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post #1366 of 4904

Great review leesure. Like you, the LCD-2 also have a special place in my mind - but the evolution has taken place with the LCD-X (which is the real LCD-3 for me). 

 

:L3000:

post #1367 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post
 

Great review leesure. Like you, the LCD-2 also have a special place in my mind - but the evolution has taken place with the LCD-X (which is the real LCD-3 for me). 

 

:L3000:


Thanks!

 

I'm curious, by the way, to hear your impressions of the XC's.  I'm going to begun critical listening with those over the next week and would be interested if you're hearing what I've heard over my preliminary casual listening sessions.

post #1368 of 4904

Great review, leesure!

 

Now...

 

 

 

GET SOME PANTS ON THOSE THINGS! :p

 

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post #1369 of 4904

Outstanding review Leesure.

 

I've been into this audio hobby since the mid '70s and have read more than my share of the Absolute Sound, Stereophile, Hi Fi News and Record Review, etc., etc. I am truly impressed by the reviewing AND writing skills of head-fiers like yourself. Without the pressure of advertisers on ones' back, we can likely get more objective information to boot. Well done. 

 

I hope to be auditioning a pair of the LCDX in the coming weeks. The XC would be more ideal in my open living space with my wife, but from everything I've read so far, the X is the way to go if one can live with an open headphone. Will be interesting to see how your XC review reads.

post #1370 of 4904
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Yes, it's a dark chocolate color. I tend to favor it over plain black. Gives it a little style. 
I agree, which is why it's so frustrating that the guys at Audeze don't offer the brown leather as an option on the new cans. The classy option is denied, especially since Brown leather is much nicer with wood than Black.
Edited by deafanddumb - 11/21/13 at 2:36pm
post #1371 of 4904
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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post


I agree, which is why it's so frustrating that the guys at Audeze don't offer the brown leather as an option on the new cans. The classy option is denied, especially since Brown leather is much harder with wood than Black.

 

I would pay a bit extra for the brown leather, it is a more expensive leather.

 

Don't the LCD-3's come with the brown leather?

post #1372 of 4904

The LCD-3s come with brown leather.  The only difference between the LCD-X and LCD-3 pads is the color of the leather, both have the same foam and grade of leather.

post #1373 of 4904

I'm considering purchasing these, was just curious if you guys think a Peachtree Audio NovaPre would drive them sufficiently or would a seperate headphone amp be necessary. I've read that they are easier to drive than the LCD-3's which would make better sense financially since I could save some money on the headphones and then also on an amp if my NovaPre would be up to the task. Thanks!

post #1374 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post

The LCD-3s come with brown leather.  The only difference between the LCD-X and LCD-3 pads is the color of the leather, both have the same foam and grade of leather.
So... Come on Audeze boys, offer the brown leather option, especially with the wood dominated XC's. You know it makes sense!
post #1375 of 4904
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

I'm considering purchasing these, was just curious if you guys think a Peachtree Audio NovaPre would drive them sufficiently or would a seperate headphone amp be necessary. I've read that they are easier to drive than the LCD-3's which would make better sense financially since I could save some money on the headphones and then also on an amp if my NovaPre would be up to the task. Thanks!

I can't find specs on the HP output from the NovaPre to give you any guidance. Sorry.
post #1376 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post
 

 

"Damn you." -- Olias' wallet

 

LOL!

post #1377 of 4904
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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post


So... Come on Audeze boys, offer the brown leather option, especially with the wood dominated XC's. You know it makes sense!


Audeze should be more like Chipotle.  Pick your transducers, cups, pads, headband, cable, open/closed, beans, etc.--any combination.

post #1378 of 4904
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post
 

Audez’e LCD-X review

 

Packaging:

 

The LCD-X’s arrived well packed in an outer cardboard shipping box around their rugged transport case.  Inside the case, the LCD-X were well protected in custom cutout foam. Also in the case were a Single Ended Cable, a Balanced Cable & a 1/4 to 1/8 Adaptor.  I love the rugged case.  It features a nice handle for transporting your headphones.  While no one will mistake these for typical portable headphones, it’s nice to be able to take them from home to office or from meet to meet with the confidence that this case inspires.  That said, I do wish the ‘phones would fit in the case with cable of your choosing still attached.  The LCD-X mini-XLR solution for attaching the cables to the headphones is by far the best I’ve seen, but I still don’t love the idea of taking those on and off over and over.  This is a minor quibble as I don’t expect to be taking these out of the house all that often.....

 

 

Great write up! Really hit the nail on the head with these fantastic headphones!

post #1379 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post
 

 

GET SOME PANTS ON THOSE THINGS! :p

 

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A great choice would be Q Cable pants. :smile:

post #1380 of 4904
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

A great choice would be Q Cable pants. smile.gif

What, you mean you're not already panting? tongue.gif

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