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post #1531 of 9926
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Comfort has always been different strokes for different folks. Some people have no issues wearing them all day long, and others can't stand them for longer than 5 minutes. Most of us fall somewhere inbetween. Taking a break every hour or so isn't bad and also leaning back on a comfy chair is also a good option as well. I can usually wear them for 3 to 4 hours, so I guess I have good neck strength. I also shift/tilt them slightly forward or backward sometimes if one place feels uncomfortable. I also find tigthening up the yoke or loosening it also helps since it changes where the pressure is added. Switching to the HE-500 provides relief as well since it puts stress on differnt parts of my head and also helps me not get bored. Now the HD650s are just light as air if you have them around. i think I might pick one up just because I miss them.

 

 

+1.  Comfort really depends on the individual based on many factors, such as clamp sensitivity to certain parts of the face (I for example, can't tolerate certain Oval shape cups that happens to clamp down on the most sensitive parts of my face/jaw... had to sell HD650/600's 3 separate times after trying to live with them time and time again cuz they sound so damn good.. but couldn't), the weight, headband/pad shape, etc.  The LCD-2's actually happen to be perfectly comfortable for me for my average 2 hour listening sessions, as long as they are equipped with the older foam headband... 

post #1532 of 9926
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Originally Posted by akwok View Post

If I could get the LCD-2s to be as comfortable as the SR-009 or the HD800 I'm pretty sure it'd be the perfect headphone for me.  The low end slam is ridiculously addictive, and works well for the genres of music I listen to.

 

As it stands I can't really have it on my head for more than an hour or two without my jaw hurting, and this is with the headband being bent quite a bit and with vegan pads.  Again, LCD-3 bells are ringing since they're supposedly quite a bit more comfortable!

http://www.head-fi.org/a/comparisons-of-the-lcd-3-and-the-lcd-2-rev-2

 

Just to put the LCD-3 bug in your ear. evil_smiley.gif

post #1533 of 9926

Yeah lucky for me I can hear the LCD2's for 10 hour periods no problems. I've got a 6 pack on my neck now. Come at me Bro!

 

Anyway back on topic, I think my finish on my LCD2 housing rings turned out alright, I'll post a picture today.

post #1534 of 9926
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

http://www.head-fi.org/a/comparisons-of-the-lcd-3-and-the-lcd-2-rev-2

 

Just to put the LCD-3 bug in your ear. evil_smiley.gif

 

You're just helping to accelerate way is likely inevitable for lots of these LCD-2 owners biggrin.gif

post #1535 of 9926

Percentage wise, how much more bass would you estimate the LCD-2's to have over Hifiman's HE-400 & HE-500 (in both quality & quantity)?

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Over HE-400?  It has less quantitive bass than the HE-400.  

post #1537 of 9926

It's not just the bass that matters. I've owned the HE-500's before and they sounded more closed than the LCD 2 Rev. 2's; while the LCD 2's sound more open and has lesser grain than the HE-500's. Maybe the LCD 2's sounding more open has to do with the angled earpads? I don't know.

post #1538 of 9926
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Originally Posted by leadbythemelody View Post

It's not just the bass that matters. I've owned the HE-500's before and they sounded more closed than the LCD 2 Rev. 2's; while the LCD 2's sound more open and has lesser grain than the HE-500's. Maybe the LCD 2's sounding more open has to do with the angled earpads? I don't know.

LCD2r2s sounded more "closed" than HE500s to me, not a big difference (honestly both are fairly closed-sounding despite being fully open) but it's there. Orthos like HE400, HE6, and even LCD3 are more open-sounding.

 

With HE500s at least, it is remedied vastly by regrilling mod and damping modifications to the earpads. Its drivers are pretty much air-damped, so it is able to react so well to those mods.

post #1539 of 9926

Remove the dampening on the r2, put a piece of 50ppi foam over it. Clarity and openness increased, but one would need to dampen the grill as it shrills the treble a bit from resonance and I ain't sharing my secret how to dampen that grill.

post #1540 of 9926
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Remove the dampening on the r2, put a piece of 50ppi foam over it. Clarity and openness increased, but one would need to dampen the grill as it shrills the treble a bit from resonance and I ain't sharing my secret how to dampen that grill.

 

i was not aware that people directly modded the lcd 2 in such a manner. Is this something that only you do? Or is this a known mod? If it is effective, why not share it in detail? 

post #1541 of 9926

It's only DefQon.

 

I missed the Fedex driver who was delivering my LCD-2 today... frown.gif (he was like a ninja who snuck up and left a door tag. I didn't even hear the bell)


Edited by M-13 - 8/13/13 at 10:47am
post #1542 of 9926
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

It's only DefQon.

 

I missed the Fedex driver who was delivering my LCD-2 today... frown.gif (he was like a ninja who snuck up and left a door tag. I didn't even hear the bell)

hate it when that happens....

post #1543 of 9926
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

It's only DefQon.

 

I missed the Fedex driver who was delivering my LCD-2 today... frown.gif (he was like a ninja who snuck up and left a door tag. I didn't even hear the bell)


When this happens to me, and I'm waiting for something awesome like LCD-2's, I call Fedex and arrange to pick it up after hours.  If the Fedex center is close enough to you, it might be worth it.

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

It's only DefQon.

 

I missed the Fedex driver who was delivering my LCD-2 today... frown.gif (he was like a ninja who snuck up and left a door tag. I didn't even hear the bell)

Ugh yeah that sucks...or when they do ring the bell and you go running to answer and they are halfway back to the truck mad.gif

post #1545 of 9926
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Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post


When this happens to me, and I'm waiting for something awesome like LCD-2's, I call Fedex and arrange to pick it up after hours.  If the Fedex center is close enough to you, it might be worth it.

I have the new 2013 Bamboo in hand. I was sleeping in my front yard in my sleepingbag and when the FedEx ninja delivery guy snuck up to stick his door tag I full-body tackled him to the ground and wrestled my LCD-2 box away from him. I then signed his forehead and kicked his butt back into the truck so he can make the next delivery. Mission accomplished! biggrin.gif

 

First impressions.

 

-Bamboo feels much lighter than rosewood for some reason, improves comfort. It also feels less brittle and looks like it won't chip as easily.

-Bamboo looks better in person, although I'm not sure I would choose it over rosewood. I can certainly see some people choosing it over rosewood.

 

-The Sound!: Strangely the first thing that strikes me is that it sounds surprisingly balanced. I was expecting to be hit by overwhelming bass and feel stuffy by the severely recessed upper-mids, but none of these things happened. The bass was tight of course, but not really overwhelming as I remember my other LCD-2s, and the upper-mids while still being recessed were much less recessed than what I remember. So what am I trying to say? I think my LCD-2 is closer to neutral than before. While I would hesitate to say it's neutral I would say it's one or two steps closer than before and now the signature approached the HE-500 even more closely. What they gave up was that the mids are tad drier now, not as wet/lush anymore while overall it sounds more balanced out--more air and smoother treble. The mids are still nice of course and still can be considered lush/juicy, just not as much as my previous LCD-2s.

 

Interesting... I'll keep burning them in and see if my initial observations change.

 

In terms of technicalities, like transient response, imaging, soundstaging, nothing has really changed from the 2012 version I had. It's about the same technical wise, but the slight tonality shift has me surprised. Not sure if I'm happy about this since I bought the LCD-2 to experience the coloration again...


Edited by M-13 - 8/14/13 at 11:07am
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