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post #196 of 275

Okay, TP still not enough for me.  

 

Will be returning to rhythmdevils when I can or passing onto blessingx if rd is done too.

 

Just brought them over to another H-F'er and we compared to O2 mkII.

 

Happy with my other direction.  Really appreciate the loan, purrin! 

 

(I do find them comfortable though.)

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post #197 of 275
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I get that feeling too. I think the driver is just way too big for a headphone. Tyll's measurements show less distortion at 100db than 90db. It's all speculation and conjecture at this point, but this tells me that the driver is more suited to playing at louder volumes (speakers.) A quick look at the Fostex, and you realize how much sound you can get for such small ortho drivers. It could also be a surround or diaphragm suspension issue related to such a large driver.

 

I also feel the T50RP driver is more responsive and is able to express the nuances that the LCD2 couldn't. The LCD3 is better in this regard.

 

 

Sorry if this has been answered in the meanwhile, but I just saw it.

 

The reason why the 100dB curve is lower than the 90dB curve is because it's a THD+noise measurment.  When you raise the volume, the signal to noise ratio goes up, and therefor the THD+noise measurement goes down. When the 100dB curve is lower then the 90dB curve it means that most of the measured distortion is noise. It show the cans have little distortion.
 

 

post #198 of 275

The LCD3s are nice headphones.  Fun with pop music and some electronica.  Nowhere worth $2000 with all the flaws in the sound reproduction.  I think someone who hasn't heard electrostats and wants a different signature than the HD800 could live happily with them, but when you've heard headphones that are superior in the majority of categories (just from a listening, not measurement perspective), the flaws are distracting and you're continually reminded by everything missing and reproduced incorrectly by the LCD3.

 

I could only find one genre where I could stop critically listening and just enjoy music on the LCD3.  I don't like having gear for just a single specific genre of music.

 

The TP actually does help.  I noticed slightly less detail with the TP, but it helped with the bass, as well (though not as much) with the mids and highs.  If I owned the LCD3, I'd probably keep some sort of dampening material in.

 

I liked the LCD3 more than the LCD2 R2, but there are still too many inherent characteristics to the headphones which would keep me away from them, even if the price was halved.  People who like the LCD2 will probably appreciate the LCD3.  They're definitely more comfortable than the LCD2s.

post #199 of 275

Did the LCD-3 shine for analytical hip hop listening?  :)

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I loved them with dubstep and K-pop (seriously.)

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I loved them with dubstep and K-pop (seriously.)



Hah, could imagine someone playing DJ Max with these on...

 

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Did the LCD-3 shine for analytical hip hop listening?  :)


Only better if I'm throwing back purple drank with my Biggie and Pac.  I'd keep the Stax for when I sip chardonnay and listen to the Wu.

 

Oh yea, forgot to add, the LCD3s were actually great and fun with Kpop (meant to lump them in with American pop).

 

Thanks for the west coast tour, purrin! beerchug.gif

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Hah, could imagine someone playing DJ Max with these on...

 


That would be a waste of $2000. But to each his own.

 

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Only better if I'm throwing back purple drank with my Biggie and Pac.  I'd keep the Stax for when I sip chardonnay and listen to the Wu.

Oh yea, forgot to add, the LCD3s were actually great and fun with Kpop (meant to lump them in with American pop).

Thanks for the west coast tour, purrin! beerchug.gif

i love purple drank. but no chicken? i disappoint. looks like i won't be sharing any hood rats i hand picked out myself wit you.
post #205 of 275

Actually, we had some of the colonel's finest for dinner last night, but didn't open up the whiskey (will save that for the HD800 vs O2 comparison).  We even have waffles and syrup (but gluten-free and organic. it /is/ California).

 

If someone doesn't like my rig, I just ply them with alcohol until they see things my way evil_smiley.gif

post #206 of 275

Sounds good!  (And sounds good.)

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That would be a waste of $2000. But to each his own.

 



What? You deny the world from the finest form of k-pop? Shun! tongue.gif

 

I meant the r1 earlier. Interested to hear the result. I'll try getting it in my possession for this..

post #208 of 275

Just listened to "Gee" by Girls Generation on the Liquid Fire -> ALO 16 wire -> LCD3 combo yesterday. Amazing stuff.

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nothing offensive has been said in this thread,right?
post #210 of 275

Thanks Purrin for the idea on the mod.

 

I try it on my LCD2.... result are kind of different. I use a piece of tissue, fold 2 times and cut it into shape and stuff in. This effect is kind of of blocking the opening of the driver, make it closer to a closed can headphone. Made my lcd2 sound darker, extreme high freqs are tame some what, mids are thicker, base has more extension, clearer mid bass, sound quieter as it close up the driver opening so kind of blocking noice from outside. I like it especially on slow rock, rock music.

 

I also try it without any cover, naked, you will see the connection to the + and -... take note do not screw back the metal plate back without the black felt, I suspect it may short circuit the + and - contact. Stage improved but overall sound thinner, good for thick sounding system. Of course you will have to find a way to cover up the + and - contact to prevent short circuit without the black felt.

 

Mav


 

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In theory yes. This will thin the bass and slightly increase upper midrange and lower treble.



 

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