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Audeze LCD2 Planar Magnetic Headphones Reviews

SennHI808

First time listening to these amazing cans!!

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Pros: Amazing clarity with great separation. Bass was very nice. Huge soundstage.

Cons: A bit heavy. Hard to pay $1000 for a pair of headphones. Requires a very nice amp.

I just had a chance to finally listen to these Audez'e LCD-2 headphones and must say that these were absolutely amazing. My local shop had it paired with the Schiit Lyr (not sure if these pair well together) and they sounded very nice. The soundstage and separation were top notch and the bass was deep and very present. When you actually get to see and wear these cans you can tell immediately that they are very high quality and built with the finest materials. They are a bit heavy but it didn't bother me in any way. It seems crazy to pay $1000usd for headphones but compared to the HD800 and HiFiMan HE-6 they seem to be a great value. Before I listened to these I would never pay that high...
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DefQon

Just ok, but not the best!

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Pros: Mids, treble, bass, unique design, wood

Cons: ,price for sound, slightly slow and tad bit muddy, decayed when listening to fast bpm music, weight, slightly rolled off highs

Purchased one of the later batches of the LCD2 rev.1's back in '2010' just few months before the rev.2 came out.   A quick review on these is that, they have a slightly dark sound signature, the bass on these are absolutely great but the bass extension and bass impact on these are good but not excellent (same applies to the LCD2 rev.2's which I will write a short comparison in a sec). The mids on this thing is absolutely nice for those who luster for a bit more clear vocal reproduction, an SS amp would benefit dearly over a tube amp, not to say that a tube amp pairs up badly with the LCD2's it depends on what you want with your overall music listening experience.  ...
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Lan647

Audez'e LCD-2 rev 2

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Pros: Best sounding dynamic available at this price. Sounds great with all genres and easy to pair with amp. Solid, attractive build.

Cons: Heavy. Soundstage not the widest.

Bass The punchy, fully extended and impressively tight bass of the Audeze cans are probably what they are most famous for, and rightfully so. While I feel the bass is not quite as clean and distinct as I hear on the STAX SR-009, in every other way it's as good as can be. And it's still cleaner than most, allowing for great bass texture to be admired. Impactful and even thumping when the music requires it and yet the bass transits into the midrange flawlessly - never ever does the bass overbear the rest of the sound. The bass here is honest and nuanced; because it never gets bloated or muddy each instrument can be differentiated. Many headphones can't focus the bass enough to really...
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yossi126

LCD-2

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Pros: ovreall balance, bass, naturalness, easy to drive

Cons: heavy, cable

ovreall balance, bass, naturalness, easy to drive
shawn_low

LCD2: They look great but comfort? Lacking.

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Pros: Looks fantastic.

Cons: Comfort level is low and cable is stiff. Needs good pairing.

OK, this is a quick placeholder review.   I didn't have more than a couple of hours with these and they were sitting in good company.   Dac was a Metric Halo ULN2.   Stax O2 out of an exstata. HD800 out of a B22 and SPL Auditor.   First off, the LCD2 comfort level was AWFUL! It's stiff and clamps onto my average-sized head with such force I had to continually adjust it. I couldn't listen to it for more than 5 to 10 minutes. Such was the level of pain it inflicted on the side of my head.   The O2 and HD800 were spades ahead in comfort-level. The LCD2 cable, a starquad cable (a microphone cable I believe) was stiff and just got in the way.   Sound is arguably...
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