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in my experience, and from talking with others who have experienced what i have experienced with the LCD-3, complete driver failure seems to occur more frequently with planar magnetic than with standard dynamic transducers.  it has nothing to do with amplification or misuse or dc offset etc.  the drivers have a higher rate of just becoming mute.  i'm not sure what the reason is at this time and what the percentage is.  

i haven't begun redrafting this.  it definitely improves the sound however.  on the other hand, it doesn't make me suddenly feel that the qualia is the world's best headphone..... it probably still won't be in the top 20 i think, though we will see.


Are LCD-3 with their thinner membrane more prone to this than LCD-2, as despite bigger LCD-2 customer base I haven't seen many reports on their drivers failures, esp. for 2.2?


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 2/1/13 at 11:33am
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Are LCD-3 with their thinner membrane more prone to this than LCD-2, as despite bigger LCD-2 customer base I haven't seen many reports on their drivers failures, esp. for 2.2?

Good point. I'm a little concerned about this possibly happening to my 2.2's. Also, would it be a case of; If its going to fail, it will happen in the first week or two like most components. Or are all orthos drivers potential time bombs..? 

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Are LCD-3 with their thinner membrane more prone to this than LCD-2, as despite bigger LCD-2 customer base I haven't seen many reports on their drivers failures, esp. for 2.2?

i'm not sure, but potentially I would say yes.

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Good point. I'm a little concerned about this possibly happening to my 2.2's. Also, would it be a case of; If its going to fail, it will happen in the first week or two like most components. Or are all orthos drivers potential time bombs..? 

I had about 150 hours on my LCD-3 if that's any help.

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I had about 150 hours on my LCD-3 if that's any help.

That may seem a lot, but I suppose in the lifespan of the headphone its still very early days.. Oh well if they go, they go. Nothing you can do about it.  

 

 

 

Apart from this biggrin.gif

 

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As someone in the market for a pair of orthodynamics, I would be grateful if you (or anyone) could provide more information on said issue!

in my experience, and from talking with others who have experienced what i have experienced with the LCD-3, complete driver failure seems to occur more frequently with planar magnetic than with standard dynamic transducers.  it has nothing to do with amplification or misuse or dc offset etc.  the drivers have a higher rate of just becoming mute.  i'm not sure what the reason is at this time and what the percentage is.  

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Out of curiosity, how is the updated review on the Sony Qualia with the small headband coming along?

i haven't begun redrafting this.  it definitely improves the sound however.  on the other hand, it doesn't make me suddenly feel that the qualia is the world's best headphone..... it probably still won't be in the top 20 i think, though we will see.

What's the warranty on the Audeze's? Paying $2000 for a headphone to have it fail, and having a higher chance of failing by nature, doesn't sound very reassuring to me.

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What's the warranty on the Audeze's? Paying $2000 for a headphone to have it fail, and having a higher chance of failing by nature, doesn't sound very reassuring to me.


3 Years.

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What's the warranty on the Audeze's? Paying $2000 for a headphone to have it fail, and having a higher chance of failing by nature, doesn't sound very reassuring to me.


3 Years.

Oh OK, that's good news then. :)

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I have been owning hesdphones since i am 28.. I mean good phones..not those 40 euro buds..and i never ever had any problems with them..wait thats not true..i broke the cable on my qjays..but that was because i accidentely stood onit while standing up..oops...that cable broke from the buds...so i think when u treat them as ur babies they dont broke..or. Maybe i am just a lucky basterd..i did have a smoking amp once though... biggrin.gif It went poof in smokes..selfcombustion action! eek.gif

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i'm not sure, but potentially I would say yes.

I had about 150 hours on my LCD-3 if that's any help.

That's only half a month if you love the headphones and listen to it 10 hours per day!

 

I've had my HE500s for oh maybe 1.5 months and I probably have well over 500 hours of playback time on it now (often use it to play quiet ambient music at night, in addition to head time).


Edited by jerg - 2/1/13 at 3:18pm
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That's only half a month if you love the headphones and listen to it 10 hours per day!

 

I've had my HE500s for oh maybe 1.5 months and I probably have well over 500 hours of playback time on it now (often use it to play quiet ambient music at night, in addition to head time).

Yeah me too..i use my he500 for at least 4 hours a day at night before i go to bed around 3-4 am every day. I listen to it in my dark living room..no lights..just darkness and my music..u wont believe how that relaxes me! wink.gif Does this mean i am addicted ? eek.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/1/13 at 3:34pm
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That's only half a month if you love the headphones and listen to it 10 hours per day!

 

I've had my HE500s for oh maybe 1.5 months and I probably have well over 500 hours of playback time on it now (often use it to play quiet ambient music at night, in addition to head time).

 

I love my PS1000 so much, that i listen to them 22 hours a day, the remaining 2 hours i use them as dumbells to train my beautyfull body tongue.gif

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That's only half a month if you love the headphones and listen to it 10 hours per day!

 

I've had my HE500s for oh maybe 1.5 months and I probably have well over 500 hours of playback time on it now (often use it to play quiet ambient music at night, in addition to head time).

 

I love my PS1000 so much, that i listen to them 22 hours a day, the remaining 2 hours i use them as dumbells to train my beautyfull body tongue.gif

How do you guys listen for so long(I end up falling asleep)? I listen to 30 minutes to 1 hour a night, just music and 3-4 hours in the day, while on the computer.

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(fyi....my LCD-2 Rev 2 headphones were manufactured Oct 2011)

 

Audez'e Support, Feb 01 17:02 (PST):

Hello John,
I am glad you asked this. Revisions 3, 4, and 5 do not exist. Some assume that the change in connectors or wood option means it is a new revision. However, we have only had the original LCD-2 driver and now the Revision 2 driver. Rest assured, you have the latest driver already in your headphones.

Thank you very much,
Audez'e Support

 



john white, Feb 01 16:51 (PST):

a further question.....in the head-fi forum, i see the LCD-2 Rev 2 referred to as Rev 2.1 // Rev 2.2 // Rev 2.3 // Rev 2.4 and Rev 2.5
Question #1- which revision 2 do i have.
Question #2- what are the differences between 2.1/2.2/2.3 etc....
Question #3- are there any upgrades that are possible or worth doing to the headphones i own ?

thanks

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 Quickly, would you guys say that the LCD2.2 compliments the HE400s? Or would be a replacement/upgrade? Running a Schiit stack for home use.

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How do you guys listen for so long(I end up falling asleep)? I listen to 30 minutes to 1 hour a night, just music and 3-4 hours in the day, while on the computer.

 

Are you kidding? If I don't get the headphones off by 10:00pm or so, I'll be listening to music until the wee hours of the morning.

 

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