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.