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post #4126 of 5042
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Originally Posted by AGB100 View Post
 

 

Tyll had measured the LCD-X and had identified the regions needing "adjustment." My take on it is above. He is no fan of EQ and that's what makes horse races. 

 

Just to clarify, I use eq regularly for personal enjoyment...mostly on the AK240 as most of my personal headphone listening ends up being portable. (If I'm home and listening, I'm working.)

 

But I don't use EQ for review work as I want to review the headphones themselves.

post #4127 of 5042

Wow.

 

I've been trying out the LCD-X for a few days now, kudos to the Norwegian Audeze dealer for shipping me a demo pair.

 

Wow. I've been utterly floored, and I'll place an order tomorrow morning, as I return the demo pair.

 

I've been trying it out with a number of recordings I know very well; the soundstage is amazingly wide and well defined, resolution is terrific - I've picked up nuances which were new to me in records I've listened to (in a couple of cases, I suspect literally!) thousands of times over the years.

 

Tom Waits' voice never sounded so much... ...alive before. The bass lines on The Who's 'Live at Leeds' throw a fantastic punch without getting boomy; The Stone Roses' debut I've fallen in love with all over again, and don't even get me started on how great it was to listen to the Dark Side of the Moon with these cans (Are they even 'cans', seeing as they are open?).

 

Most of all I enjoyed listening to a couple of my Einstürzende Neubauten albums - they certainly give any loudspeakers / headphones a good work-out given the excellent dynamics - what with sheet metal crashing down on concrete floors contrasted with Blixa Bargeld's tender(-ish) vocals and all.

 

I expect to have a lot of fun with my LCD-X in the years to come. When do I get my fan club membership card? ;)

post #4128 of 5042
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Originally Posted by OddE View Post
 

When do I get my fan club membership card? ;)

 

I posted my Paypal address earlier in this thread.  Just go ahead and send me the $100 fee and I'll get the card in the mail to you right away.

post #4129 of 5042
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Originally Posted by OddE View Post
 

Wow.

 

I've been trying out the LCD-X for a few days now, kudos to the Norwegian Audeze dealer for shipping me a demo pair.

 

Wow. I've been utterly floored, and I'll place an order tomorrow morning, as I return the demo pair.

 

I've been trying it out with a number of recordings I know very well; the soundstage is amazingly wide and well defined, resolution is terrific - I've picked up nuances which were new to me in records I've listened to (in a couple of cases, I suspect literally!) thousands of times over the years.

 

Tom Waits' voice never sounded so much... ...alive before. The bass lines on The Who's 'Live at Leeds' throw a fantastic punch without getting boomy; The Stone Roses' debut I've fallen in love with all over again, and don't even get me started on how great it was to listen to the Dark Side of the Moon with these cans (Are they even 'cans', seeing as they are open?).

 

Most of all I enjoyed listening to a couple of my Einstürzende Neubauten albums - they certainly give any loudspeakers / headphones a good work-out given the excellent dynamics - what with sheet metal crashing down on concrete floors contrasted with Blixa Bargeld's tender(-ish) vocals and all.

 

I expect to have a lot of fun with my LCD-X in the years to come. When do I get my fan club membership card? ;)

 

Congrats! 

 

Funny you mention Tom Waits...I became a fan of his when I discovered Jim Jarmusch films. Was listening to "Rain Dogs" this past weekend and was really amazed at what the Xs did with that album. 

post #4130 of 5042
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

Funny you mention Tom Waits...I became a fan of his when I discovered Jim Jarmusch films. Was listening to "Rain Dogs" this past weekend and was really amazed at what the Xs did with that album. 

 

-Rain Dogs was one of the albums I listened to, but also Swordfishtrombones and Island Years (And a couple of the earlier ones - Closing Time through to Small Change are just amazing, with the albums following Small Change not lagging far behind!).

 

Incidentally, I watched Night on Earth (again!) only a few days ago, though I'd probably pick Down by Law as my favourite Jarmusch film. (Not very original, I know.)

 

Oops. Off-topic again. Sorry about that. :)

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Originally Posted by OddE View Post
 

 

-Rain Dogs was one of the albums I listened to, but also Swordfishtrombones and Island Years (And a couple of the earlier ones - Closing Time through to Small Change are just amazing, with the albums following Small Change not lagging far behind!).

 

Incidentally, I watched Night on Earth (again!) only a few days ago, though I'd probably pick Down by Law as my favourite Jarmusch film. (Not very original, I know.)

