Audeze LCD2C Measurements and Impressions

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  1. ChaChaRealSmooth

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    Depends. Are you looking for a more neutral tonality? If yeah, then it could be worth using the Dekoni velours (which I think are really microfiber, but others can correct me if I gave incorrect information).

    You could try the Dekoni Hybrid. Not sure of its exact effects on FR on a LCD2C though.
     
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    Yes I´m looking for a neutral tonality. I enjoy LCD2C with fazors (I´m sucker for tight bottomless bass), but electric guitars and higher pitched vocals sounds bit off compared to my HD580. Looks like I´m gonna try the Dekoni velours, because vegan pads are much more expensive and hard to get.. I just hope they wont hurt the bass extension too much.
    Will report back when they arrive.
     
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    I'm not very skilled in the art of crafting PEQ settings, so apologies for what is probably a dumb question, because I sure am interested in learning... I *really* like Roon's default LCD-2C settings, and find it be a very enjoyable improvement over not using any DSP at all.

    Probably an obvious/stupid question to someone more knowledgable... but are your settings applied to "Band 1" (Greenish/Blue dot)?
     
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    Has anyone had a chance to try the Dekoni Hybrid pads? The benefits of the velours sound right up my alley but I don't want to dull the bass at all which is my favorite aspect of this headphone.
     
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    I'm just going to come in on this thread and say that I just replaced my LCD2 Rev2 Fazor Sheepskin pads with dekoni elite velour pads.

    They are microfiber.
    They do make the sound more balanced and smooths out the weird scooping at the upper end.

    Unfortunately, they do get rid of the sub-bass extension and bass linearity that makes this headphone superb. The one thing it excels at has been removed.

    Things I learned: time to buy a pair of LCD-X or LCD-3.
     
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    I also changed the pads to Dekoni velours recently and I was happy with the change. Highs became smoother and less grainy (maybe because the 7k peak dropped?). The biggest improvement was in upper mids, the dip is gone, but the overall tonality remains laid back. Also the 1k rise was smoothed, so voices were not pushed forward anymore (it didn't bother me personally).

    I also experimented with 3D printed fazors on both sides. At first I really liked the results of putting fazors on (mainly on earside) - more microdetail and better imaging I think, but it wasn't easy to judge as I couldn't A/B it against another unit and I don't want to rely just on memory.. However I removed the fazor on ear side, because I missed the soundstage. With fazors everything was more focused, lets say closer to HD600..

    Even though I think LCD2C with velour are more neutral and natural sounding with velours, I have to agree with the post above. The thing which makes LCD2C exciting (for me) is the extended and textured bass, but when you swap to velours, the extension suffers a bit. Tough choice, depends on personal preference ofc.
    Its a shame that LCD2C doesn't have the magnetic earpads like Verum has. It would make the life with LCD much easier (maybe its possible, but didn't try it).

    Btw, if anyone in EU would like to try the LCD2C with dekonis/pleathers, let me know. I'll probably be selling my pair and saving for Ananda.
     
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