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post #5476 of 7128
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Pretty sure it will still sound like an Audeze.

 

I would agree with you here.

post #5477 of 7128

In a way, it's a genius move for Audeze to use the name LCD-X. They could have called it the LCD-2.5 or the LCD-3x or the LCD-4, but LCD-X keeps everyone guessing and let's you believe whatever you like about your current LCD in the hierarchy of products.

post #5478 of 7128

LCD4 is rumoured for next year.

post #5479 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
 

In a way, it's a genius move for Audeze to use the name LCD-X. They could have called it the LCD-2.5 or the LCD-3x or the LCD-4, but LCD-X keeps everyone guessing and let's you believe whatever you like about your current LCD in the hierarchy of products.

 

It seems they are aiming at a different target audience almost - full metal chassis, easier to drive, more neutral tonal balance. Shifted towards professional rather than audiophile usage?

post #5480 of 7128

Then they got the closed X with a wood surface that's a mirror-- almost positive to be a scratch/ding magnet for studio use.  Jude did mention possibility of different finishes so I'll wait and see.

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I've had my pair since around 10am this morning and initial impressions after listening to them throughout the day are that I need to take the opinions on head-fi with a grain of salt to a greater degree than I thought. Some of you guys would have us believe that wearing these headphones was akin to having a cement block with leather ear pads on your head. I don't find the weight objectionable in the slightest, personally. As for the clamp, it's present, but it's reduced by at least 1/3 to 1/2 by just clicking one more notch on the rods. The leather ear pads are soft and comfortable, and even though I'm familiar with headphones that overheat your ears (e.g. Sennheiser HD518) mine stayed quite comfortable over a two hour stretch. 

 

The most striking impression, though, was how much more beautiful these are in person...pics don't do them justice at all....not even close. 

 

Jury is still out on where I rank them compared to my two favorites - the Beyer T1s and Grado PS500s...but it'll be fun figuring it out. 

 

Props to Audez'e for excellent pre-sales customer service and to Macedonian Hero for all the great info and advice. 

post #5482 of 7128
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

 

It seems they are aiming at a different target audience almost - full metal chassis, easier to drive, more neutral tonal balance. Shifted towards professional rather than audiophile usage?

I think most of these will be sold to audiophiles. Studios tend to have expensive monitors and mid-range (or cheap) closed headphones. I've done sound for film and video and would never mix or master on headphones.  Maybe that's changing, but it used to be unusual to mix using headphones.

post #5483 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
 

I think most of these will be sold to audiophiles. Studios tend to have expensive monitors and mid-range (or cheap) closed headphones. I've done sound for film and video and would never mix or master on headphones.  Maybe that's changing, but it used to be unusual to mix using headphones.

 

The Audeze line up has been getting used a lot, especially with electronic artists I know of (some even listed as ambassadors on Audeze's site). Final mixdown is definitely done on speakers but having a solid reference headphones when touring is really beneficial. With the new lineup being even more easier to drive, this should make it even more appealing to artists looking for headphones when touring. 

post #5484 of 7128
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 I'm just policing it :popcorn: . 

 

Really?

 

No, don't answer that, just don't do it. :smile:

post #5485 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

I've had my pair since around 10am this morning and initial impressions after listening to them throughout the day are that I need to take the opinions on head-fi with a grain of salt to a greater degree than I thought. Some of you guys would have us believe that wearing these headphones was akin to having a cement block with leather ear pads on your head. I don't find the weight objectionable in the slightest, personally. As for the clamp, it's present, but it's reduced by at least 1/3 to 1/2 by just clicking one more notch on the rods. The leather ear pads are soft and comfortable, and even though I'm familiar with headphones that overheat your ears (e.g. Sennheiser HD518) mine stayed quite comfortable over a two hour stretch. 

The most striking impression, though, was how much more beautiful these are in person...pics don't do them justice at all....not even close. 

Jury is still out on where I rank them compared to my two favorites - the Beyer T1s and Grado PS500s...but it'll be fun figuring it out. 

Props to Audez'e for excellent pre-sales customer service and to Macedonian Hero for all the great info and advice. 

In comparison to basically every other headphone I have owned, the LCD2 IS like wearing two cement blocks on the head. It's a quite a heifer in comparison. Nothing else has come close to it's weight for me.
post #5486 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

In comparison to basically every other headphone I have owned, the LCD2 IS like wearing two cement blocks on the head. It's a quite a heifer in comparison. Nothing else has come close to it's weight for me.

I agree. The weight was one of the reasons I got rid of mine. I don't actually miss them much tbh.
post #5487 of 7128
I do. I loved their sound, but when you have other headphones with seemingly a fraction of the weight, you tend to reach for those instead. It's the main reason why I sold off everything and I'm living with the MA900. Sony managed to make it weigh nothing, even with 70mm drivers...

Comfort comes first for me.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/8/13 at 12:25am
post #5488 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I do. I loved their sound, but when you have other headphones with seemingly a fraction of the weight, you tend to reach for those instead. It's the main reason why I sold off everything and I'm living with the MA900. Sony managed to make it weigh nothing, even with 70mm drivers...

Comfort comes first for me.

I ended up with TH600s and HD600s and find that combo far more satisfying, sonically speaking, than the LCDs alone.
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
 

I think most of these will be sold to audiophiles. Studios tend to have expensive monitors and mid-range (or cheap) closed headphones. I've done sound for film and video and would never mix or master on headphones.  Maybe that's changing, but it used to be unusual to mix using headphones.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:21am
post #5490 of 7128

Two cement pads with the the most supple, well-fit and smooth feeling cushions on the planet.

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