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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

The HD650 is great, no denying that, but give the Audeze LCD-2 a listen some time. Chances aer, if you love the HD650, the LCD-2 will leave you looking for your shoes.


This post is awesome, and I agree 100%.

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

The HD650 is great, no denying that, but give the Audeze LCD-2 a listen some time. Chances aer, if you love the HD650, the LCD-2 will leave you looking for your shoes.


So the LCD-2 will make me forget where my shoes are.  Duly noted.

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So the LCD-2 will make me forget where my shoes are.  Duly noted.

It'll knock them off your feet and make them difficult to locate, yes. smily_headphones1.gif
post #6154 of 37363

I've had my HD 650's for three days. These cans are soooo smooth. Excuse me while I listen to another 50 songs.

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Haven't had the pleasure of listening to the LCD-2. But even if it did sound better (which it probably does), I seriously doubt that it can touch the long term comfort of the HD650 with those massive wooden earcups. To me, it's that combination of having no listening fatigue and no physical fatigue that makes it so appealing. And of course there's the fact that is sounds great. wink_face.gif


Edited by HK-47 - 3/17/12 at 5:12pm
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So, if the LCD-2 is similar to the 650s in SS, then is HD650:HD800::LCD-2:LCD3 maybe?

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Originally Posted by HK-47 View Post

Haven't had the pleasure of listening to the LCD-2. But even if it did sound better (which it probably does), I seriously doubt that it can touch the long term comfort of the HD650 with those massive wooden earcups. To me, it's that combination of having no listening fatigue and no physical fatigue that makes it so appealing. And of course there's the fact that is sounds great. wink_face.gif



I don't have the same issue with the LCD-2's weight and comfort as others. I can go hours on end without great discomfort. However the LCD-2 doesn't "disappear" as well as the HD650. I'm always consciously aware of it. While the LCD-2's physical attributes are largely to blame, a part of it is also how sound radiates within the large cups. Despite its technical abilities (clarity, tone and weight of instruments, depth of soundstage), the "listening to headphones" awareness never dissipates like it does when listening to the HD650. This is why I generally find the HD650 more engaging and the LCD-2 detached and less involving in comparison.

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I'm always consciously aware of it. 


Same here.

 

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I am listening HD650 (cardas balanced) right now from a Leben ( amperex 12ax7 d-getter and amperex EL84 d-getter tubes) right after listening to HD800 and HE6 (from the speaker out via a hifiman adapter).  No chance the shoes will come off.  I reached the same conclusion after comparing HD650 and HD800 (balanced DHC complement recable) from a WA22.  HD650 is still very enjoyable in front of these phones.  Given the price of HD650, it is clearly the best value in headphones IMO.  I have never heard any LCDs, I hope to get a listen soon, and I certainly hope one of them could be so great that I can sell all of my other headphones.
 

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This post is awesome, and I agree 100%.



 



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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

The HD650 is great, no denying that, but give the Audeze LCD-2 a listen some time. Chances aer, if you love the HD650, the LCD-2 will leave you looking for your shoes.


 

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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

I'm always consciously aware of it. 


Same here.

 



HD800/HE-500 vs HD650? Don't care about technicalities. Which do you find most involving?

post #6161 of 37363

HE-500s and HD650s are probably a tie for me.

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Got a pm from another member and just want to say I wasn't dissing the HD650, it's a great headphone. In fact, in terms of value it kicks the crap out of the LCD-2. smily_headphones1.gif
post #6163 of 37363

I find my HE-500's quite a bit more engaging than the 650's.  The 650's are still the most comfortable headphones I own, though; I honestly think they even beat out the HD 800's in that regard since their headband's broader and they clamp more securely.  

 

The 650's probably have the best price to performance ratio of any headphone I own as well (I paid $350 for mine.)

 

-Edit-

 

Actually, the Ed. 8 Palladiums have a slightly better fit than the HD 650's, but aren't as suitable for long listening sessions since they don't breath at all. 


Edited by driver 8 - 3/17/12 at 8:20pm
post #6164 of 37363

When I tried HD650 in a dealer's shop, due to a setup problem I couldn't use an amp for this 300 ohm headphone, so I just plug it directly into my android tablet.

 

What suprised me is that HD650 still performed wonderfully.

So why does everybody say hd650 requires a good amp?

post #6165 of 37363

:( I listened to the HD650 that one of my friends have (his dad actually :P) I loved them ! I dont know there is something about that lush sound, too bad im not rich enough to afford them :( 

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