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