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post #6181 of 7185
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Uhh, the LCD2 packs a wallop, IMHO. Its just not emphasized in the same manner as the D7k in terms of sub bass, bit it still does that well too.

 

+1

 

LCD-2 definitely has more punch than D7000, just not the same deep subwoofer rumbles of the denon.

post #6182 of 7185
Exactly. Other than that omnipotent sub bass, the LCD2 has better bass overall. The Denon has my FAVE bass because of that rumble paired up with refinement, but the LCD2 is a different kind of beast.

If I could afford it, I'd own both.
post #6183 of 7185
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Uhh, the LCD2 packs a wallop, IMHO. Its just not emphasized in the same manner as the D7k in terms of sub bass, bit it still does that well too.

 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

+1

 

LCD-2 definitely has more punch than D7000, just not the same deep subwoofer rumbles of the denon.

 

Out of interest, do either of you own the D7000 at the time of writing this, or are you going off auditory memory?

post #6184 of 7185

They are very different headphones and I think its a mistake to focus so much on bass response.

 

I rejected the LCD-2 because it lacks detail and sparkle in the treble, and the midrange is a bit too syrupy and lush for my taste. I find the D7000 has terrific sub bass weight and also mid bass punch. The Denon is much more satisfying and dynamic sounding to me.

post #6185 of 7185
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

They are very different headphones and I think its a mistake to focus so much on bass response.

 

I rejected the LCD-2 because it lacks detail and sparkle in the treble, and the midrange is a bit too syrupy and lush for my taste. I find the D7000 has terrific sub bass weight and also mid bass punch. The Denon is much more satisfying and dynamic sounding to me.

What chain did you use, out of curiosity? 

post #6186 of 7185
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Out of interest, do either of you own the D7000 at the time of writing this, or are you going off auditory memory?

 

memory. i guess experience would be a better word since ive compared the bass on them lots of times.

 

 

 

 


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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

They are very different headphones and I think its a mistake to focus so much on bass response.

 

I rejected the LCD-2 because it lacks detail and sparkle in the treble, and the midrange is a bit too syrupy and lush for my taste. I find the D7000 has terrific sub bass weight and also mid bass punch. The Denon is much more satisfying and dynamic sounding to me.

 

 

 

+1. i loved the denons sub-bass but found them lacking midrange clarity of the LCD-2 and found them a little too sibilant on top (this is with the MarkL mod). a big plus though was that they're closed and extremely comfortable, but  can still get hot. 

 

i chose to keep the LCD-2s smooth treble since i already have bright headphones. if i was rich though, i would of kept the denons though, very musical headphones that are easy to enjoy.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 3/23/13 at 1:58pm
post #6187 of 7185
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Out of interest, do either of you own the D7000 at the time of writing this, or are you going off auditory memory?

The D7000 is my absolute fave headphone and I've owned two. I'm well acquainted with it's sound, and it's easy to remember that it was all sub bass, not mid bass. I do have the LCD2 on hand, and it's mid bass hits like a mack truck when needed. Not something I ever got from the D7000, which was all that low growl and rumble.

That's as far as it goes in the bass comparison.

I prefer the midrange on the LCD2, and the Denon's treble. However, I currently have a vegan LCD2, which is a bit sparkly up top as well, compared to the leather LCD2. I'm getting into smooth treble, so I'm exchanging it for the leather.

If you're more in tune with the D7000's sound, it's worth checking the vegan/leather-free LCD2, which isn't as thick and intimate as the leather LCD2. It's more spacious, airier, and energetic in the treble. The downside is that the mids aren't as milky. Bass is comparable.

Worth noting that the LCD2 has fantastic sub bass, it just doesn't command the sound the same way the D7000's sub bass does. It's more integrated.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/23/13 at 2:43pm
post #6188 of 7185

It's interesting, since when listening to many other headphones and speakers, it always seems like a part of the spectrum is gone after being so used to the D7000's. Lots of detail in the subbass that simply isn't there with the other gear I own.

post #6189 of 7185
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i chose to keep the LCD-2s smooth treble since i already have bright headphones. if i was rich though, i would of kept the denons though, very musical headphones that are easy to enjoy.

 

Absolutely! Isn't there times in a night where we stop analyzing what we hear and sit back and enjoy the music? My D7000 is highly rewarding in this regard, as it doesn't rely on a specific well recorded piece or genre.

post #6190 of 7185
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Absolutely! Isn't there times in a night where we stop analyzing what we hear and sit back and enjoy the music? My D7000 is highly rewarding in this regard, as it doesn't rely on a specific well recorded piece or genre.

 

True... but that which is well recorded and mastered, can be nothing short of magical on the D-7k.

post #6191 of 7185
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

Absolutely! Isn't there times in a night where we stop analyzing what we hear and sit back and enjoy the music? My D7000 is highly rewarding in this regard, as it doesn't rely on a specific well recorded piece or genre.

 

True... but that which is well recorded and mastered, can be nothing short of magical on the D-7k.

 

When I hear Janos Starker through my Zeus 22x4awg XLR D7000... I'm in tongue_smile.gif for the night!

post #6192 of 7185

I've listened to both and I prefer the D7000.  The LCD-2 may be more technically superior but sonic enjoyment the D7000 makes it a better headphone IMO.

post #6193 of 7185
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Originally Posted by N0sferatu View Post

I've listened to both and I prefer the D7000.  The LCD-2 may be more technically superior but sonic enjoyment the D7000 makes it a better headphone IMO.

 

Yup.

 

(I find the LCD-2 flawed sonically...)

post #6194 of 7185

The thing that's always kept me away from the LCD-2 was how dark it supposedly is. I like highs, especially those of the sparkly variety.

 

Not to mention the fact that the D7000's will sound good powered by a can of tomato sauce (or my cellphone).

post #6195 of 7185

It's actually not as dark as you think.  A very linear response from the lowest bass to lower treble makes it a very mid-centric sounding headphone.  Overly dark headphones have too much bass emphasis. 

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