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post #2356 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post


Honestly, at the price of the he500 on the used market right now, things like the LCD-2 should be putting up no competition at 2x the price. Let alone even at the same price it was often referred to as the worse of the two.

 

To me the LCD-2 should always have been the same price as the HE-500. Here in Germany the HE-500 is actually around 550 Dollars cheaper. 

post #2357 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Fegefeuer View Post

To me the LCD-2 should always have been the same price as the HE-500. Here in Germany the HE-500 is actually around 550 Dollars cheaper. 
Audeze dealers are hard to find in EU. Hifiman has plenty in comparison.
It's easily the one that's less problematic to get for a reasonable price here.
That's the main reason I've stuck with Hifiman over Audeze.
They are already significantly cheaper to begin with and easily available.
Hifiman also seems to be the more innovative of the two. They are trying to improve their future cans in more than one way.
Nothing against Audeze but the LCD-X is too similar to the LCD-3 (they redesigned the drivers only I reckon) yet it's still a bit cheaper but still even heavier... 650g is almost twice the 560/400i.
post #2358 of 3090

I agree with the earlier comment about producing these new hp's that compete with the Audeze line. They are way overpriced and much too heavy if not very fine hp's otherwise. I'm treble sensitive so I've appreciated the darker signature of the Audeze and of the hifiman the he500 have been my favorite hifiman signature. That's what has me excited about the 400i. 

post #2359 of 3090
Ok so where is the button to click and buy? Lol
Where is the pre-order site?
Where is any link?
post #2360 of 3090
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post


Audeze dealers are hard to find in EU. Hifiman has plenty in comparison.
It's easily the one that's less problematic to get for a reasonable price here.
That's the main reason I've stuck with Hifiman over Audeze.
They are already significantly cheaper to begin with and easily available.
Hifiman also seems to be the more innovative of the two. They are trying to improve their future cans in more than one way.
Nothing against Audeze but the LCD-X is too similar to the LCD-3 (they redesigned the drivers only I reckon) yet it's still a bit cheaper but still even heavier... 650g is almost twice the 560/400i.

A true freedom-loving bacon-eating American would not mind the Audeze weight :p

post #2361 of 3090
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

A true freedom-loving bacon-eating American would not mind the Audeze weight :p

 

The heavy burden of freedom and eating too much bacon. :triportsad:

post #2362 of 3090
I think with the new 560 coming it makes less sense to go lcd umless Ur picky
post #2363 of 3090
You have to be picky at this price point...
post #2364 of 3090
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

A true freedom-loving bacon-eating American would not mind the Audeze weight :p

Yeah, bring it on.  We'll kick it's heavyweight butt!

post #2365 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post

That headband looks pretty goofy (I think the more round shape you get from something like the SR-009 looks nicer), but I'm really glad a planar magnetic company is working to reduce weight, especially considering Audeze's new headphones are *insanely* heavy (but oh so wonderful sounding). And since he's in the thread, thank you Feng for working to fix the weight issues on planar magnetic headphones. They're my favorite headphone driver type but the weight really kills me!

To put the weight into perspective: 
The HE-400i is 360g 
The HE-560 is 380g
The HE-400 is 440g
The HE-500 is 502g
The LCD-X is 600g
The LCD-XC is 650g
We need to throw in the AlpaDogs in this weight line up..
post #2366 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post
 

That headband looks pretty goofy (I think the more round shape you get from something like the SR-009 looks nicer), but I'm really glad a planar magnetic company is working to reduce weight, especially considering Audeze's new headphones are *insanely* heavy (but oh so wonderful sounding). And since he's in the thread, thank you Feng for working to fix the weight issues on planar magnetic headphones. They're my favorite headphone driver type but the weight really kills me!

 

To put the weight into perspective: 

The HE-400i is 360g 

The HE-560 is 380g

The HE-400 is 440g

The HE-500 is 502g

The LCD-X is 600g

The LCD-XC is 650g

 

What's funny is that the Perfect-Sound Dido masses in at a 395g which is heavier than both the 560 and 400 XD  But that's because the damn housings are forged like a tank XD I think the UE 9000 is 360g...  Just for a reference.


Edited by tinyman392 - 3/11/14 at 10:14am
post #2367 of 3090
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post
 

 

What's funny is that the Perfect-Sound Dido masses in at a 395g which is heavier than both the 560 and 400 XD  But that's because the damn housings are forged like a tank XD I think the UE 9000 is 360g...  Just for a reference.

 

Whoa. The Dido looks AMAZING...

post #2368 of 3090
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

Whoa. The Dido looks AMAZING...

 

I'd actually agree with you on that...  There are a lot of head-fiers that don't like its flash XD  Interestingly enough, the Dido is more comfortable than the UE 9000 despite being heavier.  I think it has to do with the suspension headband...  Don't really want to derail this thread though, just wanted to give a few reference points :p  These don't have absurd weight anymore :p

post #2369 of 3090
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post
 

 

I'd actually agree with you on that...  There are a lot of head-fiers that don't like its flash XD  Interestingly enough, the Dido is more comfortable than the UE 9000 despite being heavier.  I think it has to do with the suspension headband...  Don't really want to derail this thread though, just wanted to give a few reference points :p  These don't have absurd weight anymore :p

 

I think weight is an overstated concern with headphones unless we're talking giant bricks. As long as it's decently distributed between clamp and headband, I don't think it's a problem even if they're fairly heavy. Unless you have a supremely weak neck.

post #2370 of 3090

The new US version.

 

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