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Mine has the exact same problem and it has been nagging at me but not enough to make me do anything about it. I have thought about taking it apart and trying to just bend a tab to make it even. Looking at it, I wouldn't be surprised it those tabs were bent by hand in the first place by the assembler (which would explain why so many odd pairs.)
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I have the same issue. Notice the angle on the 2nd and 3rd photo is what causing the crooked headphone. 








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Originally Posted by KmanChu View Post

Mine has the exact same problem and it has been nagging at me but not enough to make me do anything about it. I have thought about taking it apart and trying to just bend a tab to make it even. Looking at it, I wouldn't be surprised it those tabs were bent by hand in the first place by the assembler (which would explain why so many odd pairs.)

 

I'm also very tempted to bend them myself. I'm guessing from looking at photos from their website, the left side is the correct angle.

post #2973 of 2980

I've already shipped mine to Audeze directly via their support.

 

Guys, it's $2,000 headphone.... It has to be near-perfect.  Us consumers should state the problem and give the the manufacturer a chance to acknowledge and fix it.  It might lead to more strict QC or perhaps a new design for yolk that can be much more durable.  I'm in no-way to bash Audeze in any way, they've been really helpful to me so far.  People should definitely consider contacting them if you are facing similar issue.


Edited by DC5Zilla - 8/29/14 at 10:23pm
post #2974 of 2980

+1 to DC5Zilla. 

 

If you paid $50 for a set of cans and they had to be tweaked a little bit to be aligned then no big deal. However, plunk down $2K for a "reference" headphone and you shouldn't have to worry about it coming to you in any state other than perfect. If it's otherwise then back it should go. If you bought a Lambo/Porsche/Ferrari and it pulled to the left when the dealer delivered it, I'm sure all of us would send it back until the alignment was completely dialed-in. 

 

Having run manufacturing lines in my earlier days this type of defect is very easy to screen for - just put them on a stand (as you all have done) and see if they sit evenly. But even before they're assembled the metal tab should be checked after it is bent - just put it in a jig and measure the angles - easy to do. And finally given that the LCD-3's ship in a hard travel case they're not going to get tweaked in transit. 

 

Hold the line on QC. Just because they're hand-made doesn't mean they shouldn't come to you in the "near-perfect" state. And finally Audeze has always been good to their word (if not better) in my dealings with them, so don't hesitate to ask them for what you need to be totally happy with their awesome products. 

 

Happy listening and have a great Labor Day weekend 

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Originally Posted by mscott58 View Post
 

+1 to DC5Zilla. 

 

If you paid $50 for a set of cans and they had to be tweaked a little bit to be aligned then no big deal. However, plunk down $2K for a "reference" headphone and you shouldn't have to worry about it coming to you in any state other than perfect. If it's otherwise then back it should go. If you bought a Lambo/Porsche/Ferrari and it pulled to the left when the dealer delivered it, I'm sure all of us would send it back until the alignment was completely dialed-in. 

 

Having run manufacturing lines in my earlier days this type of defect is very easy to screen for - just put them on a stand (as you all have done) and see if they sit evenly. But even before they're assembled the metal tab should be checked after it is bent - just put it in a jig and measure the angles - easy to do. And finally given that the LCD-3's ship in a hard travel case they're not going to get tweaked in transit. 

 

Hold the line on QC. Just because they're hand-made doesn't mean they shouldn't come to you in the "near-perfect" state. And finally Audeze has always been good to their word (if not better) in my dealings with them, so don't hesitate to ask them for what you need to be totally happy with their awesome products. 

 

Happy listening and have a great Labor Day weekend 

 

I felt that way when I took the USD2000+ (we pay a bit more here) headphone out of the box. First thing I notice is this expensive piece of equipment leather stitching is the same quality seen from 6th grade home economic class. 

 

Now I notice it crooked.... 


Edited by Somphon - 8/30/14 at 8:55am
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I have the same issue. Notice the angle on the 2nd and 3rd photo is what causing the crooked headphone. 









In zooming in on the third photo, it appears that the screw with star locknut that attaches the black earpod bracket to the chrome adjuster rod is not seated. Check that it is fully screwed in, as slop here will cause the assembly to appear unbalanced. Had the same problem on my LCDs.
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I'm just new to the LCD 3.....is there a cable thread for this headphone?

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In zooming in on the third photo, it appears that the screw with star locknut that attaches the black earpod bracket to the chrome adjuster rod is not seated. Check that it is fully screwed in, as slop here will cause the assembly to appear unbalanced. Had the same problem on my LCDs.

 

Yes I see that also. Screwing it in tightly helps a bit but still the angle is wrong (which you can still see in the picture by looking at the angle of the metal piece itself in comparison to the other side)

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There was. Locked in 2012 so no info related to fazor models if that makes a difference. There continues to be discussion from time to time in the specific LCD threads, such as this one. Try 'search this thread'.
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I'm just new to the LCD 3.....is there a cable thread for this headphone?
post #2980 of 2980
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I'm just new to the LCD 3.....is there a cable thread for this headphone?

Check out the Norne Audio thread or pm Trevor @TigzStudio

Highly recommended.
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Check out the Norne Audio thread or pm Trevor @TigzStudio

Highly recommended.

Yes, his Draug cable is great. If you want more sparkle you can also go with the Toxic Cables Silver Widow.
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