Audeze LCD-X
Nov 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM Post #661 of 12,598

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Well...this pretty much convinces me that I don't really know if I want these or not.
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Nov 4, 2013 at 9:42 PM Post #662 of 12,598

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How does it stack up with the HE-6 and HE-500? I would guess that the LCD-X is a step closer to the Hifiman sound signature, but still darker sounding with more bass quantity. 

Based on the measurements, the X just looks like a LCD2 with a more prominent treble hump; still wayyyy closer to the Audeze sound signature than Hifiman's, at least on paper.
 
Nov 4, 2013 at 9:55 PM Post #663 of 12,598

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When comparing the overall downward slopes, the HFM stuff is still less rolled. It sounds that way too. I compared the HE-500 to the LCD-X. The LCD-X is faster, more articulate, and cleaner sounding than the HE-500 from most amps. It may be a bit closer with the HE-500 from my power amp, but I didn't compare with that directly.
 
Nov 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM Post #664 of 12,598

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Great observations MF. Concerning taking the LCD3 versus LCDX: when you wrote "reserved" - last word, last paragraph before Pros... - did you mean "my sentiments would be reversed"?

 


Yeah, thanks for catching that. Same letters, just a bit.... reversed.
 
Nov 4, 2013 at 10:57 PM Post #666 of 12,598

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Nov 5, 2013 at 1:03 AM Post #668 of 12,598

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  Based on the measurements, the X just looks like a LCD2 with a more prominent treble hump; still wayyyy closer to the Audeze sound signature than Hifiman's, at least on paper.

 
yes you are correct.
 
Nov 5, 2013 at 1:03 AM Post #669 of 12,598

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  When comparing the overall downward slopes, the HFM stuff is still less rolled. It sounds that way too. I compared the HE-500 to the LCD-X. The LCD-X is faster, more articulate, and cleaner sounding than the HE-500 from most amps. It may be a bit closer with the HE-500 from my power amp, but I didn't compare with that directly.

 
Are you referring to the HE-500 with Jergpad here?
 
I was considering to get the 500s back after 9 months when all the talk about the LCD-X came out. I was expecting a somewhat similar voicing to the velour 500s but it seems it's not there yet...
The HE-6 are too etched for me so far (I prefer the 5LEs tonality) so I was considering the Audeze as an alternative.
 
As a point of reference: the Mad Dogs 3.0 were too dark for my taste. The 500s and 5LEs have the tonality I'm after, but I want more technicalities (the HE-6 fit that bill. If only...).
 
Nov 5, 2013 at 2:15 AM Post #670 of 12,598

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Nice...wood choice?


Went for the bubinga. The purple heart is tempting but I was a little bit worried about it being too purple which may be harder to sell if I was ever crazy enough to do such things. I emailed audeze to get my freq response graph so I could post it.

Just fyi. Audeze said that if the wood cups on the xc are removed then the warranty is void.I was hoping that I could buy the other wood cups and interchange them if I was in the mood for something different. Turns out that the only way to do it is to send them in for replacement.
 
Nov 5, 2013 at 2:32 AM Post #672 of 12,598

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Ouch! That would suck for anyone who would want to do a custom woodie in the future (Headphile, MCA and the like).


Yeah :frowning2:, would be awesome to have a matching zebra cup to accompany my LCD-3
 
Nov 5, 2013 at 3:50 AM Post #674 of 12,598

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So, they fix (some) of the first generation's problems, drop the wood for a massive decrease in costs and charge 80% more. Clearly, we bought too many LCD2's. :)
 
Nov 5, 2013 at 3:53 AM Post #675 of 12,598

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So, they fix (some) of the first generation's problems, drop the wood for a massive decrease in costs and charge 80% more. Clearly, we bought too many LCD2's.
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the LCD-X is better than LCD-2, but the LCD-2 is definitely the better bang-for-the-buck here. and the Hifiman HE-500 even more.
 

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