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post #2641 of 4451
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

Same here. I have my HD 800s for clarity. The LCDs for me are just about sweetness and lushness smily_headphones1.gif

I agree. It seems like they are trying to move closer to the HD800 with each new change. Who knows, maybe the pre-fazors will become high demand collector's items for people who want the classic Audeze sound.
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 Who knows, maybe the pre-fazors will become high demand collector's items for people who want the classic Audeze sound.

Glad I got one of the last non-Fazor versions.

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I kind of feel like these remaining nonfazored LCD3s should be kept intact the way they are as well. I thought about sending mine to get fazored, but now I think I will just keep them original and later when I can afford it get a the new LCD3s or LCD4s etc if they ever come out with a new flagship. Besides these phones sound so darn beautiful that I really have to question why I would want to do anything to change them. And they don't change out the drivers when they fazor so why not just wait and get the whole enchilada with new phones?

post #2644 of 4451

The LCD-3 I bought used is from 6/2012, so I don't think mine have the fazor tech. I am using Toxic Cables' venom though, so I think that brings out some top end. I love the bass on these; wouldn't change a thing!

post #2645 of 4451

I got mine LCD-3s because they are, well... *not* the HD800s.  Certainly would not want to "upgrade" to that kind of signature.

post #2646 of 4451

The fazor upgrade is really a subtle change.I sent my LCD-3 in a couple months ago for a warranty blown driver fix,when I got it back to me is sounded slightly brighter.I just assumed the new drivers were a tad brighter and left it at that,a few days ago I discovered it also has been fazored by Audeze.I recently had a LCD-X,much prefer the LCD-3,even with the fazor the the LCD-3 sounds warmer and more musical than the X.

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Originally Posted by dfarina View Post
 

The fazor upgrade is really a subtle change.I sent my LCD-3 in a couple months ago for a warranty blown driver fix,when I got it back to me is sounded slightly brighter.I just assumed the new drivers were a tad brighter and left it at that,a few days ago I discovered it also has been fazored by Audeze.I recently had a LCD-X,much prefer the LCD-3,even with the fazor the the LCD-3 sounds warmer and more musical than the X.

Same here.  I sent them in for warrunty a couple weeks ago and got them back just last week and they sounded different.  Only slightly but they fazor-ed mine as well.  Not sure that I prefer it to the non-fazor though.  

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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

Same here. I have my HD 800s for clarity. The LCDs for me are just about sweetness and lushness smily_headphones1.gif

Trust me, there's no chance you'll ever mistake the LCD-3F's for an HD800. The new models still operate well within the Audeze "house sound", they're just incrementally different. IMO this is a good thing, having heard the LCD-3C's and LCD-X's before buying my LCD-3F's (which I didn't know would be "Fazorized" - Audeze had not come public with that yet). In fact when I got my "hot of the press" LCD-3's two months ago the difference from the LCD-X's was super clear (they're different beasts and the LCD-3's hold the crown for lushness and "magic") but I attributed the difference in slightly clearer highs and slightly more focused bass from the prior LCD-3's I'd heard to the slight variations across units and the fact that mine were brand new. Only after I read the huge flurry of posts here on Head-Fi did I even think to feel the inside of the pads to look for the tell-tale bumps. So rest assured, Audeze is not turning into Sennheiser and the LCD-3F's are not all that different from the LCD-3C's. 

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Originally Posted by dfarina View Post
 

The fazor upgrade is really a subtle change.I sent my LCD-3 in a couple months ago for a warranty blown driver fix,when I got it back to me is sounded slightly brighter.I just assumed the new drivers were a tad brighter and left it at that,a few days ago I discovered it also has been fazored by Audeze.I recently had a LCD-X,much prefer the LCD-3,even with the fazor the the LCD-3 sounds warmer and more musical than the X.

