I tried really hard to like the LCD-2, I really did. To me the LCD-2 had excellent bass texturing, detail, very clean, tight bass (reasons I also love my JH16, but with much less bass quantity), but for me the bass quantity was lacking. The mids were very liquid probably the best I've heard, very fleshed out, but natural sounding, organic if you will. Treble had good detail, but extension wasn't the greatest. Imaging was good, but sound stage was a little smallish, and could get compressed on complex passages.
D7000 had good detail in the bass, was much cleaner than my D2000/D5000, and had good bass quantity. Mids to me were very neutral sounding (sort of like my JH16), and I really prefer mids that aren't very forward. The treble had good detail, air, sparkle, soundstage good for a closed headphone. This phone to me represents good bass quantity/quality, good phone for people who want bass quantity/quality reverbant bass with overall high end sound.
In the end it's personal preference, I guess I have more consumer tastes most reference phones sound boring to me.
Originally Posted by 3X0
How does the D7000 compare to or better the LCD-2 for you? I don't remember what the LCD-2 sounds like anymore.
And I can relate to the CIEM preference... the whole time I was auditioning the HD 800s and SR-007 a year or two ago, I was wishing I could listen to my customs instead.