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I want my huge LCD cans with very spacious pads.
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I want my huge LCD cans with very spacious pads.

^^This..

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I want my huge LCD cans with very spacious pads.

 

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^^This..

I think it depends on what Audeze is going for. Are they going for pajama listeners (Preproman) who want to listen in bed without disturbing their spouse? If so they can make it heavy, big, as long as it doesn't leak sound.

 

or

 

Will this be geared more for portable audio, where people can use it during their commute, cafes, or even a walk outside? In that case it should be lighter, smaller, and be more efficient so that it can be driven from portable devices.

 

I'm much more interested in an LCD-2 I can use outside. I don't give a schiit about how loud my music is when I'm home and any woman who dares to argue can leave my house.

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Can't speak for LCD3 but LCD2 already sounds closed.  wink.gif

Give'em the right amp/source they (LCD-2s) open up a bit more. That said, the LCD-3's biggest benefit is better imaging (HE-6-like if that helps). But imagine a closed LCD-2? tongue.gif  Shure SE535 imaging?

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I sorta hope they don't. Audeze are supposed to be pro audiophile headphones, not Beats. 

 

Nothing says they can't do both, and the portable market is arguably bigger (and there are zero players in the portable ortho market unless you count the Fostex kin).

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Define: portable

 

I wouldn't really consider the Fostex T50RP portable...unless you're one of those people with a 6"-thick bomb rig that weighs 2 pounds and calls it portable. It can't lie flat, nor fold up.

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I think we're at least shooting for transportable. If not down right portable. LOL. As long as it doesn't leak sound and is not bigger than the LCD-2 I'll be happy. If they could make it a little smaller and lighter that would be a plus.

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I don't know if making orthos portable is very beneficial.  I mean they are soo power hungry.  But I guess its possible with a smaller diaphragm though I don't know how that will affect the sound.  Even with a smaller driver though I feel like it will still eat power for all three meals a day.  tongue_smile.gif  The smallest orthos are t50rp's right?

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I don't know if making orthos portable is very beneficial.  I mean they are soo power hungry.  But I guess its possible with a smaller diaphragm though I don't know how that will affect the sound.  Even with a smaller driver though I feel like it will still eat power for all three meals a day.  tongue_smile.gif  The smallest orthos are t50rp's right?

Well we have portable amps that can supposedly drive the HE-6. Multiple entries from Ray Samuals, Ibasso, and ALO Audio, not to mention Triad Audio Lisa + others I'm forgetting. Now whether this is true or not is debatable. So if Audeze manages to make a planar headphone that is at least as efficient as the HE-400 in a closed form, then I think there will be quite a number of portable amps that can drive them to okay potential.if not outright excellent potential. I think the biggest hurdle to them being truly portable is the form factor. My feeling is that they'll be huge and not robust given the wooden cups. I'll probably have to baby them when I'm outside and get really paranoid on the subways/buses/cafes. In the end it might not be worth it and I might as well get something like the FitEar 334 or Shure 846.

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TH-900 is not really a closed can. Yes it's technically closed but it leaks like semi-open can and cannot be used a truly isolating closed back. Audeze needs to make these the most efficient planar ever to date because many people will get them to drive off portable systems on the go. I'll be happy if they sound as good as the LCD-2 (current version). Anything more would just be a bonus and I'll be pissed if these are like $2000.

 

When I have these around my neck I'm going to stop a random kid with Beats Studios around his neck and ask him if he wants to try out my cans and watch as his mind is blown. LOL

I actually tried the beats and they are not as terrible as people say, but definitly not worth their price point.

I have only a HE-400 ( I say only since most people consider them lower versions of the LCD-2, tnou id say they are awsome ), and I love the face everyone makes the first time they listen to them. There is an automatic smile also.... Fells like.... Love.

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The original Fostex T10 was portable sized and didn't require an amp to reach appreciable levels. It sounded pretty darned good after modding too, and has been the only vintage Fostex I regret trading away. 

 

And that's for a 35 year old headphone. I'm sure someone could do better now. 

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I want my audeze diaphragms to be as large as possible for max bassss.

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Well we have portable amps that can supposedly drive the HE-6. Multiple entries from Ray Samuals, Ibasso, and ALO Audio, not to mention Triad Audio Lisa + others I'm forgetting. Now whether this is true or not is debatable. So if Audeze manages to make a planar headphone that is at least as efficient as the HE-400 in a closed form, then I think there will be quite a number of portable amps that can drive them to okay potential.if not outright excellent potential. I think the biggest hurdle to them being truly portable is the form factor. My feeling is that they'll be huge and not robust given the wooden cups. I'll probably have to baby them when I'm outside and get really paranoid on the subways/buses/cafes. In the end it might not be worth it and I might as well get something like the FitEar 334 or Shure 846.

I don't know we will see.  But I think that a desktop amp will always trump a portable one.  But anyway I don't know if I would want to be wearing a pair or $1000-$2000 pair of headphones made from this beautifully finished wood around town.  They usually use wood but if they really want to make it portable I would expect a slightly more durable maybe a slightly more descrete build so that the people wearing them don't get mugged.  I don't know but personally I have been considering Maddogs for portable use.  No offense but T50RP's aren't the easiest on the eyes. so I won't have people eyeing to steal them when I walk by. 

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I think we're definitely losing sight of reality here. We'd all like a portable Audeze, but there is absolutely no sign whatsoever from the company that it's even a remote possibility. The proof-of-concept was a traditional Audeze design in terms of form factor, and I expect a refined version of the same with new drivers.

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I think we're definitely losing sight of reality here. We'd all like a portable Audeze, but there is absolutely no sign whatsoever from the company that it's even a remote possibility. The proof-of-concept was a traditional Audeze design in terms of form factor, and I expect a refined version of the same with new drivers.

I would consider the prototype to be portable for me. Well transportable is probably the better word, but it's definitely better than the open back LCD-2/3. I will be using them at Starbucks and on commutes if I get them.

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