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Audeze LCD-X Review (2021 Edition Headphone)

Jimbob54

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If I use roon with Amir’s EQ curve, will I be able to simultaneously use the EQ with asio? I looked into windows APO EQ apparently it cannot be used with asio or wasapi. Just recieved these headphones and wanna try different EQ settings. Never felt the need to EQ my hd600 so this is all new to me lol. Gear is topping d30 pro, drop 789 balanced. Using a balanced cable for the lcdx as well.
Yes, roon will use the asio driver for the d30 assuming you've installed it and enabled the d30 asio as a device in Roon (in settings-audio-devices). Applies the eq to the chain then outputs
 

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It's probably right in front of my face, but I can't tell how to determine what edition of LCD-X I have? I ordered used from Amazon and it was not specified.
Pads assuming the ones you got were the originals. See the reviews. But I guess you'd still need to know what old and new looked like https://www.audeze.com/products/lcd-ear-pads
 

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It's probably right in front of my face, but I can't tell how to determine what edition of LCD-X I have? I ordered used from Amazon and it was not specified.
Audeze informed the serial numbers of the 2021 revision :

11/23/20 LCD-X Leather-Free 7527615
11/9/20 LCD-XC Leather 8523700
11/23/20 LCD-X Leather 7527600
11/23/20 LCD-XC Leather-Free 8523710

If yours is older than that the mesh grille is the 2020 revision, and the suspension headband is from 2017. These things can be changed by the owner (especially the headband), so you could ask audeze support for the manufacturer date based on the serial number.
 

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For those wondering the Roon plugin for the 2021 revision is close to being finalized (assets for the presets have been handed over from Audeze to Roon already). Until then the LCD-4 plugin works quite well and the final LCD-X 2021 revision will be quite close to it according to the Audeze research director on this thread

https://community.roonlabs.com/t/updated-roon-dsp-preset-for-recently-updated-audeze-lcd-x/156879/10

I got an email flyer for the new version of their Reveal software which I assume includes the same new model profiles. At $199 I politely passed!
 

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On its own, the box is 150$
You also get a balanced cable and 3.5mm adaptor. Seems like the premium package only exists now to make the creator edition look like really good value. I wonder if anybody actually buys it.
 
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