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I may be behind on the thread, but I'm interested in your comparison of the LCD-X and HD800.  Thanks.

I have both LCD-X and HD800.  Both are good CANs.

 

I only use HD800 for classical music and LCD-X for all other kinds of music.  With the taste of your music I think LCD-X will suit you more.

post #3482 of 4916
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I have both LCD-X and HD800.  Both are good CANs.

I only use HD800 for classical music and LCD-X for all other kinds of music.  With the taste of your music I think LCD-X will suit you more.

I have LCD3 and HD800 and also use HD800 predominantly with classical and jazz, not that it can't handle other genre but it is just too unforgiving of the quality of the recording / mastering. I have been slowly digitizing my sacds to dsf files and fine HD800 a lot more pleasant with the SACDs. But if I'm starting afresh I might just go with LCD X and divert the extra funds to source/DAC/AMP/CDs.... I had thought about selling them but as much as the X is a great all rounder, I know in would still miss the 3 and the HD800...
post #3483 of 4916
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Originally Posted by inter voice View Post
 

I have both LCD-X and HD800.  Both are good CANs.

 

I only use HD800 for classical music and LCD-X for all other kinds of music.  With the taste of your music I think LCD-X will suit you more.

This is exactly what I would have said a week after I got the LCD-X; now that I've had them for a longer time, I'm using them for just about everything, and the HD-800 have been sitting on the shelf a lot lately.

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I have LCD3 and HD800 and also use HD800 predominantly with classical and jazz, not that it can't handle other genre but it is just too unforgiving of the quality of the recording / mastering. I have been slowly digitizing my sacds to dsf files and fine HD800 a lot more pleasant with the SACDs. But if I'm starting afresh I might just go with LCD X and divert the extra funds to source/DAC/AMP/CDs.... I had thought about selling them but as much as the X is a great all rounder, I know in would still miss the 3 and the HD800...

Totally agreed.  I found myself using LCD-X more and more :L3000: BUT I will not sell my HD800 as it performs better on classical and jazz music.  For vocals and other music there is no doubt that LCD-X is the winner.

BTW I also owned a pair of HE-500 and its sonic signature is not far from LCD-X though it is less clear, less sound staging and with less bass.  Should not be a bad choice in considering the price tag :wink:

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This is exactly what I would have said a week after I got the LCD-X; now that I've had them for a longer time, I'm using them for just about everything, and the HD-800 have been sitting on the shelf a lot lately.

Right, I have similar situation as you :gs1000smile:

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I think I will keep the HD-800, though; I do like them a lot and have had them for several years.  The paint is chipped slightly in a couple of places on them, so I've been thinking of sending them to ColorWare for a paint job.  No wild colors, probably all black.

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Originally Posted by inter voice View Post
 

I have both LCD-X and HD800.  Both are good CANs.

 

I only use HD800 for classical music and LCD-X for all other kinds of music.  With the taste of your music I think LCD-X will suit you more.

Just good? Surely you jest!

post #3488 of 4916
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Originally Posted by Red Jacket Mike View Post
 

I think I will keep the HD-800, though; I do like them a lot and have had them for several years.  The paint is chipped slightly in a couple of places on them, so I've been thinking of sending them to ColorWare for a paint job.  No wild colors, probably all black.

I own both the HD800s and LCD-X (among others) and I have to say that it is hard to decide which one is better.  In the beginning I was leaning toward the Xs, but lately I've been leaning more toward the HD-800s just because the great soundstage is so amazing.  The two best pairs of headphones I've ever heard (and as you can see in my profile I own many), although the T1s and nipping at their heels when driven with a tube amp (i.e., Decware Taboo, for inquiring minds).

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I been listening mostly to the lcd x lately but the hd800 will soon start to see some time tomorrow on some balanced amps with he moon Black Dragon cable an taking the silver dragon balanced for the lcd x to Maryland to hang with one of my publishers and listen to some gear and maybe do a video.


Edited by Frank I - 3/17/14 at 3:40pm
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I'm impatiently waiting for my dealer to get a shipment of LCD-Xs -- then I'm planning on picking one up. What's the consensus on the Lyr? I've read most of this thread and there seems to be quite a few detractors but a handful of folks that enjoy the pairing.

 

I'm currently running an Uberfrost to Lyr for HE-500s and RS1is and the Lyr is pretty good with both of those. I was thinking about upgrading to Mjolnir, but saw some recent detractors on the Mjolnir / LCD-X pairing. Does anyone that has heard the LCD-X with both the Lyr and Mjolnir have any advice? I'd like something that pairs well with all three headphones but doesn't limit the LCD-X. My RS1i are balanced so there's no connectivity problems with Mjolnir.

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Budget?
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About $1000. Mjolnir + Gungnir is top end of my budget (with selling Lyr and Uberfrost). I'm thinking that the release of Ragnarok might cause an influx of Mjolnir's in the classifieds forum.

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For anyone that owns both hd800 LCD-X.

 

my main priorities are Resolution and Transparency.  Do you think the LCD X is better or worse here?

 

I have no doubts for Rock/Electronic/Pop, possibly Jazz that LCD X might be better. But can LCD X even compete with, let alone beat, the hd800 on Classical/Film scores which is my current main genre?

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I own both and I dont think it is better or worse just different. Both are excellent headphones and I like both. The LCDX has more bass impact but the hd800 has better bass definition. They both are transparent and the hd800 reveals more in the recordings with microscopic analysis while the LCD X is less so but easy to listen too.  The HD800 is still because of sound stage and air the best classical recording headphone I own. The lCDX is better than any other audeze phone before it with classical recordings. Both are excellent headphones. Of course this is my opinion and others may have different views. I love both of them.


Edited by Frank I - 3/19/14 at 5:43am
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

I own both and I dont think it is better or worse just different. Both are excellent headphones and I like both. The LCDX has more bass impact but the hd800 has better bass definition. They both are transparent and the hd800 reveals more in the recordings with microscopic analysis while the LCD X is less so but easy to listen too.  The HD800 is still because of sound stage and air the best classical recording headphone I own. The lCDX is better than any other audeze phone before it with classical recordings. Both are excellent headphones. Of course this is my opinion and others may have different views. I love both of them.

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