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post #1216 of 5039

Congrats on finally getting them Barry. Glad you are already enjoying them. And I like the way the black looks better than my gunmetal. Have fun

post #1217 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

 

Whatever, man...clearly you placed the snake as a representation of the cables you peddle, with the intention of eliciting the subconscious awareness in the readers that snakes "bite", which will brainwash them into believing that your CABLES have more "bite" than stock versions.

 

It's clear as day.

 

+1

post #1218 of 5039

I've been listening to the LCD-X's for the better part of the past week consistently and I've gotta say I'm very impressed with what Audeze has done with them. I'm done my first draft of my review of them, I'll need a few more days to tweak and word smith it and then I'll post it. But alas, with the PS4 release tomorrow, I might be a bit busy over the weekend. ;)

post #1219 of 5039
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

I've been listening to the LCD-X's for the better part of the past week...

But alas, with the PS4 release tomorrow, I might be a bit busy over the weekend. ;)

Dammit! I'm coming over Mace!

 

More on topic, I want to see a picture of the black LCD-X's with a black Schiit stack!

post #1220 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

Maybe you cable proponents can help me with something, cause especially with a headphone as high end as an Audeze, I would love to believe that cables can make a difference. 

 

Probably most of you have heard the "dirty window" analogy...you can have eight perfectly clean, spottless, transparent windows all in a row....but if you have that ONE dirty one somewhere in the mix, it ruins the whole view. If cables were hardwired from the amplifier straight to the drivers/crossover/whatever (Im not an electronics guy...scuse the ignorance), that would be one thing. But doesn't it sort of defeat the point of having expensive fancy cable of whatever material(s) when all you do is connect that to hubs/posts/jacks/whatever when you actually get around to the CONNECTING part? Wouldnt' the conductive materials of the connectors/jacks need to be the SAME material as the cable itself to even be able to theorize there would be any benefit? Otherwise, if you just use any ol' mini-XLR or banana plugs or spades that everyone else uses, aren't you just allowing those things to be the dirty window messing up the view? 

 

And to be clear, this is not me firing the first shot in a cable debate...I take NO position on the matter. It's just something I've considered for both my T1s and Audeze phones. 

 

Thanks

 

 

My thought exactly.   

 

Also:

 

post #1221 of 5039
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

I've been listening to the LCD-X's for the better part of the past week consistently and I've gotta say I'm very impressed with what Audeze has done with them. I'm done my first draft of my review of them, I'll need a few more days to tweak and word smith it and then I'll post it. But alas, with the PS4 release tomorrow, I might be a bit busy over the weekend. ;)

+1. Looking forward to your review. I could not leave the LCD-X down the past few days. 

post #1222 of 5039
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post


I do not find the XC dark or rolled off.

Thanks for your review. This is very promising.

post #1223 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
 

 

My very early impressions are that the LCD-X is resolving more detail than the LCD-2, really squeezing the details out of recordings.  The Audeze house sound, somewhat lush/damped, is still very much intact--but with more resolution, air, and treble coherence than the LCD-2.2.  In some respects, the LCD-X is more LCD-3-like, particularly with respect to detail and control.

 

I could be perfectly happy with the LCD-2.2, LCD-3, or the LCD-X--they're all absolutely outstanding headphones, and more similar than different.

 

The Mjolnir continues to kick ass, and sounds dynamic, clear, and detailed with the LCD-X. Once in a while it veers a bit bright with some recordings, but nothing too bad. I don't have any other high-end amps for comparison, but I'm not in hurry to trade the Mjolnir in just yet. Like the LCD-2.2, the LCD-X sounds good with the Lyr/O-Globes, but leaves some resolution on the table.  The LC-X on the Magni sounds like it has a cold, compared to the Mjolnir.

 

Overall, I'm impressed with the LCD-X and look forward to running it with a wide range of my recordings.

 

As impressed as you are now, I can only imagine how much better it'll be though and after burn-in. :D I know it's still early, but what do you prefer about X compared to 3, and what genres?

post #1224 of 5039
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As impressed as you are now, I can only imagine how much better it'll be though and after burn-in. :D I know it's still early, but what do you prefer about X compared to 3, and what genres?


I've only had short sessions with the LCD-3 vs. owning the LCD-2.2 for a year, so I can't be definitive, but I think the LCD-X has a more exciting sound signature. The bass on the LCD-X is incredible, powerful and perfectly controlled--I prefer it to any other headphone I've ever heard. The LCD-X is blowing me away on just about everything I listen to, from the latest Mark Knopfler, Acrtic Monkeys, Darkside, Veronica Falls, Haim, and Little Boots releases to Diana Krall and Mozart Piano concertos. Even the latest Arcade Fire album, which is a subpar technical recording--sounds pretty good on the LCD-X. It's interesting, because I feel like the the LCD-X is more transparent and less forgiving with recordings, but my enjoyment of the resolution and balance generally trumps the mistakes laid bare.

post #1225 of 5039
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Originally Posted by hop ham View Post
 

Congrats on finally getting them Barry. Glad you are already enjoying them. And I like the way the black looks better than my gunmetal. Have fun


Thanks. The gunmetal was my first choice, but I was too impatient to wait three weeks, and I'm happy with the black. These are outstanding headphones--pure pleasure.

post #1226 of 5039
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post
The Stax OII was dark sounding which is why it never worked for me. Does the XC treble roll off?

 

I can't answer that for sure, but I certainly felt like the XC lacked treble, to me at least. Huge grain of salt on that though, given the environment and listening time.

 

The Stax OII MKI does sound dark when under-driven - did you hear it driven by a Blue Hawaii-type amp? The sonic balance is nearly perfect on the BHSE, not so much on the KGSS which skews the treble off.

post #1227 of 5039

Is it worth the extra 700$ for the LCD-X over the LCD-2? I know that the LCD-3 are about 20% better than the LCD-2 but what about the LCD-X?

post #1228 of 5039
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Originally Posted by m17xr2b View Post
 

Is it worth the extra 700$ for the LCD-X over the LCD-2? I know that the LCD-3 are about 20% better than the LCD-2 but what about the LCD-X?

 

yes

post #1229 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post
 

R1 and R2 is not a business case at all. It´s all about music listening with variations. 

 

X and XC is as mentioned just having different ´phones where one is closed. TH-900 is not my favorite - and the XC will be my go-to headphone when the house is crowded with activity. :)

Ah, you are the man to ask going by your sig - have you tried the LCDx and XC with the Violectric V200 yet? How do they sound. I know the LCD2 is meant to match very well with the V200, wondering about the new ones...

post #1230 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
 


I've only had short sessions with the LCD-3 vs. owning the LCD-2.2 for a year, so I can't be definitive, but I think the LCD-X has a more exciting sound signature. The bass on the LCD-X is incredible, powerful and perfectly controlled--I prefer it to any other headphone I've ever heard. The LCD-X is blowing me away on just about everything I listen to, from the latest Mark Knopfler, Acrtic Monkeys, Darkside, Veronica Falls, Haim, and Little Boots releases to Diana Krall and Mozart Piano concertos. Even the latest Arcade Fire album, which is a subpar technical recording--sounds pretty good on the LCD-X. It's interesting, because I feel like the the LCD-X is more transparent and less forgiving with recordings, but my enjoyment of the resolution and balance generally trumps the mistakes laid bare.

 

Glad that you are enjoying these. I'll be interested to see what your impressions are in several weeks when the newness is gone and the honeymoon over et cetera. 

 

Are you referring to Privateering by Knofler? That's a really good one. 

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