Vtory
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RME ADI2 > EC BW2 > Focal Elex : Fantastic combo. Jul 5, 2018

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    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      Liked 2nd drop of MCTH way more than the first one. Only need to wait for 2-3 days (as opposed to N months)
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    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      Experimenting across different k-cups became my second hobby. lol
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      2. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        I would try D-cups, more than a handful is a waste
        Mar 9, 2018
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @DigMe That must be true.. I might perhaps go there some day.
        @Kunlun What a genius! You said the truth of the world...
        Mar 9, 2018
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      4. Azteca
        Azteca
        Getting a fresh, decent roast from a local company and playing with pour-over will take you up about 10 levels and actually be a lot cheaper than K-cups. Like going from the earbuds that came with your phone to the HD598.
        Mar 10, 2018
    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      Listening to Buniatishvili's work of Rachmaninov's 2nd/3rd concertos.. Definitely my favorite!
    4. Vtory
      Vtory
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    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      Seems that I can try vegan pads early next week (Kits en route). Excited to see how my lcd2c changes
    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Audeze vegan pads in the house. Excited! Thanks again! @Cellist88
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Wow, Audeze is going to send me pad replacement kits. What a kind and responsive customer service! Just have to wait for a few more days..
        Feb 13, 2018
    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Does anybody have a good idea of how to clean non-leather pads? Little worry about long term management of "discontinued" products..
      1. Taverius
        Taverius
        You can go a long way with 'soft on the skin' hand soap and warm water, followed by light oil (nut, so long as you're not allergic) if it's not suede.

        If it's suede, there's cleaning kits for shoes to make nice after it's dry - the most important thing is to be delicate so it doesn't go bald.
        Feb 12, 2018
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Taverius Thanks for wonderful advice! I will look for more information about cleaning kits for suede.
        Feb 12, 2018
    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Nighthawk is singing while I am grading a bunch of essays..
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Thanks to you, I now understand the power of EQ.
        Feb 12, 2018
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Gaspasser Yeah, I generally don't like intensive eqing, but it can certainly help some tone-related situations!
        Feb 12, 2018
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Yeah I’m now using just a tiny bit of EQ with Loki.
        It’s like salt in cooking.
        Feb 12, 2018
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    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      AQ NH is being sold at $300, less than half of MSRP. Seems like a signal that it would be discontinued soon?
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        I did not like them when I tried them at a meet. I prefer a darker headphone, but these took it took far for me.
        Feb 6, 2018
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @spwath I agree with you a lot. That's why I sold it in the end (two yrs ago). Unless intensively eqed, its tonality is very difficult to accept in general.
        Feb 6, 2018
      4. Taverius
        Taverius
        I did find a use for mine and kept them.

        Best can I've tried when you want music only as a background.

        Any time I'm working on something that demands absolutely no distraction, these come out.

        Getting a new cable for mine though - the stock one is bad, and there's no way I'm going to clean a silver plug ever time.
        Feb 6, 2018
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    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      Just wondering if Elex can do almost-nearly what Clear can do, in terms of both tonality and technicalities.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Well don't worry too much. Clear pads still feel a nicer than Elex. They'll be a bit different in tonality, but both will be more similar to each other than to Utopia in technicality. From measures, looks like Elex rolls off low bass a bit more than Clear. Different impedance to so kind of amp might play a role too.
        Jan 27, 2018
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        might be easier to find a good amp for the Elex because impedance is higher. Its hard to find a good tube amp for the clear without going ultra high end like the EC AF. I'll settle for a t3....zds is too bassy....leaving a zdt....which is impossible to find. I would love to take @Ice-man 's kenzie but 32 ohms and 300 ohms just don't match with the clear ><.
        Jan 27, 2018
      4. brencho
        brencho
        Agreed. That's why I'm interested in Elex or Elear with a pad swap also, for ZD. For clear, I bet T3 would be boss without going for much more expensive amps. I'm not much of a fan of ampsandsound anyway
        Jan 27, 2018
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    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      Audeze did very poor job in naming their products. LCD2C should be named as "LCD2 3.0" (as evolved from r2.2,2.3,2.5)
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        @SoupRKnowva Perhaps they don't.. To my ears, l2c is just in the newer generation (I admit newer isn't always better - like Senn). Not only sonically but also aesthetically/ergonomically..
        Jan 24, 2018
      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I can agree with that, but any improvements theyve made to drivers and driver consistency are already in the regular model. I do think every one of their headphones should be using the suspension headband though, its absurd they dont, its incredible
        Jan 24, 2018
      4. Taverius
        Taverius
        @SoupRKnowva absolutely, and everyone else in the industry too.

