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Figaro - would you recommend for classical music the HD800 or LCD-X?

Tough call.  I think the LCD-X is the better headphone because every music genre sounds great out of it, including classical.  The HD800 is wonderful with classical and the soundstage is unbeatable, but they require a warm source/amp, are picky to drive, and can be hit or miss with music other than classical.  I have both, I love both, I switch between one and the other.  With bright recordings (e.g., anything by Deutsche Grammophone, for instance, specially those nasty-sounding, dry, treble-fierce Karajan recordings), I would always pick the LCD-X over the HD-800...here that Audeze warmth wins the day and makes the recordings sound bearable, since the Xs are more forgiving.  With wonderful-sounding recordings, the choice is less clear and I'll call it a tie; but if it's huge soundstage for huge orchestral works what you are looking for, then the HD800 is your man; if you like more euphony and caresses to your ears, then LCD-X is it.  Tough choice...it's great to have both in my headphone stable.  The best two pairs of headphones I've ever heard, although the LCD-XC and T1s are definitely not far behind.


Edited by figaro69 - 1/14/14 at 6:41pm
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So, 

 

It took me a while to find my amp/source for my LCD-X, but I now have my Naim DAC-V1, and I love it! They sound really good together! I'm looking forward to the DAC breaking in over the next few days but find it completely enjoyable already. 

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Congrats.. another Naim DAC-V1 owner.. not many of us. Glad to hear that there is synergy with the LCD-X.  It's on my list of next potential headphones. OT.. just a hint.. my V1 is worse than a tube amp for taking its time after power up to sound its best. 

 

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ive always wnated to hear the audeze lcd-x 

wonder if  any one here in central florida has one where i can try them out .

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ive always wnated to hear the audeze lcd-x

wonder if  any one here in central florida has one where i can try them out .

I'm four hours away from where the streets have no name!!!  Definitely too far away.

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Just got my pair in all black ordered...hope to have them by Friday if Audeze gets them shipped out on Wed. 

 

Do you guys have any tips on break in? I don't really take a position on that either way, but curious what you all have experienced. 

 

Will be so nice to have a pair of Audeze back in the house...was so hard to send back the LCD2s! My suffering is finally about to come to an end...

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Just got my pair in all black ordered...hope to have them by Friday if Audeze gets them shipped out on Wed.

 

Do you guys have any tips on break in? I don't really take a position on that either way, but curious what you all have experienced.

 

Will be so nice to have a pair of Audeze back in the house...was so hard to send back the LCD2s! My suffering is finally about to come to an end...

No need for break-in...these babies are ready to go once you open the box!

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I found the sound to be alot smoother and more liquid after about 20-25 hours for both the X and the XC

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Edited by thinker - 1/19/14 at 12:23am
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Just got my pair in all black ordered...hope to have them by Friday if Audeze gets them shipped out on Wed. 

 

Do you guys have any tips on break in? I don't really take a position on that either way, but curious what you all have experienced. 

 

Will be so nice to have a pair of Audeze back in the house...was so hard to send back the LCD2s! My suffering is finally about to come to an end...


Cool.  I had my LCD-2s for a year and loved them, but after hearing the LCD-Xs--they're at another level. My brain needed a day or two to adjust to the new signature, but that's all I noticed as far as burn-in.

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I find the LCD-X is in the Ultrasone ED-10 category a huge failure, the X has one of the poorest midrange like a void where all details are lost

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x2

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I find the LCD-X is in the Ultrasone ED-10 category a huge failure, the X has one of the poorest midrange like a void where all details are lost

when u say details - is it mostly in the higher frequency rather than mid range ?

u   lost me here .....

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I find the LCD-X is in the Ultrasone ED-10 category a huge failure, the X has one of the poorest midrange like a void where all details are lost
when u say details - is it mostly in the higher frequency rather than mid range ?
u   lost me here .....

thinker wrote "(...) midrange (...) where all details are lost." that's quite clear, isn't it?

Frankly along burn-in, let's say between 50 and 70 hrs, my LCX-X became rather "un-defined" in the midrange as well, and I already started to get nervous. Then suddenly the midrange kind of re-adjusted itself practically from one day to another, and since that they sound wonderfully transparent. I am now at approx. 200 hrs and I hope it remains like that. I only experienced similar effect in the 1980s with Jecklin Float electrostatic phones which reacted very sensitive on changes of temperature and/or humidity. I remember some others were also reporting about similar effects with different electrostatic speakers and phones. In this case the effect would be independent of burn-in and could reappear at any time. Still, the LCD is not an elecrostatic phone, so I guess ( hope) it should be rather free of such reactions to changing external conditions.

Anyway, I do not know what caused it, but I will observe....
Edited by musikaladin - 1/15/14 at 8:38am
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my guess is that you had a cold, and it cleared up. :)

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