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    How Many Times Have Your LCD3 Headphones Been Returned to Audeze for Servicing (RMA)?

    I'm not sure if it's QC, I think it was poorly designed and they redesigned them in 2016 (or around) from what people are reporting. Instead of recalling the defective unit, they extended the warranty to 3 years. It's great for those who were using them a lot, some got multiple exchanges even...
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    Review: SPL Auditor

    I'm glad you like it, the Auditor is really made to be feed by an XLR output.   As I said, it's a pro audio gear, it will amplify what is there, nothing more, nothing less. Feed it with crap and you will get crap. I think most people who feed it with an RCA adapter or audio jack don't know...
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    Review: SPL Auditor

    Yeah, sorry I edited my reply while you were replying. I was still doing more research and I found some of my assumption were wrong/incomplete. But I'm basically saying that it's worst then I first expected, and it doesn't solve your issue.   I did drive the auditor with my sound card when I...
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    Review: SPL Auditor

    Here some info I found for you:   Balanced and Unbalanced Reference Voltage: For consumer audio products using unbalanced RCA connectors, the reference signal level is -10dBV. This is equal to reference voltage level of 0.316 Vrms. 0 dBV is a voltage reference point equal to 1.0 Vrms...
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    Review: SPL Auditor

    Going from RCA to XLR is bad idea, RCA works at a voltage much lower then the XLR, hence why your gain is so low.   My DAC for an exemple output a max of: RCA: 2,6 Volts XLR: 5,2 Volts   So basically your gain is 50% of what it should be.
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    Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.

    Ok, I find an other way to counter that logic.   If you are ready to pay 1000$ for a cable to get the most out of an amp, why would they settle to pay way less for critical equipment in hospital that maintain human alive? Hospital Grade cable are made from copper, no shielding, nothing magic...
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    Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.

    Ho yes, it's such an important issue that there is regulation around this to limit the source of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI):   From Wikipedia:   "In the United States, the 1982 Public Law 97-259 allowed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the susceptibility of...
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    Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.

    I will reply even if I said that I won't because it's simply stupid.   Brake pad thickness when new: 12mm When pad need to be replaced: 3mm   Same for the tire: New tire: 9/32 (for a typical car) Replacement at 2/32 (better to do earlier).   So we are talking about of a 9mm of margin...
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    New Audeze LCD3

    I have never read that much driver failure about the T1 or some other very popular headphone. The LCD-3 it seems very common. 
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    beyerdynamic T5p: Photos and first impressions.

    The XC is the Audeze closed back. They isolate pretty well but they are on the heavy side.    The 900 is closed back, but it's true that they isolate as much as an semi-open headphone. But they offer a really good sound.
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    New Audeze LCD3

    Does this failure rate happen to the Fazor version as well? All this is a bit concerning. Do they had that issue with the LCD-2?
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

      Quote: I did not like the thin flat cable as well and it was too long.    I got a shorter one on ebay and it's nice, I like it.   The soundstage got larger, the instrument separation are much more defined, the bass are deeper, the midrange is more in your face, the treble are more...
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    Best tube amp for LCD-3

    If you own both, the best way is to try it.   I had the SPL Auditor and I was so sure it wouldn't be a nice match (because the SPL is made for high impedance headphone >300ohms according to some). But so far I love it with my LCD-3F, they sound very nice, no sibilance, lot of deep bass, nice...
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    Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.

    The science (backing the evolution theory) says that there is no loss of sound quality when it's digital. Those who hear the difference I let you guess which category they belong according to your explanation. 
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    Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.

    I agree that I can't argue with that, read about the "Argument from ignorance".   "Arguments that appeal to ignorance rely merely on the fact that the veracity of the proposition is not disproven to arrive at a definite conclusion. These arguments fail to appreciate that the limits of one's...
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