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post #196 of 8687
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Originally Posted by HiFi-Lounge View Post
 

Thanks for that, isn't that the case for most high end cables though :-)

 

I'll scratch that idea then.

I'd say even more so than other options you have.

post #197 of 8687

so how do LCD-X and LCD-XC sound? i'd love to try them but seems like LCD-X is bass light and super neutral and LCD-XC is muddy in the bass at least thats what i've got from the first 1 or 2 impressions i've seen here.

post #198 of 8687
The LCD-X seems like it could be the right tradeoff between the existing LCDs and the HD800 - Audeze planar strengths with a more deliberately neutral voicing.  It will probably be well out of my range regardless but more good TOTL phones is a win for everyone!
post #199 of 8687

I'm wondering that the LCD-XC could justify its price tag when the TH900 is cheaper and considered the "best" closed back phone now, well, period, if you don't count the extremely rare Sony R10.

Really intrigued with the XC, hope to see some constructed reviews soon.

post #200 of 8687

I don't think you could say the TH900 is the best closed back as it's targeted to have a colored response whereas the XC is targeted for a more neutral response.

post #201 of 8687
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I don't think you could say the TH900 is the best closed back as it's targeted to have a colored response whereas the XC is targeted for a more neutral response.

 

No... It is the best (relative term of course) closed back headphone right now (said by many). Freq response shouldn't be the only factor. 

post #202 of 8687

Hmmn... I found neither X or XC to be muddy in the bass, though both were bass-light for me (coming from a satisfied TH900 owner). The mids/highs sounded quite revealing without being harsh. To me, they are both studio-voiced, and gloriously so. 

 

I'd really have to get them in-home for a few days at least to really form concrete opinions - but I didn't leave thinking that I had to have either pair. That's not to say that I wasn't impressed, I was - it's just that I'm looking for that toe-tapping, air-guitar factor. YMMV

post #203 of 8687
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No... It is the best (relative term of course) closed back headphone right now (said by many). Freq response shouldn't be the only factor. 

Interested to see if the Alpha Dogs can compete.

post #204 of 8687
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No... It is the best (relative term of course) closed back headphone right now (said by many). Freq response shouldn't be the only factor. 

Let's see if they still keep the flag after XC gets out :D

post #205 of 8687
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Let's see if they still keep the flag after XC gets out :D

 

Definitely will be an interesting comparison. Very exciting time for closed-backs right now.

post #206 of 8687

I hate when people say "best." "Best" is subjective, and will NEVER be objective, unless it's regarding measurable terms like "best 0-60 times."

post #207 of 8687
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I hate when people say "best." "Best" is subjective, and will NEVER be objective, unless it's regarding measurable terms like "best 0-60 times."

 

The reality is everything is subjective and one of the most commonly used words on audio forums is best. That is why I emphasized that it is relative to the person. I agree it is used too often, but for most people - they will never get the opportunity to demo these headphones, so subjective opinions is all they have to go on. The lazy way to do research is ask which one is better or is the best. 


Edited by Greed - 10/15/13 at 3:28pm
post #208 of 8687
Anything music/art related is mostly subjective. Sure, an album could be 128bit/6zillionHz and recorded in a hermetically sealed room on one of Jupiter's moons, but if it's Michael Bolton doing the singing, I still ain't gonna pay a dime for it. But the average Oprah watching housewife will buy it, and who am I to judge her if she genuinely enjoys what I consider sappy drivel?

Same goes for the tools. A headphone could measure phenomenally well and I still might find it utterly insipid in terms of musicality, but I'm pretty sure some people would love it for those same qualities, and they'd probably find my preferred headphones bad for similar or completely opposite reasons. More power to me, more power to them.
Edited by kurochin - 10/15/13 at 3:40pm
post #209 of 8687
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

 

The reality is everything is subjective and one of the most commonly used words on audio forums is best. That is why I emphasized that it is relative to the person. I agree it is used too often, but for most people - they will never get the opportunity to demo these headphones, so subjective opinions is all they have to go on. The lazy way to do research is ask which one is better or is the best. 

 

True but calling the TH900 "best" doesn't really help much other than making kids spend money faster on something they have no idea if they like or not. This is why I try to do relative comparisons and never really say which is better in absolute terms. I personally couldn't decide if you gave me a choice between the TH900 sound and Audeze's house sound since I love female vocals on Audezes, but airiness on the TH900 is too seductive. Therefore, neither is "best."

post #210 of 8687
Monster Beats is best! Fact!!

*runs*
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