i've just used lavoz med/hard but they are too soft..as Vandoren 2.5 ..i have to try the hard onesWell, I used to play the Vandoren 3 on baritone, but then a friend gave me about 25 boxes of La Voz Med. Hard baritone reeds, so I'm planning on using those till they're gone (they'll probably outlast me). So give those a try.
That's strange, because a Vandoren 2.5 is about equal in strength to a Rico 3, not the reverse, which means you've come down the equivalent of a full size in Vandoren. I suspect the Vandoren 3s were always too hard for you ?I started by using vandoren 3 but maybe one year ago I bought and tried the Rico Royal Grand Concert and have been using them. I passed to 2.5 in rico
I like the Legere Classic also.I use Legere Classics on bari. I prefer the sound versus cane plus the consistency and durability factors are unmatched. A Vandoren traditional 3 = Legere Classic 3.