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post #2686 of 4451
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Originally Posted by EdmontonCanuck View Post

For all you guys using JRiver as the media player, is there any feedback on whether the "Headphones" option in the Audio Output settings to introduce crossfeed is of any benefit with the LCD-3's. From my understanding this would entail some processing of the original source signal which may potentially degrade some aspect of the SQ (bass response perhaps?), yet perhaps make them less fatiguing (or so they say, anyway).



Was just curious what everyone was doing with regards to introducing crossfeed with their LCD-3's.



Dave

I haven't noticed any difference in loss of sound quality. Clarity, transparency, etc don't seem to suffer. Also don't be afraid to use JRiver to tweak the EQ. People get way too worked up about bit-perfection in playback. Sure you don't want it going through the Windows system audio manager but JRiver is a really good audio player. Transducers are the least ideal thing in the playback chain so a little DSP to help them out is not something to fear. Just try it and use it if you like it.

post #2687 of 4451

I do not know LCD3 on Darkstar performance:L3000:

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So what do you think is the best aftermarket cable for the LCD-3s?

From previous readings I got the impression that maybe the most popular is the Q cable French Silk(?)

 

Does an aftermarket cable really worth the money in your opinion? What will I gain from it?

post #2689 of 4451
The Q French silk is a great cable for ergonomics,it's very flexible,feels like the cable isn't even there.As far as sound goes I don't really think there is a heck of a lot to be gained there.
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So what do you think is the best aftermarket cable for the LCD-3s?

From previous readings I got the impression that maybe the most popular is the Q cable French Silk(?)

 

Does an aftermarket cable really worth the money in your opinion? What will I gain from it?

 

With any aftermarket cable, you have to consider the form-factor and a lot of them add tons of weight and bulk. The Q Cable does not. It's actually lighter than the stock cable and does seem to offer a bit of audio improvement over stock. That said, everyone's hearing is different so how much improvement you will hear is highly subjective. 

 

I can tell you I hear an improvement and am quite happy with the Q Cable myself. 

post #2691 of 4451

Q cable Silk, very light and easy (and it's important for comfort), and for a few 100 usd it opens the all sound in a quiet noticable way! 100% recommand it!

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Originally Posted by dfarina View Post

The Q French silk is a great cable for ergonomics,it's very flexible,feels like the cable isn't even there.As far as sound goes I don't really think there is a heck of a lot to be gained there.

I couldn't disagree more regarding the sound improvement. It makes a very nice sonic upgrade.
post #2693 of 4451

I have a Toxic Cables Silver Widow and it is constructed nicely. It looks great and is very light. It took six months to get it and cost $500. If I had it to do over again I don't think I would do it but had to experiment to see if all the hype on cables had any merit. The phones sound great with the new cable but they sounded great with the stock cable too.

post #2694 of 4451
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Originally Posted by Chikolad View Post
 

So what do you think is the best aftermarket cable for the LCD-3s?

From previous readings I got the impression that maybe the most popular is the Q cable French Silk(?)

 

Does an aftermarket cable really worth the money in your opinion? What will I gain from it?

 

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Originally Posted by vmullot View Post
 

Q cable Silk, very light and easy (and it's important for comfort), and for a few 100 usd it opens the all sound in a quiet noticable way! 100% recommand it!

 

Oddly enough after few short weeks I found the Q-silk too harsh and subsequently settled on Moon Audio Black Dragon V2.

I have the newer non-fazored -3s....maybe that's why.


Edited by Digitalchkn - 6/2/14 at 3:17pm
post #2695 of 4451

I was actually kind of hoping the hype was all that and that it would render what the new fazored LCD3s sound like (according to all the reviews and posts here). Now IMHO I would just save the money to apply towards amp/dac changes or newest phones [fazored etc.] as available. But saying that though the Silver Widow I have is classy looking and is very light and sounds great so can't say it's all negative really. I suppose it would sound great with the LCD3-F or the X as well.

post #2696 of 4451
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Originally Posted by Chikolad View Post
 

So what do you think is the best aftermarket cable for the LCD-3s?

From previous readings I got the impression that maybe the most popular is the Q cable French Silk(?)

 

Does an aftermarket cable really worth the money in your opinion? What will I gain from it?

Only yields are ergonomics. If you are looking for improved SQ don't 'waste' your money on cables.

 

Another vote for Q cables as the best. Though I did really like DHC Complement as well (the price it fetches ain't worth it)

post #2697 of 4451

I beg to differ, LCD-3 I had gained a huge sonic improvement with an ALO Ref 16 cable and I'm generally a cheapass non-believer.  Never should have let that one go.

post #2698 of 4451

Wow, thanks everyone for your input!

So my conclusion is that one mainly gains comfort (that I don't feel I'm lacking with the stock cable), and the sonic improvement can go from negligible to quite noticeable, but it can also lead to harshness.

I'll have to think whether it's worth the $240+ investment... anyway if I do get a cable it will be the Q.

BTW is it available anywhere for less $ than in Q Audio's website?

post #2699 of 4451
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Originally Posted by Digitalchkn View Post
 

 

 

Oddly enough after few short weeks I found the Q-silk too harsh and subsequently settled on Moon Audio Black Dragon V2.

I have the newer non-fazored -3s....maybe that's why.

 

Do you mean the newer fazored 3-s (not non-fazored)?

What's in the rest of your chain? I also have the newer fazored ones and I don't want any more brightness, just an improvement in clarity if possible and in soundstage depth/imaging.

post #2700 of 4451
You'd have to ask Steve whether he sells his cable cheaper anywhere than his website!

Maybe the FS forums?

Btw I have a Q-cable. Not French silk. Bought originally for my LCD2r1 where it seemed to me they slightly sweetened and made more noticeable the top end. Remarkably light and flexible. Have never regretted buying. Moreover, they have 'scaled' happily with my LCD3F smily_headphones1.gif
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Wow, thanks everyone for your input! ....
BTW is it available anywhere for less $ than in Q Audio's website?
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