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post #3241 of 10585
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

DO try the NFB 28, I have it's "little brother" the now discountinued NFB 10ES2 [which I think WAS selling for the same price as the NFB 28 is now [lucky me]

Non the less, the two amps share a simmilar Dac design with the ESS sabre chips, the NFB28 has a little more and a little cleaner power

I am also getting a chance to listen to an LCD rez 2.2f here soon I'll let you guys know how it compares 

Looking forward to more impressions, thanks!
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Hi. I purchased a pair of HD800's on Saturday after a meet. They're by far the best I have ever heard, but I cannot afford to spend what is required to adequately power them. I have not heard an Audeze headphone yet. If I were to instead buy a pair of LCD-2's, I could afford to build a system around them. Are there any other reasons why I should get the LCD-2 over the HD800? 

post #3243 of 10585
They're a very different headphone in terms of soundstage size, treble energy and sense of speed. I personally prefer the LCDs, but it's worth demoing the LCDs (if you haven't already) before committing to that path.

Reasons to go with LCDs would be smooth, easy sound with tonnes of detail, outstanding clarity of image, and awesome, but accurate bass response.
post #3244 of 10585

get both... like me~ HD800 for sound stage and lcd for bass

post #3245 of 10585
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Originally Posted by NotaLefty View Post
 

Hi. I purchased a pair of HD800's on Saturday after a meet. They're by far the best I have ever heard, but I cannot afford to spend what is required to adequately power them. I have not heard an Audeze headphone yet. If I were to instead buy a pair of LCD-2's, I could afford to build a system around them. Are there any other reasons why I should get the LCD-2 over the HD800? 

Even out of 'inadequate' systems the HD800 will walk all over the LCD-2. 

 

The LCD-2 sounds good out of everything. It's a much more forgiving headphone, which could be to your liking.

It's all about your preference and what you think you'd enjoy more.

 

A highly resolving, revealing, less 'musical' sound or a more laid back, intimate, 'musical' sound.

post #3246 of 10585
Even out of 'inadequate' systems the LCD-2 will walk all over the HD800.

It's all about your preference.
post #3247 of 10585
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Originally Posted by NotaLefty View Post
 

Hi. I purchased a pair of HD800's on Saturday after a meet. They're by far the best I have ever heard, but I cannot afford to spend what is required to adequately power them. I have not heard an Audeze headphone yet. If I were to instead buy a pair of LCD-2's, I could afford to build a system around them. Are there any other reasons why I should get the LCD-2 over the HD800? 

 

Can't pick up a Matrix M-Stage or Bottlehead Crack?

post #3248 of 10585
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Originally Posted by fenderf4i View Post

Even out of 'inadequate' systems the LCD-2 will walk all over the HD800.

It's all about your preference.

From a technical viewpoint, it is not.

post #3249 of 10585
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

From a technical viewpoint, it is not.

 

 

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Originally Posted by fenderf4i View Post

Even out of 'inadequate' systems the LCD-2 will walk all over the HD800.

It's all about your preference.

No bout Technicality doesn't make for an enjoyable listen, technically the LCD Fazor Models are better than the previous ones, but there are some who prefer the inferior verisions over the new ones 

post #3250 of 10585
+1

I've tried to love HD800s many times, but my collection consists of T1s, LCD 2s and HE500s because they're all more enjoyable to me despite being technically "inferior".
post #3251 of 10585

Spending some more time with the LCD-2 and I've noticed a few more goofy details on songs that I know well which I've never heard before (namely people talking in the background for like 3 seconds in some random part of "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You").  Several times with different tracks drums in tracks have caused me to turn around thinking some one was at the door or dropping something.  I'm about to wrap the headband in attempt get rid of the irritation caused by the stupid bumps.

 

Certainly appreciating them more.  

post #3252 of 10585

Anyone here use alo green line cable for the lcd 2? 

post #3253 of 10585
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

From a technical viewpoint, it is not.

 

 

And what does have the technical viewpoint to do with the enjoyement matter? If you listen to classical music, then OK, HD800s are better, but for me, if you listen to soul, instrumental, folk, funk, rock, metal, pop, electronic, dnb, r&b, reggae, jazz and blues, LCD-2 are way more enjoyable, apples to oranges.

 

Also, the Audeze is brilliant from a technical viewpoint. Name me one headphone, apart from the LCD-2, that gives you a very detailed frecuency response, that has very good imaging plus a very very black background and at the same time, it doesnt hurt with poorly recorded music, gives you a full natural sound with body, strong and fluid mids and a linear punchy bass to the bottom of hell which has good quantity and excelent quality (among the best) and, doesnt disturb the other frequencies.

 

And of course, doesnt go above $995.

post #3254 of 10585
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Originally Posted by Megalomaniak View Post
 

 

 

And what does have the technical viewpoint to do with the enjoyement matter? If you listen to classical music, then OK, HD800s are better, but for me, if you listen to soul, instrumental, folk, funk, rock, metal, pop, electronic, dnb, r&b, reggae, jazz and blues, LCD-2 are way more enjoyable, apples to oranges.

 

Also, the Audeze is brilliant from a technical viewpoint. Name me one headphone, apart from the LCD-2, that gives you a very detailed frecuency response, that has very good imaging plus a very very black background and at the same time, it doesnt hurt with poorly recorded music, gives you a full natural sound with body, strong and fluid mids and a linear punchy bass to the bottom of hell which has good quantity and excelent quality (among the best) and, doesnt disturb the other frequencies.

 

And of course, doesnt go above $995.

 

I'm not sure that some of these things count as "technical" characteristics (although I completely agree). Regardless though, the LCD 2s do measure very, very well. The HD800s might measure slightly better in a couple of areas, but it's so close that subjectivity and enjoyment have to be key criteria in the decision making process and that's where the LCD 2s won my money.

post #3255 of 10585
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Originally Posted by Megalomaniak View Post
 

 

 

And what does have the technical viewpoint to do with the enjoyement matter? If you listen to classical music, then OK, HD800s are better, but for me, if you listen to soul, instrumental, folk, funk, rock, metal, pop, electronic, dnb, r&b, reggae, jazz and blues, LCD-2 are way more enjoyable, apples to oranges.

 

Also, the Audeze is brilliant from a technical viewpoint. Name me one headphone, apart from the LCD-2, that gives you a very detailed frecuency response, that has very good imaging plus a very very black background and at the same time, it doesnt hurt with poorly recorded music, gives you a full natural sound with body, strong and fluid mids and a linear punchy bass to the bottom of hell which has good quantity and excelent quality (among the best) and, doesnt disturb the other frequencies.

 

And of course, doesnt go above $995.

I've owned all of these headphones and to me the HD800's are simply on a much different level when it comes to technics, however, if you also read my first initial posts in response to NotaLEfty I brought up the musicality aspect, and noted that may be enjoyed more.

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