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post #2176 of 2860
Then you must really like the sound of ETP copper. :P For example, the Audeze stock cable is too lazy and veiled sounding for me.
post #2177 of 2860

Litz copper ftw for me. And, I like a laid back sound so no silver for me. 


Edited by phototristan - 12/26/13 at 4:22pm
post #2178 of 2860

Cit is referring to the copper class not geometry.  But yes I also prefer litz to multistrand.

post #2179 of 2860
I guess it comes down to personal preference as always.
Some might love the stock cable for its mega bass.
I tried the stock a couple of times and kept wanting a little bit more sparkle / air / clarity / details. So I went with a copper / silver hybrid smily_headphones1.gif
post #2180 of 2860

I wouldn't call it significant but I thought the difference between the stock cable and Q was more than minor, on my system anyway.  I didn't expect it (I bought the Q for ergo reasons), but I could instantly hear the difference.

post #2181 of 2860
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

I guess it comes down to personal preference as always.
Some might love the stock cable for its mega bass.
I tried the stock a couple of times and kept wanting a little bit more sparkle / air / clarity / details. So I went with a copper / silver hybrid smily_headphones1.gif

If there is synergy with the cable, it may indeed make a big difference. I am using Toxic Silver Widow and the new budget silver with LCD-X and I love it! It really increases transparency, details and clarity compared to stock.

post #2182 of 2860
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

Then you must really like the sound of ETP copper. :P For example, the Audeze stock cable is too lazy and veiled sounding for me.

YES-

and I'm a huge evangelist/fan of Audeze - as MANY of you already know.

But, admittedly (and this was only judging from an instinct I had) when I first heard the LCD-2 and 3 I told Alex that I "wish I could hear what these headphones are truly capable of"!

 

That may sound nuts, but coming from the high end audio 2-channel world, I heard my fair share of snake oil,

and the real deal when it comes to cables...

 

and I KNEW I could squeeze more performance out of the LCD-3!!

 

now I own the following for my Audeze cans:

ALO Green Line cables

Cardas Clear

Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 w/ adapter kit

Wywires prototype cable

Double Helix Compliment(2) - which is my favorite pairing thus far, and newest cable of the bunch!

 

if you can't afford to spend much on cables for your Audeze cans,

go for the ALO Green Line - w/ the adapter kit  KILLER for the price!!

post #2183 of 2860

Which is bette for rock: LCD-3 or LCD-2?  Is the LCD-3 too laid back?

post #2184 of 2860

Regardless of genre the LCD-3 is the better choice.  It is however not the high value choice.

post #2185 of 2860
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Regardless of genre the LCD-3 is the better choice.  It is however not the high value choice.

Agree. If you can find a good used LCD3 for less than retail, it makes it a bit nicer purchase too. 

post #2186 of 2860

I would have to agree with Solude and Photo.  LCD3 is the better version of the 2.  It is as good or better in every single aspect. 

post #2187 of 2860
Yeah, LCD3 is better in every single aspect excepting bass impact and bass body
post #2188 of 2860

That would be a matter of source and amp.

post #2189 of 2860
Are you saying that certain sources and amps would make the 3s bassier or equal to the 2s on the same gear? That I find hard to believe smily_headphones1.gif
post #2190 of 2860
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

Are you saying that certain sources and amps would make the 3s bassier or equal to the 2s on the same gear? That I find hard to believe smily_headphones1.gif

In my opinion the bass on the 3's are on par with the the 2's just you don't notice it as much because the 3's are more balanced.  Also the 3's are a bit pickier and require more power so to get to the same level as the 2's it takes a bit more finesse if you will.  

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