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post #121 of 275

We're now a step closer to discovering the elusive brown note.  I'd use these in my bathroom rig.

post #122 of 275


Just curious, but what's your setup for the LCD3?

 

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Originally Posted by LFF View Post


Totally agree with this. After running a couple dozen tracks through them I noticed that they are extremely forgiving and not as transparent as other headphones. They are colored and the bass still remains a bit atonal. Even with these major deficiencies the LCD-3TP is a vast improvement over the stock LCD-3. The pads are nice and comfy though!

 

The LCD-3 is a joke in stock form. Perhaps it's the seriously overpriced quality controlled stock sound, perhaps it's the atonal bass, perhaps it's the severely recessed mids....I don't know. I seriously don't understand the praise this headphone is getting. It seriously puzzles me. Could it be that my hearing is that bad/amazing that you guys are hearing things that I am not?! The TP'd version barely...barely managed to resolve certain distortions in some recordings. In stock form, there was no distortion!

 

For a TOTL headphone, the LCD-3 is a serious fail for me.

 



 

post #123 of 275

I've ben experimenting with:-

waxed, greaseproof

greased, waxproof

Gladwrap

 

lunch wraps, and even though they present different flavours of sound, they all sound delicious.........

post #124 of 275
Thread Starter 

Other Materials and Measurements

I tried to be very careful this time around to obtain more precise measurements.

 

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Material used from left to right:

 

  1. Kirkland paper towel (10.5cm diameter)
  2. Kirkland toilet paper 2-ply (10.5cm diameter)
  3. Dishpack foam sheet (9cm diameter)
  4. Kirkland paper towel (5.7cm diameter)

 

lc3mods.gif

 

Blue: Stock outer felt piece removed

Gray: Stock

Red: Toiletpants (TP under stock felt)

Purple:  Paper towel (small diameter) placed under stock outer felt

Green: Stock outer felt replaced with dishpack foam material

Yellow: Paper towel (large diameter) placed under stock outer felt

 

I'm currently listening the purple version, but I think I like the original ToiletPants the best.

post #125 of 275

That green trace is bizarre.

post #126 of 275

What with the amount of moist brown running through this thread it'a almost akin to sonic diarrhoea.

I think we're all going potty.

 

Headfi has once again sponsored a forum of fertile imaginitis.

 

Toiletpants

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post #127 of 275

 

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That green trace is bizarre.

Not nearly as bizarre as this thread.

post #128 of 275

That's quite a deviation between 14 and 18kHz eek.gif

post #129 of 275

Perhaps those of eastern extrsction could try rice-paper to see if the voicing of the phones is more inflective.

 

My next try is to use fine denier stocking/pantyhose to see if it will tighten the flab in the notes and raise the sound quality to Stax Sr009 levels.

post #130 of 275
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Other Materials and Measurements


 

Great work Purrin.beerchug.gif

Really appreciate the work you are doing & hope that its importance is not lost in all this toilet humor.

 

I have suggestion for one more configuration & would really love to see measurements:

LCD-3 Inner felt -->10.5mm Toilet paper ---> open cell  foam similar to what comes with computer motherboards --> 10.5mm Toilet paper.

(Outer felt removed)

 

 

post #131 of 275
Dishpack foam really mess up the sound, I already tried it on K601 and it was sounding like a very cheap headphone.

Can you test silk,cotton and other cloth material ? (i'm guessing it is planned) and with only the audeze grill and without anything at all ? Since LCD3 is close to LCD2 the results should be similar, the FR graph really make the difference in modding tests but careful with the fragile wood screw thread it can break if you screw/unscrew too much.
Edited by Omega17TheTrue - 11/25/11 at 5:25am
post #132 of 275

PaperPants ftw!  

 

Why do your measurements show such extreme roll off in the low bass?

post #133 of 275
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

 

 

lc3mods.gif

 

Blue: Stock outer felt piece removed

Gray: Stock

Red: Toiletpants (TP under stock felt)

Purple:  Paper towel (small diameter) placed under stock outer felt

Green: Stock outer felt replaced with dishpack foam material

Yellow: Paper towel (large diameter) placed under stock outer felt

 

I'm currently listening the purple version, but I think I like the original ToiletPants the best.



 

 

 

So where is the TP improving the LCD3? Is the reduced bass, allowing the mids to come forward a bit? 

post #134 of 275

What, no maxipad graphs? Wings might improve the highs.

post #135 of 275
Thread Starter 

 

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PaperPants ftw!  

 

Why do your measurements show such extreme roll off in the low bass?


No seal with the method I'm using. I need a compensation function for the bass.

 


 

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Originally Posted by pigmode View Post


 

So where is the TP improving the LCD3? Is the reduced bass, allowing the mids to come forward a bit? 


Reduced mid-bass and high-bass, slightly increased upper-mids/lower treble.

 

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