        I'm looking at you, Focal.
        Jan 24, 2018
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    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      LCD2C in the house. Damn good.. even out of fulla2.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        My kitchen scale told me that lcd2c weighed 550g(=1.2lbs). Quite surprised because I didn't feel that heavy.
        Jan 23, 2018
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      2. kitantisune
        kitantisune
        @spwath let's split v2 or something else?
        Oct 29, 2017
      3. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        Regretting my Planck now since it's not ergo at all. Split makes more sense for grid layouts.
        Oct 29, 2017
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      4. spwath
        spwath
        @kitantisune a custom design. I'll get pics. It's mostly done, just working on programming it.
        Oct 29, 2017
    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      Gumby > Taboo4 > HD6XX-K : love current sound so much..
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    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      Enjoying hd6xx-K (coin+kiss) now. Regret being too lazy until today..
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        I originally planned to mod 6xx when ordered it last year, but indeed It took ten months(!) for me to go into action. Oh well..
        Oct 24, 2017
      3. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Well that's 10 months you can't get back. Jk, enjoy your new cans!
        Oct 24, 2017
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    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      After two hours of trials/errors, finally modded my 6xx.. now it became 6xx-K!
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        What were the errors? Did you cut on it and suddenly realize that you had accidentally modded a pair of Utopias instead?
        Oct 24, 2017
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        @DigMe Haha.. I am really a noob at modding, so handling dynamat, separating foam, and even cutting foam were a bit challenging for me.
        Oct 24, 2017
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      Vtory
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        Just a diff product. This is the second time they've dropped it. They also have the SDAC as a standalone.
        Oct 24, 2017
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        @DigMe Yeah.. I understand. I just didn't like grace design's digital products haha.
        Oct 24, 2017
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    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      New Mahler collection in the house. First time to enjoy Sir Solti's (and CSO) play for mahler's symphonies. Excited!
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  • About

    Location:
    Fort worth, TX
    Occupation:
    Grad student
    Gear List:
    [Headphones]

    Audeze LCD2 Classic, Stax SR-207, Audioquest Nighthawk, Sennheiser HD600, Sennheiser HD800, Focal/Massdrop Elex, E-MU/Massdrop Purple Heart

    [Loudspeakers]

    Tekton Lore, JBL LSR308, JBL 4408, Klipsch RB-51 mk2

    [Subwoofer]

    SVS SB2000

    [DAC]

    RME ADI-2 DAC

    [AMP]

    Eddie Current Black Widow 2, Schiit Lyr 3, Stax SRM-252S

    [Other]

    PS Audio PPP AC Regenerator
    My headphones journey (mostly in chronological order)

    ~2015
    • Sennheiser HD600
    • Sennheiser HD650
    • Stax SR-207
    • Audeze LCD2 pre-fazor
    • Stax SR-009
    • Hifiman HE-500
    • Beyerdynamic DT 880 pro
    • AKG K702

    2016
    • Massdrop-AKG K7xx
    • Focal Elear
    • Audioquest Nighthawk
    • Hifiman Edition X v2
    • Sennheiser HD800S
    • MrSpeakers Ether Flow Open

    2017
    • ZMF Eikon
    • Massdrop-Sennheiser HD6xx (Kiss+Coin mod)
    • MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Open

    2018
    • Audeze LCD2 Classic (Revealed)
    • Audioquest Nighthawk (2nd try; Heavily EQed)
    • Stax SR-207 (2nd try + Simulated ED-1)
    • Sennheiser HD600 (3rd try + with Dekoni fenestrated pads)
    • Massdrop-Focal Elex
    • Sennheiser HD800

    Signature

    SOURCES : RME ADI2 DAC | Schiit Fulla 2
    HEADAMPS : EC Black Widow 2 | Schiit Lyr 3

    HEADPHONES : Senn HD800 | Focal/MD Elex | Senn HD600+FNSK pads
    SPEAKERS : Tekton Lore | JBL LSR308 | SVS SB2000
    IEMS : Etymotic ER4S
    ACCESSORIES : PS Audio PPP

    (Highlighted: personal reference)

    "I don't know anything, but I do know that everything is interesting if you go into it deeply enough"
    - R. P. Feynman