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LCD2 v. LCD3 v. LCDX

 

One amp, no waiting!

post #542 of 5519

theres a rev 1 here too!!!! :D

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Your pair of LCD- X looks like black anodized, very nice.


Edited by knopi - 11/2/13 at 12:22pm
post #544 of 5519

Is that photo from RMAF or the Chicago meet?

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Originally Posted by PuffyElvis View Post
 

Is that photo from RMAF or the Chicago meet?

 

That is correct.  Battle of Audeze's v. Audio-gd Master 8 & Headamp GS-X MkII.

 

The headphones are winning.

 

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oh my god...that's beautiful

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So I just got back from the San Diego Meet where I was able to compare the LCD3's to the LCD X on an Master 7 > EC Super 7.  So here is what I thought.  Mind you this is only from about 10 min of listening.  Got to give other people a chance.  

 

So overall those who have the LCD3's be fearful  the X is very very close and could swing either way depending on what sound signature you like.  So the X was what I would call a more full sound.  The mids where better and overall the sound was a lot more even and balanced.  The 3's on the other hand had a bit more resolution and a bit better base response and punch to it.

 

Sorry I only got to sit down with them for a couple minutes but I hope this helps everyone out a bit.  

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Originally Posted by ogodei View Post

That is correct.  Battle of Audeze's v. Audio-gd Master 8 & Headamp GS-X MkII.

The headphones are winning.


Wow I love the gray microsuede on the LCD-X!
post #549 of 5519

Wow, really?  After looking at that photo of the vegan LCD-X it really makes me want the leather.  It looks like a dentist chair from the the 70's.

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Unless Audeze has multiple colors, the color in that picture looks much lighter than it does in real life. The picture makes it look more like a grey while it's actually a relatively dark brown.

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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post
 

Unless Audeze has multiple colors, the color in that picture looks much lighter than it does in real life. The picture makes it look more like a grey while it's actually a relatively dark brown.

If you look at the LCD-3 pads they kind of look grey-ish, too. Even though it's just the lighting Audez'e should definitely consider

other colors, that look is much better than the brown.

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

If you look at the LCD-3 pads they kind of look grey-ish, too. Even though it's just the lighting Audez'e should definitely consider

other colors, that look is much better than the brown.

 

Yeah, my guess is that room has some very white lights.

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Yeah, I was going to say... that grey microfiber looks terrible. Like a medical device. A prosthetic knee or something.

But I guess the light is playing tricks, LOL.
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

If you look at the LCD-3 pads they kind of look grey-ish, too. Even though it's just the lighting Audez'e should definitely consider

other colors, that look is much better than the brown.

 

its the room + a i think its a phone camera. anyways the pads are definitely brown and not grey lol.

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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post
 

So I just got back from the San Diego Meet where I was able to compare the LCD3's to the LCD X on an Master 7 > EC Super 7.  So here is what I thought.  Mind you this is only from about 10 min of listening.  Got to give other people a chance.  

 

So overall those who have the LCD3's be fearful  the X is very very close and could swing either way depending on what sound signature you like.  So the X was what I would call a more full sound.  The mids where better and overall the sound was a lot more even and balanced.  The 3's on the other hand had a bit more resolution and a bit better base response and punch to it.

 

Sorry I only got to sit down with them for a couple minutes but I hope this helps everyone out a bit.  

 

i was at the chicago meet.

 

i got to compare LCD-3, LCD-X, LCD-2r2, LCD-2r1 on the Master 8, the GSX MK2, and the Mjolnir/Gungnir stack. it was nice having all the audeze's there.

 

anyways, the LCD-X are great, but its up to you to decide. i felt the LCD-X was more like an upgrade to the LCD-2. the LCD-X definitely had the audeze warmth, it was slightly darker and more neutralish like the LCD-2, but not as dark. the treble is better on LCD-X, its not as colored. and its nothing like the LCD-3, the LCD-3 seemed just a tiny tiny bit more resolving, but its too close to call, mostly, the LCD-3 is smoother, bigger soundstage, slightly leaner in a way i think. but very similar. the LCD-3 is creamy, smooth, more colored, and lighter on the bass than the LCD-X, but more resolving (slightly), and liquidy. 

