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post #20506 of 21761
Hi guys, long time no see.

A few minutes ago, I stood up and pulled my headphone cable with my leg. It pulled my laptop almost off the table. The result was that my Sony MDR Z1000 headphone connector, the part that plugs into my laptop, got bent at a 45 degree angle, pointing in a completely off direction. I was mortified but my first instinct was to bend it back and it bent back easily. I plugged it in and it seems to be sounding ok, I don't notice anything bad, but I'm notorious for placebo effect bothering me and I can't tell if it's cause for concern in terms of audio quality or not.

If anyone knows about this stuff, can yo let me know if it's likely that my audio quality will suffer from it being bent and then bent back like that? It plugs in just fine now and appears straight, although there is a a bit of weird damage on the green circle washer things.

I really don't know any thing about this stuff. Lemme know what you think.



To be clear, it was bent 45 degrees away from straight, starting from that slightly damaged green circle, and I bent it back before taking this pic.
post #20507 of 21761

Yeah, that's a known problem for creating the Ultrasone sound signature on Sonys. Congratulations, you have yourself an ULTRASONY now.

 

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It really shouldn't affect the sound, at all. The only thing I can think of is it causing some crackling or cut out sound due to it not doing its connecting job as a connector, but that sort of noise would be pretty apparent as sound would be cut out from one channel. In other words: don't worry, if there's a faulty connector, the sound problems wouldn't creep up, but hit you in the face saying... nothing, literally.

 

Assuming I understood your situation correctly.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 1/12/14 at 10:44pm
post #20508 of 21761
Yup - I agree - an analog connector either makes a solid connection or it doesn't. Any issue would not be subtle. Sounds like you were very lucky!
post #20509 of 21761
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Originally Posted by compoopers View Post Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Hi guys, long time no see.

A few minutes ago, I stood up and pulled my headphone cable with my leg. It pulled my laptop almost off the table. The result was that my Sony MDR Z1000 headphone connector, the part that plugs into my laptop, got bent at a 45 degree angle, pointing in a completely off direction. I was mortified but my first instinct was to bend it back and it bent back easily. I plugged it in and it seems to be sounding ok, I don't notice anything bad, but I'm notorious for placebo effect bothering me and I can't tell if it's cause for concern in terms of audio quality or not.

If anyone knows about this stuff, can yo let me know if it's likely that my audio quality will suffer from it being bent and then bent back like that? It plugs in just fine now and appears straight, although there is a a bit of weird damage on the green circle washer things.

I really don't know any thing about this stuff. Lemme know what you think.



To be clear, it was bent 45 degrees away from straight, starting from that slightly damaged green circle, and I bent it back before taking this pic.

 

 

I really wouldn't worry about it - as long as the connector is intact and there are no shorts or broken connections I can't imagine there being any differences in the sound quality.  Might be worth asking in the DIY cable questions and comments thread.

post #20510 of 21761
I'd worry about pieces of the plug being left inside the laptop's socket.

Plugs are easy to replace (cut the cable, strip the wire on the old plug to see what connected where, strip the ends of the headphone's cable to see the matching wires, connect new plug). It shouldn't be hard to find one who'll do it for a pizza and the price of a new plug.
post #20511 of 21761

I heard the LCD-X and LCD-3 for the first time today, via Balancing Act --> Resonessence Invicta (2013 Revision) --> CEC CD Transport.

 

Wow, I really like the LCD-3, more than the HE-500, I think. It has such delicate timbre and texture.

 

The LCD-X is more neutral, but not as refined. I'd probably take the HD800 over the LCD-X, in that case.

 

Just short thoughts, nothing in depth, but those are my initial impressions. There are people who consider way more things than I do when it comes to high-end cans.

post #20512 of 21761
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

I heard the LCD-X and LCD-3 for the first time today, via Balancing Act --> Resonessence Invicta (2013 Revision) --> CEC CD Transport.

 

Wow, I really like the LCD-3, more than the HE-500, I think. It has such delicate timbre and texture.

 

The LCD-X is more neutral, but not as refined. I'd probably take the HD800 over the LCD-X, in that case.

 

Just short thoughts, nothing in depth, but those are my initial impressions. There are people who consider way more things than I do when it comes to high-end cans.

