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post #1576 of 1707

@kothganesh, did you have a change of heart between the following two posts?

 

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My question is whether the Mjolnir would be a good amp to go with the XC?

One word: Awesome, IMO (ok two words). Interesting you don't pair the Gungnir with the Mojo. That's as close to a perfect pairing as you can get.

 

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I have the Mjolnir and Gungnir on loan and they just don't mesh with the XC as well as my Oppo HA-1 by itself.  I agree with the user who said the Schiit rig was too harsh.

I have the Gungnir/Mojo stack and while they meshed very well with the LCD 2.2 and 3, I kinda wince when I use the XC. I think I've solved it by using the XC with a tube amp.

post #1577 of 1707
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BM,

 

this shows my going back and forth on the amp selection for the XC. I've been looking at my recordings as well. I did notice that recordings that lean more on the sibilant side are made worse with the G/M stack. The tube amp (Zana Deux in my case) made it tolerable. But then there are others (fortunately most of them) which sound just awesome with the G/M. 

 

I am sorry if both posts are seemingly contradictory but its really a question of cleaning up the source recordings (or deleting the offending recording).

 

It's nice to have the option to use both amps though. I do go back to my experience with the LCD 2.2 and 3. The 2.2 sounded best (IMO) with the Lyr while the LCD-3 was much better with the Mojo.

post #1578 of 1707
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post
 

I have the Gungnir/Mojo stack and while they meshed very well with the LCD 2.2 and 3, I kinda wince when I use the XC. I think I've solved it by using the XC with a tube amp.

 

 

I own all of the Audeze's except the very first LCD2, I wince as well.  The Schitty Rig doesn't jive with the XC at all.

post #1579 of 1707

Just ordered mine. I cant wait to get it. :dt880smile:

post #1580 of 1707
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Just ordered mine. I cant wait to get it. :dt880smile:


You won't regret it, unless the weight is an issue. The SQ, comfort and isolation are excellent. Also, they work with any amp you connect them to.

post #1581 of 1707
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Just ordered mine. I cant wait to get it. :dt880smile:

 

Congrats. Please remember they sound bright until they're fully burned in.

post #1582 of 1707

how long will it take to get burned in. What music is best for this process.

post #1583 of 1707
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how long will it take to get burned in. What music is best for this process.

 

I found I needed about 200 hours or so. Music with the widest range of frequencies and dynamics is generally best ... I would suggest orchestral music, but if you are not a fan of classical, just play what you like the most and know improvements will come.

 

I love my XCs, the best headphones I've ever owned and I've owned at least a couple dozen over the years.

post #1584 of 1707

Well I have no willpower.

post #1585 of 1707

One of the best mid range ever. Price is keeping me from buying now, but next year these phones should grace my shelf alongside Beyer T1. 

post #1586 of 1707

What does one mean when they say these are mid-range? Are they any less in resolution than the flagships? Not simply a different sound signature?


Edited by Infoseeker - 8/7/14 at 1:45am
post #1587 of 1707

I think he means mid range as in the frequency band.  Like between bass and treble.

post #1588 of 1707
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One of the best mid range ever. Price is keeping me from buying now, but next year these phones should grace my shelf alongside Beyer T1. 

 

I agree!

post #1589 of 1707
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I agree!

There have been a few deals on open box items... it makes it a little less crazy expensive.

post #1590 of 1707
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There have been a few deals on open box items... it makes it a little less crazy expensive.

 

If anyone lives in northern CA, the California Audio Show is happening on August 15-17 near SFO. Audeze will be there and they generally offer a nice show discount. A&K too.

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