I used to own Maggies and while they are awesome, they are challenging to get working right in smaller rooms like I have now, especially with HT.Currently own Newform Research, and have no desire to upgrade.
Not talking about EQ. The COPs have adjustable bass response. There is a small slider on each cup. There are 4 positions. The phones ship in position 2. You have two more settings with more bass. Your owners manual has details on the sliders. They operate by changing the port area.
Didn't even notice that he had updated the MSRP on the IGG page, thanks. So my Xfi/LPS will MSRP for $4K.If we ever get a meet-up in Portland again, I can see how it compares to one of my personal favorites, the Bryston (assuming someone brings one).
While I haven't had a chance to compare directly to an LCD-2, I did to my LCD-XC which is a more apt comparison IMO as they are both closed. I felt my Thunderpants were more similar to my XCs than they were different - the XCs came out on top, but not by a huge margin, and certainly nowhere near as much as would be expected by their difference in price.