Neato, I wonder how did the LCD X compare to the LCD 3, some say they are different flavors with simmilar quality, but is it not as refined as the HD 800 or as refined as the LCD 3

post #20513 of 21761
Hmm have yet to try any LCD, and I forgot to try the HE500 back at the Singapore meet in summer last year. Still haven't had the measure of its weight problems. And with that, how much heavier is the LCD3 then its predecessor?
post #20514 of 21761
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post  Neato, I wonder how did the LCD X compare to the LCD 3, some say they are different flavors with simmilar quality, but is it not as refined as the HD 800 or as refined as the LCD 3

 

Seems about right. Again, I didn't have a super long listen, only about 15 minutes, but it was in a quiet environment. The LCD-3 is definitely more refined and "hi-fi" sounding than the LCD-X. It editorializes the treble by being smoother and more delicate; the LCD-X's treble feels less smooth and has a little bit more prominence. Bass-wise, the LCD-3 actually feels less bassy! Not by much, actually, but the bass is more "laid-back", as opposed to a very matter-of-factly presentation on the LCD-X. BTW, I was prepared to like the LCD-X more than the LCD-3, but I ended up enjoying the LCD-3 more.

 

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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post  Hmm have yet to try any LCD, and I forgot to try the HE500 back at the Singapore meet in summer last year. Still haven't had the measure of its weight problems. And with that, how much heavier is the LCD3 then its predecessor?


I would say that the LCD-X is noticeably lighter, but it's not like it feels light on the head. You just gotta be prepared for planars to feel heavy (with the exception of the new HiFiMANs I guess).

post #20515 of 21761
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post
 

 

Seems about right. Again, I didn't have a super long listen, only about 15 minutes, but it was in a quiet environment. The LCD-3 is definitely more refined and "hi-fi" sounding than the LCD-X. It editorializes the treble by being smoother and more delicate; the LCD-X's treble feels less smooth and has a little bit more prominence. Bass-wise, the LCD-3 actually feels less bassy! Not by much, actually, but the bass is more "laid-back", as opposed to a very matter-of-factly presentation on the LCD-X. BTW, I was prepared to like the LCD-X more than the LCD-3, but I ended up enjoying the LCD-3 more.

 


I would say that the LCD-X is noticeably lighter, but it's not like it feels light on the head. You just gotta be prepared for planars to feel heavy (with the exception of the new HiFiMANs I guess).

honestly I like how the LCD X is soudning in your terms, sounds like my balaned DT 880, promient treble and matter of fact bass  prenstation,

 

still the new Hifimans have pretty much ruled out me getting a LCD X or LCD 3 in the next year or so! the HE 560 at $900 is one heck of a worth while product to get! 

 

Although this spring, I'm going to be very limited in my spending. I'll most likly only b repairing my hm801, and paying for a recable on my w1000x [maybe] and I MIGHT MIGHT MIGHT buy an RSA balanced amp, as my pb1 is stuck on high gain and DOES NOT work with my low impedance headphones in balanced mode... at ALL so both my d2k and w1000x can NOT be driven balanced with my pb1 atm, meaning I honestly need a balanced amp with adjustable gain, which the pb1 WAS until I busted the pins that change the gain [while it sounds good, the build of external compents is kinda crappy... but it cost me $60 so I can't complain] 

post #20516 of 21761
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post  honestly I like how the LCD X is soudning in your terms, sounds like my balaned DT 880, promient treble and matter of fact bass  prenstation,

 

still the new Hifimans have pretty much ruled out me getting a LCD X or LCD 3 in the next year or so! the HE 560 at $900 is one heck of a worth while product to get! 

 

Yeah, I'd definitely wait to see how the HE-560 pans out. Initial news seems high on it being an improved HE-500, both ergonomically and sonically. I liked the HE-500, but found the ergonomics... displeasing.

 

I'm not ready to go for a big setup, though. I simply don't have the room for it. If I get a pair of cans within the next year, it'll be the NAD HP50.

post #20517 of 21761
Oh, right, LCD-X, because that's not confusing at all if your last one was 2.
post #20518 of 21761
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

Oh, right, LCD-X, because that's not confusing at all if your last one was 2.

... what?
post #20519 of 21761
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post  Oh, right, LCD-X, because that's not confusing at all if your last one was 2.


Whoops, I totally misread what you wrote --- I didn't try the LCD-2 tonight, so I don't know the weight difference. The LCD-X is definitely lighter, though, just not substantially lighter.

post #20520 of 21761
Wait, there is a LCD-3 right?



That's it, time for sleep.
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