Finally got my RMAd pair back after over a month. Here´s my impressions:
Again I´m comparing with my LCD-2 rev1. Unfortunately I don´t notice much difference with the original "veiled" LCD-3s. The RMAd pair still sounds very dark and muddy. My LCD-2 sounds brighter with snappier bass and have much wider soundstage. When I put the LCD-2 on my head after LCD-3s, it´s like wow! The soundstage just opens!
The "suction cup" effect is still there. This for me is probably even bigger issue. My ears feel really uncomfortable wearing these. I feel pressure (even slight pain) in my ears after wearing and listening these for a while. I don´t notice this effect with any other headphones I own or have owned/tried and that headphone list is a long one. Even the LCD-2s don´t have this effect. I told Audeze about this, but their response was:
"The "suction effect" you are referring to will occur with any open backed headphone. The ear pads have nothing to do with this. This effect is normal with open backed headphones."
I have to respectfully disagree.
I don´t know if there is any other options anymore than to return these (and lose about 500€ and valuable time in this "LCD-3 adventure")? I really wanted to experience what others are saying and experiencing with their LCD-3s. In the areas where the LCD-3 should have been an upgrade, like brightness, detail, more defined bass and wider soundstage, I just find my LCD-2s better in all of those areas. So it´s really mind boggling that the price for the LCD-3 is double.
I don´t know if my RMAd pair is still a "veiled" pair, but something definitely doesn´t match with the reviews and user comments.
Edited by tmhifi - 4/26/12 at 2:25am