 

the LCD-X goes more towards the LCD-2 sound. being more neutral as in more treble and less dark and closed in. theres no congestion, but the soundstage is smaller than the LCD-3. the bass, its awesome! its more than the LCD-3, its like the LCD-2 bass, but deeper and more extended. in some ways, i prefer the X and am considering it. its that magic middle i wanted, that more forward, more slam, more attack, less creamy sounding LCD-3, but i also really like how good the LCD-3 sounds, wider, more smooth, more liquid, so "yummy" as Tyll describes it.

 

anyways, its too close to call. i think the LCD-3 is still the flagship, but i kinda like the bass of the LCD-X more, it hits harder with that similar slam and sound of the LCD-2. the LCD-X is much more like the 2 than the 3, but they're all so similar, definitely the same house sound.

 

now as for the rev 1..... its more forgiving, but its also less resolving and a step below the others. it sounded great on the mjolnir/gungnir though. i know people rave about this combo, i think it suits the LCD-2 better than the LCD-3 or LCD-X but thats just imo.

 

anyways, if you are a LCD-3 owner. the X is great, but its too close that its not worth selling the 3 probably unless you like the slightly more LCD-2-esque presentation and are willing to trade some of the LCD3's liquidity and spaciousness for the extra bass and slightly more forward/punchy sound of the LCD-2. performance-wise, the LCD-X isn't better, the LCD-3 isn't better. i prefer both in different ways since they overlap. i like the LCD-3s overall refinement more, but i like the energy bass and neutrality (as in colorations, not neutral as in freq response) that the LCD-X carries. i am thinking of owning both, but they're too close sounding that i feel that i'd be happy with either one. and it'd be silly to own both.

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

its the room + a i think its a phone camera. anyways the pads are definitely brown and not grey lol.

 

i was at the chicago meet.

 

i got to compare LCD-3, LCD-X, LCD-2r2, LCD-2r1 on the Master 8, the GSX MK2, and the Mjolnir/Gungnir stack. it was nice having all the audeze's there.

 

anyways, the LCD-X are great, but its up to you to decide. i felt the LCD-X was more like an upgrade to the LCD-2. the LCD-X definitely had the audeze warmth, it was slightly darker and more neutralish like the LCD-2, but not as dark. the treble is better on LCD-X, its not as colored. and its nothing like the LCD-3, the LCD-3 seemed just a tiny tiny bit more resolving, but its too close to call, mostly, the LCD-3 is smoother, bigger soundstage, slightly leaner in a way i think. but very similar. the LCD-3 is creamy, smooth, more colored, and lighter on the bass than the LCD-X, but more resolving (slightly), and liquidy. 

 

the LCD-X goes more towards the LCD-2 sound. being more neutral as in more treble and less dark and closed in. theres no congestion, but the soundstage is smaller than the LCD-3. the bass, its awesome! its more than the LCD-3, its like the LCD-2 bass, but deeper and more extended. in some ways, i prefer the X and am considering it. its that magic middle i wanted, that more forward, more slam, more attack, less creamy sounding LCD-3, but i also really like how good the LCD-3 sounds, wider, more smooth, more liquid, so "yummy" as Tyll describes it.

 

anyways, its too close to call. i think the LCD-3 is still the flagship, but i kinda like the bass of the LCD-X more, it hits harder with that similar slam and sound of the LCD-2. the LCD-X is much more like the 2 than the 3, but they're all so similar, definitely the same house sound.

 

now as for the rev 1..... its more forgiving, but its also less resolving and a step below the others. it sounded great on the mjolnir/gungnir though. i know people rave about this combo, i think it suits the LCD-2 better than the LCD-3 or LCD-X but thats just imo.

 

anyways, if you are a LCD-3 owner. the X is great, but its too close that its not worth selling the 3 probably unless you like the slightly more LCD-2-esque presentation and are willing to trade some of the LCD3's liquidity and spaciousness for the extra bass and slightly more forward/punchy sound of the LCD-2. performance-wise, the LCD-X isn't better, the LCD-3 isn't better. i prefer both in different ways since they overlap. i like the LCD-3s overall refinement more, but i like the energy bass and neutrality (as in colorations, not neutral as in freq response) that the LCD-X carries. i am thinking of owning both, but they're too close sounding that i feel that i'd be happy with either one. and it'd be silly to own both.

 

Excellent thoughts! Looks like my initial comparisons will be Tuesday-ish when the LCD-X arrives. Should be a fun weekend going back and forth listening to them. :smile:

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