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Is the HD800 better than the LCD-3 at classical music?
 

The two options trade blows with each-other, so it comes down to what attributes of sound you prioritize more, and also what tonal balance you dig more.

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While we are on the topic of bashing LCD-2s I'll say that I prefer my new T70s for classical. :P

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The two options trade blows with each-other, so it comes down to what attributes of sound you prioritize more, and also what tonal balance you dig more.


Seems to be about preference. 

post #1219 of 3579
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Seems to be about preference. 

Not just preference, each headphone is undeniably better in certain aspects, and for those things it comes down to how much you care for it.

 

E.g. people don't just "prefer" worse headstage, but they could care more or less about it, and if the latter is the case then another attribute might overshadow it.

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Not just preference, each headphone is undeniably better in certain aspects, and for those things it comes down to how much you care for it.

 

E.g. people don't just "prefer" worse headstage, but they could care more or less about it, and if the latter is the case then another attribute might overshadow it.

 

"Worse headstage".  Does that mean less natural?

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"Worse headstage".  Does that mean less natural?

 

What is headstage? I know about soundstage... but headstage? Interested in jerg's answer as well!

post #1222 of 3579
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"Worse headstage".  Does that mean less natural?

Yep.

 

 

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What is headstage? I know about soundstage... but headstage? Interested in jerg's answer as well!

I present to you the epic post where the term Headstage among other things originated from:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/stax-sr-007-omega-ii-a-review-after-4-years-of-ownership-darth-nuts-epic-review

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I present to you the epic post where the term Headstage among other things originated from:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/stax-sr-007-omega-ii-a-review-after-4-years-of-ownership-darth-nuts-epic-review

 

Thank you :-)

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Yep.

 

 

 

It might be true that the HD800 is the most natural sounding headphone there is (I haven't heard it) but I think in general a lot of people mistake their preference for the way a headphone sounds for natural.  For example, a lot of people might be surprised to hear what going to the the symphony sounds like in person.  

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Is the HD800 better than the LCD-3 at classical music?
 

The LCD-3s are fantastic for classical (and a good step up from the LCD-2s in that regard). But the HD800s are still a better solution for classical. But then again, who really listens to mostly classical music? tongue.gif  For rock, metal and jazz, I prefer the LCD-3s. 

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 7:20pm
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The LCD-3s are fantastic for classical (and a good step up from the LCD-2s in that regard). But the HD800s are still a better solution for classical. But then again, who really listens to mostly classical music? tongue.gif  For rock, metal and jazz, I prefer the LCD-3s. 

Thats actually a good point. And definately worth noting if you are considering either of these headphones.  I personally think that Audeze have 'got it right' in what folk want out of a headphone in regards to popular music and also for a genre like Jazz. For music lovers it should be all about what makes the music sound good, and a thumping emphasised bass and rolled off treble will make most pop music recordings sound great. It also helps with classic Jazz recordings too, where Miles trumpet or Coltranes sax have a tendancy to be fatiguing. More modern Jazz recordings tend to be warmer now though and the LCD2's can sound dull with these. 

 

The HD800's on the other hand give you a warts n'all presentation, and this might be a little too analytical if you are rocking out to Master of Puppets for e.g. Because it will display the recordings short comings and actually detract your attention from the music to the sound quality. The Senns have really grown on me with Jazz, but I do find myself preferring modern recordings than old classics for the reasons just stated. So in that respect my headphone is dictating what I'm going to listen too :P

 

My tastes these days are Classical, Jazz, Electronica/Ambient.  It's weird, I played lead guitar in a Rock band for nye on twenty year but only really listened to it in my teens.... But then I am weird. I love Radiohead if that helps... And I'd choose the LCD2's for the Bends and the HD800's for everything after that :D

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I have to admit "No Surprises" sounds GREAT on any headphone.

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I just love both my lcd-2 and HD800 for different types of music. I prefer jazz on my hd800 (together with vocal stuff), LCD-2s shine for electronic music and rock....now I am just wondering how much better the LCD-3 sound, but I don't think I'll be buying a new headphone pair anytime soon.

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The two options trade blows with each-other, so it comes down to what attributes of sound you prioritize more, and also what tonal balance you dig more.


I couldn't agree more. I listen to a wide variety of genres and it took me a while to realize that no single headphone could be the best at all of them. And when you think about it, why should there be? Listening to a bluegrass set, going to the symphony, and listening to a DJ are pretty different experiences sonically. Why should I expect a single headphone to excel at all of them equally? Right now I feel like the LCD2 and the HD800 cover all of the bases for me. My experience has been that If a recording doesn't sound great on one, it will on the other.

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