Kinda what I was getting at. The HE-6s (from all accounts I've heard) are a step up from the HE-5LEs. But then the LCD-2s are be considered on par with the HE-6s (which I am sure you and Skylab would agree....and in fact slightly prefer the LCD-2s...please correct me if I am wrong). So, the logic would support that the LCD-2s are better than the HE-5LEs.
I believe both you and I were LCD-2 skeptics too and thought the owners were drinking from the Audeze Kool-aid too. But then we bought them and found out that no Kool-Aid was needed. They were simply outstanding headphones (and IMO, the best I've heard to date). Oh...and we want Roy back!
Of course for others YMMV.
I will say this the LCD2 is not a little better than the HE5LE but a major step up. In a league of their own are both the LCD2 and HE6. I love both and really enjoy both equally. I have not determined as any one better just different and both are the top tier IMO. Everything else that I have heard simply cannot compete as well. I believe its my preference for planar sound. Transparency to me is the most important thing I look for whether it is a speaker or a headphone and the planar get me all the way there. Enoug for long term satisfaction Both outstanding and yes both are better than the 5LE
Edited by Frank I - 4/6/14 at 8:42pm