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I received the West Coast pair of the LCD-X today.  Fed Ex changed the anticipated delivery date from Thursday to today.  The headphones appear to be in excellent condition with no hint of cigarette smoke, although the pads seem to have a "new car smell".  I'm not sure if that's their natural scent or a cleaning agent that was used on them before I received them.  It's not terrible, but definitely less than ideal.  Hopefully, airing them out for a bit will help with that. 

 

I'm just sitting down to listen to them now.  I've emailed Justin and messaged the next person on the list. 

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Can't wait for your compares!!! :)


I put up a small comparison on the XC thread.  Not that impressed to be honest with you.  Comparing them to my two favorite headphones on the planet..................

post #1293 of 1303

Just my stupid thoughts on the X.

 

It is a good headphone. Not 1700 bucks good but if it was priced better I would pick it up. I loved the detail and clarity, and dat bass. I place it in that 009/abyss category I think. Don't get me wrong the 009 was great sounding headphone but for 4k plus a system to back it up. I think I can find many other things that are just as good with out spending what I can get a decent used car for a headphone setup. I mean Superknowa had close to 8k in that system of his, and it didn't move me for 8k worth of headphone, I was expecting to much maybe but again more meh. 

 

Here is an example or three

But at 1700

I can have Mjolnir and 2nd hand Lcd 2.2 and have monies left over. 

Or

Used Phonitor or new Mjolnir and used HD800's for around 2k or less

or

HD650 and woo audio wa6se with a princess with extra money.  

 

In short for the price I don't think its a worth while headphone. It may be for people with **** tons of cash to throw at it and system to support it. But for regular folk with regular budgets there are many other systems that can imitate the sound or be better, ie the Mjolnir and HD800 and this is one time I will agree with the Eee Pee is that that combo sounded extremely nice. even better then the Mjolnir and LCD X,  Though the Mjolnir and older HD 580/600/650's sound ******* amazing as well out of the Mjolnir


Edited by lord_tris - 4/12/14 at 6:56pm
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Not stupid at all. I incorporate financials as well. I think it is all about hitting a price to performance ratio sweet spot. Abyss / liquid gold sounds amazing but certainly not worth north of 11k; LCD 2.2 and GSX is like a third of the price and is on par
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I sent the West Coast LCD-X to Blubliss today, Monday.  They should arrive tomorrow, Tuesday,

 

Justin, thank you very much for the opportunity to demo this set of cans.  I really appreciate the opportunities you are providing to this community. 

 

I liked the sound out of the LCD-X from my Uber Bifrost/Lyr.  I was able to demo the LCD-3 in my home for a couple of weeks about 2 months ago.  From memory, I thought the LCD-3 had more bass presence.  The LCD-X seemed to have more treble.  Acoustic music, specifically guitars really seemed to shine on the LCD-X. 


Comfort-wise, I thought the LCD-X were below average.  Between the LCD 2, 3, and X, I have not found a headband that I would consider comfortable.  They all seem to really dig in to the top of my head.  For reference, the Sennheiser HD700 is the most comfortable headband I've ever worn.  That part, I might be able to live with though.  The part that was the deal breaker for me is that no matter how I adjusted the headphones, the top of my left ear would rub against the inside of the cup.  I don't recall ever having that problem with any other headphones.  It was so bad though that I inspected the angled pads a few times to see if they were possibly installed incorrectly.  I don't think that was the case though. 

 

In the end the comfort killed it for me, but I had a great time listening to these headphones. 

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I put up a small comparison on the XC thread.  Not that impressed to be honest with you.  Comparing them to my two favorite headphones on the planet..................

Sent the XC out yesterday.
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I received the LCD-X from Lord Tris, today.  

 

The package is in good shape. I won't open until tonight.

 

Thanks!

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Got the LCD-X (west) today.
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I un-boxed the LCD-X this morning before work. They are beauties and super comfortable. I must order some new pads for my LCD2 v1.

 

I have not yet had time to listen to them. Hopefully, I will get home early enough to listen for a bit.

 

I've set aside some "quality time" with them, this weekend. 

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Got the LCD-XC a little bit ago. The headphones are in great shape, no weird smells or anything either. Going to spend some time listening later tonight.

 

Thanks again for the opportunity, Justin!

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All 3 Audeze demos are approaching the last person on the list, if not already on it. If you are there, please PM me for the return address


Thank you again for the ability to demo these fine cans.  It is appreciated.

 

What is up next on the audition tour? 

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Justin,

I tried to PM you but it's locked up, somehow. Please PM your return address.

Thanks a lot for the opportunity to hear the LCD-X. They're wonderful!

Best,

Keith
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