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Poll Results: If you could only keep one...?

 
  • 44% (110)
    HE500
  • 55% (139)
    LCD2 (either rev)
249 Total Votes  
post #151 of 491

i was so set on buying the he500s over the hd800s as they are more forgiving of weaker source and still pretty good... but then i saw that lcd2s are also a choice and i love me some good mids and lows... i despise treble pretty much but i have a simple technique to avoid sharp treble on siblant headphones(turn the volume down)... anyways, the lcd2 now looks like the perfect choice for me... just two questions... do the package include single ended cable?? or would i have to buy it separately? as i do not intend to use them with a balanced anything... and also... i was reading up on the forums and heard that the rev2 also had driver failings... so is it resolved yet?? as i want these headphones to last me 5 years easy...

post #152 of 491
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Originally Posted by h4mm3r 0f th0r View Post

i was so set on buying the he500s over the hd800s as they are more forgiving of weaker source and still pretty good... but then i saw that lcd2s are also a choice and i love me some good mids and lows... i despise treble pretty much but i have a simple technique to avoid sharp treble on siblant headphones(turn the volume down)... anyways, the lcd2 now looks like the perfect choice for me... just two questions... do the package include single ended cable?? or would i have to buy it separately? as i do not intend to use them with a balanced anything... and also... i was reading up on the forums and heard that the rev2 also had driver failings... so is it resolved yet?? as i want these headphones to last me 5 years easy...

Yeah they come standard with single ended cable. Regarding driver failings, there has been very little lately, only one springs to mind and was documented on here. It would seem that the newer version is pretty much sorted and void of problems now. I would also agree that the LCD2 sounds like the perfect hp for you reading the above. :) Because the Audeze line has not quite reached 3 years yet no-one can predict if they will last 5 years. But you do get 3 years guarantee on the drivers and 1 year on the wood. With the new connectors this has stopped the wood cracking issue. Plus Audeze do have a very good customer service record.  

post #153 of 491
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Yeah they come standard with single ended cable. Regarding driver failings, there has been very little lately, only one springs to mind and was documented on here. It would seem that the newer version is pretty much sorted and void of problems now. I would also agree that the LCD2 sounds like the perfect hp for you reading the above. :) Because the Audeze line has not quite reached 3 years yet no-one can predict if they will last 5 years. But you do get 3 years guarantee on the drivers and 1 year on the wood. With the new connectors this has stopped the wood cracking issue. Plus Audeze do have a very good customer service record.  


people actually crack the wood?? damn... what a waste..

post #154 of 491

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people actually crack the wood?? damn... what a waste..

 

 

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

With the new connectors this has stopped the wood cracking issue. Plus Audeze do have a very good customer service record.  

 

People do not crack the wood - it can crack on its own due to sudden shifts in temperature and humidity. Don't bring your LCD-2's to the sauna and take it out in the dry winter air.... Keep your LCD-2/3 in a room with pretty stable weather conditions..... And also the new connector phones can crack (I've seen one).. But the bamboo version won't. 


Edited by ardilla - 12/14/12 at 12:49pm
post #155 of 491
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People do not crack the wood - it can crack on its own due to sudden shifts in temperature and humidity. Don't bring your LCD-2's to the sauna and take it out in the dry winter air.... Keep your LCD-2/3 in a room with pretty stable weather conditions..... And also the new connector phones can crack (I've seen one).. But the bamboo version won't. 

Good advice. I think because most of the cracking occured at the connectors it was related to the wooden design then. But you are right, wood will defo crack with temperature etc.

 

Regarding the bamboo. It is very durable and tough. I've sanded mine down twice now haha, before I was happy with the color I put on. But it took some very course sandpaper to make progress.  

post #156 of 491

You have sanded down your LCD-2's?? Post a pic, man!

 

The reason the older  LCD-2's cracked at the connector is because it was a weak point. It still is a weak point now, but the hole is smaller, and other structural weaknesses in the particular pieces of wood might be mre important. The cracked ones I saw had been lying in a warm hot room and som semi-chilled air was let in to the room. It didn't crack at the connector. 

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Good advice. I think because most of the cracking occured at the connectors it was related to the wooden design then. But you are right, wood will defo crack with temperature etc.

 

Regarding the bamboo. It is very durable and tough. I've sanded mine down twice now haha, before I was happy with the color I put on. But it took some very course sandpaper to make progress.  

post #157 of 491

so i should choose the bamboo version?? does it also crack with temperature changes?? it can be a problem for me as i live in a damn hot country where there are 4 extreme weathers...and the heat is enough for me to use air conditioning 24/7 in summers

post #158 of 491

I bet if Audeze releases a wood-free (just market it as "forest-friendly") version of their headphones they'd get a big boost in sales. It would not only mean less maintenance needed, but also most likely lighter weight.

post #159 of 491
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You have sanded down your LCD-2's?? Post a pic, man!

 

The reason the older  LCD-2's cracked at the connector is because it was a weak point. It still is a weak point now, but the hole is smaller, and other structural weaknesses in the particular pieces of wood might be mre important. The cracked ones I saw had been lying in a warm hot room and som semi-chilled air was let in to the room. It didn't crack at the connector. 

Believe me there are lots of pics on here wink_face.gif  just do a google search typing Lugbug1 lcd2... take a look! theres different varients of my experimentations. But if you want to see the latest just look in the "show us your current headfi..  thread tonight as I've posted a couple of pics.  

post #160 of 491
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so i should choose the bamboo version?? does it also crack with temperature changes?? it can be a problem for me as i live in a damn hot country where there are 4 extreme weathers...andD the heat is enough for me to use air conditioning 24/7 in summers


Definetely bamboo. I never heardof bamboo LCD2 cracking. It is also made of glued layers of bamboo strips and way stronger than the wood.
post #161 of 491
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I bet if Audeze releases a wood-free (just market it as "forest-friendly") version of their headphones they'd get a big boost in sales. It would not only mean less maintenance needed, but also most likely lighter weight.

I'm imagining some carbon fiber LCD-2's right now...hawt...

post #162 of 491
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Definetely bamboo. I never heardof bamboo LCD2 cracking. It is also made of glued layers of bamboo strips and way stronger than the wood.


thanks... that helps... i am gonna get this beast now...

post #163 of 491
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Ha ha.  What if you only could keep one - which would it be?blink.gif

I had this (problem). I promised my daughter a good set of headphones. I had both, and ended up giving her the he-500s. You just cannot pry the lcd2r2s from me. She plays double bass and I just love listening to her Jazz recordings with the Audezes.

post #164 of 491
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Originally Posted by aqsw View Post

I had this (problem). I promised my daughter a good set of headphones. I had both, and ended up giving her the he-500s. You just cannot pry the lcd2r2s from me. She plays double bass and I just love listening to her Jazz recordings with the Audezes.

+1 the bass on the audeze is on a whole another level from any other headphones out there.

post #165 of 491
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I had this (problem). I promised my daughter a good set of headphones. I had both, and ended up giving her the he-500s. You just cannot pry the lcd2r2s from me. She plays double bass and I just love listening to her Jazz recordings with the Audezes.

For me they are the ulitmate Jazz phone! No ther hp can replicate the double bass like them.

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