Same here dude. Very happy with the new fazors after the repair. I noticed that the glue or whatever is holding the pads to the wood is starting to get worn and a gap is starting to appear. Anybody experienced this? Whats the best approach to making it stick again?

post #2650 of 4451
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Originally Posted by mscott58 View Post

Trust me, there's no chance you'll ever mistake the LCD-3F's for an HD800. The new models still operate well within the Audeze "house sound", they're just incrementally different. IMO this is a good thing, having heard the LCD-3C's and LCD-X's before buying my LCD-3F's (which I didn't know would be "Fazorized" - Audeze had not come public with that yet). In fact when I got my "hot of the press" LCD-3's two months ago the difference from the LCD-X's was super clear (they're different beasts and the LCD-3's hold the crown for lushness and "magic") but I attributed the difference in slightly clearer highs and slightly more focused bass from the prior LCD-3's I'd heard to the slight variations across units and the fact that mine were brand new. Only after I read the huge flurry of posts here on Head-Fi did I even think to feel the inside of the pads to look for the tell-tale bumps. So rest assured, Audeze is not turning into Sennheiser and the LCD-3F's are not all that different from the LCD-3C's. 
The thing is Audeze is getting closer and closer to the HD 800 sound with every revision or iteration. And, for me, that ruins a bit of that unique Audeze flavor
post #2651 of 4451
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

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Originally Posted by mscott58 View Post

Trust me, there's no chance you'll ever mistake the LCD-3F's for an HD800. The new models still operate well within the Audeze "house sound", they're just incrementally different. IMO this is a good thing, having heard the LCD-3C's and LCD-X's before buying my LCD-3F's (which I didn't know would be "Fazorized" - Audeze had not come public with that yet). In fact when I got my "hot of the press" LCD-3's two months ago the difference from the LCD-X's was super clear (they're different beasts and the LCD-3's hold the crown for lushness and "magic") but I attributed the difference in slightly clearer highs and slightly more focused bass from the prior LCD-3's I'd heard to the slight variations across units and the fact that mine were brand new. Only after I read the huge flurry of posts here on Head-Fi did I even think to feel the inside of the pads to look for the tell-tale bumps. So rest assured, Audeze is not turning into Sennheiser and the LCD-3F's are not all that different from the LCD-3C's. 
The thing is Audeze is getting closer and closer to the HD 800 sound with every revision or iteration. And, for me, that ruins a bit of that unique Audeze flavor
I hear what you are saying and agree in regards to the newer models like the LCD-X,but I feel the LCD-3F maintains that organic musical Audeze sound:)
post #2652 of 4451
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Originally Posted by mscott58 View Post

Trust me, there's no chance you'll ever mistake the LCD-3F's for an HD800. The new models still operate well within the Audeze "house sound", they're just incrementally different. IMO this is a good thing, having heard the LCD-3C's and LCD-X's before buying my LCD-3F's (which I didn't know would be "Fazorized" - Audeze had not come public with that yet). In fact when I got my "hot of the press" LCD-3's two months ago the difference from the LCD-X's was super clear (they're different beasts and the LCD-3's hold the crown for lushness and "magic") but I attributed the difference in slightly clearer highs and slightly more focused bass from the prior LCD-3's I'd heard to the slight variations across units and the fact that mine were brand new. Only after I read the huge flurry of posts here on Head-Fi did I even think to feel the inside of the pads to look for the tell-tale bumps. So rest assured, Audeze is not turning into Sennheiser and the LCD-3F's are not all that different from the LCD-3C's. 

I understand that LCD-3F is with fazors but what does LCD-3C stand for? Thanks.
post #2653 of 4451
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Originally Posted by donlin View Post

I understand that LCD-3F is with fazors but what does LCD-3C stand for? Thanks.

That's the standard pre-fazor LCD3. The C stands for classic (I think).
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Thanks, I like that.
post #2655 of 4451
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post


That's the standard pre-fazor LCD3. The C stands for classic (I think).

Yep, the LCD-3C is for the pre-Fazorized "Classic". So units before the 271XXXX SN's. 

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