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My home rig = portable rig

 


I wanna be there.  :beerchug:

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I wanna be there.  :beerchug:

 

Oz - particularly the Sydney beaches - is great if you've got a lot of money, not so hot if you havent IMO. The cost of living - particularly keeping a roof over your head - is ridiculous. I lived in Bondi for several years back in the 80s and it was the best time of my life but it was so much cheaper in relative terms back then. Bondi went from being uncool to tres tres trendy and that's all she wrote - I moved to Adelaide which has never been cool ;)

 

I think Bill Bryson once wrote something similar about Savannah, GA (great place to live if you have the money) - the book is somewhat dated now but it would be interesting to retrace some of his footsteps. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Continent:_Travels_in_Small-Town_America

 

Apologies for taking this OT - back to the X. 

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Well all this kind of confirms suspicions that the X -may- be more at home with a different amp as compared to the LCD3s which are a little less neutral by nature and that the Mjo characteristics are such that combined with the 3s the result is a very nice match. While the X being more neutral may then not be quite as synergistic a match with the stack I have. All conjecture of course. Unfortunately no funding available at this time (ramping up the business) to acquire a different amp AND the X. Maybe someday. As for potential system components I would like to evolve to either the Vega/Taurus or the Liquid Glass/MSB dac with more emphasis on the latter... Champagne taste on a beer budget? One can dream I suppose.

 

Before I bought my own LCD-X, I rented an LCD-3 and brand new LCD-X from thecableco.com to sample with my Schiit stack, and to compare with the LCD2.2 I owned at the time. The 2.2 and 3 had already been burned in, so I had the new X burn in over a weekend for 50 hours.

 

My findings were that the 2.2 and the 3 matched best with Mjolnir/Gungnir, in terms of refining their best attributes, (bass for 2.2, mids for 3) but I still preferred the X over the others overall. My one minor complaint is that the highs on the X seemed just a bit forward and harsh with this setup, a small concession to make for the complete tonal clarity and balance. That, and I probably listen at too-high volumes anyway.

 

FWIW, I also asked three other family members/friend to test all three phones with the same setup and one same song. I gave them no information pertaining to any of the phones, and they tested at different times, away from one another so that their findings were unbiased. They said to have noticed subtle differences, but they all preferred the X.

 

Since then, my Schiit Stack was stolen, and I viewed it as an opportunity to try a new setup, and to always lock the back door. My current setup with my LCD-X is easily my favorite headphone rig I've heard, and that was after the Austin Head-Fi meet I attended.

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It took around 80-100 hours for the treble to settle down on my LCD-X. I put white (or pink) noise through it every night from my laptop and it continues to improve. The upper mids and treble are perhaps still a little too prominent, but that might be a problem with my ears rather than the headphone.

My LCD-X also opened up beautifully after 100 hours of pink noise. It was also the same with my LCD-3.
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I can't say I'm experiencing the same thing with my setup thus far. The mids aren't any more forward than my HD650's were. But then I've only got ~15 hours on the LCD-X and ~5 hours on the Schiit stack. I'll let them run on pink noise overnight and see what they're like tomorrow.  

 

I hope they don't change too much. I am really enjoying the sound signature for rock music, especially alternative rock. Though it did power through Dark Side of the Moon like a champ. The 3D imaging and soundstage are just fantastic. I can't say I have any complaints at this point.


Edited by Kiwikat - 6/25/14 at 8:19pm
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Thanks for the comments! Totally helpful to get real-world input from you guys. This forum rocks! I feel really comfortable if I want to go ahead with getting the X now... :gs1000smile:

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My LCD-X also opened up beautifully after 100 hours of pink noise. It was also the same with my LCD-3.

 

What's your impression of the LCD-X vs LCD-3? (apologies if this has been covered before).

