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In case anyone is interested, there is a brand new LCD-3 on eBay for $1,600.
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Oops, sorry guys, someone just bought it.
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Originally Posted by wild4sound View Post

I listened to Diana Krall sing Peel me a grape yesterday
I did not try to enjoy the music, It kept my attention effortlessly.I did not notice any components, there was just a huge palpable space in which I could touch every instrument

I was spellbound.

I was listening to Emm Labs/ ASR Emitter/Rockport. Yes a speaker system.

That does it for me music wise.

Translate to our headphone world and to LCD 3, my only minor beef is that I get all the beauty from the instruments but not their placement , T1 does better but paler.

IMHO

I listened to a lot of speaker systems but could never get the same level of involvement in the music. I think that's what make me love headphones, it puts you in the music, not in front. A matter of taste. Also the best speakers systems I could ear, the last was some Cabasse Baltic/Thor 4 way system, where very very fine with well recorded music (like Diana Krall indeed) but impossible to listen to something less well recorded, too harsh. With LCD3 you can listen and enjoy any music with any kind of recording quality (even if you fell the difference of course!). In one hand I don't have money and space to get one speaker system for each type of music, on the other hand I don't want to choose the music according to recording quality only, that's stupid; I will not stop listening to Coltrane or Dylan because the recording quality is not that good!

So I was on a search for a speaker system and couldn't find yet what I was expecting in term of music enjoyment, and LCD 3/BHA-1 combo make me stop searching, for the moment and hopefully for a while...

 

Something else with LCD 3/BHA-1 combo: you can listen for hours without tire your ears. I put it on the purity of the sound coming out, it's natural so not tiring.


Edited by vmullot - 4/13/13 at 2:20pm
post #680 of 4447
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Originally Posted by Operakid View Post

Hi DarKu, thanks for the nice compliment on my post.

 

I can say back to you that your words also resonate with me.  The HD800 are great, there is no denying that.  Detail, air, focus, imaging, dynamics.  They are a great tool for my to use in evaluating my equipment designs.  But I obtained the LCD-3 to possibly enhance the musical experience.  In that regard I was willing to give up some detail and top end extension.

 

Instead, although there is less emphasis on the highs, everything is there including the detail and realism.  I am surprised, I thought I would live with colored sound to get the musical ease I wanted.  Instead, I really gave up nothing in terms of actual detail it appears.

 

An example, I use the HD800 to set up phono cartridges, I can hear little tracking details that I cannot hear with any speaker with such certain clarity.  I happened to play that record I use for this test, not looking for those details, just listening for fun.  When that section came, there were the little cues I use to check the setup, clear as day.  There were many other fine details that I heard during the day with the LCD-3 that represent the lowest level details I have heard with the HD800.  

 

I will not say that the LCD-3 are better for everyone over the HD800, and I am not prepared to sell the HD800.  But for me, as you said "what is more important than pure joy of relaxing and music listening with a big smile on your face? Nothing".  And this, the LCD-3 really allow you to do.  

 

Thanks again for your nice words.    

Never listened to Stax headphones (and I don't want yet, too dangerous for the creditcard) but a quick comparison "ear to ear" with my long beloved JH 13 PRO wich was in my (and many others) opinion(s) a sonic scalpel, may not be in the advantage of the JH13! I didn't have time to make compare etc, I enjoy too much with LCD 3, no time to loose on tests at the moment. But with LCD 3 you don't have details for the purpose of having details, you have details, tone of the instruments, involvement and beautifullness.


Edited by vmullot - 4/13/13 at 2:21pm
post #681 of 4447

Please welcome a new member of the LCD-3 lovers team.

Got mine today and they sound amazing.

To tell you the truth the pair that I have got sounds a bit better that the one I reviewed a month ago, so happy for this.

Listening right now to Van Halen studio remasters in 24/192 and I'm stunned on how these cans can ROCK!

I will not sleep this night..I'm sure... because I will be rocking all night !

 

 

 


Edited by DarKu - 4/16/13 at 11:58am
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarKu View Post

Please welcome a new member of the LCD-3 lovers team.

Got mine today and they sound amazing.

To tell you the truth the pair that I have got sounds a bit better that the one I reviewed a month ago, so happy for this.

Listening right now to Van Halen studio remasters in 24/192 and I'm stunned on how these cans can ROCK!

I will not sleep this night..I'm sure... because I will be rocking all night !

 

 

 

Congrats! LCD-3 + Van Halen = L3000.gif

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Originally Posted by DarKu View Post

Please welcome a new member of the LCD-3 lovers team.

Got mine today and they sound amazing.

To tell you the truth the pair that I have got sounds a bit better that the one I reviewed a month ago, so happy for this.

Listening right now to Van Halen studio remasters in 24/192 and I'm stunned on how these cans can ROCK!

I will not sleep this night..I'm sure... because I will be rocking all night !

 

 

 

 

Warning: Extreme beauty will appear. (Click to show)

Congrats on that! Really swell looking collection you got going there.

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Hello Head-fiers and LCD-3 owners,

 

I've just received my pair (leather pads) yesterday !

