this is my first time posting here (after much reading over the past few years). from the standpoint of someone who does most of their music listening through headphones, there have been some good reads here on various forums that i've enjoyed since first discovering this site. it's been informative to read carefully written, well thought-out reviews of different equipment combinations where people seem like they try very hard to convey what they are hearing, as best they can, to others.
this site has been a great resource for some very specific information that i have used to my benefit, so to all who have posted here and those that continue to post, keeping this site relevant and useful to the headphone listener, thank-you. (it's impossible to thank individual posters who started particular threads that i have found the most useful of course. but there have been quite a few).
on to my specific question: i have noticed a tendency of my lcd-3's to sound (distorted?) in the upper-mid / lower high-frequency area which is not present when i compare the exact same passage with the 701's. (all other equipment being the same when i compare one headphone to the other). the 701's reproduce these same upper-level frequencies "cleaner" and without the distortion that the lcd-3's seem to present.
i listen to quite a bit of contemporary singer-songer (modern acoustic folk), and mainstream trio jazz. (two problematic areas for my lcd-3's are the upper registers of an acoustic piano in a jazz setting, and the upper registers of a female vocal).
i appreciate the clear and clean reproduction of the 701's in the mids and uppers, while still liking very much the low-end reproduction of the lcd-3's.
was there a known defect with the (membrane/diaphram) with some of the audeze lcd-3's? it sounds to me that there is a definite problem with unwanted resonance at certain higher-level frequencies. i've searched here on this site, and on the audeze site and have found no specific mention of this.
has anyone here experienced this, or have heard of anyone here who has?
sent an e-mail to audeze tues. night (2/25/14). i'm writing this on thurs., the 27th. haven't heard anything back from audeze, but i thought i might pick up a gem or two of info from the community here.
thanks to anyone who may be able to help any.
Edited by terry parr - 2/27/14 at 8:00pm