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Oz - particularly the Sydney beaches - is great if you've got a lot of money, not so hot if you havent IMO. The cost of living - particularly keeping a roof over your head - is ridiculous. I lived in Bondi for several years back in the 80s and it was the best time of my life but it was so much cheaper in relative terms back then. Bondi went from being uncool to tres tres trendy and that's all she wrote - I moved to Adelaide which has never been cool ;)

 

I think Bill Bryson once wrote something similar about Savannah, GA (great place to live if you have the money) - the book is somewhat dated now but it would be interesting to retrace some of his footsteps. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Continent:_Travels_in_Small-Town_America

 

Apologies for taking this OT - back to the X. 

Apologies for not making it more obvious but my pic was taken in Paris, not Australia. Another place with a high cost of living.

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Apologies for not making it more obvious but my pic was taken in Paris, not Australia. Another place with a high cost of living.
The tricolour on the flagpole in the foreground was kind of a giveaway. The thing that I like about Paris is that you won't get robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight, though pickpockets with a high level of skill are prevalent, especially when there's a fat American with a fat wallet walking around.
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What's your impression of the LCD-X vs LCD-3? (apologies if this has been covered before).

 

I like them both; there have been countless discussions on various threads about the different sound characteristics, but the short version is that the LCD-3 has a slightly "warmer" feel, with a bit more mellowness in the lows/mids.  The LCD-X delivers what I suppose you would call a more balanced sound, with more emphasis in the highs.  The differences, though, are not day and night - just subtle differences in their respective sound signatures.

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Amen!  I just can't put these things down.  I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I don't have any audiophile friends or relatives, though I may have converted a coworker.  I am sure if you spend thousands more than this you can get something even nicer, but these things are already way beyond my imagination and crush any expectations I had.



 



My only quibble thus far is that un-amped, the low end bass isn't quite as powerful as I'd like it to be.  Though it did get a rather noticeable boost with my wimpy FiiO E7.  It's probably not even worth my breath- I'm sure Mjolnir will significantly change things.  Tomorrow... " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/cool.gif" /> 



 



I think I'm going to get sick after the FedEx truck comes in the morning... yeah, sick... " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/devil_face.gif" />



 



 



 



I was talking with a friend about it yesterday and I find it incredibly difficult to determine the worth of the gear and the hobby.  Music keeps me sane most days.  I'm not sure a price can really be put on that.  I only regret not getting into it sooner.


 



PLEASE provide some feedback on how the X sound with the Mjolnir! I am on the ragged edge of trading in my LCD3(C) for the X if for no other reason than to satisfy my curiosity about more air, sound stage, attack, and neutrality than my LCD3 provide. Not that they don't sound good (they sound great) but I just think they could be better. The other option is sending them in to get fazored... Would greatly appreciate some info on how the X work with the Mjolnir.

I have the Mjolnir and X's and find them a terrific combination.
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The tricolour on the flagpole in the foreground was kind of a giveaway. The thing that I like about Paris is that you won't get robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight, though pickpockets with a high level of skill are prevalent, especially when there's a fat American with a fat wallet walking around.

 

We have a few French landmarks in Australia  ;)

 

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Thanks Leesure for the info. Read your review of the X and have to say that I think it is the deciding factor for going ahead with trading in my LCD3 for the X. I already contacted Justin at Headamp and he said he would take the trade-in so looks like all thats left is to do it.

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Thanks Leesure for the info. Read your review of the X and have to say that I think it is the deciding factor for going ahead with trading in my LCD3 for the X. I already contacted Justin at Headamp and he said he would take the trade-in so looks like all thats left is to do it.

Enjoy!

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these are Goldn Ears measurement[I sent it to GE for measurement]

 my X is very similar to lcd-3[a pre-fazor version] in terms of GE measurement but if you disregard 3's mismatch between right channel and left channel, X has a less treble energy in some area at least in the measurement, so some impression of 3 slightly more detailed makes sense, at least in this comparison.

 

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But over all I like X more than 3, to my ears, X is more exiting and bold sound.


Edited by ohotonge - 6/26/14 at 10:14pm
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