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post #256 of 2642
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Well I've been listening to them for a bit tonight (arrived today) and just some initial impressions...

 

1.) They look outstanding! Simply beautiful headphones. The photos don't really do them justice. The Bubinga wood looks outstanding.

2.) Yes they are heavier than either the LCD-3s or LCD-X, but on my head the differences are pretty small (though noticeable). Overall though, the comfort is about the same.

3.) Sound wise, they certainly are right up there with some of the best imaging for closed headphones that I've owned/heard in terms of air/space. Locating players in the sound stage is also very good; looks like the Fazor design is really helping in that area. The LCD-X / LCD-3 are a bit better, but they're open headphones, so not really a fair comparison. I'll try my TH-900s later and report back. But they are better at imaging over the AT W3000ANV, Ultrasone Ed.8, (previously owned both) and beyer T5p from what I can remember and based on my notes.

4.) Make no mistake about it, they have retained the Audeze sound with amazingly deep and textured bass, luxurious mids and treble that is never strident. They do have more bass than the LCD-3/X, not by much, but it's there. The treble seems a bit more forward than any Audeze headphone I've heard yet. But again, make no mistake about it, the HD800s, they are not! As mentioned, they have retained the Audeze naturalness of their other great headphones.

 

So far, colour me impressed.  :smile:

MH good to hear. My experience was similar but not without an indifferent start. When I plugged the XC into the Mojo, I had to increase the volume pot to get to a "decent" listening level. My first reaction was "wow, it sounds anemic". By the second day of use, it was at levels that put the smile back on my face. 

post #257 of 2642
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post


A potential problem is that they are so heavy, that somehow reducing the clamping pressure may make they fall or slip easily from position.

I decided to weigh my LCD-XC's today along with my 009's, and my 009's are actually 630g, ( I think I posted them being 640g ) however the LCD XC's weigh on the scales I have which are pretty accurate, 796g, so they are quite a bit heavier than my 009's.
With what I'm doing though, I'm still confident there'll be no more clamping and they shouldn't be falling or slipping off my head, unless I decided to do sit-ups or headstands with them on.
I'm writing this post on my iPad, but later today I'll be posting some photos using my iMac, in that post I'll also mention the mod I'm doing to my LCD-XC's ( not that anyone will be that interested )
I'm also going to see if I can get hold of some 009 ear pads to use with my LCD-XC, because not only do I find them more comfortable, but IMO they are a lot better quality.
post #258 of 2642

Here are some photos of my LCD-XC with my 009's, two photos are showing each side of my LCD's.

 

 

 

Sorry about the window showing in the refection of the ear cup.

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

It might be able to make out a small mark on the wall, my home needs decorating badly, and with me having the audio equipment I've been wanting, the decorating is what I'll be having done next.

 

 

As some that are interested in the mod I'm doing have probably figured out, I'm going to be putting a similar headband to my LCD's, that I put on my 009's.

The difference being, because the yokes on the LCD's are different to the 009's, the brackets my local engineer will make [ same engineer that did them for the headband on my 009's] will have to be a different size. He'll be using the same aluminium bar I still have but the brackets will need to be slightly longer.

 

Here are two photos of the headband I'll be using.

 

 

 

 

The last two photos are of the 3M Di-Noc Carbon Fibre wrapping I'm going to put around the headband on my 009's.

 

 

 

Aswell as putting this Carbon Fibre wrapping on my 009's, I've also ordered a 3M Di-Noc wrapping sheet for my LCD-XC, but that one is in Bubinga.

post #259 of 2642
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David1961, your mods are inspiring.

I'll be watching closely.

Hope you don't mind if I copy them. 

post #260 of 2642
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Originally Posted by SHAHZADA123 View Post

David1961, your mods are inspiring.
I'll be watching closely.
Hope you don't mind if I copy them. 

I've posted what I'm doing just so others can if they want to, also sometime ago when I was doing my 009's, I posted some photos of the brackets I had made. Those bracket have brass screw inserts in them because it wasn't possible to thread the aluminium, the inserts are only around 2/8" long. I'd do the brackets myself but I haven't the machinery. Anyway the next time I post a photo of my LCD-XC's , will be with the new headband. I'm just waiting for the 3M Di-Noc Bubinga sheet, and I don't know how long it'll take the engineer to do the two brackets.
If I can get hold of them, I'll probably use 009's ear pads with my LCD-XC.
post #261 of 2642

the XC looks beautiful in those pics

 

probably not a headphone for me though if the X and 3 are better. i love my TH-900 as well, use it all the time at work and at home too :D

post #262 of 2642
I'm trying to figure out a way to cover those 4 screws the wooden cups have, but if I did it might make my XC's cups look worse, ( not that they don't already look beautiful ) so I'm probably better leaving them as they are. Don't know why Audeze didn't do what Fostex did with their TH900.
post #263 of 2642
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

the XC looks beautiful in those pics

 

probably not a headphone for me though if the X and 3 are better. i love my TH-900 as well, use it all the time at work and at home too :D

The 3s are certainly better and from what I've read so far, the Xs should also be. 

But if sound isolation is an issue, you should give these a listen. 

For a closed headphones these rock!


Edited by SHAHZADA123 - 12/5/13 at 12:25pm
post #264 of 2642
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

the XC looks beautiful in those pics

 

probably not a headphone for me though if the X and 3 are better. i love my TH-900 as well, use it all the time at work and at home too :D

After one night with them, I can pretty much already tell that the XC will be getting more head time than my TH-900s. More natural sounding to my ears and they retain the speed and quickness. And as cool as the TH-900s look, the XC look that much more impressive.

post #265 of 2642
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

After one night with them, I can pretty much already tell that the XC will be getting more head time than my TH-900s. More natural sounding to my ears and they retain the speed and quickness. And as cool as the TH-900s look, the XC look that much more impressive.

 

No, MH! Say it aint so! lol!

 

Awaiting your more detailed impressions. 

 

:popcorn:

post #266 of 2642
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No, MH! Say it aint so! lol!

 

Awaiting your more detailed impressions. 

 

:popcorn:

I'll give them a few weeks of thorough listening and I really want to get to know them first. I'm planning on posting a review as well.

post #267 of 2642
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

I'll give them a few weeks of thorough listening and I really want to get to know them first. I'm planning on posting a review as well.

 

I expect no less. :) Your reviews always make for great reading. 

post #268 of 2642
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post
 

 

I expect no less. :) Your reviews always make for great reading. 

Thanks...gonna be busy trying to fit it in with the holidays...but I'll do my best. :smile:

post #269 of 2642

maybe u'll just end up with hd 800, the 3 audezes and the stax :p

post #270 of 2642
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

After one night with them, I can pretty much already tell that the XC will be getting more head time than my TH-900s. More natural sounding to my ears and they retain the speed and quickness. And as cool as the TH-900s look, the XC look that much more impressive.

MH,

 

right on. Its funny, in two days my go to cans have become the TH 900 and the XC. The XC is probably the more natural and slightly quicker then the 900 (a tad more). But I tell you, I ain't parting with either of these cans. Both HPs have awesome bass but IMO, the 900 is a little more "fun" bass. Listening to a mix of Aerosmith, McCartney, Steve Vai just to get variety in for A/B ing purposes. Well, two fantastic HPs, two days in the weekend. Sounds right by me :biggrin:

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