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post #856 of 8668

I never thought the LCD2 looked all that great until I saw them in person.  My jaw dropped when I opened that Pelican case.

 

I'll probably faint when I see the XC in person.

post #857 of 8668
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

I never thought the LCD2 looked all that great until I saw them in person.  My jaw dropped when I opened that Pelican case.

 

I'll probably faint when I see the XC in person.

 

Same here...I was blown away when I received the 2s...

post #858 of 8668

I would also worry about scratching and scuffing on those beautiful wood cups. I suppose that for home use and keeping them on a stand should be pretty safe and would maintain the finish. It's not that difficult to refinish wooden cups should it ever become and issue.

 

I'm willing to bet that within a month, someone here will have a custom finish on those cups. 

post #859 of 8668
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post


Yeah, losing the organic element of the wood is a real change up. The wood on the XCs looks absolutely gorgeous, but I don't have any need for a closed phone.

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Hey Steve...yeah, I have to admit that the wood on the Xc is a very alluring selling point. 

post #860 of 8668
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I would also worry about scratching and scuffing on those beautiful wood cups. I suppose that for home use and keeping them on a stand should be pretty safe and would maintain the finish. It's not that difficult to refinish wooden cups should it ever become and issue.

 

I'm willing to bet that within a month, someone here will have a custom finish on those cups. 

Martin Custom Audio has been doing custom wood bits on the Audeze headphones for awhile now. I'd love to see what happens when he gets a hold of a pair of XC's!

post #861 of 8668

^^ +1

post #862 of 8668
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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post
 

Martin Custom Audio has been doing custom wood bits on the Audeze headphones for awhile now. I'd love to see what happens when he gets a hold of a pair of XC's!

Other folks have reported that removing the cups voids the warranty, but that is all third hand.

I travel regularly with my Thunderpants with no issues but then I had them finished in satin for that reason.

post #863 of 8668
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post
 

Other folks have reported that removing the cups voids the warranty, but that is all third hand.

I travel regularly with my Thunderpants with no issues but then I had them finished in satin for that reason.

 

I'm sure removing/replacing the cups voids the warranty on the Denons and Grados Martin mods as well.

 

I'm hoping that isn't the case, though.

 

EDIT: One thing I want to know, though, is how well the LCD-XC's perform straight out of an iPod or a portable headphone amp. If it weren't for the more fragile wood cups, these could be very good super high end portable cans.


Edited by Taowolf51 - 11/7/13 at 3:51pm
post #864 of 8668
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post
 

Other folks have reported that removing the cups voids the warranty, but that is all third hand.

 

We all know that won't stop everyone. Some people must live wild, throw it all to Hell, and customize their wood. :veryevil:

 

Personally, I think the four choices are more than fine:

The Walnut being great for something more dark and/or discreet.

The Bubinga for something a little more showy and keeping in tradition with past woods on LCD headphones.

The Iroko for being the flashiest of the three but also showing your classy side - these are the classiest of the four IMO!

The Purple Heart is different and very attention grabbing; it's the wildest of the four, for sure. I'll bet women who get the LCD-XC would purchase it with the Purple Hearts.

 

Personally, the Iroko would be my choice as I think it looks a little nicer than the others and brings the XC's look up a bit more. All four are really nice. I have no interest in the XC though. I only use closed 'phones when I travel and for that, I have my ULTRASONE Pro-900. They are good enough for me and cheap enough where I don't have to worry about them getting scratched or stolen.


Edited by Devarika Woulf - 11/7/13 at 4:17pm
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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post
 

 

We all know that won't stop everyone. Some people must live wild, throw it all to Hell, and customize their wood. :veryevil:

 

Personally, I think the four choices are more than fine:

The Walnut being great for something more dark and/or discreet.

The Bubinga for something a little more showy and keeping in tradition with past woods on LCD headphones.

The Iroko for being the flashiest of the three but also showing your classy side - these are the classiest of the four IMO!

The Purple Heart is different and very attention grabbing; it's the wildest of the four, for sure. I'll bet women who get the LCD-XC would purchase it with the Purple Hearts.

 

Personally, the Iroko would be my choice as I think it looks a little nicer than the others and brings the XC's look up a bit more. All four are really nice. I have no interest in the XC though. I only use closed 'phones when I travel and for that, I have my ULTRASONE Pro-900. They are good enough for me and cheap enough where I don't have to worry about them getting scratched or stolen.

For me it's easy. If I decide to buy, Bubinga is the hardest of the 4 and looks the best to me. Also the finish looks like it is satin or at most semi-gloss, much more travel friendly than the most of the Thunderpants which were finished in ultra gloss.

post #866 of 8668
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Originally Posted by PuffyElvis View Post
 

How well do the LCD-XC pull off the, "I'm really an open back headphone" bluff? 

 

Maybe I missed the post, but did anyone claim the XC to be such? I don't think I've come across such claim for these pair of headphones. But if if I did miss it and someone did claim so, then I'd have to politely disagree and say "No it isn't" - to my ears and opinion at least.