 

After several years spent with the HD650, I wanted something that would improve significantly the sound quality AND the enjoyment.  Since I had never listened to any Audeze headphones before purchasing them (didn't get the opportunity where I live), I was a bit worried not to really like them when they would enter my house ...

 

First of all, I was expecting them to be less comfortable than the HD650: I was wrong.  It's even more comfortable !

 

Then, I was thinking they would make the bass a bit fuller and more enjoyable: I was wrong again.  The bass on the LCD-3 is HUGELY fuller than on the 650 (and I mean it, I'm not the one to call a slight difference a big difference, quite the opposite actually).

 

Also, I was hoping that the medium and treble would be as close as possible as on the 650: my hope was absurd.  While not far apart, they are still different enough not to find the LCD sound like an HD650 I love so much.  But the treat is that I prefer the LCD-3 after comparing them !  All I can say is that the LCD-3 is more engaging to listen to and more detailed at the same time.  I even had not dreamt it would be possible !  I am truly impressed, cause I thought it would have taken me days or even weeks to take pleasure in another sound than the one I've been used to for years now.  And it only took me a little more than an hour.  The first hour, as I thought, was having me fighting to like them because I had been listening so much to a different sound before.

 

Last of all, I want to thank you all head-fiers and reviewers (especially Tyll Hertsens from innerfidelity) since I bought the LCD-3 only based upon your opinions and comparisons with the Senn sound.  And of course, I thank the Audeze team !

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Originally Posted by CoolBurn View Post

Hello Head-fiers and LCD-3 owners,

 

I've just received my pair (leather pads) yesterday !

 

After several years spent with the HD650, I wanted something that would improve significantly the sound quality AND the enjoyment.  Since I had never listened to any Audeze headphones before purchasing them (didn't get the opportunity where I live), I was a bit worried not to really like them when they would enter my house ...

 

First of all, I was expecting them to be less comfortable than the HD650: I was wrong.  It's even more comfortable !

 

Then, I was thinking they would make the bass a bit fuller and more enjoyable: I was wrong again.  The bass on the LCD-3 is HUGELY fuller than on the 650 (and I mean it, I'm not the one to call a slight difference a big difference, quite the opposite actually).

 

Also, I was hoping that the medium and treble would be as close as possible as on the 650: my hope was absurd.  While not far apart, they are still different enough not to find the LCD sound like an HD650 I love so much.  But the treat is that I prefer the LCD-3 after comparing them !  All I can say is that the LCD-3 is more engaging to listen to and more detailed at the same time.  I even had not dreamt it would be possible !  I am truly impressed, cause I thought it would have taken me days or even weeks to take pleasure in another sound than the one I've been used to for years now.  And it only took me a little more than an hour.  The first hour, as I thought, was having me fighting to like them because I had been listening so much to a different sound before.

 

Last of all, I want to thank you all head-fiers and reviewers (especially Tyll Hertsens from innerfidelity) since I bought the LCD-3 only based upon your opinions and comparisons with the Senn sound.  And of course, I thank the Audeze team !

Hey congrats! FWIW, I owned the HD650s for a year or so a few years back and never really got into them. I agree with your assessments that the LCD-3s are quite different. The LCD-3s are fantastic headphones!

post #686 of 4447
congrats coolburn! you must be very happy now smily_headphones1.gif

btw, how do you amp the lcd3? and what kind of music are listening and best with lcd3 and your amp?
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I am now a classic music lover, thank's to the Lcd3's.atsmile.gif

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Originally Posted by RubyTiger View Post

I am now a classic music lover, thank's to the Lcd3's.atsmile.gif

That is your money's worth right there! Enjoy it.

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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

congrats coolburn! you must be very happy now smily_headphones1.gif

btw, how do you amp the lcd3? and what kind of music are listening and best with lcd3 and your amp?

Hello,

 

And thank you RedBull.  Yes, I am very happy indeed.

 

As written in my signature, I'm amping the LCD-3 with a Burson Soloist.  And you can also have an idea of the music I'm listening through them thanks to my signature.  But I will just add one artist (and two albums from him): Michael Jackson, "Thriller" and "Bad".  Okaaaayyy, nothing really original there, but hey: Have you really heard how good those two albums sound ?  Quincy Jones must be kidding me !  How come that mastering that good is even possible ?

 

Thank you for reading and for asking :)

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Originally Posted by CoolBurn View Post

Hello,

 

And thank you RedBull.  Yes, I am very happy indeed.

 

As written in my signature, I'm amping the LCD-3 with a Burson Soloist.  And you can also have an idea of the music I'm listening through them thanks to my signature.  But I will just add one artist (and two albums from him): Michael Jackson, "Thriller" and "Bad".  Okaaaayyy, nothing really original there, but hey: Have you really heard how good those two albums sound ?  Quincy Jones must be kidding me !  How come that mastering that good is even possible ?

 

Thank you for reading and for asking :)

Regarding sound/mix/mastering (and music :-) quality I highly recommend you Michael Jackson "Off the Wall". Better than "Thriller" on all levels IMO.

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