Originally Posted by figaro69
Originally Posted by David1961
I'm all for jokes, but shallow isn't a word I'd use if I was joking with someone. Yes I have ordered the LCD-XC because I like how it looks, but I also intend to do something which for me will or should improve it's looks even further.
for head-fiers looks are just an added bonus...excellence in sound it the ultimate priority. Even though I was kidding when I said you were "shallow" for getting the LCD-XCs for their looks, when you imply that the sound is secondary to the looks (i.e., you make it sound like having a trophy that is nice to look at is your ultimate goal), then we are not speaking the same language. But to each his own. I wonder why you are so touchy about it, though. We head-fiers will suffer ugly monstrosities, heavy helmets, funky colors, etc., all in the name of glorious sounds. For instance, only an audiophile would be caught dead wearing those rather stupid-looking, ugly-ass (at least in my opinion) AK1000s...or those older electrostatic headphones that look like two shoeboxes attached to a wire! But suffer it we will...just for the sake of sound.
When I got the SR-009, I did so for it's SQ, however because I didn't like it's headband, I did something about it, and in putting a new headband on, it didn't alter the SQ, but for me it made my 009's look very nice, and I'm doing something to that headband that'll make it look even better without sacrificing the SQ. Obviously the main priority in audio equipment is SQ , but if it's possible for it to look good aswell, that's what I'd sooner have. I've never heard the LCD-XC, and while I don't think it'll sound as good or better than the SR-009, I'm getting it to give me a different sound to listen to.
I'm also getting it for it's looks, but like the 009's, I'm not entirely happy with how the LCD-XC looks, which is why I'm going to do something that'll make the LCD-XC more pleasing to look at for me.