I've read most of what's been written on Audez'e & Hifiman's latest and greatest, but sadly most reviews focus mainly on 4 things: highs, mids, lows and soundstage. What about music?
You know, that Foot-tapping feeling?
To be more specific, you know the difference between Grado SR-325 and Senn HD-600? You know that feeling you get when guitars play through Grados that you just don't get with Senns? You know those songs where the Seens sound marvelous but get boring mid-way through, and the Grados despite their limitations, make you want to dance?
This is what I am talking about.
This is important to me because living with a pair of HD-600 for almost 10 years (wow!!) I believe I have been missing a lot in most genres apart from Classical. I recently tried the HD-800 and came away feeling that while they sound fabulous, they did not engage me (except on classical). On the other hand, a pair of Grado SR-325 (a third of the price) showed me a completely different version of many songs (rock, acoustic, pop and jazz), more energetic, ViVid and Raaaaw. Of course for classical I have no complaints on the Senns and the HD-800 would be a worthy upgrade...
So, all of you with relevant experience on the latest orthos, Audez'e LCD-2 and Hifiman HE-6 (and the mentioned Senn/Grados), please share your thoughts regarding the above. In a nutshell, is any of them as 'fun' to listen to as the Grados, or just spectacularly good-sounding like the Senn's
I am looking for a real upgrade from my HD-600 and might just pull the trigger on the LCD-2. I will listen to the T1 meanwhile but expect them not to be very different from the HD-800.
PS: The "Grado vs Senn" analogy is just a mean to express to you all what I mean, not to be taken literaly. However I can't resist asking: are the Audez'e & Hifiman more like the Senns or Grado's?
Thanks in advance for you feedback. Busy times for the head-fi world... :)