Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...
Jan 8, 2020 at 6:04 PM Post #24,631 of 30,113

Pharmaboy

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Not sure what you mean here, but i have that same $125 headband on my pair...which I bought from @Pharmaboy .

The headband is wonderful in my honest opinion...does not touch any metal braces for me ?
Totally more comfy than stock...I will say I can get a hot spot after about 3 hours...but I move the headband about a half an inch and all is well again.

Not sure what you mean by touching metal braces ? I just checked my again and nothing is touching anything.


I never heard that pre-fazor LCD-3 with a big-time accuracy-centric SS amp like the GS-X Mk2. I'll bet that combination sounds amazing.
 
Jan 8, 2020 at 6:10 PM Post #24,632 of 30,113

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I think it is real leather, and sometimes even on brand new headbands the leather already touches the metal. (I bought three brand new LCD2Cs.)
It didn't really bother me, but I can see why some folks find it annoying not to have a bigger gap between the leather strap and the metal on Audeze headbands.

When I first put that new Audeze headband on the LCD-3 (and later, on the LCD-2.1), I saw how little space there was between the strap/leather and the 2 parallel bands. But that didn't seem to matter when they were on my head. With each of these headphones, the improvement in comfort was immediate & welcome--especially the LCD-2.1, where the stock headband was terrible/painful.

But I admit that I never use any headphone often or long enough to experience long-term wear issues like you and other posters talk about w/this headband. I've put no more than 5-10 hours on my LCD-2.1 w/this new band on...

Then again, I have a large head & would probably experience wear issues sooner than most. But it never happened w/the new Audeze headband.
 
Jan 9, 2020 at 11:28 AM Post #24,633 of 30,113

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Way too much jibber-jabber in this thread... back to pictures.

My daughter's bedroom re-purposed as a near-field listening room. Gear is in my signature (except for the Nak cassette deck, the SACD player, Rega DAC + Bluesound Node 2i).
 
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What's a "cassette deck"????


:)
 
Jan 9, 2020 at 2:45 PM Post #24,636 of 30,113

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Setup Chain is in my signature
 
Jan 9, 2020 at 4:39 PM Post #24,639 of 30,113

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Yeah, that's a surprise. Do you use it, or just keep it in the stack because it is cool looking?

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Does that answer your question? :L3000:
 
Jan 10, 2020 at 3:34 AM Post #24,642 of 30,113

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Jan 11, 2020 at 7:30 AM Post #24,643 of 30,113

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Nice gear and wires!

Thank you! Im almost at my endgame. Endgame for me will be the Matrix X Sabre Pro DAC with Dragon Inspire Fully Upgraded tube amp and Bryston BHA-1 SS Amp. Then a nice wood audio rack. That will be the end of my headphone upgrade experience. After that, its on to speakers!
 
Jan 11, 2020 at 7:52 AM Post #24,644 of 30,113

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Thank you! Im almost at my endgame. Endgame for me will be the Matrix X Sabre Pro DAC with Dragon Inspire Fully Upgraded tube amp and Bryston BHA-1 SS Amp. Then a nice wood audio rack. That will be the end of my headphone upgrade experience. After that, its on to speakers!
Nice man! Power cables and interconnects are my next upgrades. I plan to go the Pangaea route with the power cords and interconnects I am still doing my research.
 
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Thank you! Im almost at my endgame. Endgame for me will be the Matrix X Sabre Pro DAC with Dragon Inspire Fully Upgraded tube amp and Bryston BHA-1 SS Amp. Then a nice wood audio rack. That will be the end of my headphone upgrade experience. After that, its on to speakers!
"on to speakers". Yes! I'm in the process of redoing my listening space (aka - basement). I have my sets set on a pair of vintage Martin Logan ESL's, not sure which model. I'll have to wait a bit to determine what my budget will allow.
 

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