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  1. hmorneau

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

    My LCD-3 just failed, very low usage (I have a nice pair of speakers, so my headphone doesn't get much attention). I bought them back in 2014 and yesterday one side failed. I contacted Audeze, and like others have reported they want $580 USD + Shipping to get them fixed. They claim that this...
  2. hmorneau

    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    I have the SPL auditor with my LCD-3F and I really enjoy it (the auditor deliver 1,3watts rms per chanel at 110ohms).   Do anybody have tried it and can compare with other amp? Should I upgrade my amp?
  3. hmorneau

    Review: SPL Auditor

    J'imagine que tu as raison si SPL le disent eux-même.   I guess my own setup was wrong too when I first got the SPL. Anyway, XLR should be standard on every "audiophile" dac at the price they sell them.
  4. hmorneau

    New Audeze LCD3

    Don't, go for LCD-2F with a $1000 AMP/DAC (used can get you even better gear). I would much prefer that over the LCD3 poorly amped. I was driving my LCD3 with a Vali at first with a much better DAC then the modi, and I was so disappointed !   "But I will upgrade later". True, and you will have...
  5. hmorneau

    Review: SPL Auditor

    SPL is pro audio equipment, so basically you pay for what you get. You don't pay someone trying to make a living out of is basement, not saying that they are not good, but what I'm trying to say is that SPL know their stuff. Be prepare to be blown away by it for the price it cost.   If you...
  6. hmorneau

    Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.

    I do believe that you ear a difference, that's why company (with big money) still "waste" their time with placebo. Placebo are effective, sometime even more then the real pill. Here we are not arguing that sugar pills doesn't heal people, we simply say that there is no basis for a cable to make...
  7. hmorneau

    AUDEZE LCD XC

    I did not had a chance to audition them at home, only at the store, but I took the time that it takes to see all the small difference between each model. The LCD-X is such a nice set of can, it's like nearly as neutral as a T1, but without all the sibilance and "lack" of bass of the T1. I don't...
  8. hmorneau

    AUDEZE LCD XC

    I had the chance to listen to the LCD-2F LCD-3F LCD-XC and LCD-X   The LCD-X was to me the best of the bunch for "neutrality". The LCD-XC was somewhere between the LCD-3F and LCD-X in terms of sound but with a more enclosed feeling (but probably the most open closed can I heard so far). The...
  9. hmorneau

    Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.

    "One must always remember that the burden of proof is on the person making a contentious claim."
  10. hmorneau

    Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.

    If the quality of the cable were indeed making a difference on the digital cable all the internet would be in trouble. No body believe that when you download a high quality track from a server on the internet that the network cable quality make any difference in the sound, but something magical...
  11. hmorneau

    New Audeze LCD3

    Well, I drive the LCD-3F @ 110ohms (mine are 114 and 113 ohms respectively) with the auditor and so far it's pretty good. Much much better then with the Vali. People often say that you need at least 1 watt to drive the LCD-3 properly, so I sent an email to SPL to ask how many watts the auditor...
  12. hmorneau

    New Audeze LCD3

    No, less details make the voice sound more "natural". Like a Vinyl vs CD, the CD have more def, but the Vinyl will sound more "creamier".
  13. hmorneau

    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

      I can now confirm that the Auditor is a better match then the Vali for the LCD 3F. The Auditor have plenty of power to spare, you can drive the LCD-3F very very loud and I'm at 50% only on the amp and it's still sound clear. For sure the input is pretty strong since it,s a balanced signal...
  14. hmorneau

    Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.

    Just open your computer case, you will see how many cable without proper shield are in there, your power will be already dirty before it even leaves your usb port. I don't think the part going outside the case with make much of a difference.    I'm sure changing to a different computer would...
  15. hmorneau

    Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.

    If we have protocol to transfer file without any error, there is no reason not to have one to transfer numeric audio without error as well. If the protocol was broken, then we would simply have to fix it. Buying expensive cable is not the way of doing that.   From wikipedia: "Unlike analog...
  16. hmorneau

    Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.

      They will say something generic like "shielded with organic polymers of high molecular mass" which is what most plastic are made of. I'm not saying that there is only one sort of plastic, I'm just saying that they try really hard to find complex word that explain simple concept.
  17. hmorneau

    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    Ok, I thought you were talking about classical music, got it.
  18. hmorneau

    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    With the X or the 3?
  19. hmorneau

    Woo Wa22 balanced vs unbalanced input

    Haha, shuttt! Don't tell them, it's like homeopathy, as long as you believe that there is any effects, it might actually works.   Personally I use Digiflex Touring Series cable, they are professional cable, but expensive (well cheap in this audiophile world). (Maybe $15-20 for a 3 feet XLR...
  20. hmorneau

    Best tube amp for LCD-3

    Thanks for the recommendation, but I think I might go with the woo WA22 since it's fully balanced (balanced input as well and my dac have the balance output). I don't know if it makes a big difference.
  21. hmorneau

    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    Keep that in mind, and once you will get the T1 it will blow it ;) Please note that my choice of amp (SPL Auditor) make it sound that way (very analytical) and that's the way I wanted it. SPL do professional equipment, not audiophile one. It's more like a "no ********" approach. It sound the way...
  22. hmorneau

    Best tube amp for LCD-3

    What about the Cavalli Liquid Fire? Is it any good?
  23. hmorneau

    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    How could you be sure that usage on the driver actually improve the sound and not the other way around?
  24. hmorneau

    NEW Vali Schiit AMP!!!

    I have the Vali and the T1, and I don't think they pair well. The Vali is not resolving enough and it's bass are too slow to get the most of your T1. By too slow, I mean the damping factor is probably lower, not sure how you call that in hifi terms. Not a bad amp, but you won't get everything...
  25. hmorneau

    NEW Vali Schiit AMP!!!

    I'm currently listening to the Vali + DT880 @600ohms (which was back in his box). I'm smiling, more details on that later :)   Listening to Keith don't go - Nils Lofgren
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