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  1. Rubin

    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    I recently got a Qudelix 5K and absolutely love it. The software interface in particular is wonderful, especially how it handles EQ preset management. It's biggest problem is that it's frequently sold out (at least here in Canada).
  2. Rubin

    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    I've tried unsuccessfully do do this in the past because the silicone would always break in the thin parts after awhile. I imagine that this 'tipless' coupling would radically alter the tonality?
  3. Rubin

    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    I really like the DDHiFi BC120A I got from Linsoul. They're light and flexible, and don't have memory wire. Only available in 3.5mm afaik.
  4. Rubin

    RAAL-requisite SR1a Clipping Issues

    Depending on what you're listening to and if you have EQ integrated into your playback chain, you can try shelving the bass to combat the rise in distortion. SR1a bass distortion is quite high, based on Crinacle's measurements (I'm not sure what SPL these were taken at): If you can, try...
  5. Rubin

    Winnipeg meets' thread (Ongoing)

    Thanks for making the reservation, @Armaegis. Looking forward to see you guys!
  6. Audeze LCDi4

    Second owner of these lovely headphones. They are, by all accounts, the most resolving, spacious, and natural sounding earphones you can get. On technicalities, Crinacle and Antdroid both rate them as S+, meaning the best money can buy. Their only limitation is their unusual frequency...
  7. Rubin

    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    My apologies, these were not the EQ settings I meant to upload. Here are the correct EQ settings I meant to upload, with a few small adjustments for the differences between my particular iSine and i4:
  8. Rubin

    Audeze LCD-5 - The all new Audeze Flagship

    Does the LCD-5 have that tangible sense of space that the LCD-R has, and is it punchier in the low end? Apologies if you posted a comparison earlier and I missed it! I'm missing the LCD-R :sweat:
  9. Rubin

    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    Both the iSines have fairly recently been discontinued, so it may be that they're gradually phasing out their open IEMs. It's unfortunate that they all have such poor stock tuning and that their comfort isn't the best, because otherwise their whole open lineup can sound spectacularly good.
  10. Rubin

    Winnipeg meets' thread (Ongoing)

    I actually didn't reply about these on purpose because anything I have that's not plugged in is usually in storage. But if you already factored me into your plans, I can buy a bag o' caps from you.
  11. Rubin

    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    In the first part of my review here, I noted that the bass boost is really a high shelf. This means when comparing the sound with it on vs off, you need to manually adjust the volume to match in the midrange. I miss them since selling them. It was the smart financial decision, but not the smart...
  12. Rubin

    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Just been thinking about how the frequency response dip corresponds to the pad opening height of 6.5 cm and how the R pads have no fabric screen to protect the ears from the fazors. Has anyone tried the Rs with the new leather pads that might help with both these problems?
  13. Rubin

    Winnipeg meets' thread (Ongoing)

    Just want to echo thanks to @rifi for hosting. The meet was a blast. I'm still recovering that I was able to hear SR-009S on a T2! I was cautious not to listen too long so I don't end up smashing all my other cans with a hammer. Was surprised by a few more down to earth headphones as well. The...
  14. Rubin

    Winnipeg meets' thread (Ongoing)

    Did you build them for other people or were they yours?? I've read on forums about people buying and selling the same headphone multiple times after regretting it, but I don't think I heard of someone building three Cracks haha.
  15. Rubin

    Winnipeg meets' thread (Ongoing)

    Thanks for taking the time to add your impressions! Sometimes a headphone sounds best when brought in line, and sometimes it's best to lean into its lush character. Sounds like it more of the latter here. I'm sure our next meet will be relatively soon compared to the last one, now that some...
  16. Rubin

    Winnipeg meets' thread (Ongoing)

    It's too bad you can't make it! It looks like you have a combo I've always wanted to try but haven't been able to. Many say the Crack is magic with the HD-650, but I've only heard an HD-600, and on lesser solid state amps. Would you say the magic is real, or is it overstated?
  17. Rubin

    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    The sense of space is really incredible, and isn't much affected by EQ. In fact, there is different sense of depth with the 5k dip that some may prefer in some cases. (Gosh from my playlist is one such case.) I've been trying to come up with a way to describe the LCD-R's spatial rendering, as...
  18. Rubin

    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    These big flat drivers have higher than average consistency, not unlike the wide sweet spot of a wide dispersion speaker. Treble is quite smooth other than the big dipper. (Not sure why it's showing 1/48, as I set smoothing off in REW)
  19. Rubin

    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    @Currawong, do you ever use DGSonicFocus to evaluate subjective headphone frequency response against a reference? It's desktop app that designed for you to use 1/3 octave band limited noise to eq headphones against your subjective perception of speakers in front of you. However, I never got...
  20. Rubin

    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Rubin's LCD-R Review Pt. 3: Epic Sound Associated Gear: Mainly ran JRiver > USB > RME ADI-2 DAC (4493 edition) > JotA > LCD-R Tidal playlist with some tracks I found to highlight LCD-R's epic qualities. Sound: Stock I can enjoy some headphones without EQ for casual listening, but I EQ all...
  21. Rubin

    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Rubin’s LCD-R Review Pt 2: Fit and comfort Over the years, I’ve moved away from wearing full size headphones to preferring IEMs. I’ve found that full-size headphones can range from moderately uncomfortable to pain inducing, and some designs can trigger headaches and even migraines. I wanted to...
  22. Rubin

    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    The eagle has landed chez Rubin. Won't have a chance for a careful listen until this evening but a quick listen suggests that these are indeed in a different league than the XC! I am strangely delighted by the fact of owning headphones that @PeteSTRADAMUS hasn't heard. This has gotta be the...
  23. Rubin

    Winnipeg meets' thread (Ongoing)

    @rifi and I recently got some Canare star quad cable from him for a decent price. I used mine up for some long cables but don't think I need any more at the moment.
  24. Rubin

    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Are these the same as the thinner pads on the 2021 LCD-X and XC? If so, then switching to a thicker or denser pads would likely adversely affect the frequency response. Seems the thicker pads exaggerated the 4k dip.
  25. Rubin

    Winnipeg meets' thread (Ongoing)

    Currently planning to bring the following: Moondrop Aria (excellent all rounder worthy of the hype, imo) Audeze LCD-XC 2021 (unimpressed by this so far, planning on returning it) Audeze LCD-R (all aboard the hype train! Still waiting on delivery of this one) Audeze iSine10 (requires elaborate...
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