I'm not sure how many hours I have on my LCD-2's. I love the sound of these cans. Such a big change from my Grados. More open, damn near ruler straight FR. Timbre is great. Clarity and detail abound. Coming from Grado's it was a bit hard at first. On one hand I could instantly tell the LCD-2's were much better sounding, more neutral, like a perfect blend of sounds. Where as my Grado's have this in your face highs and vocals that just jump out at me but not in a good way once I listened to the LCD-2's.
To be honest after reading reviews I expected a lot more bass from the LCD-2's and was very pleased when I discovered that the bass is not overly done (which goes with that great FR chart. The bass is good, it fits well with all the other frequencies and not overly done. The highs aren't nearly as bright as the Grado's and what a relief! After about an hour with my 325's I'd be turning the volume down because I'd catch myself wincing every time a snare went off. Way too pronounced. Now with the LCD-2's I can hear all of the instruments clearly, cleanly and detailed. Nothing is fatigueing at all and I can listen to music for hours on end. Just beautiful blissful music.
If I had to use just a few words to describe the LCD-2 I'd have to pick: Natural, detailed, & lush.
I have a recording of a friends band from many years ago. I've seen these guys play more times than I can remember at shows, in our garages etc. I know their music as if it were my own. The bottom line is I know their music intimately and the LCD-2's are the first cans I have listend to that actually sounded accurate and instantly brought back memories of listening to these guys live. I was pretty impressed. This is not something my Grado's could do. And I actually really like the grado's but the LCD-2 is just on a completely different level.
I've ordered an upgrade cable for the LCD-2 and look forward to trying it out. If I had one complaint about the LCD-2 it would be the stock cable. It's a flat cable and just doesn't work for me. Oh and I might complain that the cans are kinda heavy but considering I ride motorcycles I'm used to having lids on my head so these can's aren't a big deal at all but they are pretty heavy. Some people might now like that.