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post #286 of 347
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Hillarious! biggrin.gif

 

Skylab please take your time. A lot of people don't have to make a decision until 11-11-11. The people who will "buy no matter what" have already preordered (e.g. googleli AKA Mr. Creamy)

 



Is there really a pre-order or just a "notify when back in stock"?

 

post #287 of 347
Thread Starter 

There is actually a pre-order form you have to fill in on Audeze website.

post #288 of 347

My "initial impression" of the LCD-3 was expletive-laden, since I JUST bought a new set of LCD-2s!  Had I known the 3s were coming, I would certainly have waited.

 

That said, I love the LCD-2 r.2 sound, and hearing from enough reputable sources that the LCD-3 has that sound with more refinement and top-end sold me.  It's hard to get angry with a company that cranks out $1K and $2K headphones that are still considered top values for their respective price points.

 

Can't wait to hear news on the preorder status...and if anyone's looking for a deal on very lightly used r.2s, PM away ;)

post #289 of 347

I will keep Rev 1 while getting the LCD3. I am also getting the Thunderpants to experience closed LCD2 effect.

post #290 of 347
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Originally Posted by Thenarus View Post

 

$1K and $2K headphones that are still considered top values for their respective price points.

 

 

Haha, not so sure about the $2K one, it hasn't been confirmed as a value buy yet. It will be though if it stands equal or superior in the company of the sony r10, stax 009 and sennheiser he-90

post #291 of 347

 

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I do not doubt Skylab, but just for the heck of it. you might wan to get image verification. And again, no offense to Skylab but I would like to know that it is the LCD-3 and not some closed phones like the R10's that he is riding with!

 

 

I have a request into both the NSA and DOD  signet systems to redirect surveillance satellites when skylab lets me know about my portion of the review is in process.  I plan on downloading both the video and audio portions so I can review his review.  Looking forward to it as I need confirmation for this seasons Christmas run, and would want to have them new cans for it if they would work correctly.

 

 

post #292 of 347

Do you guys think that the Schiit Lyr & Bifrost will be able to power the LCD-3s to their potential? Or good enough?

post #293 of 347

No.  Save your money for a better amplifier.

post #294 of 347
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Originally Posted by Elysian View Post

No.  Save your money for a better amplifier.


Why? Even a portable rig was good enough for the LCD3, according to Jude. Sure it'll be kind of a waste, but it still does offer improvements, no?
Just because I don't have a huge house and a bank full of money doesn't mean I shouldn't drive an M3. biggrin.gif
post #295 of 347
Making claims with regards to amplification at this stage is just foolish.
Elysian you should know better...
post #296 of 347

Time for a battle royale.  LCD-2 rev 2 with a Liquid Fire amp vs. LCD-3 with a Lyr.  Tubes are rolled.  Who will win?  biggrin.gif

post #297 of 347

Unless Audeze has done something mind-blowing with the LCD-3 (which the wide range of reports from a convention environment makes me wait to reserve judgment), my experience is that high-end amps are needed to get the most out of the differences between high-end headphones.

 

I'm sure the LCD-3 will sound fine on amps that people are happy with their LCD-2s on, but my point is that the most advantageous place for price-performance is probably on the amp if you're being bottlenecked by both your amp and, presumably, source.

post #298 of 347

My take has been to live with headphones for a while before trying to do any critical listening. I was messing about on my laptop last night playing flac files on foobar via the govibe porta tube to lcd3 and I have to tell you, the detail kept rearing it's silly face even when not looking for it. This is by no means a recommendation to buy the lcd3 with the sole idea of using it with a portable amp, but if you have a decent rig and want to be able to use the headphones with a "lesser" amp , it will not disappoint. Just saying ..dB

post #299 of 347

Its a fine fine headphone alright..

 

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post #300 of 347

Was your hand shaking when you took the photo because you were overwhelmed by the awesomeness of the LCD-3? biggrin.gif I'm seriuosly jealous...
 

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Originally Posted by sachu View Post

Its a fine fine headphone alright..

 

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