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I haven't got a chance to listen tot he LCD-3s really good yet.  Do they have to "SAME" bass response as the LCD-2.2s?

The LCD-2.1 had the most bass, then the LCD-2.2 and then the LCD-3s. That's purely bass impact. Bass quality and depth is in reverse order to what I mentioned. wink.gif That said the LCD-3s had more impact than the HE-6s.

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Not being familiar Audeze LCDs (despite heard them before but not really very much time), all I can say is that I echo Jude's comments in his first post and that I do like them. That's all I can say for now and daren't elaborate any further unless (until?) I have one of these in my hand for an extended period of time (or have them in my ownership :D).

 

 

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post #228 of 820
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Not being familiar Audeze LCDs (despite heard them before but not really very much time), all I can say is that I echo Jude's comments in his first post and that I do like them. That's all I can say for now and daren't elaborate any further unless (until?) I have one of these in my hand for an extended period of time (or have them in my ownership :D).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please do a review for all 3 of them, Anak Chan.

I always trust your word.

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Originally Posted by haquocdung View Post

Please do a review for all 3 of them, Anak Chan.

I always trust your word.

 

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post #230 of 820
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Originally Posted by haquocdung View Post

Please do a review for all 3 of them, Anak Chan.

I always trust your word.

 

Lol! The problem is that I don't trust myself ;-)...I've become rather cautious about commenting or describing sound if I don't really have enough time with them. But I'd gladly & politely refer back to Jude's comments :D.

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Lol! The problem is that I don't trust myself ;-)...I've become rather cautious about commenting or describing sound if I don't really have enough time with them. But I'd gladly & politely refer back to Jude's comments :D.

Just regarding cosmetics, Is that plastic surrounding the cups? Also are they heavy?

 

Thanks for the photos much appreciated

post #232 of 820
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I find the depth and quality part unequaled in the HE6, but to refresh my memory how were you amping it?
I still haven't heard an LCD3 and I am not trying to start a debate, but the HE6 takes a lot of juice to sound right.

 

 

the LCD3 was amped through an eddie current balancing act http://www.eddiecurrent.com/Balancing_Act.html

 

the HE-6 was amped though a HiFiman EF-6 http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=116

 

I would love to try the LCD3 on the EF-6 or the RSA darkstar, I think orthos function better with good powerful solid state amp whereas the balancing act only outputs 280mw into Senn HD600s according to the page, which may have been the issue; just under powered. 

 

In fact! Here's a pic of me demoing them back in June https://dl.dropbox.com/u/562661/head-fi/ECBA.jpg


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post #233 of 820
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Just regarding cosmetics, Is that plastic surrounding the cups? Also are they heavy?

 

Thanks for the photos much appreciated

 

Ya' know what? I never really paid much attention to the build 'cos it was either on my head mostly, in front of my camera, or on someone else's head. I don't recall feeling anything plasticky however I could take a 2nd look tomorrow. As I was unfamiliar with the LCDs in general, I'd have to say purely based on feel, I do not recall feeling it heavier than the LCD-3's or LCD-2's. If they are, I didn't notice it.

post #234 of 820

The wood earcup looks pretty nice (it reminds me of the ATH-ESW9), but the swivel earcup, metal yokes, and headband look really ugly in comparison, in my honest opinion.

They just don't look good next to a beautiful wood cup. >.>

post #235 of 820
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The wood earcup looks pretty nice (it reminds me of the ATH-ESW9), but the swivel earcup, metal yokes, and headband look really ugly in comparison, in my honest opinion.

They just don't look good next to a beautiful wood cup. >.>

They are the LCD2 earcup/yoke/headband, the whole headphone is a LCD2 with a pair of wooden earcup tacked on. So really you just hate everything about the looks of the Audeze LCD2.

post #236 of 820
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They are the LCD2 earcup/yoke/headband, the whole headphone is a LCD2 with a pair of wooden earcup tacked on. So really you just hate everything about the looks of the Audeze LCD2.


I like the look of the LCD-3 because the wood is just an accent to the headphone; the grille matches the metal and headband pieces. I think it's the fact that the whole grille section is covered with wood that makes it looks so odd.

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Fact or speculation?

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

They are the LCD2 earcup/yoke/headband, the whole headphone is a LCD2 with a pair of wooden earcup tacked on. So really you just hate everything about the looks of the Audeze LCD2.

post #238 of 820
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

Fact or speculation?

I'm talking aesthetically. Internally Audeze is still figuring out a good damping scheme but externally it is just a default LCD2r2 with the grills swapped out for the wood shell.

post #239 of 820
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

I'm talking aesthetically. Internally Audeze is still figuring out a good damping scheme but externally it is just a default LCD2r2 with the grills swapped out for the wood shell.

 

My boy Alex from Audeze is out of town for the weekend.  But I'm just going on my gut here.  There's more to the closed-back headphone than merely being an LCD2v2 with wooden cups tacked on.  Now, I don't own a pair of LCD2's anymore - I've been living with LCD3's for as long as its been out (and developing) so I can't speak directly comparing those two cans, but...

 

The closed-back did not sound like my LCD3 in terms of timbre coloration (using source material I wrote, recorded, and produced), soundstaging, or dynamics.  I also have to admit that I didn't use my portable rig - meaning I listened to the closed-back cans on a system that was different from the ones I'm picturing in my mind (w/ my LCD3's) and SYSTEM SYNERGY plays just as big a role in personal audio I find as high end, full-range room-filling stereo gear, so I can't make any statements on a direct comparison.  But I helped wire both systems for Audeze w/ the all-Nordost system (from power to signal pathway) at their booth in CanJam.  I listened to both for a while as I was tweaking things to get them ready.  

 

I know Alex, and I'm getting to know Shankar and Mark.

 

I just don't see them slapping wood on an LCD2 and calling it a prototype.

I could be wrong...

 

Regardless - I'm anxious to hear its audible evolution!!

 

Music Saves Lives

 

post #240 of 820
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

 

My boy Alex from Audeze is out of town for the weekend.  But I'm just going on my gut here.  There's more to the closed-back headphone than merely being an LCD2v2 with wooden cups tacked on.  Now, I don't own a pair of LCD2's anymore - I've been living with LCD3's for as long as its been out (and developing) so I can't speak directly comparing those two cans, but...

 

The closed-back did not sound like my LCD3 in terms of timbre coloration (using source material I wrote, recorded, and produced), soundstaging, or dynamics.  I also have to admit that I didn't use my portable rig - meaning I listened to the closed-back cans on a system that was different from the ones I'm picturing in my mind (w/ my LCD3's) and SYSTEM SYNERGY plays just as big a role in personal audio I find as high end, full-range room-filling stereo gear, so I can't make any statements on a direct comparison.  But I helped wire both systems for Audeze w/ the all-Nordost system (from power to signal pathway) at their booth in CanJam.  I listened to both for a while as I was tweaking things to get them ready.  

 

I know Alex, and I'm getting to know Shankar and Mark.

 

I just don't see them slapping wood on an LCD2 and calling it a prototype.

I could be wrong...

 

Regardless - I'm anxious to hear its audible evolution!!

 

Music Saves Lives

 

Dude if you reread my post, I did indeed stress that there is obviously damping internally to cope with the change in design, and proper damping is usually all that's needed to tweak the sound right. If the drivers still sound like crap even with the most optimized damping schemes then they may need to design and test whole new drivers, but that costs way more in terms of R&D than testing different foam/felt/cotton configurations.

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