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post #4171 of 5083
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Originally Posted by jsgraha View Post

It's always best to audition yourself (either at the shop or attend the meet). For me, Lcd-x is acceptable to various genre. I can't hear any significant fault on them. But for other people, it may blow them away.

For me, the one that blow me away is HD800 (I haven't heard 009). But they need time and patient to match each component on their chains (from software, transport, source, cable, and amp). It's a journey that I enjoy since I had it 2 years ago. Also, Abyss did blow me away. For me, the next step would be to try to audition all three of them together (HD800, 009 and Abyss). Otherwise, I'm quite very happy with what I have :-)
Abyss at 4 500 grand if only,maybe I could sell my car and use the abyss while going to work and back on the bus
post #4172 of 5083
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Originally Posted by Hifi Nutter View Post

I wasn't impressed when I had the SR 007 either and I don't want lcd x to be more acceptable I want it to blow Me away,it seems that one headphone can't do all things well and I ain't buying different headphones for different music as I would not bother at all,maybe with having such a great hifi speaker system which im breaking down and selling that headphones just didn't do it for me,but since buying the Hugo my faith has been restored with my sennheiser ie 800 in ears,now is that the In ears or both,don't wanna be buying the lcd x if it's just a safe sound and just different from the grado s,i preferred my Sony 4 xba to the grado as I thought it was more exciting,now I'm wondering Am I interested in a In Ya face sound that over a few hours will fatigue,God knows but if I'm spending nearly 2 grand on whatever headphones or ciems it's got to be right


I think the headphones you want haven't been made yet! :-)
IMO the LCD-x is the best all-rounder at the moment, Because they're so easy to drive you can listen with virtually any source attached!
The Hugo has enough juice to make them sing, take it down to the store with your iphone and have a good long listen!
post #4173 of 5083

I agree, lcd-x also the best rounder for me but I still haven't listened to it yet analytically... after 100 hrs I guess lol.

post #4174 of 5083

When I auditioned mine with both Mk1 and Mk2 Taurus amps from the Weiss DAC202 (seriously underrated DAC btw, even with all those numbers on the sticker) I was absolutely blown away - I guess it didnt hurt that everything was fully balanced from go to whoa, or that the cable on the demo cans cost almost as much as the LCD-X. Still debating which of my cans to recable - the big plus for the Audeze cans is that I would be able to use the same cable on both LCD2 and LCD-X but if I'm honest I can only wear these cans for an hour or so at a time before returning to the HD800 or Fidelio X1. The latter also blew me away for the price - too many cans, too few hours  ;)

post #4175 of 5083
Lcd X and lcd 2F is a great step from Audeze. I never heard lcd 3F and XC

For me, hd800 is too sharp, too bright
Very lack emotion when it powered from a cheap amp

Lcd X is enough even just from AK120

And speak of 009, it needs a special amp and the amp is also very expensive


I've heard them all , and i think lcd X is the most universal. U can use it in every way
Just simply drive from dap, or can use proper amp

And even i just drive it direct from dap, i didnt find any significan mistake smily_headphones1.gif
Thats the strong point from lcd X
post #4176 of 5083
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post
 

I guess it didnt hurt that everything was fully balanced from go to whoa, or that the cable on the demo cans cost almost as much as the LCD-X. Still debating which of my cans to recable

Don't want to get into a long discussion about cable upgrades, but you should definitely try the stock cables if you haven't. If you're spending that much on cabling, it's not likely to be on the higher end of the value scale.

post #4177 of 5083
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Originally Posted by BeyerMonster View Post

Don't want to get into a long discussion about cable upgrades, but you should definitely try the stock cables if you haven't. If you're spending that much on cabling, it's not likely to be on the higher end of the value scale.

Ah, but i think audeze stock cable is not very good smily_headphones1.gif
The converter 6,5 to 3,5 is also very bad
post #4178 of 5083
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Originally Posted by Racy View Post

I think LCD - X and LCD -3 are both brilliant they just have different presentations. The 3 has a deeper bass and is slightly warmer. I personally prefer the X with the equipment I have , after a long run -in.
The X s are heavy, but your neck muscles get stronger, I've definitely worn them for more than five hours, no sweat! But you need to build up to it.
They are just fabulous headphones, very detailed, spacious and with beautifully well-defined bass .
The X s have no sibilance in the treble ( that I have detected) something I have noticed in the HD800, which just tends to take the edge off enjoying them fully!

But as always try before you buy, we all have our unique tastes!
Just out of interest how long did they take to run in as my LCD-X sound a bit harsh straight from the box on my Hugo. Definitely not yet the same signature (treble not as smooth) as the demo version I tried which had prob many hours to burn in.
post #4179 of 5083
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post
 

 

Just listened to the X's for the first time last night, and I think I am going to like them very much.  The sound signature seems to fall perfectly between my HD800 (brighter) and LCD-3 (warmer).  By the way, my LCD-3 is the pre-fazor version (e.g. "classic").


