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post #181 of 221
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post


no I was not referring to you. I forgot to quote the post I was referring to.

 


No worries. smile.gif

 

post #182 of 221

LCD-2 just impress me more and more as I listen to them....streaming Dance musix and its great

post #183 of 221

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Sexy in the dark

D7 feeding the P4 (IBASSO units) feeding my LCD-2s

post #184 of 221

 

 I prefer my PS1000's for big concert rock than the LCD-2's but that's just me :-)

 

 LCD-2 do nothing wrong, it's just a house sound thing, the big shiny Grado gets my

 feet tapping!

post #185 of 221
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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post

Thanks for this, appreciate it. Are the LCD2 so heavy because of their drivers? Kind of crazy they make them so heavy. Is weight typically a problem for most? Or is it only people like me that have sensitive little heads! :p
 



 



I got used to it within a week. I don't even notice them now.

post #186 of 221


Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s the multiple rows of magnets and the wood enclosure they use. but really, more than just the weight, it was the crushing clamping force that made them so uncomfortable. Even when I would stretch out the headband, it was uncomfortable.

 

Anyway, while it’s true lots of people have gotten used to the weight and clamping, I think your experience with the hifiman cans (something I found rather light on my head, to be honest) suggests to me you should go with something that is as light as possible and spreads the weight evenly on your head. The RS1 can be uncomfortable because the pads sit on the ears but they are super light.

 

flat pads make them more comfortable and I always suggest stretching that headband out as much as you can. 

 

The GS1000 would be super comfortable since they’re very light and use those large bowls that place almost no pressure on the head… but I read that they lose the grado magic midrange so I don’t know if they’d be preferable over an RS1, to be honest

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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post

Thanks for this, appreciate it. Are the LCD2 so heavy because of their drivers? Kind of crazy they make them so heavy. Is weight typically a problem for most? Or is it only people like me that have sensitive little heads! :p
 



 



 

post #187 of 221


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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

 but I read that they lose the grado magic midrange so I don’t know if they’d be preferable over an RS1, to be honest


 


Yeah unfortunately the midrange is recessed. But then I never thought of the GS1000 as a replacement for the RS1, more like a complementary pair (a very expensive one at that lol)

post #188 of 221
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I got used to it within a week. I don't even notice them now.



Yes. I thought it was going to be a problem for me but honestly I hardly find them any less comfortable than my previous HD650. The weight is very well distributed and clamping force is well judged. They're more cumbersome than uncomfortable, like wearing a beachball on either side of your head, as another poster so aptly put it.

post #189 of 221

Yeah, totally. 

 

This bums me out, because I really wanted to try out the LCD-2s since everyone raves about them. In fact, they have been a headphone I've wanted to try for a while. Maybe I should just try my hand at the HD-650s.  Or probably just wait for the HD-700s. I saw someone say the 700's are more in line with the LCD2s in terms of sound, but half the weight. 

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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post


Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s the multiple rows of magnets and the wood enclosure they use. but really, more than just the weight, it was the crushing clamping force that made them so uncomfortable. Even when I would stretch out the headband, it was uncomfortable.

 

Anyway, while it’s true lots of people have gotten used to the weight and clamping, I think your experience with the hifiman cans (something I found rather light on my head, to be honest) suggests to me you should go with something that is as light as possible and spreads the weight evenly on your head. The RS1 can be uncomfortable because the pads sit on the ears but they are super light.

 

flat pads make them more comfortable and I always suggest stretching that headband out as much as you can. 

 

The GS1000 would be super comfortable since they’re very light and use those large bowls that place almost no pressure on the head… but I read that they lose the grado magic midrange so I don’t know if they’d be preferable over an RS1, to be honest



 



 

post #190 of 221


 

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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post

Yeah, totally. 

 

This bums me out, because I really wanted to try out the LCD-2s since everyone raves about them. In fact, they have been a headphone I've wanted to try for a while. Maybe I should just try my hand at the HD-650s.  Or probably just wait for the HD-700s. I saw someone say the 700's are more in line with the LCD2s in terms of sound, but half the weight. 



 


 

 HD700's look light as a feather, don't forget that at 150ohms and surely quite sensitive, they will be quite easy to drive with an entry level amplifier.

 

 

post #191 of 221
I think the best aspect of the LCD-2 is how great they sound at lower volume levels. When I listen to music on the Audeze I can enjoy it for a long period of time without fatigue setting in and I can still hear all aspects of the music presented clear and clean. (although readjusting the headband gets a little tiring) However the Grado RS1i is also a very competent headphone that really has a kind of forward and energetic presentation but is much smoother and has a more precise imaging/seperation than the lower end Grados like the sr225 for instance. The RS1i is the first Grado that I finally preferred to my trusty Sennheiser HD580. RS1i is also very comfortable for a smaller head, the headband design is very solid and the pads angle on to the ears in a good way. If I had to choose one it would be the LCD-2 as it just has an all-encompassing sound that not too many others quite achieve. I mainly use the LCD-2 out of my vintage amplifiers and listening to vinyl, for portable players I would mostly choose a Grado (225 or RS1i) but the Grado does well on my home system too.
post #192 of 221
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I think the best aspect of the LCD-2 is how great they sound at lower volume levels. When I listen to music on the Audeze I can enjoy it for a long period of time without fatigue setting in and I can still hear all aspects of the music presented clear and clean. (although readjusting the headband gets a little tiring) However the Grado RS1i is also a very competent headphone that really has a kind of forward and energetic presentation but is much smoother and has a more precise imaging/seperation than the lower end Grados like the sr225 for instance. The RS1i is the first Grado that I finally preferred to my trusty Sennheiser HD580. RS1i is also very comfortable for a smaller head, the headband design is very solid and the pads angle on to the ears in a good way. If I had to choose one it would be the LCD-2 as it just has an all-encompassing sound that not too many others quite achieve. I mainly use the LCD-2 out of my vintage amplifiers and listening to vinyl, for portable players I would mostly choose a Grado (225 or RS1i) but the Grado does well on my home system too.


+1

 

love my RS1 and my sr325is.

 

the LCD-2 is better than it, but the RS1 is more enjoyable at times. lol come to think of it, i love all my headphones! tongue.gif

post #193 of 221
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post



+1

 

love my RS1 and my sr325is.

 

the LCD-2 is better than it, but the RS1 is more enjoyable at times. lol come to think of it, i love all my headphones! tongue.gif


The Magnum Grados are like placing some of the LCD-2 sound in an existing Grado, it was the thing that led me to disposing of the LCD-2 to better hands.

 

But yeah good headphones are good headphones, I doubt I'd complain about the sound signature of any 500+ dollar headphone. I mean I found out the other day that I like Ultrasone Pro 900's which was a real eye opener

 

post #194 of 221
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 Ultrasone Pro 900's which was a real eye opener

 


And actually...I really LOVE my ultrasone 750s and 2500s and they are 200 HPs...I like them as much as I like the RS1i

 

post #195 of 221

i like my ultrasone pro 900s, but they are picky about volume, at the volume i listen to, they sound harsh and very artificial. thats my biggest issue with them, you  can't listen too loud with them

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