I'm really curious about the LCD-XC too! I understand there's trade-offs with closed back phones, but all the places I listen would benefit from some sound isolation, either for my sake or others. Small movements in classical really can't be enjoyed without a quiet background.
I have the LCD-2, LCD-3 and HE-500 arriving tomorrow from the headphone library. If I like the LCD line (and can stand the weight on my head) I'm tempted to order the LCD-XC so I'll have all three Audezes to compare.
At that point of course, I'll be committed to spending at least the cost of the LCD-XC with them since they only give credit on returns, but somehow I don't think that will be problem...
Edited by PuffyElvis - 11/7/13 at 9:01am