 

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

When you say you would prefer more bass extension and impact, are you comparing to the other LCDs or the TH900?

 

Admittedly to the TH-900s & SigDJ which I own, & SigPro from memory. I've had very little experience I had with the older LCD brothers, my subjective thoughts are that they're warmer and have a nice bass bloom (I'm sure current LCD2 & 3 owners would mock me with that comment).

 

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Originally Posted by cizx View Post
 

I'm really, really tempted to buy an LCD-XC.  I sold all my gear, and all I have for headphones now is a pair of monoprice in-ears.  I miss my LCD-2s desperately, but I want something with isolation.  Someone push me over the edge (or pull me back) and make up my mind!

 

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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post

 

EDIT: One thing I want to know, though, is how well the LCD-XC's perform straight out of an iPod or a portable headphone amp. If it weren't for the more fragile wood cups, these could be very good super high end portable cans.

  1. What kind of portable amp would I need for the XC?  I'd like to use it in the library and at work.
  2. I had an LCD-3 for a week or so, and never with a decent amp, so I'm more familiar with the capabilities of the LCD-2.  Will this slake my thirst for Audeze?  Should I just get an LCD-3 and let the outside world be damned?  Will I be able to drive an XC better than the LCD-3 on the go?
  3. Does it seem like the wood cups will be prone to scratches?
  4. Should I just get a T70p and spend the difference on strippers and couples counseling?

 

Someone make this easier for me.

 
@Taowolf51 & @cizx on Q1 & Q2: I could drive the XCs off my iPhone 4S at about 75% with decent volume (and I tend to listen rather loud). However a good amp does deliver more than volume but helps in sound staging. My comment about the intimate (and as such closed) feel was with the Studio 6, and even more intimate with the Eddie Current Zana Deux. So with the iPhone it's even a tad closer sounding. If I were to use the XCs on-the-go, I'd personally would shop around for a decently capable portable amp.
 
Q3: The cups are lacquered but I'm sure that could scratch off. These XCs aren't mine so I'm rather careful with them and not willing to experiment their durability.
 
Q4: Couples counseling? I thought that was the job of the headphones!
post #867 of 8668
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

 

Maybe I missed the post, but did anyone claim the XC to be such? I don't think I've come across such claim for these pair of headphones. But if if I did miss it and someone did claim so, then I'd have to politely disagree and say "No it isn't" - to my ears and opinion at least.

 

 

Admittedly to the TH-900s & SigDJ which I own, & SigPro from memory. I've had very little experience I had with the older LCD brothers, my subjective thoughts are that they're warmer and have a nice bass bloom (I'm sure current LCD2 & 3 owners would mock me with that comment).

 

 

I still have a DACport.  Anyone use the XC with one of those?  I'm grasping at straws, here.  :)

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post
 

No metal, just old fashioned rock - Beatles, Led Zep, Floyd, Dire Straits, Who, Rolling Stones etc but also groups like Deep Purple, Van Halen

 

The LCD-3s are amazing with those bands (I'm also a huge fan of the bands you listed too!).

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

the HE-6 sound like they have a ton of potential, as of now though, i probably would take a LCD-X over the HE-6 though if i decide not to pursue a speaker amp.

 

i just like the HE-6's bass, its so tight and controlled, like the bass i'm looking for.  like T1 decay but stronger. everything else, i do prefer the T1 though. only thing i don't like about HE-6 is brightness, it gets bright easily, probably cause its still not perfectly driven.

 

so have you decided if the LCD-3 will go or are you keeping both audeze's?

 

btw, im still debating on whether just keeping HE-500 and getting LCD-X would be better. i've noticed the HE-500 just lack some sub-bass presence and control that the HE-6 have (something which i really like about the HE-6, its so tactile and powerful and deep sounding, yet controlled) , but the midbass on the HE-500 is actually nicer and punchier.

 

like this track, the HE-6 presents the bass the best, the LCD-3 does ok as well but different. u should try it on the LCD-X! especially the 2nd half

 

 

Need more time to assess these cans. All I can say is that I'm listening to some more classical music and I don't have the urge to reach for my HD800s. Something I couldn't fully say with the LCD-2 or LCD-3. That said, my classical music listening is quite minimal. But these LCD-X are making for fantastic all rounders!

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

There's a severe lack of XC impressions!

Maybe because this is the LCD-X Thread? :smile:

post #869 of 8668
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Originally Posted by RCBinTN View Post
 

Thanks, MH.  We hadn't heard much about how classical music sounds on the X as yet.  Appreciate it.

 

No worries. 

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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post
 

 

Agreed, thanks Peter. When $$$ got tight and I needed to downsize, I kept the HD800 and sold the LCD-3 because the latter just couldn't do symphonic classical. If the X/XC does Mahler right, it might be a game changer for me.

They certainly do Mahler right. Hopefully things are on the upward swing for you in Colorado!

post #870 of 8668

There is no XC thread yet and this thread has been a defacto X and XC thread.  I know there has to be more people out there who've gotten their XCs by now.

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