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post #6661 of 7539
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Some of you's need to get your terminology up to date. Sub-bass != mid-bass. Chris_Himself is right, none of the LCD2's have a large amount of bass impact (if you want lots of impact look at the closed headphones in the Basshead thread). What the LCD's (2/both revisions and 3/both revisions) excel in is sub-bass, the low-end rumble.

bass impact would be slam, not quantity, so pressure is the key, closed cans have an advantage, but on my rig my lcd2 have enough slam to impress even the most hardcore bass heads ,what is not a surprise if you take in account the size of the driver and the amount of excursion, which likely makes it the can with most slam ever

 

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The LCD2's need volume up a notch extra or too for treble and the mids to come out, you want to cancel that wall of dominating bass otherwise if you have volume on too low, or you get is a wall of bass, everything sucked out.

this is true, cancels the dominating bass quantity, but should rise slam on capable rigs as well, lcd2 need good rms with a lot of peak power reserve

 

another thing is that the lcd2 is extremely linear unlike most closed cans, which are L or U shaped so the slam is more distributed and doesn't peak in a narrow lf region

 

lcd2 needs a powerhouse


Edited by roskodan - 9/10/13 at 4:04pm
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bass impact would be slam, not quantity, so pressure is the key, closed cans have an advantage, but on my rig my lcd2 have enough slam to impress even the most hardcore bass heads ,what is not a surprise if you take in account the size of the driver and the amount of excursion, which likely makes it the can with most slam ever

 

this is true, cancels the dominating bass quantity, but should rise slam on capable rigs as well, lcd2 need good rms with a lot of peak power reserve

 

another thing is that the lcd2 is extremely linear unlike most closed cans, which are L or U shaped so the slam is more distributed and doesn't peak in a narrow lf region

 

lcd2 needs a powerhouse

 

Yes indeed pressure is the key which is why most (but not all) closed headphones excel in because the soundwaves are reflected off the inner housing and back into the listener's ears, nonetheless the bass from the LCD's are still impressive considering they are open as hell and still can do sub-bass low end rumble very well, but as you described this is no surprise considering the size of the driver.

 

But heck even when I just need bass sometimes with bass dial's on maxed out 5db's the bass isn't enough, this is being powered on taps by a Marantz PM-32 amp with upped mA on the 4 transistors for MOAR POWAH and SOUND TRANSIENTS. Best bass-impact headphone I have heard to date is my modded HD438's, volume cannot be upped too much otherwise distortion from the driver which you can literally see the coil and membrane pump up and down, they are for my other level of electronic music (hardcore, darkcore, industrial/experimental and dark dnb).

 

I really do like my LCD's for metal though, sounds great with the djent and progressive stuff. Get's me drunk faster as well as I usually drink here and there when I listen to music. Gotta love Balkan made rakija, something you're very familiar with roskodan. :beerchug:


Edited by DefQon - 9/11/13 at 3:20am
post #6663 of 7539
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Pfff...

 

It's not a contest, we're all buds here

post #6664 of 7539
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

I really do like my LCD's for metal though, sounds great with the djent and progressive stuff. Get's me drunk faster as well as I usually drink here and there when I listen to music. Gotta love Balkan made rakija, something you're very familiar with roskodan. :beerchug:

 

for metal i could use a brighter amp than my v200 maybe, lcd2 kinda slows things down and treble energy isn't huge, but imo that's how the lcd2 are meant to sound, which is kinda of enjoyable in regard to the details that it can effortlessly transmit from even the most high gain screaming metal

 

btw i'm more into local wines, eventually cognac, continental europe and irish beer, like to mix good votka with fresh fruit juice too... not a heavy drinker really :redface:

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btw i'm more into local wines, eventually cognac, continental europe and irish beer, like to mix good votka with fresh fruit juice too... not a heavy drinker really :redface:

I'm really disappointed man..lol. Wines and vodka is good.

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I'm really disappointed man..lol. Wines and vodka is good.

 

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Panam, Schiit lyr or Icon Audio HP8?

post #6668 of 7539
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Panam, Schiit lyr or Icon Audio HP8?
None of the 3
post #6669 of 7539
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Panam, Schiit lyr or Icon Audio HP8?

V200, Mjolnir or Soloist :-)... although I've had my eye on the Icon Audio HP8 for ages. Not sure I'd buy it exclusively for LCD-2 though.
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Panam, Schiit lyr or Icon Audio HP8?

V200, Mjolnir or Soloist :-)... although I've had my eye on the Icon Audio HP8 for ages. Not sure I'd buy it exclusively for LCD-2 though.
I couldn't agree more with the 3 recommended amps. I personally give the edge to the Mjolnir.
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Mmm beringer is great :]. Though my choice would be Patron Silver.
post #6673 of 7539

oooh Remy Martin XO :D

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Yeah mine is actually empty though so I win, sport.

post #6675 of 7539
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Yeah mine is actually empty though so I win, sport.

 

I sure hope mine don't empty.

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