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post #721 of 4457

Hello Skylab,

 

Since you are commenting in this thread, I am grabbing this opportunity to thank you.  Your review of the Burson Soloist on innerfidelity.com pretty much sold me both the Soloist AND the LCD-3.

 

I bought them both without being able to hear them before.  So your opinion was really important to me for those purchases.  And as you've got it, I really enjoy the Soloist - LCD-3 combo.  Thank you very much :-)

post #722 of 4457

My LCD2r2 went to Audeze twice, was an older pair, and had the wood and all switched out to new ones. I think that changed the FR a bit. Comparing the two, I can clearly hear that my LCD2r2 has a leaner but clearer sound in the mids, but the LCD3 does have sweeter vocals and much better overall presentation. LCD3's imaging is much better, it just makes the LCD2 sound really disorganized.

 

Maybe the Gung/Mjo is holding the LCD3 back?

post #723 of 4457
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

My LCD2r2 went to Audeze twice, was an older pair, and had the wood and all switched out to new ones. I think that changed the FR a bit. Comparing the two, I can clearly hear that my LCD2r2 has a leaner but clearer sound in the mids, but the LCD3 does have sweeter vocals and much better overall presentation. LCD3's imaging is much better, it just makes the LCD2 sound really disorganized.

 

Maybe the Gung/Mjo is holding the LCD3 back?

 

The Mojo is really good with the LCD-3 IMO.  You may can do better on the DAC part.  But overall the Mojo / LCDx is a killer combo.  

post #724 of 4457
I seriously doubt the Mjolnir/Gungnir is "holding back" the LCD3 from performing its best. I have LCD2.2 and that amp/dac is flawless with those phones. Someday do plan on getting LCD3 but for now really enjoying what I have. Pretty sure the LCD3 will sound exemplary with current sourcing.
post #725 of 4457

Thing is I have both in hand. Some people have contradicting experiences with the LCD3 with mine, but they have higher end gear than I do, so it's really either we all hear differently, something in the chain is holding the LCD3 back by skewing with the sound a little, or my LCD2 pair just has slightly more treble, and slightly lowered upper mids than other LCD2s...

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I seriously doubt the Mjolnir/Gungnir is "holding back" the LCD3 from performing its best. I have LCD2.2 and that amp/dac is flawless with those phones. Someday do plan on getting LCD3 but for now really enjoying what I have. Pretty sure the LCD3 will sound exemplary with current sourcing.
post #726 of 4457
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Thing is I have both in hand. Some people have contradicting experiences with the LCD3 with mine, but they have higher end gear than I do, so it's really either we all hear differently, something in the chain is holding the LCD3 back by skewing with the sound a little, or my LCD2 pair just has slightly more treble, and slightly lowered upper mids than other LCD2s...

 

Ah,  Very well could be..

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Thing is I have both in hand. Some people have contradicting experiences with the LCD3 with mine, but they have higher end gear than I do, so it's really either we all hear differently, something in the chain is holding the LCD3 back by skewing with the sound a little, or my LCD2 pair just has slightly more treble, and slightly lowered upper mids than other LCD2s...

Just clean out your ears better...soooo....you can hear betterbiggrin.gif

post #728 of 4457

You can clean them out better for me. wink_face.gif

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Just clean out your ears better...soooo....you can hear betterbiggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by CoolBurn View Post

Hello Skylab,

Since you are commenting in this thread, I am grabbing this opportunity to thank you.  Your review of the Burson Soloist on innerfidelity.com pretty much sold me both the Soloist AND the LCD-3.

I bought them both without being able to hear them before.  So your opinion was really important to me for those purchases.  And as you've got it, I really enjoy the Soloist - LCD-3 combo.  Thank you very much :-)

Thanks, and glad you are enjoying them. It's an excellent combo to be sure.
post #730 of 4457

One of the things I appreciate in LCD-3, is that they still offer great performance under relatively low volume levels. Other headphones I tried lacked details and bass impact at the same levels always asking to raise volume to be fully enjoyable.   

post #731 of 4457

Have had the lcd-3's for the past few days and I'm finding them good but not amazing so far. 

 

I think they are more amp dependent than I would expect but that's not really a problem as I have different amps.  I did not like the lcd-2.2 compared to the r1; in fact GG's lcd-2.2 used to be mine.  I will say that the 2.2's were more even keeled which was not what I was after at the time.

 

Maybe it's in my head but so far I think the r1's are better at sounding good with poorly mastered recordings while the lcd-3's will more easily show the flaws; suppose this can be a good or bad thing.  Case in point NIN and Lacuna Coil, the lcd-3's have me reeling about the compression in these CD's while I never gave it a second thought before.  Throw in some well mixed jazz and I'm smiling again.

 

I don't have r1's to directly compare but I would also venture a guess that the 3's may be able to play lower levels of bass but are not as hard hitting as the r1's which I considered to be borderline basshead phones.  The 3's are still fun, just maybe not as fun in this regard.

 

The pads are also significantly different to what I was used to, I think I like these a little better in the comfort, they feel luxurious and noticeably more squishy than the lcd-2's stiff pillows.  Not sure if long-term use would hold up equally as well.

 

Hopefully I will hang onto these at least a little longer!


Edited by Mr.Sneis - 4/29/13 at 1:40pm
post #732 of 4457
^ being more choosey about amps, showing flaws easily, apparently less yet higher quality bass are all characteristics that were noticed with the LCD3 right from the start (even with some of the earlier, veiled ones). You seem to be hearing what most hear.

Hopefully, "amazing" will come later...interested to hear what you think in another week or two, anyway.
post #733 of 4457

I'm trying to hold off selling the LCD3 until I hear it with the Stratus to really give a final say...

 

I have to say though, my stand matches the LCD3 too well. :P

 

AppleMark


Edited by Girls Generation - 4/29/13 at 8:55pm
post #734 of 4457

After 16 months with the LCD3s, they are honestly to me flat flat flat, with no part of the spectrum standing out, just as I would hear things from un- amplified music in real life, and that is

the highest complement I can give. And after some break in (a few months for me), as images get more palpable and any overhang of sounds disappears,

they become just plain musical and listenable for extended listening as long as I want. They are not boring, not fatiguing, and the music is just there and sinks in deep.

post #735 of 4457
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

After 16 months with the LCD3s, they are honestly to me flat flat flat, with no part of the spectrum standing out, just as I would hear things from un- amplified music in real life, and that is

the highest complement I can give. And after some break in (a few months for me), as images get more palpable and any overhang of sounds disappears,

they become just plain musical and listenable for extended listening as long as I want. They are not boring, not fatiguing, and the music is just there and sinks in deep.

 

After only 2 weeks (minus one day) owning and listening to the LCD-3, I already agree with your opinion: flat - and that means a lot more "sub-bass" (20 to 40 Hz) than almost all other headphones.

 

I guess my solid-state Burson Soloist contributes to the flat sound as well ...  Anyway, it's the highest compliment I can give as well, and really means the end of the journey to sonic bliss as far as I'm concerned !  And I mean it, since I've managed to be happy with the HD650 for more than 3 years without looking for something else, I guess I'll be happy with the LCD-3 for the rest of my life.  It really has all I had hoped for, and even more ...

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