Does anyone have the LCD2 and the HE400? I'm losing my love for the HE400 after running them side by side with the HD700. Loving the HD700 mids, nice tight, solid and fast bass (though the HE400 do hit harder). Any comparisons?
Moving up the chain, I'm having a hard time choosing between the LCD2 and HE500.. definitely want the great bass for electronic music and Enigma, with great mids for vocals. I know that I'll get the bass I want form the LCD2 but am a little concerned with reading that vocals are a little distant (from what I recall reading, its like sitting in the 10th row versus the first). Plus I've read that the HE500 have world class, luscious mids. I auditioned the LCD2 rev 1's a few times at the Toronto Head-Fi meet and was pretty impressed and it seems like the Bifrost/Lyr combo was made for them. Haven't heard the rev 2's.
I listen to everything from Eagles, Supertramp, Enigma, newer Madonna, Dead Can Dance, Dire Straits to Patricia Barber, Diana Krall, Adele, plus a lot of retro 80's and 90's retro dance and new wave music.
Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks!
I really like both the LCD2 and HE500, its a tough call. The 500's have better top end, it reaches higher and has more detail and is very smooth. The mids are very sweet and velvety, only there is a slight mid bass hump there that can make very complex music a tad muddy. The Bass is deep, balanced and warm but can sometimes feel a little seperated from the whole. Also the imaging can be very stereo, i.e left and right. Details are more present because of the extra treble.
The LCD2' s in comparision have a much more whole sound, very natural. The treble is presented without any extra sugar. The mids are more defined and imaging is more 3d rather than stereo, more around your head. The bass is also more natural and although it is more powerful, doesn't actually sound coloured like Denon's for e.g do.
The soundstage on the HE500's is a little wider, but the soundstage on the LCD's is bigger as a whole.
Although technically they are as good as each other in their respected areas, I'd have to go with the LCD2's because they present the music, more musically! and thats what its about at the end of the day (literally at the end of the day, coz thats when I listen to them )