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post #256 of 361

Well Stat technology has not entirely stood still. New materials, stator design and dedicated amplifiers have all advanced the overall experience and technology

IMHO Electrostatics were (and are) so far ahead of the alternatives that others have been in catchup mode for the past 50 years :D

 

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On the other hand, 'stat technology has progressed at a slower rate than dynamic and planar tech.

post #257 of 361

No dont feel they are overpriced except perhaps the 009.  However; we don't know what development and tooling costs were incurred in its development which have to be recouped.

You dont have to spend at this level or spend multi thousand pounds on a Stat amp. You can do just the same with dynamics and planar, how about offerings from Ray Samuels, Cavalli, TJVV to name a few. These all play in the $5,000 space

Yes the 009/007 are great headphones but so is 2170 system at a fraction of the cost. Not to everyones taste, but for sheer sound quality and value it takes some beating 

 

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but its always more expensive to manufactur then that plastic/metal thats used for the llcd-x right? wink.gif
And i saw someone posting stax is always been on top since 1960? I hope u meant mostly because they are hugely overpriced? Their price (especially 007/009) are priced to high..and on top of that u have to invest multi thousands into a propietary amp.. But i have to admit,,if money was no concern for me i probably would get myself a 009 with a blue hawaii to go with it biggrin.gif Oh daydreaming feels so good.. tongue.gif
Dot get me wrong..the upper models of stax are wonderfull...pity they are so extremely. Expensive..
post #258 of 361

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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post #259 of 361
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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.” 

 

Strange... It says absolutely nothing in the end. Just typical marketing... you know what.

post #260 of 361
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Strange... It says absolutely nothing in the end. Just typical marketing... you know what.

It's a press release, not a technical white paper. 

post #261 of 361

Unfortunately Audeze does have to market these to people other than audiophiles. (They let Macklemore have a spin on the LCD-3s recently :p) They tech specs will come, and they will please all of us. Tyll will measure them, and they'll measure well. Mike Mercer will listen to them, and write a glowing review. Just sit tight people. (easiest for me to say, I won't be able to afford them :p)

post #262 of 361

Getting on the plane to Denver in 3 hours! Can't wait to see you all again this weekend!

post #263 of 361
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Unfortunately Audeze does have to market these to people other than audiophiles. (They let Macklemore have a spin on the LCD-3s recently :p) They tech specs will come, and they will please all of us. Tyll will measure them, and they'll measure well. Mike Mercer will listen to them, and write a glowing review. Just sit tight people. (easiest for me to say, I won't be able to afford them :p)

crazy that I saw this as I was speaking to Tyll about all this last night here at the Marriott!

 

I'll need to live with the LCD-X for a longer period of time before I make any formal impressions,

but I look forward to doing so after this weekend, and during the weekend on some different systems!!

 

I had an interesting discussion with Jude about the LCD-X as well, and both of us seem to enjoy the X

better than the 3 THUS FAR.  Like I said above - obviously you need to live with these things for awhile

before you can formulate an informed opinion.  I also DONT WANNA SPEAK FOR JUDE of course, but

he expressed this opinion to a few of us last night at the Atrium Bar.  

 

The one thing I will say (that might be a disservice to Audeze)

is that I don't quite understand where the 3 stands now...  But I'm drooling to listen deeper and really get

a handle on the LCD-X.

 

But, off to listen more and see whats up!!

 

I managed to turn another couple onto portable fidelity on the plane ride over to Denver again (this time w/ my

HiFi-M8 and Mad Dogs).  I LOVE watching the look on somebody's face when all they've heard is earbuds!!

 

Also:

Tyll's been working on something VERY interesting lately, which has taken him away from his headphone reviews,

but, thus far, it seems like it's worth it (SERIOUS outreach for us headphone hobbyists)!!  We talked for a long time

about it last night and I forgot to ask if I can share the news - will do today for SURE.

 

Should we plan a Head-Fiers lunch or something??

post #264 of 361
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Unfortunately Audeze does have to market these to people other than audiophiles. (They let Macklemore have a spin on the LCD-3s recently :p) They tech specs will come, and they will please all of us. Tyll will measure them, and they'll measure well. Mike Mercer will listen to them, and write a glowing review. Just sit tight people. (easiest for me to say, I won't be able to afford them :p)

and the Macklemore studio sesh was very cool!

 

Grammy-Award winning producer Frank Filipetti is also using the LCD-3 in his studio now,

so I'm eager to see what he thinks about the LCD-X!!  I'll have to bug the fellas to get him 

a set.

 

That would be FRESH - as he's not so deeply init as we all are, so I'd be interested to see 

what he thinks of it, especially since he's been using the LCD-3 and his trusted monitors

to mix on the road in Denmark recently!  

post #265 of 361

Do not know why everybody still speaking about LCD3 in every thread. I heard them a little in meet condition, not at home unfortunately. Great headpone but still on warmer side than neutral. So It is clear if LCD-X is neutral (no warm no cold, more air treble stage, no thick etc) it will be a super headphone because basic sound (tonal vocals) of Audeze was always good.


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post #266 of 361
Seems like Audeze is really stealing the show. Can't wait for more impression!
post #267 of 361
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Seems like Audeze is really stealing the show. Can't wait for more impression!
Yeah i agree..hifiman made a big mistake not coming with ANY new fullsize headphonen this period..but..maybe they are waiting for december? When we all are ready to spend some money on christmas? Is this maybe a tactical move? With mr. Fang u can expect anything! biggrin.gif
But for now... I love the looks of the new audeze lcd-x
post #268 of 361
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is that I don't quite understand where the 3 stands now... 

 

Such questions best answered a year down the line with the benefit of perspective and "new toy syndrome" hopefully shaken off :smile:

 

My thinking is though if it is a less "dark sound" then that surely brings other brands into the equation

post #269 of 361
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Seems like Audeze is really stealing the show. Can't wait for more impression!
JH is stealing MY show...and soon my money.
post #270 of 361

Where is the HiFiMan Stuff?

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