It's not the LCD-2 that has a shelved down treble, it's the HD 800 that has an elevated treble. Going from the HD 800 to the LCD-2 and vice versa takes time to get used to.
My rev 2 is a bit special though as it has more than 1000h burn-in and uses LCD-3 pads which improves sound by providing a better seal.
I don't think you need to discredit RustA's findings. He just said the LCD-2's don't offer all the information, they're just not as resolving.
The same goes for the HD800 compared to an SR-009, for example. And no amount of EQ really changes the fact that the LCD-2's
have that hard limit, in regards to detail retrieval.
Also, trying to throw out the 'fact' that the Audez'es use a superior technology is pretty laughable, IMO.
The HD800 is just a tricky headphone to get right. It can sound bright, boring and lifeless on some rigs, while sounding
musical, engaging and just pretty out of bounds on other's. The LCD's sound fairly consistent with most rigs.
Meaning, they just don't scale or play with synergy as much as the HD800's.
I think it's silly to try and disregard the HD800's technical superiority, now preference is something altogether different.
Edited by paradoxper - 5/21/13 at 10:17am