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I found it hard to get good impression when listening to vendors music because it was unfamiliar to me. But, when allowed to plug into my music with my international it was totally different. I could really get a good idea of sound with my music on my gear.
post #333 of 8688
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Originally Posted by ogodei View Post
 

First batch of LCD-X currently being built for shipment next week.  Perhaps some actual reviews will appear in the thread. :gs1000smile:

Awaiting the LCD-XC. Let's see how it stands up against the LCD3s.

Hope Audeze has sorted out all quality control issues and get them right the first time around.

For international buyers, shipping costs can be painful.

post #334 of 8688
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Is it really possible to get a good feel for headphones at a show and/or in a noisy environment? Even when I have the TV on at home it affects the sound of my headphones...I would imagine it's significantly tougher to make an accurate assessment at RMAF or whatever. 

 

It really depends on certain variables, but I for one think it's possible to get a good idea of headphones at meets/shows. The variables include:

  1. Level of environment noise - i.e., it's not always distractingly loud at meets/shows. There are usually some quieter times as well, and I've experienced the gamut from really loud conversation practically right next to me, to it being relatively quiet.
  2. Whether or not the headphones are closed - and if so, how much isolation they have. Just being closed can help quite a bit! ;) (Even better for IEMs as expected.)
  3. Individual ability to "tune out" background noise. Not to brag, but I'm pretty good at this. I wouldn't say it's necessarily a good ability though and I consider it useful only at meets/shows. For me it's detrimental in certain social situations.
  4. Individual hearing & auditory perception ability. Not everyone has the same brain/ears, and definitely not everyone has the same sense of hearing, or experience with listening to music either, and definitely not the same level of experience with a variety of headphones. I suspect that there's probably a huge variance in hearing ability between different people that also depends on several factors itself (musical training, volume sensitivity, age, gender, etc).

 

It seems to be the popular opinion to dismiss meet/show impressions solely because most people apparently think they're noisy environments and the impressions hence become unreliable, but I wouldn't say that everyone's impressions are always unreliable either. It really depends on those variables, and I definitely think that point 4 is one that's the most overlooked when it comes to impressions. I'm not saying my own impressions are reliable (definitely take them with a grain of salt), but my hearing ability isn't the same as other people's, and no one here on Head-Fi knows my hearing ability either (without being able to see for themselves first-hand, that is). My point is that you (general "you", not necessarily speaking to Focker here) shouldn't invalidate someone's impressions just because you think meets/shows are terrible environments - if you weren't at the meet/show to gauge the noise level, and don't know that person's hearing ability either, then you shouldn't pass judgment.

 

RMAF is also substantially quieter than any regular Head-Fi meet that I've been to, primarily because the space is quite literally huge (with an extremely high ceiling as well, so there's no way for sound to reflect off the ceiling) and everything is spread out. The smaller rooms that are typically used for most Head-Fi meets almost always translate to higher noise levels. The last meet that I remember being distractingly loud was the SF Bay Area one in February 2012. The "high-end" room at that meet was very compact and there was a very dense crowd in a relatively small room, so it became really hard to listen to anything. It got so loud at one point that I just gave up and stopped, and left the meet.

 

For me personally, noise has never been an issue at CanJam@RMAF. Noise has only ever been an issue at regular Head-Fi meets, so take that for what it's worth.... :p


Edited by Asr - 10/24/13 at 11:21pm
post #335 of 8688
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Originally Posted by SHAHZADA123 View Post
 

Awaiting the LCD-XC. Let's see how it stands up against the LCD3s.

Hope Audeze has sorted out all quality control issues and get them right the first time around.

For international buyers, shipping costs can be painful.

+1. And customs duty as well ! Guess we love our hobby too much :wink:

post #336 of 8688
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Originally Posted by ogodei View Post
 

First batch of LCD-X currently being built for shipment next week.  Perhaps some actual reviews will appear in the thread. :gs1000smile:

I have one on the way for a review :D Can't wait to hear it.

post #337 of 8688
I am really looking forward to the reviews of the LCD-X. In particular I'm interested in the presentation of the bass and sub bass frequencies and how they compare to the LCD-3.
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post
 

 

It really depends on certain variables, but I for one think it's possible to get a good idea of headphones at meets/shows. The variables include:

  1. Level of environment noise - i.e., it's not always distractingly loud at meets/shows. There are usually some quieter times as well, and I've experienced the gamut from really loud conversation practically right next to me, to it being relatively quiet.
  2. Whether or not the headphones are closed - and if so, how much isolation they have. Just being closed can help quite a bit! ;) (Even better for IEMs as expected.)
  3. Individual ability to "tune out" background noise. Not to brag, but I'm pretty good at this. I wouldn't say it's necessarily a good ability though and I consider it useful only at meets/shows. For me it's detrimental in certain social situations.
  4. Individual hearing & auditory perception ability. Not everyone has the same brain/ears, and definitely not everyone has the same sense of hearing, or experience with listening to music either, and definitely not the same level of experience with a variety of headphones. I suspect that there's probably a huge variance in hearing ability between different people that also depends on several factors itself (musical training, volume sensitivity, age, gender, etc).

 

 

Good points. Other factors, at least for me, include the following:

 

  1. Familiarity with the recordings - knowing which specific ones, specific issues, masters, etc.
  2. Familiarity with other components in the chain, e.g. DAC, amp, etc.
post #339 of 8688

Does anyone know if Audeze hit their mark and started shipping the LCD-X today (October 25)?

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I didn't receive any shipping confirmation, but I did notice my order status turned to "Complete" today. 


Edited by Questhate - 10/25/13 at 6:41pm
post #341 of 8688

I actually didn't get a chance to try out the XCs nor the X's but I did take a snap of the headphones. I'll get a chance to listen to them tomorrow and in the future :-

 

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Middle, right. That shall be mine.
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Beautiful photos AnakChan. That Iroko is calling my name.

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Does anyone know if Audeze hit their mark and started shipping the LCD-X today (October 25)?

 

I was informed shipping by Monday.

post #345 of 8688

DAT WALNUT XC

 

is looking spectacular.

 

 

I assume that's the purpleheart 2nd from right?  Does anybody know if Audeze put some kind of uv protection over it?  I wouldn't want my purpleheart turning gray over time.


Edited by TMRaven - 10/26/13 at 6:40am
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