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SHORT REVIEWS: Ok, now I have LCD-2, D7000... what next?

post #1 of 55
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Audeze LCD-2

+ Best sound that I have heard so far from headphones

+ Built well

 

- Comfort, heavy and too big in the head (after awhile the ear band starts hurting my head and can´t really move at all with these, have to sit up still like Frankenstein)

 

Denon AH-D7000

+ Good sound, grrreat bass!

+ Light

 

- Comfort. Although light, these have a loose ear band so they can fall off easily and the sound suffers because of this. The sound is better when you push the cups tighter into your head with your hands (and after awhile the ear band starts hurting my head)

- Sibilant and harsh highs

 

Sennheiser HD600

+ Great comfort, can wear these 24/7

 

- Harsh sound, lacks bass (but "ok" sound)

 

Sennheiser HD650

+ Great comfort, can wear these 24/7

 

- Harsh and muddy sound (but "ok" sound)

 

Sennheiser HD800

+ Clear and detailed sound with wide soundstage

 

-Lacks lot of bass (dealbreaker, returned these ones), piercing highs that will hurt your ears physically after long listening

-Comfort not the best, too big cups

 

 

 

So... Good and bad things with all these headphones. What next? Is there a perfect headphones for me? How about Grados? I´ve been interested trying them next.

 

The perfect headphones for me would be LCD-2 sound with the HD650 comfort!!! basshead.gif

 

 

post #2 of 55

Do you want to sell me your D7000 wood cups?

 

My D2000 cups are marked and also the "woodies" are supposed to give sound benefits?

post #3 of 55
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Do you want to sell me your D7000 wood cups?

 

My D2000 cups are marked and also the "woodies" are supposed to give sound benefits?



Sorry, but I´m gonna keep these for now, still enjoying them even with the bad sides. I haven´t heard D2000, D5000. I´ve heard about some modification for the Denons, but don´t know what´s that about? Will that help with the harsh highs?

post #4 of 55
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The perfect headphones for me would be LCD-2 sound with the HD650 comfort!!! basshead.gif



Agree on that! LCD-2 is a bit too heavy even for me who have a thick neck. 

Went to a local headphone store a few days ago, testing out other high ends. I enjoyed the T1 a lot!
Compare the 2 using their Beyerdynamic A1 amp, found the T1 to offer a much fuller bass compared to the HD 800.
Although the HD 800 still offer a much wider soundstage to my ears. Wearing the T1 feels more comfy than the LCD-2 too.

I think i should cancel my idea of buying my HD 650 soon, save more and get a T1 or GS1000 instead this EOY! biggrin.gif

post #5 of 55

Nothing will help the sibilance in the Denons.  In fact, Markls mods seemed to pronounce it if anything.  Maybe sit tight for an LCD-3?  If you're that big a fan of the sound, wait for them to come out with their next model which I'm told will have ergonomics higher on its list of priorities.

post #6 of 55
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Originally Posted by MetalElvis View Post

Audeze LCD-2

+ Best sound that I have heard so far from headphones

+ Built well

 

- Comfort, heavy and too big in the head (after awhile the ear band starts hurting my head and can´t really move at all with these, have to sit up still like Frankenstein)

 

Denon AH-D7000

+ Good sound, grrreat bass!

+ Light

 

- Comfort. Although light, these have a loose ear band so they can fall off easily and the sound suffers because of this. The sound is better when you push the cups tighter into your head with your hands (and after awhile the ear band starts hurting my head)

- Sibilant and harsh highs

 

Sennheiser HD600

+ Great comfort, can wear these 24/7

 

- Harsh sound, lacks bass (but "ok" sound)

 

Sennheiser HD650

+ Great comfort, can wear these 24/7

 

- Harsh and muddy sound (but "ok" sound)

 

Sennheiser HD800

+ Clear and detailed sound with wide soundstage

 

-Lacks lot of bass (dealbreaker, returned these ones), piercing highs that will hurt your ears physically after long listening

-Comfort not the best, too big cups

 

 

 

So... Good and bad things with all these headphones. What next? Is there a perfect headphones for me? How about Grados? I´ve been interested trying them next.

 

The perfect headphones for me would be LCD-2 sound with the HD650 comfort!!! basshead.gif

 

 



After that lot, maybe a STAX system? 007 or 009.

post #7 of 55

whats next will make you rob a bank is all i can say XD

post #8 of 55
Thread Starter 

Quote:

Originally Posted by SimpleLeong View Post





Agree on that! LCD-2 is a bit too heavy even for me who have a thick neck. 

Went to a local headphone store a few days ago, testing out other high ends. I enjoyed the T1 a lot!
Compare the 2 using their Beyerdynamic A1 amp, found the T1 to offer a much fuller bass compared to the HD 800.
Although the HD 800 still offer a much wider soundstage to my ears. Wearing the T1 feels more comfy than the LCD-2 too.

I think i should cancel my idea of buying my HD 650 soon, save more and get a T1 or GS1000 instead this EOY! biggrin.gif



T1 has been also in my "list", but haven´t got the chance to hear them. Grado GS1000i and PS1000 also.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post

Nothing will help the sibilance in the Denons.  In fact, Markls mods seemed to pronounce it if anything.  Maybe sit tight for an LCD-3?  If you're that big a fan of the sound, wait for them to come out with their next model which I'm told will have ergonomics higher on its list of priorities.



That´s great news, thanks for that! I hope the LCD-3 will be a hit! Have you heard any rumours about a release?

post #9 of 55
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Originally Posted by MetalElvis View Post

Quote:



T1 has been also in my "list", but haven´t got the chance to hear them. Grado GS1000i and PS1000 also.


Heard good things about the GS1000i and the Graham Slee Solo SRGII amplifier.

 

I'd imagine they would gel nicely with a high quality tube amp like a Zana Deux

or Woo 6 - The Zana made my 325i's sound fabulous.

 

Amp selection appears to be crucial with the GS to determine whether you'll love or loathe it.

post #10 of 55

Trust me, you don't need T1. Next is get a good amp and a good source. good cables. etc. Or get some really good IEMs.

 

But I think it's best to stay away from this forum.


Edited by tupac0306 - 9/12/11 at 4:42am
post #11 of 55
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

Trust me, you don't need T1. Next is get a good amp and a good source. good cables. etc. Or get some really good IEMs.

 

But I think it's best to stay away from this forum.



Hehehe! You´re probably right. regular_smile%20.gif

 

I already have a good amp, source, cables and IEMs. I just want to find the perfect headphones that I can wear 24/7 and have a great sound like the LCD-2. L3000.gif

post #12 of 55

T1 doesn´t sound like a LCD-2.

post #13 of 55

Bt T1 sounds nothing special compared to LCD 2. Or it's even fair to say LCD 2 is straight better than T1

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

T1 doesn´t sound like a LCD-2.



 

post #14 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

Bt T1 sounds nothing special compared to LCD 2. Or it's even fair to say LCD 2 is straight better than T1

 



 


The LCD-2 and T1's sound totally different from each other to make that judgement call. I have both and in my opinion the LCD's have some great strengths but also a few weaknesses. The T1's don't have ANY weaknesses but can't quite compete with the LCD's in the areas where the LCD's is very strong.

 

I enjoy them both equally.

 

post #15 of 55
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

Bt T1 sounds nothing special compared to LCD 2. Or it's even fair to say LCD 2 is straight better than T1


 

Personal experience or some assumption of consensus?  If the former, your statement should be prefaced with "in my opinion."  If the latter, just say "I am making a generalization that has anecdotal corroboration."

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