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post #1051 of 5160
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post
 

 

than lcd2 and mad dogs must be really similar in sound, except dogs being brighter and closed smaller sounding, but i felt they had the same coloration

 

now is lcd-x more closer to lcd2 or mad dogs or he-6? in timbre and coloration terms.

 

I would say the LCD-X is somewhere in between the LCD-2 (a good one though, there might be variations) and HE-6 in terms of timbre. With the HE-6 a tad brighter. Not as smooth as either. Similar and fairly good bass response on all these three cans though.

 

The Mad Dogs that I've heard seemed to have more bass punch than the LCD-2s.


Edited by ultrabike - 11/10/13 at 4:20pm
post #1052 of 5160
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post


I wish my ears still worked with IEMs. The new JH ones look stellar.

 

Same here...for some reason I have an aversion to them. I may try some customs one day. 

 

Audeze LCD-IEM? :D

post #1053 of 5160

Here are some impressions:

 

I fell in love with the LCD-X at RMAF.  To me, they had the best soundstaging and bass/mid/treble balance of all the Audezes and I just HAD to have them as they blew away my current cans.   My previous (much more humble) reference headphones are the HD-650.  I use headphones as a portable setup for work and travel: iPod->algorhythm solo->ALO continental v2.  The HD650's have been fine for a couple years but I have began to find them too polite and got the itch.  The LCD-X just floored me when I heard them and I ordered a pair and have been loving them even in this perhaps "unworthy" portable setup.  Really they sound phenomenal in this portalbe rig. They are the first headphone setup to satisfy on a level close to my full size horn loaded setup at home.  The Bass: Yeehaw!!, the mids: very, very nice as long as the volume isn't turned way down on my personal setup (otherwise very SLIGHTLY recessed), the highs: very nice, extended and revealing while somehow never being too hot.  They seem most satisfying to me if the volume is not very low. 10 days of listening in, they seem to have opened up more (or I have mentally adjusted to them).  The sound is tinged with a slightly creamy presentation that is emotional, exciting and never tending to the slightly "boring" like the HD650's.  The PRAT of these phones is way better than the HD650.  Everything seems to emerge from a quiter background and has great attack, body and decay - really just perfect for my tastes.  The Audeze house sound does seem to embody a certain "ease" without ever losing the prat and without ever being fatiguing.  The LCD-X was the first of their headphones that had an acceptable amount of treble for me.  Take it all with a grain of salt - just another guys impressions from a limited reference point. It just has been so helpful for me over the years to read all your impressions on various amps, phones etc. so maybe a piece of this will help someone else.

 

It is with great sadness that I just sold them to an aging friend who was greatly wowed by them.  The weight was too much for me. Granted, I have had some neck issues, but it never occured to me that 600 grams thrown on top of my head could cause shooting pain down the arms.  Bummer!! - Cuz these cans are really something special.  I almost kept them for recliner and horizontal usage, but it is hard for me to part with $$$$ and not be able to walk around with them on my melon.  So, if you have any neck issues, I would strongly suggest trying them out for an hour or two (or for however long your listening sessions are.)

 

Also, not to go OT, but if anyone can make a second place recommendation given the signal/amp chain and the fact that these were freakin perfect besides the weight, it would be mightily appreciated.  What is closer to these LCD-X: HD800 or T1?  probably neither unfortunately.  :(

 

Way to go on a wonderful, easy to drive ortho that rocked my world Audeze!  :gs1000smile:

post #1054 of 5160
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Originally Posted by Tedman View Post
 

Here are some impressions:

 

I fell in love with the LCD-X at RMAF.  To me, they had the best soundstaging and bass/mid/treble balance of all the Audezes and I just HAD to have them as they blew away my current cans.   My previous (much more humble) reference headphones are the HD-650.  I use headphones as a portable setup for work and travel: iPod->algorhythm solo->ALO continental v2.  The HD650's have been fine for a couple years but I have began to find them too polite and got the itch.  The LCD-X just floored me when I heard them and I ordered a pair and have been loving them even in this perhaps "unworthy" portable setup.  Really they sound phenomenal in this portalbe rig. They are the first headphone setup to satisfy on a level close to my full size horn loaded setup at home.  The Bass: Yeehaw!!, the mids: very, very nice as long as the volume isn't turned way down on my personal setup (otherwise very SLIGHTLY recessed), the highs: very nice, extended and revealing while somehow never being too hot.  They seem most satisfying to me if the volume is not very low. 10 days of listening in, they seem to have opened up more (or I have mentally adjusted to them).  The sound is tinged with a slightly creamy presentation that is emotional, exciting and never tending to the slightly "boring" like the HD650's.  The PRAT of these phones is way better than the HD650.  Everything seems to emerge from a quiter background and has great attack, body and decay - really just perfect for my tastes.  The Audeze house sound does seem to embody a certain "ease" without ever losing the prat and without ever being fatiguing.  The LCD-X was the first of their headphones that had an acceptable amount of treble for me.  Take it all with a grain of salt - just another guys impressions from a limited reference point. It just has been so helpful for me over the years to read all your impressions on various amps, phones etc. so maybe a piece of this will help someone else.

