Today i have loaner LCD X from My best Friend , to nite i have Time to do the SQ comparison between LCD X vs XC
Source : iPhone 4 S and 5 S
Dac : Venture Craft Go Dap D D 1 LE With op amp Muse
Amp : Duet silver Color
Headphones : LCD X and LCD XC
Cable : SAA Endorphin balance 4 PIN + 4 PIN To RSA
IC mini to mini Crystal Clear dreamline Series
Music : WAV ,AIFF and FLAC
My impression :
LCD X :
High : smoother than LCD XC With very Good detail but
Mid : is thicker and slighly warner compare LCD XC
LCD XC mid is more to mid High but better clarity
Cleaner than LCD X.LCD X more to mid Low Mid
Bass : more weight than LCD X , LCD XC has better
Clarity and cleaner .
Separation : is on par , LCD XC slighly better because has
Soundstage : LCD X wider than LCD XC , but LCD XC has
Better Depth .
Power : LCD X need more Power to drive
LCD XC :
High : more micro detail than LCD X , more extended and
Crisp , better clarity
Mid : more Clear and clean , better pronounce , but
Slightly thiner and slightlg more to mid High .
Bass : better detail and cleaner and faster Bass , but less
Weight than LCD X
Separation : on par slighly better , because LCD XC has
Soundstage : Close headphone LCD XC has better Depth
LCD X has wider soundstage .
Power : LCD XC is more easier to drive
These Two Audeze headphones LCD X and XC , has their strong and weak Point , like i mentioned above .
I Wish to keep both and sale My LCD 2 rev 3
LCD X and LCD XC are excelent Orthos headphones