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Yup. Cant w8 to get mine

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990s are in a whole other league. No contest.
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Interesting. The LCD2 does quite well for gaming, even competitively, from the short MW2 run. The fact that the bass and mids are so linear and flat, make it quite detailed all the way up until you hit the treble, which gently smoothens out, a bit more than the Annie. Played for about 2 hours, and I can say that the soundstage depth seemed pretty damn good. Soundstage isn't large, but it's definitely of a good size when using Dolby Headphone, and it does seem to be *quite* natural sounding overall. Color me impressed.

Also wanna note that the LCD2 is almost laughably easy to drive volume-wise, and it sounded damn good off the Mixamp alone. Probably easier to drive than the HE-400. I'll have to do more testing. My Mixamp kinda isn't good alone, with it's bad imbalance and knob distortion, but maxing out the volume and having the game/voice knob at about half way gave the LCD2 plenty of volume. That's the least I have needed from my main cans in awhile.

Surprisingly, the LCD2 needs more on my Compass 2's volume knob than the Annie. Not by much, but it's worth noting that the Annie goes louder, faster. Didn't test on the Mixamp though.

I'll update my guess to a 9, 8 (or 7.5) score.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/17/13 at 9:18am
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Flat frequency response goes a long way in extracting detail!

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Yeah, I learned that with the HD650, which was quite linear up to the treble as well, and sounded very detailed for gaming (I would even call it borderline analytical in dissecting sounds). It just didn't do as well as I would have liked due to the not so great soundstage/positioning. The LCD2 sounds more rounded than the HD650 in soundstage shape.

The LCD2 is also faster than the HD650 which was a bit laid back/slow. I don't get that impression with the LCD2. The treble is definitely rolled off, but I don't feel it's recessed to a point of it being veiled. I didn't get that from the HD650 either, but I feel the LCD2 is an upgrade to the HD650 in every way other than comfort.

Dear lord, that bass though. I mean, I can say the mids are just as good as the HD650's in intimacy and detail, but the bass... I haven't ever heard such texture and fullness without it being overly emphasized. The HE-400 is the closest candidate, yes, but the LCD2 really has some jaw dropping bass. It's crazy when I say the LCD2 has the best bass AND mids I have heard... where the HE-400 gets second in bass, and HD650 gets second in mids. That is the easiest comparisons I can make.

Keep in mind, I still prefer the bass on the D7000, even if it's not technically as good. Just something about it that resonates with me.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/17/13 at 8:43am
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Because it literally resonates.  biggrin.gif

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Lol, that's true. Harmonic distortion. Don't care. It gives it that amazing bass. tongue.gif

That being said, just went back to the Annie, and I still manage to be impressed by it. The sense of air puts the LCD2 to shame, and it has more perceived clarity overall. Just a daaaaaamn good headphone. I knew I chose well with it.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/17/13 at 9:01am
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I kinda want a pair of wireless portable headphones. Like wireless KSC75s, with a 5.8ghz base the size of a 3.5mm adapter, lol.

 

Sleek Audio's SA7! Just wait for them to come out with the new W-1 wireless device (with no hiss/higher build quality) and to add "more exotic" sidings over the soft touch blasted silicone, like "military grade carbon fiber". Also, not sure if the one that's out now uses the titanium hexagonal fasteners, but the newer ones to come might.

http://sleek-audio.com/products/universal/sa - Original Page for the SA7

http://store.sleek-audio.com/earphones/sa7-in-ear-earphones.html - Current, available SA7 page

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Sleek Audio's SA7! Just wait for them to come out with the new W-1 wireless device (with no hiss/higher build quality) and to add "more exotic" sidings over the soft touch blasted silicone, like "military grade carbon fiber". Also, not sure if the one that's out now uses the titanium hexagonal fasteners, but the newer ones to come might.

http://sleek-audio.com/products/universal/sa - Original Page for the SA7
http://store.sleek-audio.com/earphones/sa7-in-ear-earphones.html - Current, available SA7 page

In ears = no way
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In ears = no way

 

K then. So, what did we all find out that mixes? Steelseries, Slyr, and the Mixamp? Can the Slyr be used with HDMI?

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Let us know how it works out for you.

will do beerchug.gif

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Hello, I am looking at purchasing my first pair of headphones ever. To be honest I've never really even listened to a nice pair either. I'm trying to keep my limit to $150 for these. I've read through many threads on here and the majority of this thread and I have to say I'm overwhelmed. I'm looking to use these headphones for gaming and listening to music. Nothing too crazy. If someone could please recommend me a nice set that'd be great.

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Hello, I am looking at purchasing my first pair of headphones ever. To be honest I've never really even listened to a nice pair either. I'm trying to keep my limit to $150 for these. I've read through many threads on here and the majority of this thread and I have to say I'm overwhelmed. I'm looking to use these headphones for gaming and listening to music. Nothing too crazy. If someone could please recommend me a nice set that'd be great.

Try the dt 990 pro, used its about 125. Still... U could also try good ole koss pro dj 100 fioo e11 combo all under 100 if u get it at the right place
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The DT 990 would need an amp to sound their best and even used it'd barely be within budget... Senn HD 558 might be an easier option for a budget all around-er.
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The DT 990 would need an amp to sound their best and even used it'd barely be within budget... Senn HD 558 might be an easier option for a budget all around-er.

Yea thats true... Im not familiar with senn cans
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The DT 990 would need an amp to sound their best and even used it'd barely be within budget... Senn HD 558 might be an easier option for a budget all around-er.

Yea thats true... Im not familiar with senn cans. U can always try the creative aura live...
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