LCD-X and XC Update
Sep 12, 2022 at 9:41 AM Post #2,056 of 2,311

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Sep 12, 2022 at 12:15 PM Post #2,059 of 2,311
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Another easy way to tell is by running your fingers on top of the driver surface area. You should feel six sharp horizontal bars that run across. Those are the fazors. Before the revision there were more, smaller fazors. If you feel more than 6, you have an older unit.
 
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Another easy way to tell is by running your fingers on top of the driver surface area. You should feel six sharp horizontal bars that run across. Those are the fazors. Before the revision there were more, smaller fazors. If you feel more than 6, you have an older unit.
I've just received a pair and while I'm enjoying them I find the Fazors touch my ears and it gets painful, do you have any suggestions how to stop this happening?
 
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I've just received a pair and while I'm enjoying them I find the Fazors touch my ears and it gets painful, do you have any suggestions how to stop this happening?
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Hi Jujoe, yeah, unfortunately we can't accomodate for every ear size, and would recommend you look into aftermarket ear pads. While we don't offficially endorse any, we know many users seem to be quite happy with the Dekoni sheepskin pads for LCDs as a standard alternative.
 
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Sep 14, 2022 at 7:38 PM Post #2,065 of 2,311

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What EQ does everyone use for the LCD-x ‘21?
This is the best I've found, works with any phones.
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Sep 15, 2022 at 7:57 PM Post #2,066 of 2,311

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LCD-X 2021 EQ Revision (08-30-2022)
For more punch and slam


Hear new nuances in tracks that you've listened to hundreds of times before and get your money's worth by breathing new life into your LCD-X 2021 with this update requested EQ.

At first glance this EQ may look bass heavy, and it is, but if you listen with open interest you'll find layering and texture within the never muddy warmth. The mids are not encroached upon too much and the highs are crystal clear and liquid smooth with just the right amount of sparkle.

Posted EQ Graph Update B 083022.jpg

This EQ started with @oratory1990's most excellent Harman target compensated graph and grew and evolved from there over the past 9 months for its final birth here.

80Hz is exaggerated in order to target bass drums and make them slam and cut through the mix. The dip before 40.2 Hz is there to give sub,sub bass some punch to bass guitars.

The frequencies often responsible for the "clarity" & "magic" from 3.7 to 4.3 kHz are highlighted and balanced with the high frequencies bordering hearing capability at around 14 kHz and above to enhance the detail oriented aspects of your music coming close to, but without being, overly "shouty" for the majority of mixes.


Posted EQ Graph Update 083022.jpg

Pre Amp: -15.35 (Be sure to enter this value to avoid clipping)

Band 1: Freq 40.2 Gain 5.59 Q 0.69 Filter Low Shelf
Band 2: Freq 40.2 Gain 1.2 Q 4 Filter Low Shelf
Band 3: Freq 80 Gain 6.1 Q 1.7 Filter Peak
Band 4: Freq 90 Gain 8.4 Q 0.65 Filter Low Shelf
Band 5: Freq 112 Gain 2.7 Q 1.41 Filter Peak
Band 6: Freq 200 Gain -3.45 Q 2.41 Filter Peak
Band 7: Freq 300 Gain 3.53 Q 1.2 Filter Peak
Band 8: Freq 575 Gain 2 Q 3 Filter Peak
Band 9: Freq 785 Gain -2.5 Q 2.2 Filter Peak
Band 10: Freq 1235 Gain -1 Q 2.4 Filter High Shelf
Band 11: Freq 1500 Gain 8.1 Q 0.71 Filter High Shelf
Band 12: Freq 1910 Gain 1.3 Q 5 Filter Peak
Band 13: Freq 2700 Gain -3.55 Q 2 Filter Peak
Band 14: Freq 3750 Gain 4.15 Q 1.4 Filter Peak
Band 15: Freq 5780 Gain -4.95 Q 4.1 Filter Peak
Band 16: Freq 7350 Gain -2.15 Q 7 Filter Peak
Band 17: Freq 10000 Gain -0.65 Q 0.8 Filter Peak
Band 18: Freq 12500 Gain 1.45 Q 2 Filter High Shelf
Band 19: Freq 19000 Gain 0.65 Q 0.7 Filter Peak

To increase or decrease sub-bass, adjust gain to Band 4 to taste.
To increase or decrease high-mid range "shoutiness", adjust Band 14 to taste.
To increase or decrease treble, adjust gain to Band 17 to taste.
To increase or decrease upper treble/sparkle/air, adjust gain to Band 18 to taste.

Here’s two original tracks of mine to try this profile out with that I mastered with the LCD-X 2021 that really pushes these cans to do things previously not thought possible by me:


Jonne Haven - “Big Bad World”





Jonne Haven - “Used Cars On Mars”




No, but seriously, hype aside this is a pretty good EQ that will eliminate global hunger and achieve world peace.

Blessings,
-J

This EQ... WOW!
 
Sep 16, 2022 at 1:21 AM Post #2,068 of 2,311

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with me it didn't work at all, I feel it completely upsets the original nature, making it worse
Way too many filters on that EQ. The 2021+ LCD-X/XC only need 4-6 filters at most to optimize them.
 
Sep 16, 2022 at 1:51 AM Post #2,070 of 2,311

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Hi Jujoe, yeah, unfortunately we can't accomodate for every ear size, and would recommend you look into aftermarket ear pads. While we don't offficially endorse any, we know many users seem to be quite happy with the Dekoni sheepskin pads for LCDs as a standard alternative.
No more of those little felt shims you used to provide for this situation? I’d offer mine, but I use them myself.
 

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