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post #271 of 361

It seems like Audez'e is always the CanJam showstopper. The new X and XC are on the Audez'e site now. The different wood options mentioned by Jude are true!

post #272 of 361
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Originally Posted by jude View Post
 

 

What I said in the video:

 

[The LCD-X] has a signature that, to my ears, is more neutral than my LCD-3. The bass sounds a bit flatter…and actually you know what this reminds me of is if Audeze was making a studio monitor...that's what [the LCD-X] sounds like to me...

 

What's nice is that they differentiated it in terms of voicing [relative to the LCD-3]…

 

In terms of resolution I find it right up there with the LCD-3...

 

In some ways, because of its tonal balance, when i'm the mood for something a little more neutral sounding [than the LCD-3], the LCD-X has been pretty stunning.

 

The LCD-X we had here was more neutral sounding than my LCD-3. Which do I prefer? Right now, I'd have to give my personal nod to the LCD-X. Am I selling my LCD-3? No way. The LCD-3's bass is, to me, something very special, and harder hitting than the LCD-X prototype that was here; and I'm not willing to give that up completely, so I won't.

 

 

I praise everything I hear? That couldn't be less true. What I do choose to discuss or write about (like in the videos or the buying guide) are things I've listened to and liked. As any visitor to my office knows, far more gear--far more gear--comes through here that I don't cover than that which I do. There are days it looks like the 7th floor of Yodobashi Camera got shoehorned in here.

 

I do agree with you that my opinions--and the opinions of any other single person--should be taken with a grain of salt. My opinion is never anything more than one man's opinion--one more data point--and I'll never claim otherwise.

 

 

This is simply one example where our opinions differ wildly. While I think the Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000 is nice, my opinion is that either the LCD-2 or LCD-3 is the clearly superior headphone. Is it something I'd argue about, though? No. I trust you to call it how you hear it, and I call it how I hear it. And, when we do that, grains of salt for everyone.


No offense, but if you never publish a negative opinion of anything, then anyone without a seat inside your head will, of necessity, think that you love everything. I was definitely of that opinion. I understand you not wanting to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs by offending your sponsors, but that makes your opinion of little or no value, since the great unwashed out here in the land without Kool-aid and free gear have no idea what you are not talking about. In the end, it probably matters less to me than most here, because an $1800 headphone might as well be an $18 million headphone, but I'm sure those to whom your opinion is more than academic would be interested in hearing it whether positive or negative. Just my tuppence worth.


Edited by senorx12562 - 10/11/13 at 4:07pm
post #273 of 361

Is Denon at the show with anything new?????

post #274 of 361
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post
 

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??

You and Tyll acknowledging what I say means to world to me :) I seriously can't wait to hear your impressions on the LCD-X, and whatever magic Tyll has up his sleeve :D 

 

P.S. HRT Microstreamer vs. Alo Island? I bought that Microstreamer because of your awesome work of art review, and I'd love to hear what you think of the Island in comparison.

post #275 of 361
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Originally Posted by wes008 View Post

You and Tyll acknowledging what I say means to world to me smily_headphones1.gif  I seriously can't wait to hear your impressions on the LCD-X, and whatever magic Tyll has up his sleeve biggrin.gif  

P.S. HRT Microstreamer vs. Alo Island? I bought that Microstreamer because of your awesome work of art review, and I'd love to hear what you think of the Island in comparison.

Y U ALL NO gip luv for da XC!!
post #276 of 361
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

It seems like Audez'e is always the CanJam showstopper. The new X and XC are on the Audez'e site now. The different wood options mentioned by Jude are true!

I'm pretty interested in the XC with purple heart cups.  Wow.  I also believe that you can remove the cups and replace them with a grill to get an X.  Not sure if you can order the XC with an extra pair of grills or not.

post #277 of 361
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I'm pretty interested in the XC with purple heart cups.  Wow.  I also believe that you can remove the cups and replace them with a grill to get an X.  Not sure if you can order the XC with an extra pair of grills or not.

Woah woah woah, you're telling me I can buy an XC and a set of X grills to X sound!? So I could have one set of headphones for open and closed (for when isolation is preferred) and not have to have two separate sets?! 

post #278 of 361
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Originally Posted by Anavel0 View Post
 

Woah woah woah, you're telling me I can buy an XC and a set of X grills to X sound!? So I could have one set of headphones for open and closed (for when isolation is preferred) and not have to have two separate sets?!

Somehow... I doubt this. Don't ask me for an explanation, but things are rarely as simple as plug and play in Head-Fi world. I get the feeling if you unscrew the cups from the XC you'll get a whole of toilet paper exploding out and you won't know how to put it all back.

post #279 of 361
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Somehow... I doubt this. Don't ask me for an explanation, but things are rarely as simple as plug and play in Head-Fi world. I get the feeling if you unscrew the cups from the XC you'll get a whole of toilet paper exploding out and you won't know how to put it all back.

Yeah that's why I was wondering about it. I've never heard of a closed headphone that could do that, for that very reason.

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post #281 of 361
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Somehow... I doubt this. Don't ask me for an explanation, but things are rarely as simple as plug and play in Head-Fi world. I get the feeling if you unscrew the cups from the XC you'll get a whole of toilet paper exploding out and you won't know how to put it all back.

I'm just telling you what I was told when I spoke to someone at Audeze this afternoon.  She herself said she wasn't sure, but that it was possible.  The tech people weren't in (they are at CanJam, of course), so the information is not 100% reliable.

post #282 of 361
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Originally Posted by Anavel0 View Post
 

Yeah that's why I was wondering about it. I've never heard of a closed headphone that could do that, for that very reason.

 

The designs look pretty similar though.  The cups are very shallow and can be unscrewed so I bet it could technically be done.

 

As to voicing however, could be tuned differently for each?

post #283 of 361
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Originally Posted by ogodei View Post
 

 

The designs look pretty similar though.  The cups are very shallow and can be unscrewed so I bet it could technically be done.

 

As to voicing however, could be tuned differently for each?

My guess is that you are right.

post #284 of 361
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

Y U ALL NO gip luv for da XC!!

I'm actually more curious about the XC. If I were actually picking one up, it'd be that, aside from the fact that it'll probably flatter if the name corresponds the sound signature. In which case, when I do get a pair of Audezes, I'm getting the LCD-2 :p

post #285 of 361

Any news on fostex?

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