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post #3571 of 6615

I'm considering purchase of an LCD-2 pair but all the talk of headbands and comfort has me a bit concerned. I have a fairly large head and have had problems with headband adjustment range - for example the AKG K701s are just too small for me. I haven't had a problem with either Senns or Beyerdynamic phones though.

 

Is the LCD 2 likely to be a problem for me?

post #3572 of 6615
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How is the bass impact of the LCD-2 for electronica?  Is it more or less than the HD600/HD650?

It is pretty good, but if you listen to fast or complex mixed electronic tracks, the LCD-2 shows slightly of it's weakness of being bit slow and slightly congested sounding. Having electronica as one of my main genre's I listen to and owning both the HD600 and LCD2 (and have already listened to the HD650 and rev.2 lost count of times), the bass on the LCD2 is more than the HD600/HD650, it goes down deeper and slightly more rumble (sub-bass). The HD600/650 sound more neutral to my ear's in terms of the bass department.

post #3573 of 6615
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Originally Posted by ehlarson View Post

I'm considering purchase of an LCD-2 pair but all the talk of headbands and comfort has me a bit concerned. I have a fairly large head and have had problems with headband adjustment range - for example the AKG K701s are just too small for me. I haven't had a problem with either Senns or Beyerdynamic phones though.

 

Is the LCD 2 likely to be a problem for me?

 

It shouldn't but if it does, Audeze offer's free? longer post for the headband adjuster?

post #3574 of 6615
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

It is pretty good, but if you listen to fast or complex mixed electronic tracks, the LCD-2 shows slightly of it's weakness of being bit slow and slightly congested sounding. Having electronica as one of my main genre's I listen to and owning both the HD600 and LCD2 (and have already listened to the HD650 and rev.2 lost count of times), the bass on the LCD2 is more than the HD600/HD650, it goes down deeper and slightly more rumble (sub-bass). The HD600/650 sound more neutral to my ear's in terms of the bass department.

 

Would you be able to comment on how they sound with female vocals compared to the HD600?

post #3575 of 6615
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Originally Posted by technica18 View Post

 

Would you be able to comment on how they sound with female vocals compared to the HD600?

Both are equally good, but I would say the LCD2's may have a bit more texture and detail to it. What else is good about the LCD2 is that you can run it efficiently and still have a decent sounding sound out of it. The HD600's to me are bit more pronounced but slightly more harder to drive. It's sort of hard to describe without hearing it for yourself. The HD600's are lot more warmer than the two though and for jazz and classical the HD600 just does it perfect with my Crack, the LCD2 on the other hand plays back everything well regardless of genre.

post #3576 of 6615
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It shouldn't but if it does, Audeze offer's free? longer post for the headband adjuster?

I got the longer posts, and the do help a lot. But they were not free. They cost 30 dollars.

post #3577 of 6615
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Originally Posted by DamageInc77 View Post

I got the longer posts, and the do help a lot. But they were not free. They cost 30 dollars.

 

Well, I guess I can live with that. ORDERED smily_headphones1.gif

 

Still, why not just make the posts long to begin with?

post #3578 of 6615

Because they look odd on someone that doesn't need longer posts.

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Well, I guess I can live with that. ORDERED smily_headphones1.gif

 

Still, why not just make the posts long to begin with?

post #3579 of 6615
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Originally Posted by ehlarson View Post

I'm considering purchase of an LCD-2 pair but all the talk of headbands and comfort has me a bit concerned. I have a fairly large head and have had problems with headband adjustment range - for example the AKG K701s are just too small for me. I haven't had a problem with either Senns or Beyerdynamic phones though.

 

Is the LCD 2 likely to be a problem for me?

I have a large head as well (or at least lower than average ears) and with the longer posts, I have no comfort issues with the LCD-2.  In fact, for me the only phones more comfortable are the HD800's.  The K701's didn't even come close to covering my ears, luckily I thought they sounded awful so it didn't matter.  It seems like Sennheiser typically has the most adjustment range.

post #3580 of 6615

How is the clarity and liveliness of the LCD-2 at moderate to low volumes?  What I mean is do they need to be cranked in order to sound lively and snappy or do they still have a nice solid presentation at lower volumes.  The one thing I don't like about the HD600 is that it kind of goes flat at lower volumes and I end of having to crank them quite a bit to get that snappiness and energy which ends up making my ears fatigued much quicker.
 

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^ I don't make a habit of it but I have been surprised to find they do sound good at low to moderate volumes. Other than the obvious loss of low-level information once it falls below audibility, the overall character of tracks seems largely unchanged.

 

YMMV of course., e.g. this might be genre-dependent, along with the usual provisos of differences between and within listeners' attentional focus, brain-decoding etc etc.

post #3582 of 6615

Thanks for everyone's help in answering my questions, now the hardest part is deciding on the rosewood vs the bamboo. biggrin.gif  I'm really torn since the rosewood looks so classy but people are saying the bamboo is much stronger.  UGH!!

post #3583 of 6615
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Originally Posted by technica18 View Post

How is the clarity and liveliness of the LCD-2 at moderate to low volumes?  What I mean is do they need to be cranked in order to sound lively and snappy or do they still have a nice solid presentation at lower volumes.  The one thing I don't like about the HD600 is that it kind of goes flat at lower volumes and I end of having to crank them quite a bit to get that snappiness and energy which ends up making my ears fatigued much quicker.
 

I'd say that this is what the LCD2's excel at, there isn't a great lot of change with low level listening. I think Tyll appreciated this too on his review. I listen at low to sometimes moderate volume and I don't hear much difference if any, in regards to dynamics and speed etc. My HE500's on the other hand defo benefit from a little more volume.   

post #3584 of 6615
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Originally Posted by technica18 View Post

How is the clarity and liveliness of the LCD-2 at moderate to low volumes?  What I mean is do they need to be cranked in order to sound lively and snappy or do they still have a nice solid presentation at lower volumes.  The one thing I don't like about the HD600 is that it kind of goes flat at lower volumes and I end of having to crank them quite a bit to get that snappiness and energy which ends up making my ears fatigued much quicker.
 

 

In my setup the LCD-2s are better at low volumes than the HD600s, but they do still seem to exhibit some improvement so I have to resist the call of the volume knob.

 

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Originally Posted by technica18 View Post

Thanks for everyone's help in answering my questions, now the hardest part is deciding on the rosewood vs the bamboo. biggrin.gif  I'm really torn since the rosewood looks so classy but people are saying the bamboo is much stronger.  UGH!!

 

If you like the look of the rosewood then get that. As long as you're at all careful with them they'll be fine. The only real point of failure before was at the connectors and that's been addressed for a while now.

post #3585 of 6615

Hi guys, i would like to share a little mod on my LCD-2 rev.1

 

I've replaced the thin cable between the mini xlr connectors and the drivers with a OCC 7N Copper

 

Unfortunately i cannot talk yet about change in sound because i'm restoring my Beta 22.

 

Anyone know what kind of cable is the stock cable?

 

This is the stock cable....

 

1000

 

And this is the mod.....

 

1000


Edited by fra107 - 11/27/12 at 4:50pm
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