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post #1321 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Trance_Gott View Post

Does the different wood cups have effect on sound quality?

 

I seriously doubt it.  In photographing them for Audeze, I had to remove and swap the cups.  There is a substantial amount of sound dampening material behind the cups.  By the time the sound passes through that, hits the wood and then goes back through the dampener, I doubt the density of the wood would make any audible difference.  Even if it could, the 4 woods are all similar in density.

post #1322 of 5039
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I seriously doubt it.  In photographing them for Audeze, I had to remove and swap the cups.  There is a substantial amount of sound dampening material behind the cups.  By the time the sound passes through that, hits the wood and then goes back through the dampener, I doubt the density of the wood would make any audible difference.  Even if it could, the 4 woods are all similar in density.

I wish the X came with a choice of wood cups. Dont like the metal 

post #1323 of 5039
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I wish the X came with a choice of wood cups. Dont like the metal 

 

To each their own, I think it gives them an awesomely sleek and menacing visage. Offering the choice would of course be ideal.

post #1324 of 5039
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post
 

 

To each their own, I think it gives them an awesomely sleek and menacing visage. Offering the choice would of course be ideal.

Then buy LCD-3's.  

post #1325 of 5039
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post
 

Then buy LCD-3's.  

 

You seem to have misunderstood my post?

 

I was saying I like the looks of the LCD-X myself, however the poster above would prefer them with wood, to which I was suggesting it would be nice if they offered a choice of finishes.

 

Buying the LCD-3 is clearly no answer for someone who wants the LCD-X.

post #1326 of 5039
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post
 

 

You seem to have misunderstood my post?

 

I was saying I like the looks of the LCD-X myself, however the poster above would prefer them with wood, to which I was suggesting it would be nice if they offered a choice of finishes.

 

Buying the LCD-3 is clearly no answer for someone who wants the LCD-X.

I think the housing influences the sound too and maybe X is not designed to work in wood housing.

post #1327 of 5039
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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post
 

I think the housing influences the sound too and maybe X is not designed to work in wood housing.

 

I suspect that is the case also.

post #1328 of 5039
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post
 

 

You seem to have misunderstood my post?

 

I was saying I like the looks of the LCD-X myself, however the poster above would prefer them with wood, to which I was suggesting it would be nice if they offered a choice of finishes.

 

Buying the LCD-3 is clearly no answer for someone who wants the LCD-X.

I had intended to quote the poster above you.  My bad.  The fact is, the metal is clearly one compromise made to keep the cost down...a welcome choice, IMO.  Plus I like the metal look.

 

That said, if you want most of the X's performance (if not greater performance...the jury's still out) AND wood, then the LCD-3 is the choice to make.  

post #1329 of 5039
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post
 

I had intended to quote the poster above you.  My bad.  The fact is, the metal is clearly one compromise made to keep the cost down...a welcome choice, IMO.  Plus I like the metal look.

 

That said, if you want most of the X's performance (if not greater performance...the jury's still out) AND wood, then the LCD-3 is the choice to make.  

 

Ah, understood, that makes sense.

post #1330 of 5039
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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post
 

I think the housing influences the sound too and maybe X is not designed to work in wood housing.

 

That's my thought. Both Audeze headphones that use the new Fazor tech have metal rings (even the LCD-XC which has those big wooden cups). My guess is that the metal rings are needed for that type of driver for some reason or another.

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I have some real doubts whether the metal rings have any influence on the sound. If closed headphones are hardly affected by the cup material, which reflects some of the sound, an outer ring around the transducer on an open headphone is going to have much less of an effect. I think the metal rings are much easier and less expensive to produce, because we already know of the issues with consistently milling hardwood rings. The metal rings may also help differentiate the LCD-X(C) as products.
Edited by Barry S - 11/19/13 at 4:22pm
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I heard that Audeze came out with a new headband that has less pressure compared to a couple years ago. Or at least it's available as an option. Does anyone have one of these, and can confirm it has less pressure?

post #1333 of 5039
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I wish the X came with a choice of wood cups. Dont like the metal 

 

 

I would love an X in bamboo...I loved how the LCD2 looked in that. 

post #1334 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

 

 

I would love an X in bamboo...I loved how the LCD2 looked in that. 

yea im with you, the wood is much nicer to my eye. 

post #1335 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Trance_Gott View Post

Is the LCD-XC better than Signature Pro or T5p? I'm thinking about to upgrade. Interesting if they are better than the Sony R10.

 

When we had a mini-meet in Tokyo, there was a pair of bass-light R10s. I liked my LCD-3s better. I like the LCD-X better than the LCD-3. It could be a system synergy thing though, as well as not having enough time with them to appreciate them.

 

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I do think if Sony re-realeased the R10s pretty much as they were, but without the unnecessarily expensive box, but for under $2000, they would have a winner.
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