- Dec 5, 2013
- YouTube @ Fastguitars
That sounds somewhat counterintuitive to Audeze's marketing that directs the LCD-X for music production use.
Reality is often counterintuitive regarding our perceptions.
Its interesting to realize that reality is what you perceive it to be, and that can be not related to reality.
What is sane? What is crazy?
Who is not a bit of both?, or moreso related to one of those?
The thing with people, is that perception is their reality, and perception is flawed because it can be directed and it can be tricked.
Not everything we see and hear is True, yet the believability is so strong, we often trust the false.
Do some of you trust Youtube Headphone Reviewers or only "review" sites??
Can you name the ones who dont get kickbacks and favors and free gear and even payment for reviewing new products?
And if that is true, can you trust them?
See, the real world is not what we perceive, much of the time.
Now about the LCD-X.......it has enhanced bass and isn't a reference sound.
Yet, the reason it works as such a joy to hear, is why it works as a professional studio tool.
This headphone, is what reviewers and rich audiophiles listen to, when they are tired of their "reference perfection gear, with the most detail, etc etc".
See, perfection is boring, is what you learn after a while, regarding gear and people.
Its the tiny imperfections and the little bit extra that makes the good, the best.
So, What you do is take all those perfect off, and go get your favorite beverage and your favorite chair and you "kick back" with the LCD-X and bliss ensues.
Too much sonic detail and too much perfected audio sonics is tiring to try to enjoy, is the reality.
This is why i tell my readers to keep the gear you like to hear, or you will end up buying it again.
See, what happens is, you get very very use to their sound, speaking of the LCD-X and that is why they work in a professional environment.
In the Studio world, it does not really matter as much as you might think, that your studio monitors are accurate.
What you want is gear that translates its "mix" well on other systems.
What matters is that you use them so much, that you learn them. You learn how they eq sound and reproduce it, and once you have that learned skill, you apply it to mixing and mastering.
Mixing and Mastering comes down to listening skill combined with an innate musicality sense of what makes a good song, great.
And so, you produce that with your tools that you have learned how to use, perfectly, to produce that...
For example. Yamaha has this horrible sounding set of small monitors, the NS-10.
They are dry, flat, lacking in dynamics, and have no bass.
Yet they have been used to produce some of the greatest albums and songs ever created.
Its the same with the LCD-X, which actually sound very good, just not clinically accurate.