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post #2131 of 3087

I have been out for a long time  but i kept my rig Naim cd player and  Berendsen cd player --> MPX3 with  kenrad and sylvania vt 231 --> Equinox cable  ---> Sennheiser HD650

 

id like to try out something new but i already have the senn HD650 . i wanna try something that is not smililar to the HD650 - maybe something different  with better low end.

 

Please let me know if these headphones im looking in to might be a good fit for me to try out 

Audeze LCD3 

Audeze LCDx

Audeze LCD2

 

 

will my currrent amp/set up be adequate for these cans?

 

tnx guys ....

post #2132 of 3087
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Originally Posted by screwdriver View Post
 

I have been out for a long time  but i kept my rig Naim cd player and  Berendsen cd player --> MPX3 with  kenrad and sylvania vt 231 --> Equinox cable  ---> Sennheiser HD650

 

id like to try out something new but i already have the senn HD650 . i wanna try something that is not smililar to the HD650 - maybe something different  with better low end.

 

Please let me know if these headphones im looking in to might be a good fit for me to try out 

Audeze LCD3 

Audeze LCDx

Audeze LCD2

 

 

will my currrent amp/set up be adequate for these cans?

 

tnx guys ....

 

Based on your description and coming from the HD650, I would recommend the LCD-X.

post #2133 of 3087
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Originally Posted by screwdriver View Post
 

id like to try out something new but i already have the senn HD650 . i wanna try something that is not smililar to the HD650 - maybe something different  with better low end.

 

 

As always my rec is to snag an LCD-2 Rev2 from the for sale forum and see how you like the house sound of Audeze and fit/weight.

post #2134 of 3087

Anyone compare the LCD-3 with LCD-X and prefer the LCD-3 overall? 

post #2135 of 3087
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

yeah the driver just automatically dies. i thought it was a cable problem, but nope, tried swapping cables, changing channels, different headphone jack, etc.  

 

they sent me RMA yesterday so i shipped them, will take a while to get to california from chicago though. hopefully by the end of next week or start of the week after, i'll have them fixed.


One of my LCD3 drivers died a couple months ago. I mailed it to Audeze on Monday and got it back on Thursday. Nice turnaround time but let's hope this doesn't become an annual event.

 

This biggest surprise was they sounded like totally different headphones after they got back. Better in my opinion. Same bass but much more upper midrange, and a little more treble. Got an improved holographic layering effect with more speed and slam.

post #2136 of 3087
Quick turnaround as well, they even sent an updated frequency chart.
post #2137 of 3087

These are odd. The dip in the presence region is rather severe.

 

HD650 veil:

 

LCD 3 veil:

 

 

Also quite a bit of energy beyond 10khz. These aren't headphones you blast, lest you savor the ache of head with which you greet the arrival of listening fatigue.

 

The build quality is impressive, there's some genuine beauty in these cans. It's too bad that the sound isn't commensurable to the price.

 

I don't mean to crap too much on what is, after all, an appreciation thread. I'm enjoying these headphones but I'm weary of their current limitations. Otherwise the bass, instrument separation, lower midrange detail retrieval and sense of space are very good, better than I recall hearing in a crowded meet scenario.

post #2138 of 3087
My LCD3s don't sound veiled at all. Especially not with the Silver Widow. Clean tight beautiful mids, nicely extended detailed treble, and slammin' punchy tight bass. Yep it's all in there. Of course the amp and dac contribute to that. Veil? What veil? Not over here...
post #2139 of 3087
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Originally Posted by commtrd View Post

My LCD3s don't sound veiled at all. Especially not with the Silver Widow. Clean tight beautiful mids, nicely extended detailed treble, and slammin' punchy tight bass. Yep it's all in there. Of course the amp and dac contribute to that. Veil? What veil? Not over here...

Kikazaru finds nothing wrong. There is much wisdom in his approach.

 

I'm a stupid monkey who has foolishly amassed too many flagship headphones. It's tough not to notice both strengths and deficiencies through comparison.

post #2140 of 3087

After reading about the LCDX I am beginning to get a bit of an itch and I am wondering if any of you could share some thoughts on where I should go next.

 

Right now I am running HD800s through a Burson Soloist with a X-Sabre DAC. I've had the HD800 for a few months now and they have been like opening Pandora's box for me. They sound great and of course detailed, but there is just a little something in the pleasure department missing. And one of the biggest issues I have had after using the HD800 is that I simply cannot go back to my old HE-500, as although they are enjoyable they are quite unresolving in comparison to the HD800.

 

So I have been wondering if the LCD3 may be an answer for this. I'm looking for phones that are resolving, dynamic and present the music's emotion well. 

post #2141 of 3087
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

Anyone compare the LCD-3 with LCD-X and prefer the LCD-3 overall? 

Slowly raising my hand.
post #2142 of 3087
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Originally Posted by Sanlitun View Post
 

After reading about the LCDX I am beginning to get a bit of an itch and I am wondering if any of you could share some thoughts on where I should go next.

 

Right now I am running HD800s through a Burson Soloist with a X-Sabre DAC. I've had the HD800 for a few months now and they have been like opening Pandora's box for me. They sound great and of course detailed, but there is just a little something in the pleasure department missing. And one of the biggest issues I have had after using the HD800 is that I simply cannot go back to my old HE-500, as although they are enjoyable they are quite unresolving in comparison to the HD800.

 

So I have been wondering if the LCD3 may be an answer for this. I'm looking for phones that are resolving, dynamic and present the music's emotion well. 

 

No, with the LCD-3 you will likely be missing something/a lot after the HD800s. I just kept going back and forth between the two looking for what was missing with the other.

The LCD-X might be the answer but I can't vouch for that as I haven't heard them yet.

 

My personal answer was what's in my sig.

post #2143 of 3087

I choose the LCD-3 over the X whenever any bass-heavy, rhythm dependent music is on. Otherwise, for classical, smooth jazz, film I go with the X.

post #2144 of 3087

just got my LCD-3 back from repair! 

 

they sound better too! the new graph does show a difference, basically less peaks/dips in the treble and the dip in the lower treble is smaller. 

post #2145 of 3087

This thread seems almost dead recently. I wonder why. ;) 


Edited by negura - 12/13/13 at 4:00pm
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