I've read comments from classical fans who think the HD800 surpass the LCD-X on classical music.  I would be interested in your comparison of these two products related to classical.  Thanks and enjoy the X.  I certainly do, but am still thinking about the HD800 for my classical listening.

 

Cheers -

RCBinTN

post #4180 of 5083
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Originally Posted by deadie View Post
 

 

I currently own both the HD800 and X, so thought I'd pipe in with a few impressions.  They're both stellar cans, but quite different, and I find I go back and forth depending on the artist.  Associated equipment: Hugo & Headroom Balanced Desktop amp, WyWires red.

 

As mentioned, I find that I prefer a particular headphone with a specific artist:

 

Alison Krauss:  Senn
Diana Krall:  X
Oleta Adams:  Senn
Norah Jones:  X
 
Sophie Millman: Neither - prefer my UERM.  ;)
 
I just picked up the Muddy Waters Folk Singer CD, and it's splendid with both cans.  
 
In my experience, because the cans' character are so different, I find I need a bit of time to re-acclimate to the sound after listening to the other one.  After listening to the Senn, the X sounds too closed off and muddy.  After a while, the X sounds fine and rich and musical as I know it to be.  
 
Then going back to the Senn after the X, the Senn sounds too open, diffuse, thin.  But again, after a while, my brain remembers its inherent attributes and all's good.
 
Comfort wise, no contest, the Senn is the most comfortable headphone I've ever owned in the 8-ish years I've been in the hobby.
 
Bass and impact wise, straight out of the Hugo, the Senn is a bit lacking so I use my Headroom amp when I need more thump.  But what I gain in thump, I lose in liquid musicality, and so I go back and forth with the amp. 


Thank you, great impressions of the 800 and X.

:beerchug:

post #4181 of 5083
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Originally Posted by RCBinTN View Post


I've read comments from classical fans who think the HD800 surpass the LCD-X on classical music.  I would be interested in your comparison of these two products related to classical.  Thanks and enjoy the X.  I certainly do, but am still thinking about the HD800 for my classical listening.

Cheers -
RCBinTN

Thanks! The X's are still pretty new, so I too am anxious to see how they do after they (or me, or both) log some serious break-in hours. Right now, out of the box so to speak, they sound quite good with classical. All details are there with a warmer profile (not as warm as the LCD-3's though) than the HD800's.

They provide a pleasant alternative to the HD-800's. Not better or worse. Complementary I would say. For full-bore symphonic music, I would still reach for the 800 (currently). But for chamber music, the X may take the prize. We'll see . . .
post #4182 of 5083

deadie is spot on re changing from HD800 to the Audeze cans and back - it would be hellish to have to make a purchase decision between these two based on that sort of  'side-by-side' audition. Audeze have definitely nailed the 'wow' factor when you first hear their cans, but its only when you kick back and let the HD800s work their magic that you begin to realise just how good they are and it doesnt have to be classical music - prog rock and even trance benefit from that magnificent holographic soundstage IMO.

 

End of the day, and I've said this since I joined HF, I firmly believe that the majority of Head-Fiers are bassheads and that's where Aiudeze will continue to win hearts and minds. 

post #4183 of 5083
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Originally Posted by LeoKane View Post

Just out of interest how long did they take to run in as my LCD-X sound a bit harsh straight from the box on my Hugo. Definitely not yet the same signature (treble not as smooth) as the demo version I tried which had prob many hours to burn in.

Well, with me it took 120 hours plus for the whole soundscape to start settling down and they still seem to be improving! The improvement actually started quite suddenly with the snap and timbre of a percussive set, resolving into a "Being there" portrayal of a live venue, so much so that I was taken aback! The treble and bass have extended and smoothed out and become nicely defined, The soundstage seems to have opened out nicely too!
post #4184 of 5083
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Originally Posted by LeoKane View Post
Just out of interest how long did they take to run in as my LCD-X sound a bit harsh straight from the box on my Hugo. Definitely not yet the same signature (treble not as smooth) as the demo version I tried which had prob many hours to burn in.

 

This is interesting to read - I had a brand new LCD-X when I first demo'd the Hugo at a recent meet.  That listening experience convinced me to buy the Hugo as well (wallet groan).  So you could say the LCD-X was sufficiently pleasing when new to convey Hugo's character.  

 

As such, it'll be interesting to hear how the X continues to evolve... 

post #4185 of 5083
recabled with Jena replacing the stock inside





I am experiencing some static noise on the Hugo, after I turn it On after a minute or so the sound pops out and it is annoying, does anyone also experienced this?
Edited by soullinker20 - 5/26/14 at 5:01pm
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