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post #1621 of 1737
Hi all,

First post!

Okay so I got a my LCD XC's delivered and they came with the micro suede pads. Just wondering if anyone has compared them to the leather pads in relation to isolation (keeping noise out of the headphones)?

They do sound fantastic.

Thanks!
post #1622 of 1737
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Originally Posted by studiom View Post

Hi all,

First post!

Okay so I got a my LCD XC's delivered and they came with the micro suede pads. Just wondering if anyone has compared them to the leather pads in relation to isolation (keeping noise out of the headphones)?

They do sound fantastic.

Thanks!

Congrats....run them for 2 weeks and you'll love them more. I preferred the leathers and hence ended up not using the suedes. 

post #1623 of 1737
Hi, regarding your comments on isolation, do you have the leather ear pads or micro suede? I have the latter and looking at potentially trying the leather pads from better isolation.
post #1624 of 1737

The sound is going to take some getting use to.

 

 

post #1625 of 1737
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Originally Posted by blackwolf1006 View Post

The sound is going to take some getting use to.




Be patient. I loved mine after around 2 months of daily use of ard 2 hours. They really blossomed after run in.
post #1626 of 1737
XC is rated at just 22ohms... why would you buy a super expensive amp for that?Isn't something like the fiio e12 enough? I'm relatively new at this audiophile stuff.
post #1627 of 1737
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Originally Posted by AN94Master View Post

XC is rated at just 22ohms... why would you buy a super expensive amp for that?Isn't something like the fiio e12 enough? I'm relatively new at this audiophile stuff.

Because headphone impedance and power requirements aren't that strongly related (heck, the HE-6s are "only" 50 ohms). Actually efficiency will tell you more. That said, I've tried the XCs from a FiiO E11 and my A200p and the GS-X Mk2 was a significant upgrade (about 5W or so ;)).

post #1628 of 1737
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Because headphone impedance and power requirements aren't that strongly related (heck, the HE-6s are "only" 50 ohms). Actually efficiency will tell you more. That said, I've tried the XCs from a FiiO E11 and my A200p and the GS-X Mk2 was a significant upgrade (about 5W or so wink.gif ).

Agreed. Balanced out of my Oppo HA-1 to the XC is significantly better than from the FiiO e12. Better dynamics, better clarity, better separation....... Just better. These headphones do take advantage of better gear.
post #1629 of 1737

I'm looking to experiment with some cables with the XC and seeing how much sound can change.

 

What has everyone used? 

 

I'm currently using the Moon Audio Black Dragon.

post #1630 of 1737

Although not on the LCD-XC but on my LCD-2, I'm using an Entreq Konstantin 2012 cable and that works really well IMHO.

post #1631 of 1737
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Originally Posted by fire2368 View Post
 

I'm looking to experiment with some cables with the XC and seeing how much sound can change.

 

What has everyone used? 

 

I'm currently using the Moon Audio Black Dragon.

I am thinking about changing the cable too. Do you hear any sound improvement vs stock cable?

post #1632 of 1737
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Originally Posted by fire2368 View Post
 

I'm looking to experiment with some cables with the XC and seeing how much sound can change.

 

What has everyone used? 

 

I'm currently using the Moon Audio Black Dragon.

DHC Complement. I have stopped looking for cables now.

post #1633 of 1737

I did with the Black Dragons. I found that sibilance is gone, highs are controlled but sort off rolled off, bass became more controlled and faster, and the mids fuller and thicker.

 

@vladzakhar 

post #1634 of 1737
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Originally Posted by fire2368 View Post
 

I did with the Black Dragons. I found that sibilance is gone, highs are controlled but sort off rolled off, bass became more controlled and faster, and the mids fuller and thicker.

 

@vladzakhar 

That does not sound like an improvement to me, except for the no sibilance aspect. Re bass, I think I remember that the site said it would increase in the bass, which if so would explain the mids being fuller and thicker.  That is something I definitely don't want.  Personally, I'm very happy with the highs, the deep bass and overall clarity and I would not want anything to make the mids thicker or the headphone darker overall.

 

Think I'll stick with the stock cable, which seems to be excellent re sound quality.

 

I would be interested if anyone has tried an ALO cable (though I'm in no rush to spend the big extra bucks for an ALO cable even if it is somewhat of an improvement.)

post #1635 of 1737
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I would be interested if anyone has tried an ALO cable (though I'm in no rush to spend the big extra bucks for an ALO cable even if it is somewhat of an improvement.)

I tried the ALO Green Line and, at least to me, that was no match with my LCD-2s. I tried them on both a Burson HA-160 and the Hifi-man EF-6 amp. It all sound a bit plain and flat, seems like the dynamics were gone.

 

Can't say what it would do with the other Audezes, but with my LCD-2.2 (non-fazor) it was a clear miss-match.

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