i heard the LCD2 in a "showroom" and didnt like it for more than a year from that impression...
after reading all these postings, i decided to take a risk n bought one from the resale mkt,
the LCD2 is now one of my top favorites, everytime i put it on i am all smiles.
Maybe my home setup just complimented this can in a certain way.
Often times we comment about cans as if it is the only component in the soundchain,
and tried to pit one can against another, i just treat such postings as perculiar to that listener..
hd800 has been tossed betw both like/dislike ends for a long time, i owned it twice,
might snag it again..lolz.