I have had a set of LCD-X phone for about 3 months now and must admit they are possibly the best headphones I have yet encountered. All my objections to full cans, that is listening fatigue in all its manifestations, soundscape, tonal balance, transparency, and just plain audio fun are all there. This seems to have been a very good and pleasurable investment. I think of them as baby Magnepans (thanks Jim Winey)
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OK a silly question: How did you get the rubber neoprene inserted under the ear pads? Do they just lift up on the insideso you can slip the rubber under there? I would totally freak out if I ruined my LCD3s doing something like this. I thought the earpads were bonded with very strong double-sided tape? The tips of ears already touch the inside of the earcups at times even without the fazors (I have LCD-C).
vegan are more comfortable no question and i think they have a slightly smoother sound but not by much. as far as keeping them clean i am not sure yet since they are new but I am imagining a warm damp cloth probably takes off anything that accumulates on it and for sure you could pull them off and give them a bath with some soap and then stick them back on. the double sided tape just be careful to remove with it staying on the headphone side. i was more concerned about the leather maintenance to be honest. I have a pair of T5p at work that are covered in sunscreen which doesn't like to come off.
oh and to answer your question... they are taped on but there is a flap on them so even taped down they have a space you can fit some rubber between which is the entire width of the pad. my ears don't touch but i have some neoprene sheet I might experiment with just to see if it improves the sound. sound is already very good though, not sure how much it could help.
As the weather is getting warm in the UK and I have just received a pair of vegan earpads from Audeze that I purchased from them directly. The installation was relatively easy and it just took me 15 mins to complete the change. The vegan earpads are very soft and comfortable to wear. They are black in color and match well with the color of LCD-X. Here are the photos before and after the change.
I noticed you managed to get black vegan pads, these aren't available on the accessories section of Audeze's website (they are only in brown). I was wondering if you did anything special to get these, or if they are no longer offering them. Thanks!