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post #91 of 103

1. Yes-there won't be any sticky residue mess (hopefully)

2. Extra rings are so you can change at another time, should you need to replace the adhesive.

3. Line up the seam of the pad with the hole in the ear cup.  Just the "hole" side (faces front), not the hole with the slot side (faces the rear).  Have a look at them before you take the LCD 2 pads off.

 

You will be fine.

post #92 of 103
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Originally Posted by Kernmac View Post

1. Yes-there won't be any sticky residue mess (hopefully)
2. Extra rings are so you can change at another time, should you need to replace the adhesive.
3. Line up the seam of the pad with the hole in the ear cup.  Just the "hole" side (faces front), not the hole with the slot side (faces the rear).  Have a look at them before you take the LCD 2 pads off.

You will be fine.

Thank you. I shall try it now.
post #93 of 103
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Thank you. I shall try it now.

 

So how did it go?

post #94 of 103
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So how did it go?
It went well. Thank you so much.
post #95 of 103
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Okay I've just received the LCD3 pads for my LCD2.2 but before I put them on I have a couple of questions:
1. If I don't like the LCD3 pads is it easy to remove and put back the originals? What I mean is do the adhesive leave a sticky mess whether on the earcup or earpad?
2. Is that why I get 4 adhesive rings with my pair of LCD3 rings? In case I make a mess of it?
3. What is the best way to make absolutely sure I align the new pads correctly? Unlike pads that slip onto a ring, I'm wondering if there are any markers I can use.

Thanks.

 

Weird, from my experience once you put the new pads you cannot use the old earpads, the old pads are essentially garbage.

I hope Audeze make LCD4 with the non glue earpads.  For now I am skipping LCDX, LCDXC, LCD3. waiting for LCD4 :)

post #96 of 103
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Weird, from my experience once you put the new pads you cannot use the old earpads, the old pads are essentially garbage.

I hope Audeze make LCD4 with the non glue earpads.  For now I am skipping LCDX, LCDXC, LCD3. waiting for LCD4 :)

I just replaced the Vegan pads with new leather - the vegan pads came off easily and look like they're brand new - no damage whatsoever.

post #97 of 103
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I just replaced the Vegan pads with new leather - the vegan pads came off easily and look like they're brand new - no damage whatsoever.

 

,,,? And the effects? How does the sound compare? Are they more/less comfortable?

post #98 of 103

Are the vegan pads durable? I bought a pair of hifi hybrid pads and they were the poorest quality. They glued the pads together so if you lock them on too hard they fall apart. This is the end result. I'm hoping the vegan pads have no glue.

 

Biggest waste of $40. What makes it worse is I ordered them directly from hifi.

 

post #99 of 103
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Are the vegan pads durable? I bought a pair of hifi hybrid pads and they were the poorest quality. They glued the pads together so if you lock them on too hard they fall apart. This is the end result. I'm hoping the vegan pads have no glue.

 

Biggest waste of $40. What makes it worse is I ordered them directly from hifi.

 

I've had my vegan pads since fall 2012 and they're still in great shape.  Very comfortable, never overheat and never smell from sweat.

post #100 of 103
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I've had my vegan pads since fall 2012 and they're still in great shape.  Very comfortable, never overheat and never smell from sweat.

 

You sold me. Those were the 3 questions I had and you magically answered them all. Thanks

post #101 of 103

The smell?

 

I've this week received my LCD-2f, with vegan pads (my first Audeze phones). They're very soft. But they have a horrible chemical smell that rips into the back of my throat.

 

Has anyone else noticed this and, if so, how long did it take for the smell to go away, if it did?

 

Thanks.

post #102 of 103

I threw my vegan pads in the washer and they fell apart.  Anyway, it depends on your body.  Apparently my face generates a lot of oil or something because after a year the pads effectively became soaked.  So much so that they were actually dissolving the glue that was holding them on.  They were gliding around.  It was disgusting.  After I washed them and destroyed them I put my old leather ones back on, but I'm probably going to replace them with some black vegan ones this time and take better care of them.  The leather ones heat up my face too much and are probably going to need some deep cleaning soon.

post #103 of 103

I've had a similar problem with my Ultrasone 650 pleather pads. Even though they're plastic, my sweat seems to have ruined them. Well, I am currently living in a hot/humid climate, and I didn't really look after them; I just stuck them away in a mouldy, roach-infested draw, between uses; not a smart move! I've washed them, more than once, soaked them in disinfectant and even left them in the sun, for days...weeks; they still stink!

 

I'm worried that these vegan pads may be even more susceptible, even though I'll try harder to look after them.

But they already smell. I'm keeping them outside of their protective box, to air them, because they have a horrible chemical smell. It's been a couple of weeks now; the smell has only slightly reduced; or maybe I'm just getting used to it!

 

It's difficult here; real leather products just go mouldy, if not wiped regularly.

 

I'm curious; what are these black vegan pads that you mention?

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