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Originally Posted by zeiter View Post
 

I just received my LCD-X couple of weeks ago, and I'm not as happy as most on this thread. Mind you, I have the LCD3, and my son has the LCD-2. I burned my LCD-X for about 80 hours, and still not happy. What's bothering me is the lack of detail compared to the LCD-3 and even compared to the LCD-2. Yes there is plenty of bass, there is treble, but there is something missing compared to the other two.  Sounds veiled , very weak midrange, very apparent with instruments and vocals , sounds muffled. I don't know how some reviewers were having hard time to choose between the  3 and the X. For my part, I would choose the 3 hands down, and even the 2 before the X, based on the product I have with me.  I'm not sure if they are made like that, or mine are just a defective batch or single product. I requested the personalized  frequency response graph from Audeze this morning to investigate that matter further. Anybody besides me had that impression of the LCD-X ?


...here my experience with the X. As I wrote, I can now, after using a tube amp, drive my X to a really amazing performannce... with a lot of recordings.

So if all conditions are right (amp & recording), the LCD-X is my lonely island headphone.

 

... but still, after further extensive listening, I have to say, that a similar effect as you describe is still there with some recordings... and some of those recordings sound fabulous on all other higher quality systems I know. So I can not really verify this effect with the same recordings via other headphones or loudspeakers. It remains somehow strange....

 

Please keep me updated about your further experience / development with this issue...


Edited by musikaladin - 3/11/14 at 9:50am
post #3407 of 8787
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Originally Posted by zeiter View Post
 

Before sending back the headphone to Audeze, I might try your suggestion. But a question here: to swap the units, wouldn't that bring the external plugs reversed ? Or you open the side with the 3 screws and replace them ?

Just remove the slotted pillars and the headphone piece out and swap them all together.  After assembling back everything it will look the same as before.

post #3408 of 8787
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Originally Posted by musikaladin View Post
 


[...]

So if all conditions are right (amp & recording), the LCD-X is my lonely island headphone.

[...]

 

You want to reach that Island by boat: weight is limited in airplanes. :ph34r:

post #3409 of 8787
I use Decware csp2+ preamp and all studio six to drive the lcdx.
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Originally Posted by xanlamin View Post

Guys, what do you use to drive the LCD-X to such a level that it can surpass HD800 and TH900?
post #3410 of 8787
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Originally Posted by inter voice View Post
 

Just remove the slotted pillars and the headphone piece out and swap them all together.  After assembling back everything it will look the same as before.


Thanks. So all I need is to unscrew the 3 or 4  screws holding the slotted pillars, and I guess the internal connections, and then do the swap  ? I don't want to do anything to void my warranty, with Audeze telling me I opened them ?

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/2/14 at 11:38pm
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 

So my X's arrived today. No graph. Did audeze start hiding these in their packaging now? They did put 3 pads and headband on my X headphone. They also sent me brand new black leather headband and ear pads.:eek: I was not expecting that. If anyone wants a crazy deal on audeze parts I will have an ad in the forums later tonight.

 

Since I have the black leather ver. I can tell you it's not just a dif. dye used on the 3 pads and headband. The leather itself is for sure different and I fell like it might be 10% more comfortable than George's X's I tried out a few weeks ago. Considering I got $80 ear pads and $100 headband for free I think I did well paying the extra $40 for the 3 pads and headband, however no graph that I see.


You have to request it at support@audeze.com  I just did today, and got mine by email. Just send your serial #. They don't include it anymore to go more green.

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/2/14 at 11:36pm
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So you have to print it out? Stinks I don't have a printer. Not too worried about it anyway though. Can't believe I got the free parts. I think someone screwed up.

 

You could call them and let them know, instead of selling something you didn't pay for, perhaps?

post #3415 of 8787
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Originally Posted by planet View Post
 

 

You could call them and let them know, instead of selling something you didn't pay for, perhaps?

...and maybe get a spot in the Catholic calendar (possibly bumping off St. Francis of Assisi!) by doing so!  Zeiter the Holy!

post #3416 of 8787
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

...and maybe get a spot in the Catholic calendar (possibly bumping off St. Francis of Assisi!) by doing so!  Zeiter the Holy!

 

A basic honesty is what passes for sainthood these days, eh?  My goodness, we are doomed.  :)

 

More on topic: LCD-X ordered!  :)

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Sounds like they may be accidentally wired out of phase?  I wouldn't try fixing them yourself for that price they should be promptly returned at Audeze's cost and replaced with a new pair.  They will be able to tell you once they get your unit back if it is indeed defective.

post #3418 of 8787
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Originally Posted by planet View Post
 

 

You could call them and let them know, instead of selling something you didn't pay for, perhaps?


Edited by jibzilla - 6/2/14 at 11:36pm
post #3419 of 8787
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 


Well they messed up not I and for all I know they meant to do that. I figure if I sell them to the community for a large discount it will give me enough good karma.

 

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/2/14 at 11:34pm
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