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post #3151 of 5525
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Same here, but I HATE that I feel that way lol. I feel like I'm having to make excuses for my other headphones...I feel bad reaching for the Xs all the time

That's why they invented ebay ;)

post #3152 of 5525

I've been doing some buying and selling lately (selling 5 pair of headphones, buying 2 new pair, but spending more than I got for the sales).

 

The new, smaller but improved collection of full-sized phones I currently own now consists of the LCD-X, the TH-900 and the HD800.  And of course, the most listening time lately has been with the LCD-X.  A lot of the classical and jazz recordings that I always used to listen to on the HD800 are sounding great, and sometimes better than ever on the LCD-X.  

 

I do like some bass impact with my older rock recordings (Rush, ELP, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, etc.) so the TH-900s are definitely here to stay.

 

Actually, all three are here to stay for now, but if I had to unload one more pair right now, I think it would have to be the HD-800.  I'm sure that somewhere in my music library, there is something that will be better on the HD800 than on the LCD-X, but I haven't found it yet.

 

I'm listening to tracks from Sting's "The Last Ship" tonight on the LCD-X; these headphones are amazing.

post #3153 of 5525

One of the things I love about these is that they perform extraordinarily well at low volume levels. I keep finding myself turning the volume down, and down. Amazing. 

 

I already listen at low volume levels. Everyone who listens to my gear turns the volume up significantly so this is high praise indeed :). 

 

I never thought I would find myself recommending anyone to buy a pair of 1700 dollar headphones for any reason hehe. But these I would have no problem doing that.

post #3154 of 5525

I think after reading the last 2 pages I'll be ordering the LCD X in the next week or two. 

Man I got a lot of pictures to take and things to sell!

post #3155 of 5525
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Originally Posted by Timmyw View Post
 

One of the things I love about these is that they perform extraordinarily well at low volume levels. I keep finding myself turning the volume down, and down. Amazing. 

 

I already listen at low volume levels. Everyone who listens to my gear turns the volume up significantly so this is high praise indeed :). 

 

I never thought I would find myself recommending anyone to buy a pair of 1700 dollar headphones for any reason hehe. But these I would have no problem doing that.

 

 

Agree for sure. That's a big difference between these and the LCD-2s (one of many)...the Xs definitely sound good even at lower volumes. I also agree about the price. The law of diminishing returns seems to kick in with headphones once you break that $1k mark, and I really figured that the Xs wouldn't be worth the premium over the 2s. But in this case it's more than just a marginal improvement...it's a better headphone in every way that I've been able to tell. The only area I can really give the nod to the 2s would be with aesthetics, cause I really love the way the bamboo looks. But aside from that, the X is worth every single penny. 

post #3156 of 5525
Looks? At first I thought the wood looked better too.. But the black anodised had really grown on me. I think it looks classier, more upmarket. Sennheiser could learn a trick from Audeze in this regard!
post #3157 of 5525
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Originally Posted by migasson View Post

Looks? At first I thought the wood looked better too.. But the black anodised had really grown on me. I think it looks classier, more upmarket. Sennheiser could learn a trick from Audeze in this regard!

 

I think Sennheiser is starting to feel the heat from these new upstarts now...

 

The LCD-2 had a fairly home grown vibe to it, but the LCD-X has turned out to be a genuine HD800 contender it seems like.

 

Now - if Audeze was to release a $500 version to compete with the HD650... that would be something...

post #3158 of 5525
Spot on;)
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Got a 3 days loaner just now and I'm enjoying it. Preferred the LCD-2 rev 1 over rev 2 & LCD-3, but she's having hard time against the LCD-X

post #3160 of 5525
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Originally Posted by Timmyw View Post

One of the things I love about these is that they perform extraordinarily well at low volume levels. I keep finding myself turning the volume down, and down. Amazing. 

Hi Timmyw,

Which amplifier are you using with your LCD-X? Just curious.
post #3161 of 5525

I just want to say that all this LCD-X being awesome talk has me jumping around in my seat giddy like a kid. I really want one and I can't wait to get them. The LCD-2 is great with everything I throw at it. I don't listen to classical music so that aside everything rocks with it. I can see the LCD-X being my one can for a long, long time.

 

When I bought my LCD-2 at the end of 2011, I contemplated getting the LCD-3. The Schitt stack wasn't out at the time so all amps and DACs compatible were very pricey. Total price would have been around $5000 or more compared to paying $3000 for the LCD-2 system. I said I would save money and wait until the LCD-4 came out to upgrade. Well, it's not out yet but the next Audeze is and I am glad I did wait. :D

post #3162 of 5525
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To my ears, lcd-x was very good with classical and movie soundtracks (after a few demos at my local store with various amp/dac). However playing vocal, it seem that the mid was a bit too forward for my taste (even with a laid back amp such as soloist).

I'm wondering whether there're production variation where the mids are not too forward?


I think so too about midrange. I've been listening LCD-X for about a week now (after few weeks of burn-in) and comparing it to Beyerdynamic T1. Since Björk was mentioned, can't listen to that at all, midrange is too "shouty" like there is a narrow peak at some frequency. In general, I think the sound is a little more dry and grainy than with T1, but overall frequency balance is better with LCD-X. T1 is too bright.

 

I'm really disappointed since I had high expectations. Amp is Graham Slee Solo ULD which should be neutral and I hear similar midrange problems with HRT Microstreamer.

 

Any ideas? Is it my ears and sensitivity to midrange or could it be a technical problem?

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with the rate Audeze and Hifiman release new products, anyone think a LCD4 or LCD XXX could be around the corner?  

I'm tempted to get the LCD X but would hate to buy it knowing something newer (and of course we all know that automatically means better :rolleyes:)  was coming out in the not so distant future,

its a character flaw I have.

post #3164 of 5525
My LCD X has arrived and I am letting them "warm up" after coming in from the cold Fed Ex truck. I did receive both sets of cables with mine so apparently Audeze now has the balanced cable back in stock. Listen in and comparing to my LCD 2 rev. 2 will begin shortly...
post #3165 of 5525
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Originally Posted by Gadget67 View Post

My LCD X has arrived and I am letting them "warm up" after coming in from the cold Fed Ex truck. I did receive both sets of cables with mine so apparently Audeze now has the balanced cable back in stock. Listen in and comparing to my LCD 2 rev. 2 will begin shortly...

What kind of Dac / Amp do you have?

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