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post #151 of 2642
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Isn't that rosewood something else.  I wish there were more walnut pics tho.

The Bubinga is very sweet. I also like the Purple Heart cups (top photo). The Walnut were my least favorite.
post #152 of 2642
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The are some sub-categories where the LCD-XC is competitive, mainly mid/upper bass layering and instrument placement/separation, but with regards to quantity, slam, decays, bloom, reverb, TH-900 pretty much walks it. It just goes lower. Possibly personal preference, but I've never quite gelled with the way planars cut the delays short or the way they dither note decays. The LCD-XC also gives the impression of having more of the bass (actually, this applies to all it's frequencies) in front of you, while the TH900 is more enveloping, more "from the gut" in that regard.

 

It's the mids and highs where the XC comes more alive, to my ears. Partially thanks to their speed, which is impressive. More on that later.

 

Disclaimer: I'm a basshead, so there's probably some bias here. For example, what some listeners categorize as "controlled", I might simply call "lacking". Neutrality lovers might possibly see those as XC advantages, though it's still far from being a neutral headphone. Like I said, it's apples vs oranges.

 

 

This is exactly what I heard when I listened to the XCs. Really loved the mids & highs - wasn't impressed with the bass. 

post #153 of 2642
What was wrong with the bass?
post #154 of 2642
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post

The Bubinga is very sweet. I also like the Purple Heart cups (top photo). The Walnut were my least favorite.
Thanks for these. All the woods are very tasteful, but like I said, unfortunately I'm the UK, only the burbinga is available for the first few months it seems. My wish was for Iroki, the light one, but my desire to own quickly means my order is for burbinga. With the grey metal. Leesure, any photos of the Iroki? Thanks
Edited by deafanddumb - 11/26/13 at 6:33am
post #155 of 2642
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

 

 

I did re-read his HD800 and then LCD2/LCD3 reviews, he mentions the HD800 specifically for its microscopic detail retrieval-- the reviews were just as I remembered.

 

 

They (hd800) make an ideal headphone for mastering applications where even the tiniest sound must be laid bare.

 

My go-to recommendation is the Sennheiser HD 800--there's simply nothing in the mix that will escape detection with the HD 800. They're the audio microscope; great for mastering work.

 

if you mix with them (hd800) you might end up with a bit of bass boost and laid-back mid-treble.

 

Though not the microscope that the HD800 is, in many ways the Audeze LCD-2 and LCD-3 are the more neutral sounding cans.

 

I think I'd trust either of the Audeze cans for general balance and mixing over the HD 800

 

Actually I happen to agree with Tyll here purely from an audiophile's perspective. :smile:

post #156 of 2642

I just can't see or hear the LCD2 or the LCD3 I've heard as neutral sounding, the bass is too much. The X is heading into the right direction I've been moaning about since rev.1's moons ago.


Edited by DefQon - 11/25/13 at 8:25pm
post #157 of 2642

my Ultrasone edition 12 preliminary review is in the "Ultrasone Edition 12 Announced in Japan" thread (see the last few entries), in case you guys are interested.

post #158 of 2642
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my Ultrasone edition 12 preliminary review is in the "Ultrasone Edition 12 Announced in Japan" thread (see the last few entries), in case you guys are interested.

Page 19 of that thread, to be exact.

post #159 of 2642
Wow! A lively thread here.... (# , # )
Question: how have people found the weight/comfort of the XC? Do you find long listening sessions are affected?

Request : more photos of walnut version pls.
post #160 of 2642
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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post

This thread just took a nose dive. Can someone post some pretty photos of their XC's to make us all happy again? Thanks

Big +1

Can the LCD vs HD800 partisans give it a rest?

post #161 of 2642
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I believe it's Bubinga, that's what I'm going for when I place an order.

Ditto.

 

Still waiting for ALO Audio to get them in...

post #162 of 2642
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

I believe it's Bubinga, that's what I'm going for when I place an order.
Ditto.

Still waiting for ALO Audio to get them in...

The Walnut looks OK, but to me Bubinga looks the best of the four woods.
post #163 of 2642
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The Walnut looks OK, but to me Bubinga looks the best of the four woods.

And it is the hardest of the four. Nice for portable use.

post #164 of 2642
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The Walnut looks OK, but to me Bubinga looks the best of the four woods.

The pictures, even mine, don't do justice to the Purple Heart. It looks pretty damn cool in person.
post #165 of 2642
With wood and most things, I feel that photos don't show it's beauty compared to seeing it live.
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