearing after all " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/wink_face.gif" />


 



We just have "selective" hearing is all, which is what I tell my wife whenever she tells me to do the dishes smily_headphones1.gif
Amazing that. My hearing displays the same defect.
post #9609 of 9615
I find the X to be more neutral throughout than my 3c were with better staging and more bass definition. Definitely want to get 3f to compare with my X. I don't find the X to be "thin" sounding at all, just more neutral.
post #9610 of 9615

I'm getting a very significant sound improvement from a new Q-Audio balanced cable with my fazored LCD3. It seems better than the older Q-audio (non-balanced version though) that I have, the bass being more controlled.

The LCD3-F had a bit of glare in the upper mids that Q cable handles just right vs. the stock cable. The old Q-cable was fine at this too, but the bass is better in the new one.

The LCD3-F is not dark at all, and is just neutral and very much alive from top to bottom. 

I still like the LCD-3C also though, and it holds its own even with tipped-up recordings, even though the bass is a trifle more blubbery. I have both and I feel they complement each other,

each with it's own strengths, and giving me different perspectives on my favorite music.

I was going to sell the LCD3-classic, but I decided to hold onto both for this reason, as the Fazoring is a significant, even major difference, and both are great in their own way.

Again, after several cables, the Q cable is my choice on both versions.

The fazoring adds more layering, but the classic has more depth. I would choose the F if I had to pick, but again, the Classic is, well, a real classic.


Edited by rgs9200m - Today at 10:18 am
post #9611 of 9615
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post

It does not look like many or any of you use the stock Audeze cables (Good because they are terrible!) I'm using the stock cable and the left XLR connector I have to tap on to get the left ear cup to stop distoring and cutting out, It started a few days ago. Their stock cables are horrendous and they need to get a new cable provider because it's not befitting of a $2,000 headphone to have it's cable show signs of failure only 3 and a half months in. 


I'm gonna have to order a good one on eBay next month it appears. 

Yeah a couple years ago when I originally bought mine the 1/4" plug on the stock cable was like bent at a significant angle. I guess thats still an issue. They have very accommodating support / customer service though so it wasnt a big deal.
post #9612 of 9615

Like I said, IMO the Q-audio cable is a great sonic match for Audeze, like it was tailored for it.

post #9613 of 9615

The cool thing about headphones is it's easy to have several pairs with different sound, to match music and mood.  I find for just sitting around listening to music rather than deconstructing it, the fazored LCD-3 is a hard act to beat.  Difficult, and ridiculously expensive, to have multiple speakers with different amp pairings the way one can with headphones.

 

As for cables, a single-ended Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 definitely clears up the fazored LCD-3s over stock.  It's not huge, but it also not hard to hear.  I've yet to try a balanced amp with a balanced cable though.


Edited by sandab - Today at 11:41 am
post #9614 of 9615
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post
 

It does not look like many or any of you use the stock Audeze cables (Good because they are terrible!) I'm using the stock cable and the left XLR connector I have to tap on to get the left ear cup to stop distoring and cutting out, It started a few days ago. Their stock cables are horrendous and they need to get a new cable provider because it's not befitting of a $2,000 headphone to have it's cable show signs of failure only 3 and a half months in. 

I'm gonna have to order a good one on eBay next month it appears. 

I use the stock balanced cables and think they are more than decent, they sound good and well built. I have had my cable for 19 months. Are you sure its the cable failing?

post #9615 of 9615

Sandab, my sentiments exactly. Anyone coming from the high-end speaker world understands this perfectly and appreciates the variety at your fingertips.

I never understand the one-headphone-fits-all approach, no matter how good it its.

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