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My LCD-2 fazors sound good at low volume to me but, I did like my Hifiman HE-400's played a bit louder.

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My LCD-2 fazors sound good at low volume to me but, I did like my Hifiman HE-400's played a bit louder.

Yeah, I'm surprised how much they keep some dynamics when at low volume. The HD-650 seems to need a bit of volume to come alive. Likewise for the HE-400's.

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One thing about the 2.2's is they seem to keep their distinctive sound across different amps, and also seem to react less to EQ settings. Some cans are real chameleons and can change dramatically on different amps or EQ settings, but the 2.2's distinctive sound seems to always come through.

 

I have several amps, but none of them seem to change the soundstage much, even though they may change other factors like texture or the highs. Various DSP effects may be the best route with these if you want to simulate a wider more spacious sound. Just my opinion.

Thank you, to be honest I have the same experience with different amps and LCD-2. Probably just wanted to make sure I can hear:) 

The DSP effects is exactly my way to go when listening to the music that requires more air. I use J.River - DSP effects - Surround Field.

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With the Bryston BHA-1 and LCD 2.2 pre-Fazor, subjectively they sound a lot better when they're quite loud. Though they're still good even when pretty quiet.

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I listened for the first time today to the Audeze. 

 

It will be for sure the next pair of headphone that will be plugged into my Asgard 2 :) 

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Originally Posted by porridgecup View Post
 

With the Bryston BHA-1 and LCD 2.2 pre-Fazor, subjectively they sound a lot better when they're quite loud. Though they're still good even when pretty quiet.

Actually all audeze have less distortions (% THD) at 100 dB than 90 dB. And their warm sound makes them still comfortable at high level. 


Edited by marcan - Today at 9:12 am
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Mine are the pre-fazor, and are a very in-close sound, much like the 650. If you want wider the HD-800 or AKG's are good, but very different sounds.

 

I don't find the HD650 closed in, I like the HD650, except for the "3 blob" soundstage, not a huge soundstage, but not "closed in" like you get from some closed headphones etc. Maybe we are confusing terminology.

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With the Bryston BHA-1 and LCD 2.2 pre-Fazor, subjectively they sound a lot better when they're quite loud. Though they're still good even when pretty quiet.

 

I can attest to that, as a new/first owner of a pair of planar magnetic headphones I was pleasantly surprised by the LCD-2.2s (non-fazor) tonal presentation at all volumes with the BHA-1….my initial impressions were relatively skewed though…finding them while pleasant…lacking base and dynamics, the opposite of what I’ve been reading and even heard at my local dealer with the fazor model :confused:…that was until I discovered the balanced cable was wired out of phase.:(

All has been corrected and I find that they do stand up to all the hype and a nice compliment to my HD700s…wonderful deep extended base and a very natural presentation.:o2smile: 


Edited by Rob80b - Today at 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by marcan View Post
 

Well 2F had more detailed and had a larger soundstage but was less involving because there was less foundation (bass). The LCD2.2 sounded more natural and balanced for me. Also with my amp (bryston bha-1) the LCD2.2 has enough details for my taste.

 

Are the fazor relatively bass light compared to the originals? Or is it a small difference? Same with soundstage etc. are they big differences or small? Can you also compare either of them to the SRH 1540 or HD650?

 

As I prefer darker headphones... But also don't like small soundstage, that leaves me with a bit of a predicament.


Edited by nicholars - Today at 9:59 am
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I don't find the HD650 closed in, I like the HD650, except for the "3 blob" soundstage, not a huge soundstage, but not "closed in" like you get from some closed headphones etc. Maybe we are confusing terminology.

 

Possibly lol. Perhaps intimate is a better description. I just did a mini-review of the 650 with the Byston BHA-1 on their threads and was quite surprised how much the BHA-1 (a brighter-to-neutral amp) opened up the soundstage on the 650's compared to my other amps when run balanced. Three-blob and intimate is how I would normally describe them, but the combo above did wonders for a wider and more spacious soundstage. Smoothed out that mid-bass hump too, although that's one of the nicer and defining characteristics of the 650.

 

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I can attest to that, as a new/first owner of a pair of planar magnetic headphones I was pleasantly surprised by the LCD-2.2s (non-fazor) tonal presentation at all volumes with the BHA-1….my initial impressions were relatively skewed though…finding them while pleasant…lacking base and dynamics, the opposite of what I’ve been reading and even heard at my local dealer with the fazor model :confused:…that was until I discovered the balanced cable was wired out of phase.:(

All has been corrected and I find that they do stand up to all the hype and a nice compliment to my HD700s…wonderful deep extended base and a very natural presentation.:o2smile: 

 

Quite agree. The 2.2c and BHA-1 are a great pairing - really compliment each other. The great bass of the 2.2c still comes through while the darker presentation of the 2.2c seems evened out by a bit more high end from the BHA-1. Combined with the power and detail of the balanced output it's a very good pair.

post #8156 of 8156
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Are the fazor relatively bass light compared to the originals? Or is it a small difference? Same with soundstage etc. are they big differences or small? Can you also compare either of them to the SRH 1540 or HD650?

 

As I prefer darker headphones... But also don't like small soundstage, that leaves me with a bit of a predicament.

The fazor isn't bass light but has less low end than the pre-fazor. It's not night and day. Fazor having a bit more treble than the pre-fazor the soundstage is a bit larger.

I had a HD650 long time ago. The difference is big. The LCD fazor or pre fazor beats the HD650 in all department (sub, bass, medium, treble, soundstage, precision, distortion, ...).

I can't say for the  SRH 1540.

 

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Originally Posted by DDDamian View Post
 

 

Possibly lol. Perhaps intimate is a better description. I just did a mini-review of the 650 with the Byston BHA-1 on their threads and was quite surprised how much the BHA-1 (a brighter-to-neutral amp) opened up the soundstage on the 650's compared to my other amps when run balanced. Three-blob and intimate is how I would normally describe them, but the combo above did wonders for a wider and more spacious soundstage. Smoothed out that mid-bass hump too, although that's one of the nicer and defining characteristics of the 650.

 

 

Quite agree. The 2.2c and BHA-1 are a great pairing - really compliment each other. The great bass of the 2.2c still comes through while the darker presentation of the 2.2c seems evened out by a bit more high end from the BHA-1. Combined with the power and detail of the balanced output it's a very good pair.

Another LCD2.2 / BHA-1 lover here. And balanced please :-)

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