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post #541 of 1959
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post

The EF-6 is good with the LCD-X, but it is amazing with the LCD-XC.  Things I hate about the EF-6 are that: (1) it is a big, ugly, heavy monster of an amp; and (3) the volume knob is a monstrosity.  For $1600 the look and feel of the amp should be much better, but with regards to sound (at least with the LCD-XC), it is warm, smooth, and just perfect for the XCs.

EF-6 arriving tomorrow for a home trial. If it fails to impress I'll just stick with my trusty Conductor...or buy a Master 9 biggrin.gif
post #542 of 1959
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


EF-6 arriving tomorrow for a home trial. If it fails to impress I'll just stick with my trusty Conductor...or buy a Master 9 biggrin.gif

You'll see about the volume knob...what a monstrosity!!!  I think you'll like the sound, though (depending on your source...if it's a warm-sounding source, you'll like it!).

post #543 of 1959
Has someone compared the XC to Sig Pro, T5p or W3000ANV? I have 4 closed back headphones with the TH900 which has its first place. I'm thinking of upgrading from W3000ANV or Sig Pro but is the Audeze really better? I mean that a T5p can not beat in terms of soundstage.
Edited by Trance_Gott - 1/20/14 at 1:43pm
post #544 of 1959
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Originally Posted by Trance_Gott View Post

Has someone compared the XC to Sig Pro, T5p or W3000ANV? I have 4 closed back headphones with the TH900 which has its first place. I'm thinking of upgrading from W3000ANV or Sig Pro but is the Audeze really better? I mean that a T5p can not beat in terms of soundstage.

I'm not a fan of the T5p or Sig Pro (well enough to buy them). I did own the W3000ANVs and enjoyed them immensely, but sold them for the TH-900s (which I happen to prefer). That said, the LCD-XC are my favourite full sized closed headphones to date.

post #545 of 1959

I don't know if someone posted this photo of audeze xc before but it shows how xc looks inside:


Edited by mrphillgood - 1/21/14 at 3:27am
post #546 of 1959
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

............ That said, the LCD-XC are my favourite full sized closed headphones to date.

Through my Emotiva, the XC is the best headphone I've heard to date and that includes the LCD-3.

post #547 of 1959

Just joined the club.

took delivery of the LCD-XC from Headroom.

so far, i must say that i prefer the way the XC images over even the LCD-3.

closed headphones just "do it for me."  the bass presence, the way they pressurize the ears.

the way the edges of the soundstage have more palpability.  

 

so, i may have a new favorite...

 

need to start the neck exercises now...  

post #548 of 1959
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

 

Me too, I prefer the leather but IMO (just me) leather gives me smaller sound stage.

I might wait for LCD4 or something with the feature that you can easily remove the ear pads.

 

Right now once you glue the pads you can't reused them, kind of bad design I guess.

I asked Audeze, vegan isolates less so it is leather for me.

My order goes in Friday...

post #549 of 1959
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Originally Posted by TheWuss View Post
 

Just joined the club.

took delivery of the LCD-XC from Headroom.

so far, i must say that i prefer the way the XC images over even the LCD-3.

closed headphones just "do it for me."  the bass presence, the way they pressurize the ears.

the way the edges of the soundstage have more palpability.  

 

so, i may have a new favorite...

 

need to start the neck exercises now...  

Congrats! They are very special headphones!

post #550 of 1959
Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone here had some experience with both the XC and T5P's and could share some views on isolation. I'm planning on going for a 2 month holiday to Japan and can only bring one pair of headphones with me. I currently have the T5P but its lacking compared to my usual listen and I need them to be closed since I'll be using them on the plane, train and for general commuting as well as my regular listens. Would the isolation on the XC be adequate compared to the T5P?
Portability and size isn't an issue for me nor is the wooden caps for portable use, my primary concern is isolation.

Thanks in advance.
-Matt
post #551 of 1959
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post
 

Through my Emotiva, the XC is the best headphone I've heard to date and that includes the LCD-3.

 

Sounds great!  After I find a good phono preamp, I think this will be my next purchase!  I would love a flagship status closed back pair and I can't get over how nice they look. 

post #552 of 1959
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Originally Posted by Fririce0003 View Post

Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone here had some experience with both the XC and T5P's and could share some views on isolation. I'm planning on going for a 2 month holiday to Japan and can only bring one pair of headphones with me. I currently have the T5P but its lacking compared to my usual listen and I need them to be closed since I'll be using them on the plane, train and for general commuting as well as my regular listens. Would the isolation on the XC be adequate compared to the T5P?
Portability and size isn't an issue for me nor is the wooden caps for portable use, my primary concern is isolation.

Thanks in advance.
-Matt

I haven't heard the T5P, but own the XC, however I also have UM Miracles, and If you're looking for something that give the very best isolation, then IMO you need to go for a CIEM.
Edited by David1961 - 1/22/14 at 4:00am
post #553 of 1959
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

I haven't heard the T5P, but own the XC, however I also have UM Miracles, and If you're looking for something that give the very best isolation, then IMO you need to go for a CIEM.

+1. The XC isolate well if you're sitting in your living room and the ambient noise is moderate, but they are not in any way suited to portable use. The cable is too long, the headphones are too chunky, they'd be susceptible to rain, they'd make you a prime target for muggers...plus you'd feel ridiculous wearing them in the high street. Furthermore, despite their efficiency (so far as orthos are concerned), there aren't really any portable amps available that could drive them to the same level as a good desktop amplifier.
post #554 of 1959
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


Furthermore, despite their efficiency (so far as orthos are concerned), there aren't really any portable amps available that could drive them to the same level as a good desktop amplifier.

I find the XC's do sound very good with my Pico Slim, but obviously not to the same level as my GS-Xmk2.
If I didn't have the UM Miracles, and was looking for phones that would ( IMO ) also probably give the best isolation, I'd be going for the JH Roxanne.
Edited by David1961 - 1/22/14 at 5:06am
post #555 of 1959
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Originally Posted by Fririce0003 View Post

Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone here had some experience with both the XC and T5P's and could share some views on isolation. I'm planning on going for a 2 month holiday to Japan and can only bring one pair of headphones with me. I currently have the T5P but its lacking compared to my usual listen and I need them to be closed since I'll be using them on the plane, train and for general commuting as well as my regular listens. Would the isolation on the XC be adequate compared to the T5P?
Portability and size isn't an issue for me nor is the wooden caps for portable use, my primary concern is isolation.

Thanks in advance.
-Matt

I have both.  Isolation with the T5p is, in my opinion, better.  Now, if you want the best isolation without going the IEM route, then the Ultrasone Ed. 8 - even though they don't sound as good as the T5p and LCD-XC - is your man.

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