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post #391 of 4451
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Listening to OK Computer (Radiohead) with my LCD-3s and just loving what I'm hearing...just wow. L3000.gif

Great album indeed! The W4S DAC is on my radar, are you happy with it so far MH (although you might have answered this already with your statement above)? smily_headphones1.gif
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I store them with the styrofoam in between.  But, you need to adjust the rods until the blocks are all the way down (ie the headphones is in it's "smallest" setting) to do this without placing too much pressure, as you noted.  

Thanks for that advice, I definitely have not been doing that.  Thankfully it's only been a couple days.  

post #393 of 4451
I don't store mine with the foam between them, I just have them sitting on my desk. They pads don't really look like they are being compressed just sitting there so I wasn't worried. I do want a stand though rather then leaving them lying there
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I never understood the whole stand thing.  Its less sturdy and wears the headband compared to just putting them down on a flat surface.  If I was going to do anything it would to use a cloth between them and the desk but 10+ years later, I've yet to scratch the desk or the headphone so... meh.


Edited by Solude - 11/30/12 at 7:55am
post #395 of 4451
+1

I usually just set them down or put them back in the case to keep the dust off of them.

How often are you suppose to use the wood treatment on the LCD 3s?
post #396 of 4451

Depends where you live.  How often do you oil your floors/cabinets?

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The BHA-1 may sound fine but the design is completely broken.  I hope Bryston has a BHA-2 ready soon.  Because the 1 was obviously designed to get something on the shelf with no real understanding that it would be a great seller.  Without getting into the WTF bits the real /facepalm is that the balanced section is made with an inverting unity gain 'amplifier'.  But I do agree the Mjolnir didn't gel too well with the LCD-3.  Too bright for me.

 

So, you did try the BHA1?

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I never understood the whole stand thing.  Its less sturdy and wears the headband compared to just putting them down on a flat surface.  If I was going to do anything it would to use a cloth between them and the desk but 10+ years later, I've yet to scratch the desk or the headphone so... meh.

My entire desk is covered in one massive mouse pad, so it's not getting hurt since it's soft.
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Great album indeed! The W4S DAC is on my radar, are you happy with it so far MH (although you might have answered this already with your statement above)? smily_headphones1.gif

Had it for over a year and I haven't had the itch to look at any new DACs. wink.gif

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Had it for over a year and I haven't had the itch to look at any new DACs. wink.gif

Not even after what solude has said about it being the weak link in his amp comparisons?
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Not even after what solude has said about it being the weak link in his amp comparisons?

Solude's opinions are his...mine are mine. Have a look at some of the other professional write ups around. It is a top flight DAC.

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/wyred4/dac.html

 

http://www.avguide.com/review/wyred-4-sound-dac-2-digital-analog-converter-tas-210

 

http://hometheaterreview.com/wyred-4-sound-dac-2-digital-to-analog-converter-reviewed/

 

I prefer the DAC-2 to the BDA-1 or Bel Canto DACs in the $2500 or less price range.

post #402 of 4451

Let's be fair here.  I didn't say the W4S was junk.  Its better than say the Burson or Stello, its just not better than the Octave or PWD2.  But then reviewers agree with that point too ;)

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Let's be fair here.  I didn't say the W4S was junk.  Its better than say the Burson or Stello, its just not better than the Octave or PWD2.  But then reviewers agree with that point too ;)

I would hope the PWD2 is better. But that said, virtually everyone I talked to, it was on par with the PWD MK1.

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A question about storing these headphones -- I've seen a number of mentions here that they definitely shouldn't be stored compressed, but is it a good idea to keep the styrofoam block between the earpieces that it comes shipped with when they're not in use?  I'm definitely concerned about the pad compression issue, but does this potentially put to much pressure on the drivers?  Or is the pressure each earpad puts on the other when they're allowed to rest against each other (not compressed, just their natural force) likely not enough to worry about the compression issue?  

When wearing these things, given how much pressure is put on the forward portion of the earpad, with almost no pressure put on the back portion of the earpads, it's hard to imagine how there could not be some significant differential compression over time.  It seems very uneven in how the lateral compression/clamping force isn't applied evenly around the ear, at least in my case. Does anyone else find this to be the case?  I may need to try shifting them forward more, but of course there's a limit to how far forward they can go.  

 

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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post

I store them with the styrofoam in between.  But, you need to adjust the rods until the blocks are all the way down (ie the headphones is in it's "smallest" setting) to do this without placing too much pressure, as you noted.  

 

Yes, they do need to be put all the way down to their lowest height setting to fit in the plastic case properly, which does become somewhat of a pain since I have to readjust them to the height of 4 to fit comfortably when I want to use them.  I don't leave any of my headphones out because where I live dust accumulates so fast that I literally have to dust my gear off once a week if I want to keep it spotless.  That's fine for components but not for headphones where dust can seriously affect the performance of the drivers.

 

I keep the styrofoam between the pads, and I don't think it puts any pressure on the drivers, rather it seems to just push on the cloth covering the magnets (and the magnets themselves).  I believe the entire structure is attached to the earcups so it shouldn't be putting pressure on the drivers unless you had some serious clamping force issues or intentionally forced them to fit in the case with the headband extended.

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I would hope the PWD2 is better. But that said, virtually everyone I talked to, it was on par with the PWD MK1.

 

True.  The PWD2 is world class though.  The digital inputs on the PWD2 make the Audiophilleo sound like a toy and the AP2 made the W4S and Metrum inputs sound like amateur hour so that's impressive.

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