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I put out my thoughts on the headphones and was told my opinion was questionable, so I'll save my comments on this as well. Trying to stay positive with regards to Audeze replacing drivers. Aren't you a big fan of the LCD's badas?
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I put out my thoughts on the headphones and was told my opinion was questionable, so I'll save my comments on this as well. Trying to stay positive with regards to Audeze replacing drivers. Aren't you a big fan of the LCD's badas?

 

Your opinions are just as valid as anybody else's.

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I put out my thoughts on the headphones and was told my opinion was questionable, so I'll save my comments on this as well. Trying to stay positive with regards to Audeze replacing drivers. Aren't you a big fan of the LCD's badas?

 

Your opinion is valuable. I think you have a lot of patience. I would have thrown away the product long ago. One thing I can not stand is a product that is not reliable.

 

So far I have had no issue what so ever.

 

Yes I am a fan of the LCD3.

 

That does not mean I'm not eying up other HP's ;) Very interested in the Ether. Plus with all these reliability issues been talked about it makes me want a second great set of HP's very quickly.

 

I would hate for my HP amplifiers and tubes to sit there not been used as my LCD3's are shipped half way around the world.

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Wow that is a downright rotten history. I would not be so patient if that happened to me.

 

I have the LCD-X and so far so good. But have heard a lot bad about the LCD-3. 

 

Have you insisted they make this right with you? This goes far beyond a series of bad luck.

 

Thanks for acknowledging my rotten history ... I have never posted about failed Audeze LCD3 drivers in much detail ... but driver failure number 5 was the straw that broke the camels back.

 

The first 4 driver failures happened with the LCD-3C.

 

It was actually my HP dealer that provided me with a new LCD-3F  (not Audeze).

 

The Left Driver in the 6.5 month old LCD-3F failed last night ... making a total driver failure of 5 ... while being a LCD3 owner.

 

That is why I am coining a new acronym ... AMTBF ... Audeze Mean Time Between Failure ... as the standard LCD3 driver only appears to last 6.5 months.

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That is true. By all accounts, Audeze has been very good about taking care of their customers.


That might be all fine and good. What about us customers who live overseas? $200-$300 shipping each time it breaks down is going to get old very fast.

 

I purchased from a local dealer and now that dealer has dropped the Audeze line. I now have to send back to Audeze direct.

 

Yeah ... it is getting old pretty fast ... spent $280 so far (registered post, insured shipping) ... did not have a chance to post it today, so this will jump to about $330.

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I put out my thoughts on the headphones and was told my opinion was questionable, so I'll save my comments on this as well. Trying to stay positive with regards to Audeze replacing drivers. Aren't you a big fan of the LCD's badas?


mikoss ... your opinions are just as valuable as mine, badass, sweetmeat or anyone else.  No more .. no less.

 

This is a community and everyones thoughts are respected (or should be) ... even though I am suffering an abysmal driver failure rate with Audeze LCD3,

I do see your point, and actually agree with you,that from all accounts, Audeze support is very responsive and helpful.

 

By the way, I am trying to stay positive (which is why I am continually & repitively remarking that Audeze makes a truly outstanding reference HP, with a sound quality that brings me joy),

though as you may see, I am really struggling to stay positive due to the shameful amount of driver failures that I have experienced.

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Originally Posted by mikoss View Post

I put out my thoughts on the headphones and was told my opinion was questionable, so I'll save my comments on this as well. Trying to stay positive with regards to Audeze replacing drivers. Aren't you a big fan of the LCD's badas?

 

Your opinion is valuable. I think you have a lot of patience. I would have thrown away the product long ago. One thing I can not stand is a product that is not reliable.

 

So far I have had no issue what so ever.

 

Yes I am a fan of the LCD3.

 

That does not mean I'm not eying up other HP's ;) Very interested in the Ether. Plus with all these reliability issues been talked about it makes me want a second great set of HP's very quickly.

 

I would hate for my HP amplifiers and tubes to sit there not been used as my LCD3's are shipped half way around the world.


+1

 

Badas, Mikoss, Sweemeat, mine ... all our opinions are equally valuable.  

HeadFi is only a great community because of each of the individuals who spend there time contributing.

Some post more, some less.

 

Moving on ...

 

Interesting to hear that the NZ distributor dropped the Audeze line.   I wonder why that was ?

