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Couldn't find any good artwork for the computer/audiophile room so I had this custom made...


Edited by Rawdawg3234 - 6/25/13 at 4:45pm
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Couldn't find any good artwork for the computer/audiophile room so I had this custom made...
Bravo! I like art when it looks real. When I look at this picture I can see the good ship AudezeLCD3 rolling with the waves.
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Me like it!!!
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Originally Posted by jonstatt View Post

 

I was told by Audeze last year that they run the LCD-3s on burn-in for 48 hours! They said they shouldn't change after this. Now people have sworn that they hear changes after 40 hours of listening, or even 400. Personally, I haven't noticed that mine have changed one bit from when I first got them, and as I primarily use them for my Yamaha Clavinova piano, and as a musician, I believe I would have noticed! There is also the human burn-in effect that has been discussed previously. If you are wow'd from the moment you first use them, then I think the question is somewhat immaterial!

 

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My 3s sounded great from first listen and hard to say if there has been any significant burn in. Prolly around 60 hours of play time estimate. Maybe after a couple hundred hours or more will hear some noticeable difference? So far they have just sounded beautiful. Really happy with them so far.
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Put them bad boys on - play your fav. tunes and just enjoy the music.

 

Thanks for the feedback on "burn-in" ... I didn't find much if any change with the LCD-2's with use. I Just thought I'd throw it out there, different drivers and all. Just the day to day listening will do it for me then! Speaking of which I'm liking a lot! These cans are a nice refinement over the 2's.

 

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Couldn't find any good artwork for the computer/audiophile room so I had this custom made...

 

Whoa! Cool!

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Couldn't find any good artwork for the computer/audiophile room so I had this custom made...

 

 

Dayum.  Bad Ass...

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Hello everybody,

 

just got my LCD 3 today (currently have the 2.2). Allow me one unprofessional moment. Yabba dabba doo.k701smile.gif With that out of the way, I am in awe of the details, the perceptible depth and the "spaciousness" of the sound compared to the 2.2. Currently using this with the Bifrost/Soloist and switch to the Lyr for a little more smoke. I have to listen to the Lyr at a lower volume level when compared to the 2.2 (not to mention the HE 400 and 500 as well).

 

Its all good.

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Hello everybody,

 

just got my LCD 3 today (currently have the 2.2). Allow me one unprofessional moment. Yabba dabba doo.k701smile.gif With that out of the way, I am in awe of the details, the perceptible depth and the "spaciousness" of the sound compared to the 2.2. Currently using this with the Bifrost/Soloist and switch to the Lyr for a little more smoke. I have to listen to the Lyr at a lower volume level when compared to the 2.2 (not to mention the HE 400 and 500 as well).

 

Its all good.

While I enjoyed the Lyr with the LCD-2s, I really didn't like it with the LCD-3s. Methinks your Soloist is the better bet for them. Enjoy!

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While I enjoyed the Lyr with the LCD-2s, I really didn't like it with the LCD-3s. Methinks your Soloist is the better bet for them. Enjoy!

MH, thanks. I just saw your line-up of HPs. Guess, I'm short a Staxwink_face.gif. Among the amps you have, which one do you prefer to use with the LCD 3 ?

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MH, thanks. I just saw your line-up of HPs. Guess, I'm short a Staxwink_face.gif. Among the amps you have, which one do you prefer to use with the LCD 3 ?

GS-X. 

 

Cheers!

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Just a little offtopic: Would you say that the logical upgrade for a Conductor would be a GS-X? And what will this upgrade bring?

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Yes though the GS-X doesn't make a great DAC ;)

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GS-X doesn't make a DAC PERIOD :)) 

So you think the GS-X would be the best amp for LCD-3? How is the sound compared with the Soloist?

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Like a Soloist taken up 3 or 4 notches.  Mostly smoother, more bass presence and control.

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You guys with the LCD-3's..question about "burn in". Are you noticing any significant changes etc. after time? I guess any burn in is debatable just seeing what the consensus is with the 3's.

I've got maybe 10-15 hours on mine here, and just wondering if I should leave them playing overnight the next week or so in addition to my regular daily listening session....to speed up aging if it's a noticeable difference.

An experiment to help you decide about burn in.

The Grobe--

As has been stated already, if you're enjoying them right out of the box, just keep listening (a lot) and they'll burn in gradually, which for some, makes the differences a little harder to notice. But if you'd like to do a fun experiment.... I have a suggestion that for me, is part of the adventure and fun of our shared hobby. Forget consensus, only your ears count.

Since I seem to be the only one on this thread who experienced a dramatic transformation in SQ by burning in my LCD3s (as well as my tube electronics, cables, phono cartridges, for that matter), I'll jump in again. I don't take it personally when fellow enthusiasts state "there are no measurements that prove burn in is real!" Well, until you experience something, you can't know it. Maybe we just haven't come up with a way to quantify these subtleties.

When I first got LCD 3s, they simply could not compete with a well used pair of LCD 2.2s... I did side by side tests right out of the box and there was no contest. It's not that they weren't enjoyable to listen to, it's just that they didn't sound nearly as good as their fully burned in predecessor, the 2.2s.

After over a hundred hours of 24/7 signal going through the LCD 3s, they totally came to life. Even at this fairly early point in their burn in period, nothing I've ever had on my ears comes close to what these babies put out musically. I can't get enough of them. Really.

So, the experiment is simple: those of you with new LCD 3s could listen to a reference track a few times when you first get them (I recommend something you know very very well) and don't listen to that track again until 100 hours. Depending on your aural memory, by listening to the same tune again at 100, 200, and 300 hours or more, you will likely have a revelation. smily_headphones1.gif

Have fun!
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An experiment to help you decide about burn in.

The Grobe--

As has been stated already, if you're enjoying them right out of the box, just keep listening (a lot) and they'll burn in gradually, which for some, makes the differences a little harder to notice. But if you'd like to do a fun experiment.... I have a suggestion that for me, is part of the adventure and fun of our shared hobby. Forget consensus, only your ears count.

Since I seem to be the only one on this thread who experienced a dramatic transformation in SQ by burning in my LCD3s (as well as my tube electronics, cables, phono cartridges, for that matter), I'll jump in again. I don't take it personally when fellow enthusiasts state "there are no measurements that prove burn in is real!" Well, until you experience something, you can't know it. Maybe we just haven't come up with a way to quantify these subtleties.

When I first got LCD 3s, they simply could not compete with a well used pair of LCD 2.2s... I did side by side tests right out of the box and there was no contest. It's not that they weren't enjoyable to listen to, it's just that they didn't sound nearly as good as their fully burned in predecessor, the 2.2s.

After over a hundred hours of 24/7 signal going through the LCD 3s, they totally came to life. Even at this fairly early point in their burn in period, nothing I've ever had on my ears comes close to what these babies put out musically. I can't get enough of them. Really.

So, the experiment is simple: those of you with new LCD 3s could listen to a reference track a few times when you first get them (I recommend something you know very very well) and don't listen to that track again until 100 hours. Depending on your aural memory, by listening to the same tune again at 100, 200, and 300 hours or more, you will likely have a revelation.

smily_headphones1.gif

Have fun!

Alonski-
Thanks for sharing this perspective. I do have a few very choice cuts that I always use to evaluate equipment. I will take your suggestion and save these for 100 hour intervals, to try this experiment.

I'm still undecided on whether I believe burn in makes a difference, (hence my question) but have an open mind either way.

When you hear people say.."there are no measurements that prove burn in is real!"

Just remember this:
"there are no measurements that prove LOVE is real!"
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