 

Oops. Off-topic again. Sorry about that. :)

 

Great choice, that's my favorite, too. I recently saw Only Lovers Left Alive...sounded amazing through the Xs! :)

 

The Xs do such a great job of delineating instrumentals and vocals without detracting from the music's cohesiveness as a whole. It's a quality that I have appreciated since I first put them on and continue to be amazed by it today. Waits has such amazing instrumental accompaniment to go along with those unique vocal qualities, it's really great music to show off these headphones. 

post #4133 of 5042
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post

What are those things on her head?
post #4134 of 5042
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Originally Posted by bpcans View Post

What are those things on her head?

Watermelons of course rolleyes.giftongue.gif

Unless you mean the cans are too big?

Hmm......
Edited by cb3723 - 5/22/14 at 1:26pm
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HOWS THAT?

Edited by cb3723 - 5/22/14 at 7:43pm
post #4136 of 5042
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post

Watermelons of course rolleyes.giftongue.gif

Unless you mean the cans are too big?

Hmm......
You see what he did there?
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You see what he did there?

Can I take it that you approve of the revision confused_face_2.gif

I won't sleep tonight otherwise biggrin.gif

Yeah, first pic - cans were too big tongue.gif
Edited by cb3723 - 5/22/14 at 1:34pm
post #4138 of 5042
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

I will give the LCD-X a couple more days of playtime to 'burn it in,' although I've never been a believer of that myth and I've never had any of my headphone change in sound over time.  The only thing that changed over time was myself getting used to their sound.  That won't be the case here because I'll be alternating it with the 560 as I compare and review them sometime down the line.

 

The amp can make a difference due to impedance mismatching, but this is a planar magnetic we're talking about.  There is no impedance mismatching.  I am a firm believer in EQ as well so giving 3-5 more db on the region from 2-4khz is no big deal at all.  It's how I was able to love the HE-400 for the past two years.

 

It's highly possible that-- with regards to Audeze's inability to make consistent sounding products-- that I've gotten a duller sounding LCD-X than others have.  Take a look at the two LCD-X's measured on IF and look at their raw uncompsenated frequency response charts.  One has a midrange that measures completely flat on the raw chart (very much akin to the HE-400, which means very recessed in that region), while the other measures +7db or so at 3khz, which is more inline with what an Audeze LCD2 would sound like.  Just so everybody knows, I've demo'd the LCD2 before and found it to have much more uppermidrange and much more flat throughout that area, and the LCD-XC I've demo'd recently had much more upper midrange and much more flat in that area as well.


It's entirely possible you got a dullster. Only way to find out is to listen to another. Alternatively, you may be comparing the X to a bright headphone, in which case the X will sound dull in comparison. Lastly, your source may be duller than other sources. In this business anything is possible except for one thing: satisfaction. My X is certainly not dull. But some mornings I am.

post #4139 of 5042
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post
 

 

Just to clarify, I use eq regularly for personal enjoyment...mostly on the AK240 as most of my personal headphone listening ends up being portable. (If I'm home and listening, I'm working.)

 

But I don't use EQ for review work as I want to review the headphones themselves.


Of course, one cannot EQ a review sample. Agreed with you and glad you enjoyed your EQ as much as I have! :) And thanks for all the good work you've done. A

post #4140 of 5042
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Originally Posted by AGB100 View Post

All of you are correct. The weight is a problem for a few. Most of us get used to a headphone that clamps such that much of the weight is alleviated over the large clamping surface. The LCD-X I believe is more neutral than the LCD-3, there is preference playing here. I like the more lively sound of the X myself with the Hugo, which is the most detailed and densely info-packed DAC I've heard to date - yes, including those costing multiples the Chord's price. We are speaking about a match made in heaven (a horrid cliche to be sure, but nevertheless, true.) The Hugo is jawdropping and its built-in amp is as good as any amp gets. Yes, the price is high. One can ask, high against what? We are speaking of a far more advanced processing engine than DACs using off the shelf chips and the results are easily audible. The improvement with these two components combined is such that one finds oneself between expressing expletives and wonder. BTW, someone mentioned Fidelia software. It is one of, if not the best sounding player, especially with its FHX headphone module. Remember to not fear the three parametric EQs supplied in Fidelia you can use (and spread the bands octave-wide for best results.) Cook to taste, but first consider Tyll Hertsens' comments as to the area in need of EQ for the X. Tyll happens to be precise in identifying those areas and once the adjustments are made correctly, cosmic experience awaits the listener.

Couldn't have put it better myself, an absolutely sublime pairing! The imaging is so good, I thought somebody was drumming in the next room!
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