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post #421 of 1563
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Originally Posted by evolutionx View Post
 

 

Finally an Audeze Headphone usable in the cafe……  totally enjoyed the music coming from the ZX1.  

 

 

Only a matter of time before the "Orthos need 1W+" camp rain down on you for daring to use a measly 15mW amp ;)

post #422 of 1563
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

The LCD-XC's could be used as portable headphones and they sound very good with my Pico Slim / iPod, however I'd never use them for that because IMO they don't isolate very well, and they leak. If I was wanting to listen to music outside, I'd always choose my UM Miracles.

Actually i find them to isolate pretty well. At lesst much better than TH900 and even W3000Anv. I am really happy with the isolation and comfort is better than i anticipated.
post #423 of 1563
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Originally Posted by evolutionx View Post


Actually i find them to isolate pretty well. At lesst much better than TH900 and even W3000Anv. I am really happy with the isolation and comfort is better than i anticipated.

I guess I'm being a bit unfair about the LCD-XC's isolation and leakage because I've put a new headband on, ( sorry Audeze ) and since doing that there's virtually no more clamping. However before I did this new headband I could still hear outside noise from using the LCD's original headband.
I also didn't find my LCD-XC to be comfortable with it's original headband ( too much clamping ), but with the new one it's extremely comfortable.
Anyway, I've mentioned enough about the new headband, so I won't say anything else about it.
post #424 of 1563
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

 

 

Only a matter of time before the "Orthos need 1W+" camp rain down on you for daring to use a measly 15mW amp ;)

 

I am sure the LCD-XC deserves to be driven from better source, but i think ZX1 did a decent job driving it to be very enjoyable.   It drives the TH900 as well, but the XC just have that mid-centric audeze sound which i enjoy with the LCD-2 before.    Try amping the ZX1 but i think it is good enough for me on its own.  IMO. :bigsmile_face:

post #425 of 1563
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post


I guess I'm being a bit unfair about the LCD-XC's isolation and leakage because I've put a new headband on, ( sorry Audeze ) and since doing that there's virtually no more clamping. However before I did this new headband I could still hear outside noise from using the LCD's original headband.
I also didn't find my LCD-XC to be comfortable with it's original headband ( too much clamping ), but with the new one it's extremely comfortable.
Anyway, I've mentioned enough about the new headband, so I won't say anything else about it.

 

Initially the clamping does feel too much, but the isolation and comfortable padding makes it bearable for at least 2 hours listen.   I can imagine doing more Cafe listening sessions with the XC, which I can't with the TH900.   

post #426 of 1563
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Originally Posted by evolutionx View Post


Initially the clamping does feel too much, but the isolation and comfortable padding makes it bearable for at least 2 hours listen.   I can imagine doing more Cafe listening sessions with the XC, which I can't with the TH900.   

Because of the clamping I felt, other head-fiers might think I've got a big head, but my head is only small to medium ( even though those that know me think I'm big headed ) , I also shave my head.
If you're happy with your LCD-XC's evolutionx, then that's all that matters.
post #427 of 1563
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post


Sorry my mistake, it's 1/8" I need, not 1/4".

So early next year I'll be ordering a 4 pin XLR ( female ) to 1/8" (male ), and 1/8" ( female ) to 4 pin XLR ( male ) .

The 4 pin to 1/8" will be used for when I want to listen to my LCD-XC ( using the DHC 4 pin XLR Complement 2 cable I've ordered ) with my Pico Slim / iPod.
The 1/8" to 4 pin XLR will be used for when I want to listen to my UM Miracles via my GS-Xmk2's 4 pin socket.

Although I wasn't aware of this, I've recently been informed that if an 1/8" female to 4pin XLR male adapter was used on an amp, it could possibly blow the amp up. Because of that I won't be ordering such an adapter.
post #428 of 1563

Man, those look really beautiful evolution.  I might end up buying a pair for looks alone!  Nice to know your traveling with them too.  I like Ultrasones for outings (pro and editions).  I couldn't imagine those orthos not being power hungry, but a good portable amp probably does the job well enough I would think.

post #429 of 1563
Anybody listen to the XC with the RSA SR 71B ?
post #430 of 1563
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post


Although I wasn't aware of this, I've recently been informed that if an 1/8" female to 4pin XLR male adapter was used on an amp, it could possibly blow the amp up. Because of that I won't be ordering such an adapter.

Going the other way is no problem ie:

 

 

from - http://www.q-audio.com

post #431 of 1563
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

Going the other way is no problem ie:




from - http://www.q-audio.com

Yes, which is why I've just placed an order for a DHC 4 pin XLR to mini Ultrashort adapter.
post #432 of 1563
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

so you travel lite4? wink.gif sweet dap btw.

Thanks. I use them with Q Audio cotton cable which is very light and perfect for on the go listening. Sounds fantastic as well.
post #433 of 1563
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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post
 

Really interesting information!  Thank you for the input and especially for the frequency graph.  You guys are def. right in saying that situations are relative and its cool too see the lcd-xc actually has "more" treble and bass than all the others, but it just seems less in comparison, due to the high amount of treble.  This has helped me even more on my search!  I think that I will probably go for the XC, but I will do a little more researching and wait for maybe a few more reviews to come out. 

No problem~~ I wish it will help your decision!!

post #434 of 1563
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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post
 

Man, those look really beautiful evolution.  I might end up buying a pair for looks alone!  Nice to know your traveling with them too.  I like Ultrasones for outings (pro and editions).  I couldn't imagine those orthos not being power hungry, but a good portable amp probably does the job well enough I would think.

yeah you'd be AMAZED at how easy they are to drive!

 

I've been rockin' em w/ my HRT microStreamer and I absolutely LOVE the sonic pairing:

post #435 of 1563
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

yeah you'd be AMAZED at how easy they are to drive!




I agree, because just out of curiosity I decided to try my LCD-XC with my Pico Slim / iPod, and I'm still mesmerized at how well the LCD-XC's sounded with that portable amp. That's because that amp is supposed to be for IEM's, in fact if I turned that amp on full volume, the sound would be way too loud.

This is how impressed I am, I've just placed an order for the DHC Complement 2 OCC Copper cable with a 4 pin XLR, and just so I can use my LCD-XC with that cable, with my Pico Slim, I've also ordered a DHC Ultrashort 4pin XLR to mini adapter.
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