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Just received my pair tonight.  Not sure if it's a break-in issue or what I'm driving them with, but these have got to be the most rolled off headphones that I've ever heard.

Something is definitely wrong there... What are you using them with?

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Rolled off highs? Lows?
post #1878 of 8671
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Originally Posted by madFloyd View Post

Just received my pair tonight.  Not sure if it's a break-in issue or what I'm driving them with, but these have got to be the most rolled off headphones that I've ever heard.

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post #1879 of 8671
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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post
 

Something is definitely wrong there... What are you using them with?

 

Agreed...makes little to no sense. 

post #1880 of 8671
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Originally Posted by madFloyd View Post
 

Just received my pair tonight.  Not sure if it's a break-in issue or what I'm driving them with, but these have got to be the most rolled off headphones that I've ever heard.

Eh?

post #1881 of 8671
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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post
 

Something is definitely wrong there... What are you using them with?

 

RWA-AK100  (Red Wine Audio modified Astell & Kern AK100).   I've been lusting after Audeze for over a year based on everything I read (although I knew I probably wouldn't be satisfied with the LCD-2's because of its reputed dark sound) and when I heard about the low sensitivity of the LCD-X I thought it would work well with my portable player (which sounds amazing with my Shure SE-535's).

 

I mean I can play songs that have edgy highs that would rip my ears off and it's dull sounding on these cans. 

 

I guess you really do need a good amp?

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troll?

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Originally Posted by madFloyd View Post
 

 

RWA-AK100  (Red Wine Audio modified Astell & Kern AK100).   I've been lusting after Audeze for over a year based on everything I read (although I knew I probably wouldn't be satisfied with the LCD-2's because of its reputed dark sound) and when I heard about the low sensitivity of the LCD-X I thought it would work well with my portable player (which sounds amazing with my Shure SE-535's).

 

I mean I can play songs that have edgy highs that would rip my ears off and it's dull sounding on these cans. 

 

I guess you really do need a good amp?

Not really...the LCD-X are really efficient and sound amazing out of my lowly FiiO E11. Do you have another amp to try? Even a receiver with a headphone jack?

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Not really...the LCD-X are really efficient and sound amazing out of my lowly FiiO E11. Do you have another amp to try? Even a receiver with a headphone jack?

 

 

Yes, I'll try with some of my (recording) studio gear and report back.

post #1885 of 8671
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Not really...the LCD-X are really efficient and sound amazing out of my lowly FiiO E11. Do you have another amp to try? Even a receiver with a headphone jack?

Agree. 

post #1886 of 8671
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Not really...the LCD-X are really efficient and sound amazing out of my lowly FiiO E11. Do you have another amp to try? Even a receiver with a headphone jack?

:eek: really?

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

:eek: really?

Not as good as with my main rig, but yes, surprisingly good with the FiiO. 

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Originally Posted by madFloyd View Post
 

 

 

Yes, I'll try with some of my (recording) studio gear and report back.

 

I just tried straight out of my RME Fireface 400 sound card.  Much more balanced but nowhere near as bright as I'm used to from any of my headphones, my Focal studio monitors or Wilson Alexias (paired with tube preamp and tube amps).   Strange.

 

That said, they sound beautiful.  Bass is pretty damn perfect: rich, deep, articulate and full of character - almost like a perfect blend of tube and solid state.  I'm hearing LOTS of midrange ambience that I've never heard before.   Black Cow from Steely Dan almost sounds weird at the beginning.  Soundstage is not as big and airy as I hoped it would be (my Shure IEMs are bigger, but maybe that's to be expected?).

 

I just wish there was a little more up top, but again that could be my ears, what I'm used to etc.

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Originally Posted by madFloyd View Post
 

 

I just tried straight out of my RME Fireface 400 sound card.  Much more balanced but nowhere near as bright as I'm used to from any of my headphones, my Focal studio monitors or Wilson Alexias (paired with tube preamp and tube amps).   Strange.

 

That said, they sound beautiful.  Bass is pretty damn perfect: rich, deep, articulate and full of character - almost like a perfect blend of tube and solid state.  I'm hearing LOTS of midrange ambience that I've never heard before.   Black Cow from Steely Dan almost sounds weird at the beginning.  Soundstage is not as big and airy as I hoped it would be (my Shure IEMs are bigger, but maybe that's to be expected?).

 

I just wish there was a little more up top, but again that could be my ears, what I'm used to etc.

That's the beauty about Audeze headphones, they extend very well in the treble, but aren't bright like so many headphones. Very natural sounding.

 

The sound staging on my setup is very good, better than most of my previous headphones (except for the HD800s and SR-009s).

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Not really...the LCD-X are really efficient and sound amazing out of my lowly FiiO E11. Do you have another amp to try? Even a receiver with a headphone jack?

 

I thought the LCD-X needed 2 watts to sound good? 

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