"Fast" is not good for an audio review...
Actually it's the review that comes after every flagship model. I've read it for K701, HD800, T1, SR-009, D7000, etc. Only reviewer's and headphones' names change.
Rob, I didn't spend much time lately on head-fi because I'm very busy, but I just found out about your review and read it.
Just want to thank you for a very nice write up, as usual.
Head-fi hypes many stuff and persons, but you are the guy who really deserves the praise. As always, a great read with exactly the info I needed.
So I guess you're responsible for me buying this now.
Thanks for the effort and time you always put in these kind of things, head-fi ows you, I owe you.
I just ordered the same cable I got from DHC (Peter) for my HE6's except they are for the LCD-3. I really like that cable because its very neutral, flexible and light, plus I haven't managed to tear the connector ends off the cable. I use a recliner when I use my headphones so I need a 12 foot cable, also by using the recliner my head rests on the headrest so the weight of these headphones does not trouble me.
So by having the new headphone cable when my LCD3's get here, I can brake them in at the same time.
Anyway thanks for thinking of me Skylab.
I have the DHC cable for my HE6 too and I really like it. I was thinking of doing the same for the LCD3.
I think you totally misnderstood what I refer fast is, the LCD-3 target release date is 11/11/11 and Rob able to get his hands on a pair and get the review done. I don't mean that Rob Micky mouse the review to be the first one publish it.
skylab, have you experimented with the tone equalizer on your vintage receivers and the original LCD-2?
if not, try lowering the bass by 2db or 3db and then listen thru the hp. it really opens up the soundstage
and let's you know that the high freq. are all there, imo. i've been doing this with my sansui amps and find
it very satisfying with the original LCD2. i'm curious how this sound compares to the new LCD3?
Thanks for the tip. I will try that also via my Realiser, and yes I have found that you need to get the right balance of bass to get a better sound-stage.
Wow that's almost two Sennheiser HD800's or a Stax 007 MkII !
It will have to be bl**dy good if its going to cost that much.
Having done so reviews I believe 10 days with plenty of hours is sufficient to do a review. When I do mine most times its over a two week period with many hours on them. I believe you can write a credible review as Rob did after spending almost two weeks and plenty of hours in their evaluation. My last two were the HE6 and the LCD2 and both were done after 2 weeks.
I think one would have to say that to a small degree the very upper mids are very slightly recessed versus the rest of the midrange. The lower mids are not boosted, but there is a very slight reticence in the upper mids/lower treble, like the LCD-2, but not as pronounced or noticeable. For me this simply provides means that the sound does not drift to brightness, and sounds very natural, but it sounds like they might not be the thing for you.
I have heard a pair a couple times at meets and didn't care for either the sound or the fit, so I have never sought out a pair.
Sky, thanks for the review as usual. Just a quick question. What is the reason as to why you are holding on to the LCD2 v1? I have the LCD2 V1 also and am thinking about selling it after I get my LCD3. Do you think there is any aspect of V1 that you cannot get from the LCD3? I also spent a lot of time with the LCD3 at RMAF and felt that if I get the LCD3, the LCD2 may not see a lot of use.
I'm only keeping the LCD-2 because I use it in a different place than the LCD-3. I had two LCD-2 pairs until I bought the LCD-3, now I sold one of my LCD-2's and am keeping one.
Off topic question: How do you pre-order the LCD-3, I remember reading somewhere that someone has cancel his pre-order LCD-3. I have been sending audeze emails, PM, phone call with zero response.