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Originally Posted by bigshuse View Post


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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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

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

To be fair Radiohead's direction changed completely as they released OK Computer and onwards.

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

To be fair Radiohead's direction changed completely as they released OK Computer and onwards. 

That was my point regarding Radiohead and em two pones :) Their music following the Bends requires an hp that can replicate more space and neutrality to fully display the effects and orchestrations used. And this is not going to be fully appreciated on a headphone such as the LCD2, but only in comparison to a hp such as the HD800. 

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anyone got any advice on stretching out the lcd-2 headband to reduce the clamp ?

 

should I just just bend it with my hands over time or put them on an object slightly larger than my head when not in use ?  

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I wouldn't do that, they will likely fall off your head due to the weight and bulkiness.

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"One size fits all" lol.

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Was wondering what is the LCD-2 usually compared to at this price range, just curious. I am actually in love

with the LCD-2, almost near buying it, but there are currently two deal breakers for me. One is the lean bass which

make me crave for more (yes, I'm a basshead) and Two, dang these cans are heavy!

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 7:16pm
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

So far I'm loving these th-600's. Other competition includes he-500, sig. pro, t1, quite a few others. Allot of 1k headphones rite now.

The two that caught my eye was the th-600 and he-500, comparisons anybody?

Edit: I know this is a stupid question, but I am basshead so this is really important to me. Among the LCD-2, TH-600 and HE-500, which has most bass?
Edited by myap2328 - 5/25/13 at 8:55pm
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post


The two that caught my eye was the th-600 and he-500, comparisons anybody?

Edit: I know this is a stupid question, but I am basshead so this is really important to me. Among the LCD-2, TH-600 and HE-500, which has most bass?

you said it that you're a basshead, HE500 and LCD2 wont satisfy you; cant comment on Th600 since i dont have an experience with it… They focus on quality, not quantity… Try Beyer's DT770...

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you said it that you're a basshead, HE500 and LCD2 wont satisfy you; cant comment on Th600 since i dont have an experience with it… They focus on quality, not quantity… Try Beyer's DT770...

I think when I'm looking at the LCD-2, I take audio seriously, the dt770 sounded horrible. Nothing can sound worse than the hd650, that's like my bar of standard.
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post


The two that caught my eye was the th-600 and he-500, comparisons anybody?

Edit: I know this is a stupid question, but I am basshead so this is really important to me. Among the LCD-2, TH-600 and HE-500, which has most bass?

I'd go with the LCD2's. Got some of the best bass in the business. May not be enough quantity for you to begin with, but over time I'm sure you'll appreciate the quality. The thing is, at this level you aren't gonna find any cans with massive bass because you're paying for audiophile quality rather than fun. Maybe the discontinued D7000 would be to your liking as it has emphasized bass, but I've read that it is not very defined compared to the orthos. 

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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post


The two that caught my eye was the th-600 and he-500, comparisons anybody?

Edit: I know this is a stupid question, but I am basshead so this is really important to me. Among the LCD-2, TH-600 and HE-500, which has most bass?

Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

The th-600 is probably up your alley. Not as fast and neutral as the other two but still decently linear and quick. Bass heavy rap, hip-hop, electronic are it's strong suits.

So it has more bass than the LCD-2? I know this sound amateur but bass is really important to make my music enjoyable to me.
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post


So it has more bass than the LCD-2? I know this sound amateur but bass is really important to make my music enjoyable to me.

 

When we say Bass, its still a very broad term… What kind of Bass you're up to? What Genre you most played/listen?

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