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post #1186 of 1563

No idea whether it's a feature of planars or whatever, but I'm with Oregonian with regards to the XC's bass not being visceral enough (my impressions were posted very early in this thread) for my liking. It's like there's just force or sound-pressure behind the XC's lower frequencies - there's weight but just no shove. Fwiw, I had the same experience with the LCD-3. Some people might prefer that, but I expect more tactility down low from my headphones. Strangely, my old LCD-2 didn't exhibit this ballsless-ness (though it did have other problems), so perhaps it's just a matter of different tuning.


Edited by kurochin - 4/13/14 at 11:01am
post #1187 of 1563

I agree. The bass on the XCs do not have the depth or weight of other headphones I've owned ... most notably the D7000s. Some, though, would argue the D7000's bass was more euphonic that accurate and I would concur.

 

But the articulation of the mids and trebles is quite good. :D

post #1188 of 1563
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Originally Posted by kurochin View Post
 

No idea whether it's a feature of planars or whatever, but I'm with Oregonian with regards to the XC's bass not being visceral enough (my impressions were posted very early in this thread) for my liking.

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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post
 

The bass on the XCs do not have the depth or weight of other headphones I've owned ... most notably the D7000s.:D

 

That's definitely a function of the LCD-XC's voicing, not of planars in general. On otherwise identical gear, bass from the LCD-3 and LCD-XC have completely different characteristics.

post #1189 of 1563

That's a bit silly to my ears. The LCD-XC bring the bass when the recording calls for it...but unlike the TH-900s, it doesn't add bass on top of bass that isn't there (nor does it bleed into the mids; which the TH-900s can from time to time). Looking at the FR plots, the bass on the X/XC/2/3 is all linear down to 10Hz with laudable 30Hz square wave plots. 

post #1190 of 1563
All of which I don't give a diddly-squat about. I'm an uncultured basshead. If I wanted linear and looked at graphs, I'd be an audiophile.
Edited by kurochin - 4/13/14 at 5:37pm
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Originally Posted by kurochin View Post

All of which I don't give a diddly-squat about. I'm an uncultured basshead. If I wanted linear and looked at graphs, I'd be an audiophile.

Then maybe you should preface that. ;)

post #1192 of 1563
For your sake? Sorry, don't swing that way.
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For your sake? Sorry, don't swing that way.

For the sake of anyone reading your comments to help put them into perspective.  :smile:

post #1194 of 1563

Problem solved with the bright upper mids of the LCD-XCs.  The problem was that the Oppo BDP-95 universal player I was using as my source is too bright and inadequate for this headphone.  Connected an old Rotel CD player (nice, warm sound, ala Rotel) and Voila! Wonderful.  Problem solved, no more upper mid accentuation.  Just perfect now.  People were right in this forum...the Oppo is too bright and not the best source in the world despite costing close to 1K.

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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

  People were right in this forum...the Oppo is too bright and not the best source in the world despite costing close to 1K.

 

I was really surprised when I tried using my Oppo BD-93 as a DAC. When I went ahead and ordered the Meier stack, it was a nice improvement. I'm glad to see that others have found the same thing to confirm. 

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I don't know if someone posted this photo of audeze xc before but it shows how xc looks inside:

Do we know any more about the internals than this? Is the wood cup solid, or filled with damping material? 

post #1197 of 1563

Two more weeks and I get my DHC Molecule SE Synergy cable with a 2.5mm termination for my 240 ... can't wait! :D

post #1198 of 1563
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Originally Posted by kurochin View Post
 

LOL yeah. The XC does look a tad out of place on small/narrow heads. The way the cups are shaped, sorta made me look like a hamburger.

 

 

... headburger...?

 

post #1199 of 1563
Today i have loaner LCD X from My best Friend , to nite i have Time to do the SQ comparison between LCD X vs XC

Source : iPhone 4 S and 5 S
Dac : Venture Craft Go Dap D D 1 LE With op amp Muse
02
Amp : Duet silver Color
Headphones : LCD X and LCD XC
Cable : SAA Endorphin balance 4 PIN + 4 PIN To RSA
Balance
IC mini to mini Crystal Clear dreamline Series
Music : WAV ,AIFF and FLAC

My impression :

LCD X :
High : smoother than LCD XC With very Good detail but
Less clarity
Mid : is thicker and slighly warner compare LCD XC
LCD XC mid is more to mid High but better clarity
Cleaner than LCD X.LCD X more to mid Low Mid
Bass : more weight than LCD X , LCD XC has better
Clarity and cleaner .
Separation : is on par , LCD XC slighly better because has
Better clarity
Soundstage : LCD X wider than LCD XC , but LCD XC has
Better Depth .
Power : LCD X need more Power to drive

LCD XC :
High : more micro detail than LCD X , more extended and
Crisp , better clarity
Mid : more Clear and clean , better pronounce , but
Slightly thiner and slightlg more to mid High .
Bass : better detail and cleaner and faster Bass , but less
Weight than LCD X
Separation : on par slighly better , because LCD XC has
Clarity.
Soundstage : Close headphone LCD XC has better Depth
LCD X has wider soundstage .
Power : LCD XC is more easier to drive

Overal.:
These Two Audeze headphones LCD X and XC , has their strong and weak Point , like i mentioned above .
I Wish to keep both and sale My LCD 2 rev 3
LCD X and LCD XC are excelent Orthos headphones

IMO




post #1200 of 1563
I've had my set up of Gugnir -> Mjolnir -> LCD XC for about a week or two now.

I really loved it's sound and listened to them for hours and hours and used it fairly consistently and ended up getting a 4 pin xlr straight through extension cable from Blue Jeans Cable so I could use it across the room, and more often.

I don't think the cable "messed up" anything because it seems to work as intended, but now when I'm using it it seems very very fatiguing at the old volume I used to listen at, which is about 8 oclock. Its seemingly grating at almost any volume. Extension cable or no extension cable. Both the Mjolnir and Gugnir I bought here and should be fairly burned in.

What do you think could be going on?
Edited by Butler - 4/26/14 at 11:43am
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