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post #46 of 18459
I'll toss in a coin or two as well to make it collectible.

I don't know why, but they seem more appealing than the HE-5. Possibly due to the overly sexy design.. My favourite martian, that's for sure
post #47 of 18459
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Originally Posted by swt61 View Post
I actually like the somewhat industrial design of the LCD-2 headband. Couple that with the leather pads and the awesome drivers, and the LCD-2 wins out for me. All I need is a good cable with a 4 pin XLR, and that should be easy enough to come by.
The LCD-2 with my EHHA would totally complete the steam punk look
post #48 of 18459
How much are these supposed to cost once they're released, more than the HE-5?
post #49 of 18459
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Originally Posted by tintin47 View Post
Man those things are ugly. Having read about the LCD-2 in the HE5 thread I was excited to pick one of them to make a foray into orthos, but I think the decision has been made for me by way of aesthetics, unless the LCD-2 undergoes a major headband redesign before it is actually released. I am all for the importance sound quality, but if the LCD-2 and HE-5 are in the same league, I couldn't buy the LCD-2 as it stands.
This. These look god-ugly on people's head. Why wouldn't they have just gone with a normal rounded leather headband like HE-5. An extremely annoying design flaw.
post #50 of 18459
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Originally Posted by somestranger26 View Post
How much are these supposed to cost once they're released, more than the HE-5?
the word is that they will be pegged at 650$ so yes more than the HE-5.
However the LCD-2 is completely designed and manufactured in the USA, the leather pads are custom made from Canada.
post #51 of 18459
$650 iirc ( sachu beat me to it )

..dB
post #52 of 18459
On the contrary to many of you, I find them absolutely sexy! ... I'm not kidding.
post #53 of 18459
I'll let them seduce me with their voice...ing! I am such a Tramp!
post #54 of 18459
will want, will have.. they be mine one day.
post #55 of 18459
hmmm..pads made in canada? You think JMoney/Jeremy might have had a hand in this headphone?
post #56 of 18459
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Originally Posted by Silenced View Post
This. These look god-ugly on people's head. Why wouldn't they have just gone with a normal rounded leather headband like HE-5. An extremely annoying design flaw.
The design of a headband fails when the headband is uncomfortable. And I'd wager that the LCD-2 headband, while less pretty, is the more comfortable of the two. That Grado style headband is fine with Grados because they weigh almost nothing. Make the headphone heavy (big orthos need big magnets and magnets are heavy) and you soon run into the wearing limitations of a leather strip vs a wide pad.
post #57 of 18459
i hope they read this and pick a new hand band type b/c it really is ugly !
post #58 of 18459
i am probably in the minority of those who thinks it looks just dandy ..dB
post #59 of 18459
The headband looks awful to me, if it's unchanged I think it will make my decision between these and the HE-5 considerably easier.
post #60 of 18459
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Originally Posted by Duggeh View Post
The design of a headband fails when the headband is uncomfortable. And I'd wager that the LCD-2 headband, while less pretty, is the more comfortable of the two. That Grado style headband is fine with Grados because they weigh almost nothing. Make the headphone heavy (big orthos need big magnets and magnets are heavy) and you soon run into the wearing limitations of a leather strip vs a wide pad.
Aesthetics have some importance... maybe not as much as comfort but I'd rather have both. This is where Stax, k1000, Jecklin Floats all fail. There is something to be said for dignity (even if nobody see's you wearing them, there is self-respect) and not looking like a *victim* of audiophilia ( people who to ANY ends to get a sound which is incrementally better at the sacrifice of practicality and aesthetics). The HE-5 looks good and from the reports sounds great... and also people have not complained about comfort.

Don't mean to disagree w/ someone who is far more knowledgeable than me but that is just my opinion, sorry
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