I've taken home the XCs to try out to replace my HD 600s, and I have a couple questions and am looking for some advice.
#1: I'm not sure if it's just because I'm not in the right mood, but I feel as if these don't "rock" as much as my HD 600s and the LCD-2s. Do you guys feel the same?
#2: I've noticed that when I turn up the volume, I can barely get 1/3rd through the volume range on my Schiit Lyr before they are too loud, but it's not a comfortable loud. It's very distorted. I think it might be due to the quality of the source, but maybe it has to do with the resolution of my Schiit Modi DAC?
#3: Has there always been this much detail in recordings? I can pick up the rudiments on cymbals and so much other stuff it's crazy. The bass is incredible. It's very present if the song calls for it, and the detail makes bass guitars more nuanced than I've ever noticed.
Unfortunately I won't be able to try out the LCD-X or the LCD-3 before I buy, but if one of those seems to answer those first two questions, let me know. I plan on getting a Oppo HA-1 or something in that range come Christmas time, so the Modi+Lyr combination isn't fixed.