 

It is with great sadness that I just sold them to an aging friend who was greatly wowed by them.  The weight was too much for me. Granted, I have had some neck issues, but it never occured to me that 600 grams thrown on top of my head could cause shooting pain down the arms.  Bummer!! - Cuz these cans are really something special.  I almost kept them for recliner and horizontal usage, but it is hard for me to part with $$$$ and not be able to walk around with them on my melon.  So, if you have any neck issues, I would strongly suggest trying them out for an hour or two (or for however long your listening sessions are.)

 

Also, not to go OT, but if anyone can make a second place recommendation given the signal/amp chain and the fact that these were freakin perfect besides the weight, it would be mightily appreciated.  What is closer to these LCD-X: HD800 or T1?  probably neither unfortunately.  :(

 

Way to go on a wonderful, easy to drive ortho that rocked my world Audeze!  :gs1000smile:

A true audiophile would condition his/her body to accommodate for heavy equipment. :cool:

 

In your case, try some light weightlifting; in 2 months you'd be able to wear LCDXs with zero issue.

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

A true audiophile would condition his/her body to accommodate for heavy equipment. :cool:

 

In your case, try some light weightlifting; in 2 months you'd be able to wear LCDXs with zero issue.

 

He's right. I have been working out religious so that I can own an Audeze.

 

post #1056 of 5160

It's a well known fact that any Headphoneus Supremus worth his salt has trained up his neck to point that they can lift a small car using just their head. Anything less is just shameful and losing face. What Matt is doing in the picture is just the basics, a warm up before the actual work out begins...

post #1057 of 5160
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

It's a well known fact that any Headphoneus Supremus worth his salt has trained up his neck to point that they can lift a small car using just their head. Anything less is just shameful and losing face. What Matt is doing in the picture is just the basics, a warm up before the actual work out begins...

I knew I was just being a wuss.  I'll get lifting per Matt's demonstration right away until this chicken neck is double the size.  Let me know how many sets/reps you'd recommend. After that warm up I might try standing under a pile driver for a couple hrs. a day.

post #1058 of 5160

^^ haha. The true dedication you'll notice if you look more closely at the pic. Smooth legs. Wax tape applied and then grab an end and let it rip!! :eek:

post #1059 of 5160
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Originally Posted by Tedman View Post
 

I knew I was just being a wuss.  I'll get lifting per Matt's demonstration right away until this chicken neck is double the size.  Let me know how many sets/reps you'd recommend. After that warm up I might try standing under a pile driver for a couple hrs. a day.


LOL :beerchug:

post #1060 of 5160

Has anyone compared the XC to the TH900?

I've been wanting to take the Audeze leap for awhile , and already own the TH900

post #1061 of 5160
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

Comparing HE-6 to LCD2 for metal there is simply no comparison for me, HE-6 soundly trashes the Audeze for the reasons you mention (and additionally I prefer its bass presentation for metal). That said, some here love the LCD-2 for metal, and while I can't even begin to fathom that, it's nice that we can all find our sweet spots in this hobby.

You mentioned in another post about auditioning the X at Addicted to Audio - they have it in? Interested since I'm in Melbourne for Soundwave in February and have a long list of headphones to audition whilst there at both Addicted to Audio and Jaben (New Zealand is not a great place to be for headphone lovers).

Stock expected sometime in this month. Just call when you are in the way to Melbourne to make sure they have what you are after in stock.
post #1062 of 5160
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Originally Posted by Saren View Post


Stock expected sometime in this month. Just call when you are in the way to Melbourne to make sure they have what you are after in stock.

 

Excellent, cheers!

post #1063 of 5160

I find the Audeze to be heavy. It's gets to me after wearing it for several hours, if I go that long. My neck can feel a slight strain. It's nothing too bad but can be annoying. The real problem with the LCD-2 is the same as when I first bought them: The pain around the ears. There is a lot of pressure in that area. The first month while the pads were breaking in they hurt like hell, and every now and then a similar feeling comes back and bites me. I don't know what causes it and it's random but it can hurt a lot. I either lift weights, do cardio with calisthenics, or do streching/Yoga around an hour a day six days a week so my shoulders and neck are as strong as can be. Perhaps the LCD-3/X's pads would fix this minor issue?

 

Why are the Audeze 'phones so heavy? Is it because they are Orthos? I know sound comes first, but...damn. I would hope they'd get lighter in future models, but the X is a little heavier! Hmm... :basshead:

post #1064 of 5160
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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post
 

I find the Audeze to be heavy. It's gets to me after wearing it for several hours, if I go that long. My neck can feel a slight strain. It's nothing too bad but can be annoying. The real problem with the LCD-2 is the same as when I first bought them: The pain around the ears. There is a lot of pressure in that area. The first month while the pads were breaking in they hurt like hell, and every now and then a similar feeling comes back and bites me. I don't know what causes it and it's random but it can hurt a lot. I either lift weights, do cardio with calisthenics, or do streching/Yoga around an hour a day six days a week so my shoulders and neck are as strong as can be. Perhaps the LCD-3/X's pads would fix this minor issue?

 

Why are the Audeze 'phones so heavy? Is it because they are Orthos? I know sound comes first, but...damn. I would hope they'd get lighter in future models, but the X is a little heavier! Hmm... :basshead:

 

The new pads are great...I highly recommend them. 

post #1065 of 5160

The LDC2 and 3 were heavy because they're huge planar magnetics with big magnetic arrays on either side of the diaphragm.  Audeze decided to advance their industry-leading weight by replacing the wood with an even heavier thick chunk of aluminum to secure their place at the top.

 

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