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post #1786 of 9684
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Originally Posted by haejuk View Post

I've found that EQing the mids down a little bit (just 1 or 2 db) really brings the bass out at lower volumes.  I moved to LCD-2 from Denons though, so I am used to a U shaped sound sig.

That's just absurd. The mids is the LCD2'S strongest point why would you would want to tone down mids for more bass? Anything the headphone needs is up the treble and tone down the bass a bit.
post #1787 of 9684
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

That's just absurd. The mids is the LCD2'S strongest point why would you would want to tone down mids for more bass? Anything the headphone needs is up the treble and tone down the bass a bit.

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post #1788 of 9684
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post


That's just absurd. The mids is the LCD2'S strongest point why would you would want to tone down mids for more bass? Anything the headphone needs is up the treble and tone down the bass a bit.

 

Just because someone else's listening habits don't coincide with your own doesn't make them "absurd" lol. The guy wants some more kick out of his LCD2's bass, ain't nothing wrong with that.

post #1789 of 9684
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Just because someone else's listening habits don't coincide with your own doesn't make them "absurd" lol. The guy wants some more kick out of his LCD2's bass, ain't nothing wrong with that.
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post #1790 of 9684

DEAr folks!

what do you thing is the best amp for this cans, under 1000 ?

right now i have one graham slee ulde, do you think it has enough juice?

ciao-grazie

Dani

post #1791 of 9684

i run mine with the ALO The Pan Am connected to the computer and the Portaphile 627x portable. Both have plenty of power to drive them.

post #1792 of 9684
Audeze LCD x!!! Aaahhhh
post #1793 of 9684
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

 

Just because someone else's listening habits don't coincide with your own doesn't make them "absurd" lol. The guy wants some more kick out of his LCD2's bass, ain't nothing wrong with that.

 

Didn't see this 1 week ago... lol

 

If he wants more bass he may as well look at other bassy performers. 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

 

Didn't see this 1 week ago... lol

 

If he wants more bass he may as well look at other bassy performers. 

 

 

That's a load of crap.  If he wants to EQ his Audeze there's nothing wrong with that.  The EQ'd Audeze will probably give more performance throughout the spectrum than 'other bassy performers.'

 

The LCD is a very mid-focused headphone, and at low volume level listening it is easy to lose the bass and treble, because the mids are ever so present.

post #1795 of 9684

Well, I didn't say I exclusively listen with that EQ.  In fact I simply tried it once or twice and seemed to work very well at low volumes and thought I would share.  The bass on dynamics, such as D2000, is much more present but the distortion in the bass is much higher than LCD2.

post #1796 of 9684

Hi guys! I don't own an LCD-2, and sadly don't plan to. I will, however, be making a mid to hi-fi purchase very soon, and need some help figuring out what I want. I love the dark, liquid Audez'e sound, but simply can't afford to shell out $1000 dollars for the headphones alone. Originally I was going to buy the Mad Dogs, which are well known for having a bit of a darker sound. However, I decided to extend my budget for the headphones to around $600. At that price point, the best contenders seem the be the HE-500, and the Alpha Dog. However, both of them are more treble focused and don't have that liquid feel (from what I've read). Do you guys know of any alternatives which have a similar sound signature to the LCD-2, but can be had for ~$600 new?

post #1797 of 9684

There is a lot of bass on the LCD-2 for me. Too much sometimes. Definitely north of neutral. Anything more like the old Denon series gets messy and smeared and goes into crazy basshead territory imo. Although the frequency curve is flat from 20 herz to 1k, the bass in emphasized because the upper-mids start dipping hard, so in contrast the bass stands out prominently. It hits hard and deep and is ever present if your song even has a little bit of bass.

post #1798 of 9684
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

There is a lot of bass on the LCD-2 for me. Too much sometimes. Definitely north of neutral. Anything more like the old Denon series gets messy and smeared and goes into crazy basshead territory imo. Although the frequency curve is flat from 20 herz to 1k, the bass in emphasized because the upper-mids start dipping hard, so in contrast the bass stands out prominently. It hits hard and deep and is ever present if your song even has a little bit of bass.

 

No doubt. LCD2r2's frequency response is very simple, flat from 10 Hz to 1000 Hz, then a sloped drop of -5 dB or so from 1000 Hz to 2000 Hz, then flat from 2000 Hz to ~8000 Hz, past which it behaves a bit funky. That 5 dB warm tilt is all that it takes for it to sound warm or bassy at times.

post #1799 of 9684
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post


That's a load of crap.  If he wants to EQ his Audeze there's nothing wrong with that.  The EQ'd Audeze will probably give more performance throughout the spectrum than 'other bassy performers.'

The LCD is a very mid-focused headphone, and at low volume level listening it is easy to lose the bass and treble, because the mids are ever so present.

How is that a load of crap if he listens to basshead material and wants the smeared and quantity mid bass of the Denon's then he may as well look at other bassy performers nothing wrong with that.

On low volume you get a load of bass and virtually no treble (hyperbole but you know what I mean).

I know from experience the LCD2's don't respond very well to eq due to its overdampened transducer, you will never be able to eq these to have just a brighter and more forward treble while keeping the mids and lows at the same db frequency response it is just not going to happen, you turn that sound up you'll get crap sound output.

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Originally Posted by haejuk View Post

Well, I didn't say I exclusively listen with that EQ.  In fact I simply tried it once or twice and seemed to work very well at low volumes and thought I would share.  The bass on dynamics, such as D2000, is much more present but the distortion in the bass is much higher than LCD2.

Yes depending what you've eq'd and remember eq'ing the strongest aspect of an headphone is the easiest. The LCD2's have plenty of bass and it is to eq it, the weakest point being the treble and soundstage is something an eq will not work properly on low level listening. Hence why the LCD2'S sound best when listened more loud than other headphones in the volume dial due to its laid back sound sig. Any more eq you're going to get a rolloff and a Smythe Realiser can increase soundstage.

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

There is a lot of bass on the LCD-2 for me. Too much sometimes. Definitely north of neutral. Anything more like the old Denon series gets messy and smeared and goes into crazy basshead territory imo. Although the frequency curve is flat from 20 herz to 1k, the bass in emphasized because the upper-mids start dipping hard, so in contrast the bass stands out prominently. It hits hard and deep and is ever present if your song even has a little bit of bass.

Exactly and I've been saying it for a long time these are far from sounding neutral despite measuring fairly flat.

EDIT: Fixed spelling mistakes as Head-fi mobile is broken as schit.
Edited by DefQon - 10/5/13 at 8:05pm
post #1800 of 9684

I've EQ'd the LCD2's bass before, I'd take an LCD2 with EQ'd bass over a Denon any day if I wanted an all around performer with lots of bass.  

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