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Audeze LCD2 Planar Magnetic Headphones Reviews

daydesiang

The dark side of music (LCD2 ver.2 non fazor)

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Pros: Liquid smooth, tight powerful bass, so very beautiful

Cons: heavy, warming leather pads

Source:   Burson Audio AB160 Burson Audio HA160 Black Bliss DAC Sony NW-HD5 line out   Initial impression:   Good! Further update soon!
monitorlove

Headphone that make me wish I could use it regularly.

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Pros: Deep bass, sweet dark sound , Natural timbre

Cons: Too Heavy and uncomfortable its unfair ! Needs a good headphone amp.

I'll write just  a short review about this headphone. Im not going wtite whats there in ever other review. Instead I'd do a comparison with another cheaper (but good) headphone that I own . Its not a fair comparison I know but worth a read.     I own a Sennheiser HD518  which is quite a good headphone which I regularly use everyday since it is very light , comfortable and has a wide soundstage.  Its not cheap but a lot cheaper than LCD2 ! The LCD2 is too heavy for me to use daily. Its really not fair that it should be this heavy !! My neck starts to hurt if I use it regularly and I cant really get lost inside the music for long because of the discomfort. ...
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Mshenay

LCD 2.2F

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Pros: Tactility, speed, imaging, comfort, unique presentation

Cons: lacks aggression, over emphasized lower mids, sub bass

  Review LCD 2 Rev 2.2 Fazor   Big thanks to head fi member jodgey4 for allowing me the chance to demo the LCD 2.2F!      To start with the comfort of the LCD 2 with Vegan Pads was very good! The headband and ePads distributed the weight of the headphones very nicely, despite rumors of the Audeze cans being "too heavy to wear" I found them to very comfortable and the weight didn't bother me. Of course, some of you may be more sensitive to weight than I am.   As far as the sound goes, the overall profile of the LCD 2 REV 2.2 Fazor    Was warm, good sense of tactility and speed,  yet still a touch laid back. Easy to...
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DarrenLays

Audeze LCD-2 + Fazer

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Pros: Imaging, inviting mids, smooth highs, deep bass, comfortable

Cons: expensive

Hello everyone, I just received my Audeze LCD-2 on 6/16/2014 and figured I'd make a review about it, so here goes nothing.   They're the LCD-2 revision 2.2 with fazors is the correct terminology I believe, some people call them revision 3.     Some pictures before we get started:                 Previous headphone experience & time spent with them:   Hifiman HE-500 (3 weeks) AD900X (1 year)   HD800: ~5-10 minutes LCD-3 ~10-20 minutes     First off, lets talk about build quality & build "luxury" so to speak:   Everything feels insanely high quality, (and is for that matter) it's...
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JDavid

Just love them

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Pros: Tight defined bass, everything presnted at the right level

Cons: None

My wife bought me a pair as a present because I love to listen to headphones. I was shocked at how much better these sounded than anything I have ever owned before. Not only am I impressed with the sound quality, but I actually find I listen to and enjoy them very much at lower volumes than I typically listen to my headphones. Just seems I do not have to turn the volume way up to hear the bass and trebles. The full range of sound comes through crisp and with a strong presence even at low volumes. Plus the sound stage is incredible. The construction is very robust. They are much heavier than most headphones, but not enough to be an issue and I listen to them for hour on end. I have...
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Josh05

The best headphones I've ever heard

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Pros: Beautifully built, addictive sound, natural tonality, easy to listen to for hours at a time

Cons: They are heavy, some people might find them too dark

A review of the Audeze LCD-2 Revision 2 Headphones   A bit about where I started in this hobby to where I've come.   About 5 years ago I brought myself a home theatre system it was made up of a cheap Accusound 5.1 speaker package, a Pioneer receiver and a Yamaha DVD player. For a few months I really enjoyed this setup; to me, at the time, I didn't know better. One day I called in to my fathers place and noticed he was playing some music on his old Technics Hi-Fi from the early 80s. I cant remember if I immediately noticed it or not, but I realised his old fairly cheap system from the 80s could actually project sound in to the room, at the time I didn’t know it but what I...
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davisman

Outstanding sound, and amazing value.

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Pros: Made in America, attention to detail, great value especially when on sale.

Cons: Some comfort issues

Intro   My hifi journey started 2 years ago with a pair of Sennheiser hd598s and an Asus Xonar Essence Stx sound card. A modest entry, but I have spent a lot of money trying to recapture that wow factor. This was a headphone that I initially bought for gaming, but rekindled my passion for music.    I was lucky enough to pickup a set of LCD 2's for black Friday prices, and received a rosewood upgrade for free. Many thanks to HeadAmp for this wonderful deal. I consider the LCD2's to be an incredible value for a number of reasons I hope to explain throughout the review. The attention to detail, and engineering is truly second to none.    Note: I have the LCD2...
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Pepper

Excellent Headphone — Probably Near Endgame

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Pros: Amazing overall sound, especially bass and mids

Cons: Cumbersome and heavy; weakest part is highs

The LCD-2s are an excellent headphone. I had the LCD-2s Rev. 1s and the Rev. 2s. In this review, I will be talking about the Rev 2s. I will strive for concision to save everyone a bunch of time. I will only comment on the sound.   Setup: Foobar 2000 (WASAPI Event) > Schiit Modi > Schiit Mjolnir (Balanced) > LCD-2.2s    SPECIFICS ON SOUND   With no EQ   The LCD-2 Rev. 2s are certainly not as dark as the Rev 1s. If I could compare them to an IEM, they seem like the full-sized version of the Earsonics SM3. The reason why I think both the ES SM3s and the LCD-2s are so popular is because of the sound signature. It's very easy to love: the mids are...
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dalb

Amazing headphones

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Pros: Great sound signature, lovely wooden build

Cons: Heavy, expensive

  I own a bamboo LCD-2.2. I bought them second hand for approximately 800 Australian dollars.    These are the best headphones I have ever heard. The sound signature is so appealing to me they might have my perfect sound signature. Big, powerful, natural and textured bass when the recording calls for it. Smooth mids. And a slightly rolled off high, which is exactly what I want. I'm young and I really don't appreciate 'bright' highs, they fatigue me and give me a headache. High level of clarity.   Cominig from the Hifiman HE-40 they are better. However, they are of course a clear step up in price too. The build seems good, hopefully they end up being...
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thelostMIDrange

Valient attempt at greatness

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Pros: Midrange

Cons: weight, bass -see below, pace, realness

This review is of the first model, prior to the revision and 'solving' of all its problems. Whatever, perhaps the rev2 is indeed a vastly improved item.....regardless these are a nice sounding headphone and of the half dozen or so orthos I've heard over the years, are the 'best'. The biggest problem I have with this sound is actually the low end, which puts me as the odd man out since everyone else names this as one of the phone's star qualities, and technically it is, it's very tight, full, quick etc..... I find it a little too much of a good thing and distracting. The problem is that the nuance and timbre is not as accurate a good dynamic driver phone and if you like to 'reach...
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