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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post

So, what are you driving them with?  Mine are coming in tomorrow and I'll be driving them with the Ray Samuels Dark Star, which does amazingly well with planars (after all, it was designed with THE MONSTER (i.e., HE-6) in mind.  Maybe lots of power in reserve could make them sound great even at lower volumes.  I'll let you guys know how it goes.

Mostly my Mjolnir, but the Vali as well. The Mjolnir delivers 8 clean watts per channel into 32 ohms and the LCD-X is 22 ohms, so unless the X needs dilithium crystals, there should be power to spare. The LCD-X has somewhat better low volume performance than the LCD-2, but Audeze cans really open up at higher volumes.
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Mac, you have a pair of SR-009's, HD800's & the new LCD-X! Damn your making me jealous, your living in headphone Nirvana smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Questhate View Post
 

 

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

They sound amazing out of my WA22, which is not producing 2W.  Who knows, though, maybe they'd sound better out of a GS-X or beta22?  I am not going to find out anytime soon, but I am loving them with the WA22.

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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post


Mostly my Mjolnir, but the Vali as well. The Mjolnir delivers 8 clean watts per channel into 32 ohms and the LCD-X is 22 ohms, so unless the X needs dilithium crystals, there should be power to spare. The LCD-X has somewhat better low volume performance than the LCD-2, but Audeze cans really open up at higher volumes.

your problem is definitely not lack of power!

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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post


Mostly my Mjolnir, but the Vali as well. The Mjolnir delivers 8 clean watts per channel into 32 ohms and the LCD-X is 22 ohms, so unless the X needs dilithium crystals, there should be power to spare. The LCD-X has somewhat better low volume performance than the LCD-2, but Audeze cans really open up at higher volumes.


Definitely agree with this. I had to listen at very high volume levels with the LCD-2 perhaps because the treble was so shelved.

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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.

What were your previous headphones ? What headphones sound signature are you used to or what sound signature do you prefer ?

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I've been enjoying the LCD-Xs over the last couples days, via the output of my BDP-105. Very sweet pairing, actually. I have a Vali amp on order; just curious about the pairing. The Oppo is absolutely dead quiet with these headphones. I love the way the LCD-X presents music in such an effortless manner. Maybe some prefer a more "in your face presentation", but I don't. Treble detail is there.....eerily so, in fact......but just in an unforced way. Everything is presented in an unforced manner. Maybe that adds to our tendency to turn up the volume. 

 

Been wondering if it makes sense to start another thread dedicated to people's findings about amps that work particularly well with the LCD-X, that bring out the best in the headphone, or maybe it's too early. In any case, but I wonder what are people's favorite pairings so far? I read somewhere on this thread that someone heard them with the Cavalli Liquid Gold, and thought it was the best sound he'd heard. Anything out there for more 'down-to-earth' prices that work exceptionally well?

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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post


Ah, gotcha.

But after seeing all the pencil neck geeks complaining about the Audez'es being too heavy, it was fun imagining some limp-wristed Sallys who couldn't bear to turn the volume knob up a bit more. biggrin.gif

se

LOL

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Originally Posted by SMG52 View Post

 

Anything out there for more 'down-to-earth' prices that work exceptionally well?

I've been using it with a B.M.C. PureDAC, and it sounds fine.  I'm going to try to do some in-depth comparisons with my Macbook Air's headphone jack, my Onkyo receiver, and my CEntrance DACport as soon as finals are over.  If, that is, I decide to keep it.

 

I'm finding it hard to justify spending all that money for something I can only use 3-4 hours a day.

post #1900 of 8679
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Originally Posted by cizx View Post

 

I'm finding it hard to justify spending all that money for something I can only use 3-4 hours a day.

At times I wish I could be so rationale and practical when it comes to audio purchases. :o

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Originally Posted by cizx View Post
 

I've been using it with a B.M.C. PureDAC, and it sounds fine.  I'm going to try to do some in-depth comparisons with my Macbook Air's headphone jack, my Onkyo receiver, and my CEntrance DACport as soon as finals are over.  If, that is, I decide to keep it.

 

I'm finding it hard to justify spending all that money for something I can only use 3-4 hours a day.

Work from home. Problem solved :))

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Originally Posted by cizx View Post
 

I'm finding it hard to justify spending all that money for something I can only use 3-4 hours a day.

 

:evil:  Let's see... 4 hours a day, keep it for 6 months... 720 hours.   Sell at 75% of new price (which is probably lowball).... $1700 - $1275.   Net cost... $425 - less than $0.60/hr.   Bargain!  :beyersmile:

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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post
 

Work from home. Problem solved :))

 

eh.. it's more like I get tired of listening to music after that long.

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Originally Posted by SMG52 View Post
 

I've been enjoying the LCD-Xs over the last couples days, via the output of my BDP-105. Very sweet pairing, actually. I have a Vali amp on order; just curious about the pairing. The Oppo is absolutely dead quiet with these headphones. I love the way the LCD-X presents music in such an effortless manner. Maybe some prefer a more "in your face presentation", but I don't. Treble detail is there.....eerily so, in fact......but just in an unforced way. Everything is presented in an unforced manner. Maybe that adds to our tendency to turn up the volume.

 

Been wondering if it makes sense to start another thread dedicated to people's findings about amps that work particularly well with the LCD-X, that bring out the best in the headphone, or maybe it's too early. In any case, but I wonder what are people's favorite pairings so far? I read somewhere on this thread that someone heard them with the Cavalli Liquid Gold, and thought it was the best sound he'd heard. Anything out there for more 'down-to-earth' prices that work exceptionally well?

At a recent meet, I brought a fairly typical 'mid-fi' setup (uber frost, lyr with orange globes).  It did a fairly decent job but definitely wasn't as good as the GS-X or Master 8.  This led me to the conclusion to upgrade my front end a lot more before moving into a pair of these.

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Originally Posted by fortitude View Post
 

At a recent meet, I brought a fairly typical 'mid-fi' setup (uber frost, lyr with orange globes).  It did a fairly decent job but definitely wasn't as good as the GS-X or Master 8.  This led me to the conclusion to upgrade my front end a lot more before moving into a pair of these.

FWIW, I found the Lyr to be a less than optimal pairing with the LCD-X's.  The warm signature of the Lyr isn't ideal with the warm bass of the X's IMO.  I love my Lyr with HE-6's and even the LCD-2's.

 

My point is simply that you may not need to spend loads more on the front end...just a different sound signature than the Lyr.

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