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Monster Beats is best! Fact!!

*runs*

=)))

post #212 of 9207
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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."

 

I really wasn't recommended one over the other (best) since I haven't yet heard the XC. I was just relaying what many people say regarding closed-backs in general. I agree nothing should be labeled the best, but for those seeking an easy, clear cut opinion of someone... asking them which one they like the best - I would say the TH-900 from those that I have tried. Certainly people will disagree, but for me personally that would be my answer to a lazy question. 

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When the XC gets released and gets plenty of reviews, I guarantee you will see a very split decision on people liking TH900 vs people liking the XC.  No way one's ultimately better than the other when their coloration or lack of coloration is so different, and the people who approach this hobby have very subjective and polarizing approaches to which headphones they like.

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I filled out an order form for the XC on the Audeze website, saw the $1904 price tag, thought about the customs bill and...changed my mind.

I'll see how much they cost when they're released in the UK.
Edited by Tony1110 - 10/15/13 at 4:40pm
post #215 of 9207
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I filled out an order form for the XC on the Audeze website, saw the $1904 price tag, thought about the customs bill and...changed my mind.

I'll see how much they cost when they're released in the UK.

 

I had the X in the basket on a couple of ocassions, but then I thought about the impending wallet damage that the SR009s will cause me and went for another X, on the browser. :)

 

On the other hand, who knows what kind of early adopter surprises might be lurking in there.


Edited by negura - 10/15/13 at 4:54pm
post #216 of 9207
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When the XC gets released and gets plenty of reviews, I guarantee you will see a very split decision on people liking TH900 vs people liking the XC.  No way one's ultimately better than the other when their coloration or lack of coloration is so different, and the people who approach this hobby have very subjective and polarizing approaches to which headphones they like.

Buy both!
post #217 of 9207
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I had the X in the basket on a couple of ocassions, but then I thought about the impending wallet damage that the SR009s will cause me and went for another X, on the browser. :)

 

On the other hand, who knows what kind of early adopter surprises might be lurking in there.


Nice problems to have. I was set on adding an HD800 to complement my LCD-2, but if the LCD-X is their mutant lovechild, then maybe it's all I need. Not worried about the early adopter issues with Audeze's rock solid support.

post #218 of 9207
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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."

 

I think I am guilty of this... I guess I wasn't perfectly clear before, but I was referring to technical superiority or fidelity.  Which IMO still has grey areas e.g. when making compromises between bass and soundstage like the hd800 vs lcd3, but for the most part is an objective measure.

post #219 of 9207

A better question by just adding a few words would be:

 

"I like Norah Jones. What would be the best can for me between the TH900 and LCD-X?"

post #220 of 9207

I'd say you were crazy if you followed people's recommendations based off what artist you liked.

post #221 of 9207

I have no problem with people saying something is the "best". A fool and his money are soon parted, no point in me or you to worry about that fool and his money.

 

Everyone past the first grade  knows "best" is a subjective word and if someone not intelligent enough to see that spends money then who cares?

 

I would rather read people's subjective opinions and gather more data than having people afraid of posting. If they don't have enough experience to use precise audiophile language in a comparative review it's fine to say "best" or "I like better" or whatever they want to say for whatever reason. This is a forum for hobbyists not scientists.

post #222 of 9207
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I'd say you were crazy if you followed people's recommendations based off what artist you liked.

It'd surely be a more useful data point. Norah Jones has a certain tonality in her music. :|

post #223 of 9207
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Monster Beats is best! Fact!!

*runs*

....can't run fast enough, nor far enough...........

post #224 of 9207
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It'd surely be a more useful data point. Norah Jones has a certain tonality in her music. :|

 

 

I've come across many people that like very different types of sounding headphones for the same artist, and they all have their different reasons.  I still think the best way to go is eventually find a trained ear or two that you've come to learn has a taste in sound characteristics very similar to yours, and just rely on them for impressions.  

post #225 of 9207
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I've come across many people that like very different types of sounding headphones for the same artist, and they all have their different reasons.  I still think the best way to go is eventually find a trained ear or two that you've come to learn has a taste in sound characteristics very similar to yours, and just rely on them for impressions.  

 

True... Very true... I agree, this is ultimately the second best choice after listening for yourself. +1

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