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post #3091 of 5408
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Originally Posted by inter voice View Post
 

I have made some simple modifications to the earpads of my LCD-X and there are improvements in soundstaging and musical instrument separations.:gs1000smile:

 

See what I have done here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/704800/audeze-lcd-x-ear-pads-improvements#post_10274001

 

Just try it out yourself and it is simple.


I just ordered myself a unused pair of Alcantara pads for the LCD-2/3, they will arrive next week. When I auditioned the LCD3 before, I found them "stronger / stiffer" and thereby "higher" resulting in a slightly larger distance of the driver to the ear. I hope they also fit to the LCD-X...

post #3092 of 5408

This is funny.

 

I though the re-designed softer more comfortable earpads of the LCD-X was a major selling point, and here you are tweaking and exchanging them already!

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Personally have no problems with the LCD-X earpads.  Most comfortable pads I ever had actually.  Curious though if it could improve the sound stage.  Been meaning a similar mod to my MDR-7520 recently but decided it wasn't worth doing unless I have something else to use the rest of the rubber with so maybe this is the straw.

post #3094 of 5408
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

This is funny.

 

I though the re-designed softer more comfortable earpads of the LCD-X was a major selling point, and here you are tweaking and exchanging them already!

Yes they are very very soft. BUT the problem is they are so soft that the pads are heavily compressed after some usage.  It reduces the distance of your ear to the driver noting that drivers are planer magnetic and you need to allow some distance apart to ensure the sound wave can reach your ears evenly.

post #3095 of 5408
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Originally Posted by inter voice View Post

Yes they are very very soft. BUT the problem is they are so soft that the pads are heavily compressed after some usage.  It reduces the distance of your ear to the driver noting that drivers are planer magnetic and you need to allow some distance apart to ensure the sound wave can reach your ears evenly.

May be try the vegan pads which has more firmness.
post #3096 of 5408
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May be try the vegan pads which has more firmness.

There is no doubt that increasing the distance between the ear and the driver will improve the SQ BUT in additional to that using Neoprene rubber sheet can also damp the casing vibration which interacts with the driver and muddles the music clarity and accuracy. I have tried to give an explanation to such effect in the other forum.


Edited by inter voice - 2/15/14 at 2:35pm
post #3097 of 5408
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Originally Posted by inter voice View Post
 

There is no doubt that increasing the distance between the ear and the driver will improve the SQ BUT in additional to that using Neoprene rubber sheet can also damp the casing vibration which interacts with the driver and muddles the music clarity and accuracy. I have tried to give an explanation to such effect in the other forum.


Kindly keep your talk of damp rubber sheets to more appropriate venues. :p

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Has anyone heard these with the ALO Pan Am?
post #3099 of 5408
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Originally Posted by migasson View Post

Has anyone heard these with the ALO Pan Am?

try to message mike at headfonia - he might have used that combo 

post #3100 of 5408
I just did a little comparison between the LCD-X and the AKG-1000.

Obviously to do so was totally use- and meaning- less, since one is a real headphone-veteran whereas the other one is the latest evolutionary step of the very actual LCD series. And both are as different as they ever could be concerning their design principles....

...but whatthefun, for those who still want to know, it's here...
post #3101 of 5408
Reading through this forum has been interesting. Some have said that the Lyr sounds too warm with the X, others find the X sounds to cool with others. Maybe it's a credit to the headphones that they are so transparent, that they allow the amp/source to show its true character? Thoughts?
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How the theorem 720 with the lcd-x ?

post #3103 of 5408
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Originally Posted by migasson View Post

Reading through this forum has been interesting. Some have said that the Lyr sounds too warm with the X, others find the X sounds to cool with others. Maybe it's a credit to the headphones that they are so transparent, that they allow the amp/source to show its true character? Thoughts?


Yes, the LCD-Xs have a very neutral and transparent character which makes it easy to evaluate other components in a chain, as well as recordings. My experience is the LCD-X pairs well with different types of amps, and lets you fine-tune its signature without running into EQ or distortion issues.

post #3104 of 5408
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Originally Posted by migasson View Post

Reading through this forum has been interesting. Some have said that the Lyr sounds too warm with the X, others find the X sounds to cool with others. Maybe it's a credit to the headphones that they are so transparent, that they allow the amp/source to show its true character? Thoughts?

 

Most probably :smile:

 

Low-fi devices have "character", Hi-fi devices aren't supposed to.

 

The ultimate goal of high-end audio is for the system to disappear but for the music to remain.

 

I've heard a few systems like that, most often it's electrostatic speakers in combination with tube amps that does it for me.

 

I guess that why I like HD800's. They throw a soundstage that's big and wide just like ESLs.

post #3105 of 5408
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Originally Posted by migasson View Post

Reading through this forum has been interesting. Some have said that the Lyr sounds too warm with the X, others find the X sounds to cool with others. Maybe it's a credit to the headphones that they are so transparent, that they allow the amp/source to show its true character? Thoughts?

 

Totally agree. In my experience LCD-X really changed a lot with each source/amp

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