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post #286 of 361
I can't wait to see reviews and reactions to the two new Audez'e headphones. Priced between the LCD-2 and the LCD-3, reactions from head-fi-er's should be quite interesting.
post #287 of 361
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Any news on fostex?

When visiting the Fostex booth, I only asked about the prototype RP headphone. It is open back,  has a slightly modified T50RP driver, uses similar housing and headband to the TH600/900 with different pads (smaller opening for the ear) and a perforated metal open back. The prototype was displayed as a physical sample: While I was offered a listen they said it would not be anywhere near production voicing. Release planned for Q2/2014. [Edit: Confirmed with Fostex that the T50RP driver is used; same motor and same diaphragm, possibly different damping arrangement(paper).]


Edited by thune - 10/12/13 at 6:31pm
post #288 of 361
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When visiting the Fostex booth, I only asked about the prototype RP headphone. It is open back,  has a slightly modified T50RP driver, uses similar housing and headband to the TH600/900 with different pads (smaller opening for the ear) and a perforated metal open back. The prototype was displayed as a physical sample: While I was offered a listen they said it would not be anywhere near production voicing. Release planned for Q2/2014.

Mmkay, not particularly interesting to me at least. Looks like I'll be going LCD-2 after all.

post #289 of 361
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Originally Posted by thune View Post

When visiting the Fostex booth, I only asked about the prototype RP headphone. It is open back,  has a slightly modified T50RP driver, uses similar housing and headband to the TH600/900 with different pads (smaller opening for the ear) and a perforated metal open back. The prototype was displayed as a physical sample: While I was offered a listen they said it would not be anywhere near production voicing. Release planned for Q2/2014.

Was looking forward to a closed back.... well, let's see how this one sound.
post #290 of 361

BTW, there are pictures of the Fostex RP prototype. And there is someone claiming the driver is not planar. I'll double check my info tomorrow at the show. [Edit: Confirmed that T50RP driver is used]


Edited by thune - 10/12/13 at 6:26pm
post #291 of 361
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BTW, there are pictures of the Fostex RP prototype. And there is someone claiming the driver is not planar. I'll double check my info tomorrow at the show.

Wow, it looks a lot better than I hoped. I'm still rather confused about why they chose to go open-back, but if the final version sounds good I won't complain.

 

It actually looks like a mini-SR009 with D7K headband to me.

 

post #292 of 361

I live in Denver and split from work yesterday for CanJam. The closed Audeze is fantastic - something I am ordering. It may have a little too much bass for some folks taste, but I thought it was great on "Hotel California". As compared to the closed Audeze, the Beyer T! seemed to be overly neutral.

 

I did pick up my pre-order of a Hifi-M8 for iDevice with Combo Jacks. It is the real deal. Used it with an ADL Lightning cable on the iPhone and tested all the headphones I could with my own source and the used the iPhone with all of the portable devices I could find for comparison. Centrance's Hifi-M8 is the real deal, hands down (of course, my ears and opinion only).

 

Listened to the Abyss for the first time. Very, very underwhelmed. And, the guy demonstrating it knew nothing about it.

 

For me though, I am just happy with the Centrance and the closed Audeze. A great pairing.

 

One thought, however. Outside of Audeze and the big corporations (such as Beyerdynamic) a lot of the vendors need a course in business acumen and how to treat potential customers. Gosh, I long for the days of the Chicago CES of the early 80's when vendors provided booze and large-breasted eye candy :-)

 

(Note: I removed my comment about the Woo amp/dac - I think I confused myself and apologize for that)


Edited by mrfcpa - 10/13/13 at 8:19am
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post #294 of 361
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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.

 

A closed headphone is going to differ from an open headphone in how it's damped and tuned. Closed headphones for instance have to compensate for resonance that doesn't exist in open ones. I seriously doubt one could just swap the cups for a grill and have the other headphone.

post #295 of 361
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This was what stopped me from buying the LCD3.  I would have had to invest in a whole new rig  frown.gif
Jude mentioned that the XC has been specifically designed to be more sensitive so that it's easier to drive. Let's hope, as I have just my colorfly C4 to use with them!
post #296 of 361

I think it's pretty much confirmed that the X and XC are easier to drive based off Audeze's numbers.  They're both around 95db/1mw sensitivity.

post #297 of 361
So how is the bass on the X? Light or heavy? I feel the lcd-3 can be a little light at times especially compared to the lcd-2
post #298 of 361
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And, for lovers of Woo Audio, their new desktop amp uses tubes for a power supply and gets rid of that big brick. I'm old and can't always bring names to mind. But you all know it as the glass enclosed amp/dac. It is fantastic as well - as are their mono-blocks.

 

 

Hmmm... are you talking about the WA7? Anyone have any more information about this? A newer version of the WA7?

post #299 of 361
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So how is the bass on the X? Light or heavy? I feel the lcd-3 can be a little light at times especially compared to the lcd-2

 

You must be a bass head :wink_face:

post #300 of 361
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You must be a bass head :wink_face:

 

somewhat, though the beyerdynamic t1 is my biggest exception to that, i love its bass despite the fact that its not bassy.

 

i miss my LCD-2 at times because it had more bass than LCD-3 which seems to be more balanced and neutral

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