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Originally Posted by Moostrkraaft View Post

I use the Grace m903 (DAC and amp) with the HD800s and the LCD-2 with the WA6se and the m903 as a pre-amp. I use the HD800s when imaging, soundstage, and highs are the most important part of a track. I use the LCD-2s (rev 1) when bass, mids and general warmth are most important. Having both makes me realize how each on its own is inadequate. Since both are such mutually exclusive headphones (in that they are both so drastically different soundwise), they together are able to cover a diverse selection of songs with the desired sound signature.


Nice post, there is enough variation in recorded frequency balance as there is in headphone presentations.  The desired effect, the intended effect, HRTFs etc, component synergy etc.  The variables are nearly infinite.  IMO its good to have more than one can. 

 

I can imagine one has a preference for one or the other depending on listening styles etc.  I prefer the LCD2s more simply because on a random play session, for me the LCD2s sound better to me on the average of all tracks, purely statistics based on preferences - which dictates impactful bass, full and liquid mids and a treble curve that is easy on my ears, hence my preferences for cans like the LCD2, HD650 and the Sure SE530 IEM - from brightest to darkest IMO.

 

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Hey! For anyone who owns both of these headphones can someone tell me if the LCD2 is larger or smaller than the HD800 in size?

I'm thinking of purchasing a HippoCase (Large) or Alessandro Headphone Case (Large) which states that it fits Sennheisers HD800 for my LCD2s if possible!

thanks!

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Originally Posted by ArrigoShred View Post

Hey! For anyone who owns both of these headphones can someone tell me if the LCD2 is larger or smaller than the HD800 in size?


Oh the LCD2 is bigger.  I'm not sure if Permagrin still has that pic in his avatar.  

 

Edit - Here you go:

 

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Edited by Anaxilus - 8/4/11 at 8:50pm
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They're actually pretty close:

 

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There is no reason for them to be that large if many sets are much smaller and have larger soundstages.  My goodness...

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What headphone has a larger soundstage that the HD800? For myself the LCD-2 is at least as wide in that respect, but the HD800 has the most depth. The Ed8 has the most soundstage that I've heard on a closed headphone, and perhaps the K1000 has the most overall but it falls down a bit in the dynamics department. From what I have read consensus-wise the HD800 is the King of Soundstage.

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There is no reason for them to be that large if many sets are much smaller and have larger soundstages.  My goodness...



Err, what? The HD800 soundstage is pretty much the biggest there is, K1000 aside. 

 

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Err, what? The HD800 soundstage is pretty much the biggest there is, K1000 aside. 


They should make adjustable mounts and hinges on the HD800 so you could move the cups off your face and rotate them.  Then the K1000 could finally R.I.P.

 

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They should make adjustable mounts and hinges on the HD800 so you could move the cups off your face and rotate them.  Then the K1000 could finally R.I.P.

 

I hope Sennheiser sends you a royalty check for giving them the blueprint to the HD850 beerchug.gif
 

 

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I hope Sennheiser sends you a royalty check for giving them the blueprint to the HD850 beerchug.gif


I already got a lanyard!  rolleyes.gif

 

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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

What headphone has a larger soundstage that the HD800? 



Qualia, R10, HE90, Stax Sigma, SR Omega, K1000 all have soundstages around HD800 size or larger. :)

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Err, what? The HD800 soundstage is pretty much the biggest there is, K1000 aside. 

 

 

 

You misunderstood my point.  There is no reason for headphones to be as large as the LCD2 and not have a massive sound stage.  

 

 

post #1363 of 1379
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Originally Posted by swbf2cheater View Post



 

 

You misunderstood my point.  There is no reason for headphones to be as large as the LCD2 and not have a massive sound stage.  

 

 


How many $1000 headphones have you designed to make such a comment? wink.gif

 

You're comparing dynamic headphones to orthos...a little apples to oranges don't you think?

 

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Originally Posted by swbf2cheater View Post

There is no reason for headphones to be as large as the LCD2 and not have a massive sound stage.  


Like the soundstage of a 18" subwoofer?  Pointless??  I don't know where you got the idea that drivers increase their size only for the sake of SS.

 

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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post




Like the soundstage of a 18" subwoofer?  Pointless??  I don't know where you got the idea that drivers increase their size only for the sake of SS.

 

 

 

If you don't like my views, both of you can take a hike for all I care. :D  ( love ya both though :)  Just because they are using a specific technology does not justify their size and DISCOMFORT.  Believe it or not i do have design experience and I feel that there are some nasty problems with the design of the LCD2 that are deal breakers.  I am not really in the business of lying to myself just to justify a purchase, it seems like some people are doing that.  Thats just fine, but the size of the LCD2 makes no sense, it could have been smaller and have sounded identical to the way it does.  


Edited by swbf2cheater - 8/8/11 at 7:17pm
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