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Here's the official press release for the Audeze LCD-X and LCD-XC:

 

http://www.scullcommunications.com/pressresources/audeze/audeze_rmaf_13.pdf

 

“The LCD-3 defines the ultimate in headphone playback, but the open architecture and beautifully-finished wood enclosure may not be ideal for travel,” explained Alex. “The LCD-X and XC, on the other hand, feature hard-anodized, aluminum enclosures making them even more durable for travel and studio use.” 

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Here's the official press release for the Audeze LCD-X and LCD-XC:

 

http://www.scullcommunications.com/pressresources/audeze/audeze_rmaf_13.pdf

 

“The LCD-3 defines the ultimate in headphone playback, but the open architecture and beautifully-finished wood enclosure may not be ideal for travel,” explained Alex. “The LCD-X and XC, on the other hand, feature hard-anodized, aluminum enclosures making them even more durable for travel and studio use.” 

 

This is how to read the Audeze press release:

[Lotsamarketingbull...ignore]  a completely redesigned planar magnetic driver [....moremarketingbull /ignore]

 

Those words in bold are the real deal there imho. So. IF the LCD-X is not the flagship, which is fair enough, then when's the new flagship comin'? Also. Will it be called the LCD-XXX? Because with new driver, it will be 150% ear porn.


Edited by negura - 10/9/13 at 2:40pm
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This is how to read the Audeze press release:

[Lotsamarketingbull...ignore]  a completely redesigned planar magnetic driver [....moremarketingbull /ignore]

 

Those words in bold are the real deal there imho. So. IF the LCD-X is not the flagship, which is fair enough, then when's the new flagship comin'? Also. Will it be called the LCD-XXX? Because with new driver, it will be 150% ear porn.

 

As much as I'd like a new flagship from Audeze, I don't think they'd do one so quickly when the LCD-3 is still OK.

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This is how to read the Audeze press release:

[Lotsamarketingbull...ignore]  a completely redesigned planar magnetic driver [....moremarketingbull /ignore]

 

Those words in bold are the real deal there imho. So. IF the LCD-X is not the flagship, which is fair enough, then when's the new flagship comin'? Also. Will it be called the LCD-XXX? Because with new driver, it will be 150% ear porn.

 

“The LCD-3 defines the ultimate in headphone playback..." says the LCD-3s are the flagship (pricing kinda agrees. Next flagship should be the LCD-4s...when? I haven't the faintest clue. But if we look back, the LCD-3s were announced at the 2011 RMAF and the LCD-X/LCD-XC were announced at this year's RMAF.... so maybe next year's RMAF or the year after?

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“The LCD-3 defines the ultimate in headphone playback..." says the LCD-3s are the flagship (pricing kinda agrees. Next flagship should be the LCD-4s...when? I haven't the faintest clue. But if we look back, the LCD-3s were announced at the 2011 RMAF and the LCD-X/LCD-XC were announced at this year's RMAF.... so maybe next year's RMAF or the year after?

Exactly. I really don't know why people are assuming a new model is going to be better than the flagship, or become the new flagship, especially when the pricing and marketing state otherwise. 

 

And the press release and pricing seem to make it abundantly clear - The LCD-3 remains the flagship and the new models are more rugged for traveling and for use in studios, and cost a bit less.   


Edited by Mediahound - 10/9/13 at 6:16pm
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Exactly. I really don't know why people are assuming a new model is going to be better than the flagship, or become the new flagship, especially when the pricing and marketing state otherwise. 

 

And the press release and pricing seem to make it abundantly clear - The LCD-3 remains the flagship and the new models are more rugged for traveling and for use in studios, and cost a bit less.   

Because it's newer? But still, we have many times newer cans were released to fill in a price range...the HE-500s, PS500s and HD700s come to mind.

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Exactly. I really don't know why people are assuming a new model is going to be better than the flagship, or become the new flagship, especially when the pricing and marketing state otherwise. 

 

And the press release and pricing seem to make it abundantly clear - The LCD-3 remains the flagship and the new models are more rugged for traveling and for use in studios, and cost a bit less.   

 

The IF is for the remote posibility we won't agree with Audeze despite the marketing jazz. I, for one, have not heard the X. But from the manufacturer's perspective it's pretty clear. However new tech usually ends up replacing the old tech. They have new drivers. I am ready for the LCD-XXX, the one that betters the X. :)

 

There's also this voice in my head, one of the 4 or 5 when I go to sleep that says: 3500$. Not sure why that is. But that's my guess.


Edited by negura - 10/9/13 at 6:31pm
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The IF is for the remote posibility we won't agree with Audeze despite the marketing jazz. I, for one, have not heard the X. But from the manufacturer's perspective it's pretty clear.

However new tech will very likely replace the old tech. They have new drivers. I am ready for the LCD-XXX, the one that betters the X. :)

Please read my post above....so you think the HE-500s replaced the HE-6s? The HD700s replaced the HD800s? The PS500s replaced the PS1000s? Sorry, but I don't agree with you here. 

 

In fact the HE-500s were developed with brand new and more efficient drivers, but I'd still take the HE-6s over them.

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Please read my post above....so you think the HE-500s replaced the HE-6s? The HD700s replaced the HD800s? The PS500s replaced the PS1000s? Sorry, but I don't agree with you here. 

 

In fact the HE-500s were developed with brand new and more efficient drivers, but I'd still take the HE-6s over them.

 

I am going to keep an open mind before I hear them and/or overwhelming evidence steam rolls through. The price difference is almost negligible between the two. Unlike the HE500s and the HE6s for example.Take away the wood processing costs and who knows what process improvements and you may actually end up with no difference into manufacturing. Yes it is speculation, but since none of us here heard them, it can go either way.


Edited by negura - 10/9/13 at 6:43pm
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I am going to keep an open mind before I hear them and/or overwhelming evidence steam rolls through. The price difference is almost negligible between the two. Unlike the HE500s and the HE6s for example.Take away the wood processing costs and who knows what process improvements and you may actually end up with no difference into manufacturing. Yes it is speculation, but since none of us here heard them, it can go either way.

 

Just because Audeze mentioned that the LCD-3s are their "ultimate headphone" experience, doesn't mean we'll all agree. Many prefer the HE-500s over the HE-6s and I prefer the PS500s to the PS1000s. :smile:

 

Looking forward to hearing them too!

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Just because Audeze mentioned that the LCD-3s are their "ultimate headphone" experience, doesn't mean we'll all agree. Many prefer the HE-500s over the HE-6s and I prefer the PS500s to the PS1000s. :smile:

 

Looking forward to hearing them too!

 

Yeah exactly agree. :beerchug:

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