Hot Headphone Deals!!

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dB Cooper

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« Reply #220 on: 6 Oct 2017, 11:04 pm »
Looks like I'm gonna find out.  Thanks for the tip dB!
Report back please!

JakeJ

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« Reply #221 on: 7 Oct 2017, 02:16 am »
Will do!  Shipping update - Left Anaheim, CA and stopped (probably overnight) in Shasta, CA.  Scheduled delivery end of business day 10/10/2017.  I know the hub is in Troutdale, OR so it feasible they could get here Monday....or I'll gnaw my nails until Tuesday!

Then it's.... :drums: :guitar: :rock:

JakeJ

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« Reply #222 on: 10 Oct 2017, 02:36 am »
Damn!  FedEx is disappointing today.  They were supposed to be delivered today between 10 AM and 1 PM.  Got home at 5:20 PM and no headphones.  Grrr!

Now 8 PM and I highly doubt they are going to be delivered tonight, oh well.

Anticipation can be a harsh mistress.

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« Reply #223 on: 10 Oct 2017, 04:05 pm »
Fedex delivery at night? until what hours?

JakeJ

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« Reply #224 on: 11 Oct 2017, 01:20 am »
FRM, They can deliver as late as 7 PM here in my corner of earth (46.2857° N, 119.2845° W).

It's all good, they got here at 11 AM this morning.  I am listening right now and am very impressed.  Incredibly deep, solid, tight, bass.  Reminds me of my old Stax kit.  Treble is smooth and extended, can get intense if the music calls for it (First Cut: Saor/Free/News from Nowhere and then into Eistigh Liomsa Sealad/Listen to Me/Saor Reprise by Afro Celt Sound System, album - Volume 1: Sound Magic.

Midrange seems just slightly closed-in or congested (?) but female vocals are sweet.

Currently using my iFi iDSD (orig) for DAC/HP amp and have the volume at 12 o'clock which is ~85-90 dB (just a WAG).  Is there such a thing as break-in with a planar magentic headphone?  If so how long can I expect it to take?

More as I listen.

Again thanks, dB Cooper!  Love getting high quality, high-end gears for a great price.  :thumb:

PS - So far the weight and clamping pressure don't bother me at all.  Time will tell.

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« Reply #225 on: 11 Oct 2017, 02:30 am »
Congratulations its a great value HP, I think breakin have a dramatic effect in planars; I received my 400 zero hours breakin the bass was bad, after 50 hours changed alot, dont know if yours was breakin in the factory.

JakeJ

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« Reply #226 on: 11 Oct 2017, 12:11 pm »
Congratulations its a great value HP, I think breakin have a dramatic effect in planars; I received my 400 zero hours breakin the bass was bad, after 50 hours changed alot, dont know if yours was breakin in the factory.

I don't think there is any significant time on these as they are new (or newish since they are refurbished).  I seriously hope there is some break in as I will enjoy greater performance and better sound.

These are wayyyy better than the ThinkSound On2 I tried for my first pair of cans in over 20 years.  I must say the can-scape has changed alot!

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« Reply #227 on: 11 Oct 2017, 03:44 pm »
What model do you bought?

JakeJ

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« Reply #228 on: 11 Oct 2017, 09:36 pm »
Audeze EL-8 open.

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« Reply #229 on: 11 Oct 2017, 10:45 pm »
Hmm I will see it, thanks.
I though it was the LCD2Classic :duh:

JakeJ

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« Reply #230 on: 12 Oct 2017, 01:10 am »
For $339 US shipped direct from Audeze?!  LCD-2 is a kilobuck on the site as of this writing.  I'm sure you could find the LCD-2 used for less but then there is shipping.

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« Reply #231 on: 12 Oct 2017, 01:18 am »
There are two LCD-2's on the Audeze website. One is the normal with the Fazor. The other is a Classic variant priced at $599 that sounds like the old Audeze before the fazor.

dB Cooper

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« Reply #232 on: 12 Oct 2017, 04:04 am »

Again thanks, dB Cooper!  Love getting high quality, high-end gears for a great price.  :thumb:

Glad to help. I was just googling randomly on my lunch break.
I'm actually drifting away from full size cans- they feel clammy on my ears after awhile (even the 'open' ones, which are mostly 'semi-open' anymore.) Thinking of selling my HD650s (if Massdrop hasn't destroyed the used market wth the 6xx) and getting a pair of the new version of the ER4 IEMs.

Are there any cosmetic flaws? Maybe you just got an open box return. What are you driving them from?

JakeJ

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« Reply #233 on: 12 Oct 2017, 11:48 am »
There are some light marks around the cable plug holes at the bottom of the ear cups.  But had I not had bright light on when I was setting them up I would not have seen them.  I hit a reflective angle and caught one mark  They are refurbished.

IMO they are nearly pristine and I now want to find a case for them so I can take them on trips occasionally.

My wallet and I have been victims of random Googling in the past.  :lol:

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« Reply #234 on: 12 Oct 2017, 05:08 pm »
There are two LCD-2's on the Audeze website. One is the normal with the Fazor. The other is a Classic variant priced at $599 that sounds like the old Audeze before the fazor.
This is the factory text, STM it was not tested by a owner.
Do you have any info on this?

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« Reply #235 on: 12 Oct 2017, 06:47 pm »
This is the factory text, STM it was not tested by a owner.
Do you have any info on this?

Hi, I don't understand your query.

This is the product: https://www.audeze.com/products/lcd-collection/lcd2c

If your question was "whether anyone has heard it yet?," then the answer is yes. People did hear it and found it more comfortable than any LCD-2's up to now. This new classic also sounded like the original LCD-2 we were used to before the Fazor implementation. I asked the person who had heard a few of these revisions, and the classic delivers. No fatigue like some may experience with the Fazor.

Of course, I cannot confirm this as I haven't heard any Fazor models or the new Classic. I only have experience with pre-fazor models of LCD-2.2 and LCD-3. The few and recent impressions of this new Classic LCD-2 seems to match my experience with my pre-fazor models.

Hope that helps.

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« Reply #236 on: 12 Oct 2017, 07:12 pm »
Thanks.
SMT there was some versions before the Fazor model.
Rev 1, Rev 2 and maybe other, which had the good sound custumers praised I dont know, but hope Audeze have hit the point with this model mainly in the midbass and mid freq.

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« Reply #237 on: 12 Oct 2017, 09:43 pm »
Thanks.  SMT there was some versions before the Fazor model.  Rev 1, Rev 2 and maybe other, which had the good sound custumers praised I dont know, but hope Audeze have hit the point with this model mainly in the midbass and mid freq.

Someone loaned me a Fazor model last year, and it was one of the most neutral headphones I've ever heard.

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« Reply #238 on: 12 Oct 2017, 10:12 pm »
This not good, all hi-fi loudspeaker claim its neutral and transparent, seems they dont know how made a harmonically rich sound, hope the Classic get it bold, since there is many HPs that have neutral sound or worse clinical sound.
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« Reply #239 on: 13 Oct 2017, 06:00 pm »
There is a offer at HifiMan site:
HE400i Refurbished-New Version
A Full-size Planar Magnetic Headphone Intended for High Performance Listening in the Home or Studio
Availability: In stock
Regular Price: $499.00
Special Price: $229

http://store.hifiman.com/index.php/he-400i-546.html

While not a Hot Deal HifiMan showed a new HP called Sundara-whatever it means at the CamJan last week 6-9OCT.