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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

I just received my LCD3 and Mjolinor and after about 30 minutes, the left side the headphone quit working. After testing my connection and swapping the connects to single ended mode, I still got the same result on my Lyr amp. I swapped out the LCD3 for my HD800 on the Lyr and no problem. So I have 2 questions. Is the phone failure common with the LCD3, and how would I go about finding balanced xlr cables that would fit the HD800?
The little time I had the LCD3 running on the Mjolinor, I thought I had finally achieved my audio slice of nirvana. I'm going to send them back and try again, but now I would really like to try the HD800 in balanced mode.

Contact Audez'e for a RMA. The process is painless.

 

As for a balanced cable, you can either re-terminate the cable yourself with a 4-pin/dual 3-pin XLR.

Or buy an HD800 aftermarket cable.

 

Another option is buying some HD800 adapter earrings. Q sells these.

post #2702 of 3216

Hello sombody with Mjolnir in Prague? Please let me know..

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I contacted seller this morning, who immediately called Audeze. Within a half hour I received an email with shipping label and work order. Audeze promised to turn these around ASAP. Great customer service from both dealer and Audeze.
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

I contacted seller this morning, who immediately called Audeze. Within a half hour I received an email with shipping label and work order. Audeze promised to turn these around ASAP. Great customer service from both dealer and Audeze.

Quite admirable customer support. Anything man-made can and will break. The fact that Audeze is supporting their product aggressively speaks well to their business model and should reassure all who are contemplating buying or have bought the LCD3 headphones.

post #2705 of 3216

For a $2K headphone, I would hope they're providing excellent customer service tongue.gif.

 

Good customer service is quintessential to marketing a quality product IMHO.
 

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As a follow up on the failed driver issue, today, June 14, I received a new headphone set from Audeze. All in all, despite the first one being faulty, I have to say Audeze was very quick to respond, so within 5 days I had returned the first pair and had brand new replacements. I would give them 5 stars for customer service and I greatly appreciate how they handled the problem. I'm listening to the LCD3 now, and it was worth waiting for. I would like to thank everyone for their support and advice. So I'm running the cans in full balanced mode through the Schitt Mjolinor which is sourced from a Sony XA5400ES SACD player using the balanced outputs on the player.
Both CD and especially SACD's sound superb.
post #2707 of 3216
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

As for a balanced cable, you can either re-terminate the cable yourself with a 4-pin/dual 3-pin XLR.

 

Hi guys, sorry for the silly question but is there any advantage in choosing between a 4-pin single XLR or a dual 3-pin XLR for connecting either the LCD2.2 or the HD800 to the Mjolnir? Thanks!!

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Originally Posted by Blurpapa View Post

 

Hi guys, sorry for the silly question but is there any advantage in choosing between a 4-pin single XLR or a dual 3-pin XLR for connecting either the LCD2.2 or the HD800 to the Mjolnir? Thanks!!

As far as I know there is no affect on sound.  4 pin is a newer configuration that has become popular, dual 3 pin is more antiquated tech for headphones.

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Originally Posted by pelli View Post

As far as I know there is no affect on sound.  4 pin is a newer configuration that has become popular, dual 3 pin is more antiquated tech for headphones.

^ Go with 4-pin XLR.

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^ Go with 4-pin XLR.

 

+1  less bulky.
 

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Thanks guys! Am at peace now, no more wondering which is better smily_headphones1.gif
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Hi,

 

I have a bit of a recurring issue with my Mjolnir: Randomly, the right channel decides to buzz. To Schiit's credit, they very nicely replaced the first unit I had (this was around Nov/Dec of last year). The issue still occurs on the replacement new unit. I use it with a Tripp-lite Hospital-Grade Isolating Transformer. The buzz has been heard on both Audeze LCD-3's, and Sennheiser HD650's. It will increase if I turn on a halogen lamp in the same room. Certain times it goes away completely, sometimes it comes back with a very grainy, fluctuating sound. Mostly, it's just a constant buzz though.

 

So I've come to the conclusion that it's probably just my house.

 

What I'm wondering is: Why only the right channel? The Iso-Transformer seems to help sometimes, but other times it still buzzes. I do tend to obsess over things like this, but it does annoy me a bit.

 

Thanks!

Ben

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Hey everyone. I was wondering if you guys could help me select my new rig. The headphone I'm leaning towards is the Audeze LCD-3's and not sure which headphone amp to go with: Either the Headamp GS-X MK2 or the Schiit Mjolnir. Which one sounds better with the LCD-3? Also, once you help me choose which amplifier, I was wondering what DAC goes well with this combination. Thanks so much guys!


Edited by MusicEnthusiast - 6/18/13 at 12:16pm
post #2714 of 3216

The Mjolnir is less money by far and has slightly less or slightly better SQ - depending what you like.  

 

If I was only going to use the LCD-3 I would go Mjolnir hands down and spend the rest of my savings on a really good DAC.  If I was going to use multiple headphones ie.. HD800, TH900 and so on I would suck it up and go with the GS-X mkII.  All IMO..

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Thanks so much preproman. This really helps. By SQ, do you mean sound quality? I mostly listen to modern day Alternative Rock. This actually brings me to another question. Which headphone suits this style better? The HD-800 or Audeze LCD-3? I'm only going to select one headphone and my main listening sessions consist of Alternative Rock. Which headphone and headphone amp way should I go considering this into the equation? Thanks preproman, this is really helping me out.

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