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post #1 of 35
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If you own a pair of LCD2's and have other headphones, I would like to know which 1 set of headphones you would keep if you could only keep the LCD2's and only one other set?

 

Please tell us the headphone name, model and why.

 

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Edited by sperandeo - 4/24/11 at 1:26pm
post #2 of 35

HD800: they are lighter and the sound more open. You can listen to the them for longer periods, yet I prefer the sound of LCD2

post #3 of 35

x2 on the HD-800, plus the soundstage is awesome for certain types of music. Personally i haven't been able to make up my mind which i like more yet. All i know is my balanced D7000 has been sitting there gathering dust for a while now

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HD800: they are lighter and the sound more open. You can listen to the them for longer periods, yet I prefer the sound of LCD2



Why can you listen for longer periods? 

 

post #5 of 35

I have both the LCD-2 and HD800. They both sound excellent. But, if I had to choose between the two, I would pick the HD800. The HD800 has a wider soundstage, sounds more detailed and revealing, sounds more open than the LCD-2. But, keep in mind that I listen to the HD800 balanced vs. LCD-2 single ended. If I listened to the LCD-2 balanced this may change things. You can't go wroing with either headphone.


Edited by hifihead - 4/24/11 at 3:06pm
post #6 of 35

Beyer T1's.

More neutral. Better soundstage. Sweeter treble. Lighter to wear. They balance each other nicely. 

 

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Beyer T1's.

More neutral.

 

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post #8 of 35

^ yes more neutralrolleyes.gif

post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by MrQ View Post

Beyer T1's.

More neutral. Better soundstage. Sweeter treble. Lighter to wear. They balance each other nicely. 

 


I've heard all 3 headphones and to me the T1 definitely did not have a bigger or better soundstage than the HD800. I think the HD800 has the best soundstage for any headphone under $2k unless you start comparing it to the Sony R10 or the K1000. However, I do agree the treble on the T1 wasn't as "hot" as the HD800 which can become fatiguing after a while. The HD800 is easily the most detailed and revealing headphone among the 3 and sounds great on live recordings, vocals or classical music. The bass was present but impact-shy and this is where the LCD-2 shone. The T1 is good at everything but doesn't have a defining characteristic. 

My order of preference would be LCD-2, HD800, T1 and D7k tied and finally the HE-6


Edited by brasewel - 4/24/11 at 3:45pm
post #10 of 35
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I've heard all 3 headphones and to me the T1 definitely did not have a bigger or better soundstage than the HD800. I think the HD800 has the best soundstage for any headphone under $2k unless you start comparing it to the Sony R10 or the K1000. However, I do agree the treble on the T1 wasn't as "hot" as the HD800 which can become fatiguing after a while. The HD800 is easily the most detailed and revealing headphone among the 3 and sounds great on live recordings, vocals or classical music. The bass was present but impact-shy and this is where the LCD-2 shone. The T1 is good at everything but doesn't have a defining characteristic. 

 


I was comparing it to the LCD-2. I agree the HD800 has a better sound stage to the T1.  As you say it doesn't have a defining characteristic, which is what makes it neutral.

post #11 of 35

Yes I didn't disagree with you on the neutral aspect biggrin.gif. As for soundstage comparisons with the LCD-2; it's definitely wider, top, bottom, left and right no doubt.

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^ yes more neutralrolleyes.gif

We hear extremely differently. tongue.gif
 

 

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We hear extremely differently. tongue.gif
 

 


 

PARDON!

post #14 of 35

I too would say the T1 is one of the most neutral phones after the HD800 and K701/702.

post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by brasewel View Post

I've heard all 3 headphones and to me the T1 definitely did not have a bigger or better soundstage than the HD800. I think the HD800 has the best soundstage for any headphone under $2k unless you start comparing it to the Sony R10 or the K1000. However, I do agree the treble on the T1 wasn't as "hot" as the HD800 which can become fatiguing after a while. The HD800 is easily the most detailed and revealing headphone among the 3 and sounds great on live recordings, vocals or classical music. The bass was present but impact-shy and this is where the LCD-2 shone. The T1 is good at everything but doesn't have a defining characteristic. 

My order of preference would be LCD-2, HD800, T1 and D7k tied and finally the HE-6


Really, I thought you found the T1 brightest?

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