 

I know that I am making a number of posts because, well, driver failure number 5, kind of broke the camels back ... I do not wish any ill will towards Audeze ... actually the complete opposite, that is, I wish them every success, I want them to grow, strength by strength.    As I keep repeating my love of the Audeze sound quality (just trying to keep a balanced viewpoint in spite of the latest Audeze LCD3 driver failure),  I just wish they could provide a LCD3 driver that is reliable,  not disgraceful.

 

I was going to pickup the LCD-X later this year,  though with the latest failure, I am re-assessing and now looking at other manufacturers.

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+1

 

Badas, Mikoss, Sweemeat, mine ... all our opinions are equally valuable.  

HeadFi is only a great community because of each of the individuals who spend there time contributing.

Some post more, some less.

 

Moving on ...

 

Interesting to hear that the NZ distributor dropped the Audeze line.   I wonder why that was ?

 

I know that I am making a number of posts because, well, driver failure number 5, kind of broke the camels back ... I do not wish any ill will towards Audeze ... actually the complete opposite, that is, I wish them every success, I want them to grow, strength by strength.    As I keep repeating my love of the Audeze sound quality (just trying to keep a balanced viewpoint in spite of the latest Audeze LCD3 driver failure),  I just wish they could provide a LCD3 driver that is reliable,  not disgraceful.

 

I was going to pickup the LCD-X later this year,  though with the latest failure, I am re-assessing and now looking at other manufacturers.

Agreed.

 

Minus the weight I can't think of a single reason somebody wouldn't own the x's. I don't think I've seen more than one driver failure posted since their release as well.

 

If you're a fan of rock, edm, drum and bass, hiphop, dubstep - the x's will surprise you everyday - for those genres they are unmatched imo. Simply incredible.

 

 

I'm not an easy guy to please, but last night I downloaded (legally of course) a flac tito and tarantula album. I sat back, went ''pffff'' and shook my head.

 

They really are great.


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Agreed.

 

Minus the weight I can't think of a single reason somebody wouldn't own the x's. I don't think I've seen more than one driver failure posted since their release as well.

 

If you're a fan of rock, edm, drum and bass, hiphop, dubstep - the x's will surprise you everyday - for those genres they are unmatched imo. Simply incredible.

 

 

I'm not an easy guy to please, but last night I downloaded (legally of course) a flac tito and tarantula album. I sat back, went ''pffff'' and shook my head.

 

They really are great.

 

There was a guy on reddit the other day complaining about his LCD-X's and how they didnt sound very good and where very underwhelming, After asking a bit more about his set up it turns out he is running them from a Samsung Note 4 with no other amplification or DAC so not surprised he didnt like the sound =)

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There was a guy on reddit the other day complaining about his LCD-X's and how they didnt sound very good and where very underwhelming, After asking a bit more about his set up it turns out he is running them from a Samsung Note 4 with no other amplification or DAC so not surprised he didnt like the sound =)


I'm wondering if some do sound underwhelming.

 

I have a friend that has the modded HD800, modded HE-6 and Audeze LCD-X. Amped by Moon 430HA and Woo WA5. So very, very good amps. We both remark on how awful the LCD-X sounds. It just doesn't sound right. Weird sound signature. I absolutely love the sound out of my LCD-3's but his LCD-X just sounds wrong. He swears they sounded better when he first got them also.

 

So maybe something goes wrong with the LCD-X. Maybe they are broke?

 

His sounds like a LCD-3 with more spark on the treble. It sounds okay at low volumes but when you play louder it sounds Hollow and treble gets harsh. Not nice at all.

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The problem with drivers that files every half year could to be issued by amp filure - self oscillation or output voltage drift.

Check drift of output is simple with DMM, for the oscillation test scope is required at least, DSO is better.

 

I got my LCD-3 at Sunday. After four day of break in those headphones sounds just as miracle. From 2003 untill this week I used Sennheiser HD-270. HD-270 known as bass performer, but some colored mids, and probably not the best at highs. LCD-3 outclassed those in every single aspect, exept is HD-270 are more easy to drive. The bottom end of LCD-3 is amazingly deep. Even HD270, closed type phones, can't to touch that bass quality.

Mids and highs are very smooth, non fatiguing. There is no even small sign of sibillance.

Now I even not switching on my pair of active monitors. The mids and highs prodused by carbon fiber cone woofer and silk dome tweeter are ok, but 6'' midwoofers can't even to come close to such deep and reech bass as LCD-3 plays.

So I in love with LCD-3, and I think that it will be difficult to one to listen to another phones after taking experience with the LCD-3.

Those impressions comes from LCD-3, driven by O2 HPA. Now I looking to upgrade my amp, to get the sound of Audeze at it best.

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