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Audeze "Vegan" pads vs Lambskin - Comfort and sound?

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Has anyone tried them both? I've heard the Audeze can be a bit uncomfortable, do the leather free pads help comfort? What about heat? Do they effect sound?
Many people say the leather ones cannot be used for extended sessions, This is a concern for me.

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by Docks View Post

Has anyone tried them both? I've heard the Audeze can be a bit uncomfortable, do the leather free pads help comfort? What about heat? Do they effect sound?
Many people say the leather ones cannot be used for extended sessions, This is a concern for me.
Thanks in advance.

They are both more comfortable and cooler to wear. And IME, no, they don't affect sound.

 

FWIW I've worn my LCD's for hours and hours and hours LCD-3 22 hours straight, LCD-2 12 hours straight.

I find no major gripes with the comfort of the leather, but do prefer the leather free pads.

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+1.

I agree with paradoxper, the "vegan" pads are very comfortable and can be worn for extended periods without serious discomfort.  I hear no significant difference in sound quality between leather and vegan pads on my LCD-2.1s, although I was told by Sankar when I order a pair of  "vegan" pads to replace my leather pads, that some people heard a slight loss of bass with "vegan" pads, but more openness.) I don't hear a loss of bass, but I do hear a slightly more spacious sound. I'm pleased with the change.

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How much of a pain is it to change the pads, if at all?  I hate changing the pads on my 007 mk1.

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How much of a pain is it to change the pads, if at all?  I hate changing the pads on my 007 mk1.

It's not really a pain at all.

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Should I feel bad I didn't choose the Vegan pads when I bought my LCD-2 R.2? The word at the time was they were worse but now some people think they are a bit better. Hmmmmm...

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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post

Should I feel bad I didn't choose the Vegan pads when I bought my LCD-2 R.2? The word at the time was they were worse but now some people think they are a bit better. Hmmmmm...

Leather bad. Vegan good.

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How much of a pain is it to change the pads, if at all?  I hate changing the pads on my 007 mk1.

Not difficult at all. Awhile back, I posted a pictoral step by step: http://www.head-fi.org/t/586157/audeze-lcd-2-vegan-earpads-feedback-installation-mini-review

 

Audeze also has a "howto" video on their website: http://audeze.com/padschange

 

All you need is a little care and patience.

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Originally Posted by Rizlaw View Post

 

All you need is a little care and patience.

 

.5 out of 2 will have to do...

 

Thanks for the links. :)

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