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Originally Posted by apollo11 View Post

You mean sir that the LCD2 is no good in any level against your senn650. How bad is it? Are they not in anyway much superior according to many reviews and rank by many as likable headphone because of the sound quality that they produce. What is that made you despise your rev2.?

I second odo1n's opinion to me at least the LCD2's are a slight upgrade over the 650 but it is not a night and day difference sort of upgrade. To my ears at least the LCD2's regardless of revision have more or less the amount of advantages/disadvantages compared to the 650's. The 650's are more comfortable they have a more relaxing sound. The 650 is one of the few headphones besides the 800 that scale really well with the amplification you throw at it. Due to the amount of baffle dampening used in the LCD2's driver, that very laid-back sound will always be laid back as there is nothing that can be done, be it eq, mods or amplification to bring the sound sig more forward, it's just the way it is designed.

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I have owned both the lcd-2 (2.2) and hd-650

hd650 is more comfortable hands down. wish I still had mine-they were broken in perfectly and sometimes i didnt even realize they were on my head

in my opinion, lcd-2 is better in ever way sound wise both technically and subjectively (by most people)

however, they have different sound signatures. hd650 being open, airy and the lcd2 with the ortho sound sig

because they are both dark headphones, they sound similar in some ways, yet sound different

although lcd-2 is better, you might prefer the hd650 because of its sound signature and comfort

hd650 has a good midbass hump; lcd2 has flat bass response throughout and it can go much lower
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Well to my non-audiophile ears these LCD2.2's sound awesome. I suspect the Schiit Mjolnir and Gungnir have more than a little to do with that. I need desperately to work on sourcing much cleaner files than my cd's which I thought would be fine but to my dismay am now finding out just how trashed they really are.

 

The phones are perfect though. Not too bright not too dark and perfectly comfortable. And look pretty cool too! All I need is some clean source material and I am at end-game equipment wise.

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Originally Posted by mac336 View Post

I have owned both the lcd-2 (2.2) and hd-650

hd650 is more comfortable hands down. wish I still had mine-they were broken in perfectly and sometimes i didnt even realize they were on my head

in my opinion, lcd-2 is better in ever way sound wise both technically and subjectively (by most people)

however, they have different sound signatures. hd650 being open, airy and the lcd2 with the ortho sound sig

because they are both dark headphones, they sound similar in some ways, yet sound different

although lcd-2 is better, you might prefer the hd650 because of its sound signature and comfort

hd650 has a good midbass hump; lcd2 has flat bass response throughout and it can go much lower

I seconded! If only the comfort will be the only thing that we are looking on a headphone then probably hd650 is the way to go, however for me comfort will be secondary, i would choose lcd2  because of its sound quality and the overall performance. 

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 11:31pm
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The LCD2 is the only headphone I've owned that made the sound quality and performance outweigh my hate for leather pads. Yes, even though I briefly owned the vegan version, that slight tonality change of the leather made me go for those despite not being the most comfortable headphone I've owned, nowhere near it.

The HD650 is quite comfortable, and a very, very good sounding headphone, but the sound quality
is noticeably lacking when directly compared to the LCD2 (both vegan and leather). Not even a question for me. The LCD2 is quite the upgrade.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The LCD2 is the only headphone I've owned that made the sound quality and performance outweigh my hate for leather pads. Yes, even though I briefly owned the vegan version, that slight tonality change of the leather made me go for those despite not being the most comfortable headphone I've owned, nowhere near it.

The HD650 is quite comfortable, and a very, very good sounding headphone, but the sound quality
is noticeably lacking when directly compared to the LCD2 (both vegan and leather). Not even a question for me. The LCD2 is quite the upgrade.

Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 11:30pm
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Oh, you gonna make it for me? biggrin.gif
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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 11:30pm
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HD650s for sale. 

 

LCD2 or HE500 it will be. 

 

Im also a massive Grado fan, (alessandro ms-pro to be more precise, which I own) and to me they are miles ahead of the HD650s. So something to compliment them would be good. 

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Funny enough I find the LCD-2's more comfortable than the HD650's, which I always liked but sold time and time again because I couldn't deal with the comfort issues I had with them. And it's not necessarily due to the clamping pressure, either.  The two clamp about the same degree (very firm), but the way the HD650's oval pads are shaped, they seem to line up to my jawline in the most sensitive areas... and I typically can't listen to it for more than about 30-45 minutes or so (and yeah, no amount of bending the steel headband helped here in the long run... I tried numerous times).  LCD-2 clamps firmly as well but their pads seem to avoid the issue (perhaps because the clamp is spread over a larger area on the face), thus I can still wear them for 1-2 hours. Not the most comfortable headphones by any means, but for me, better than the HD650. 

 

Of course, not everyone will have this issue... but the point is that there's always a chance that different head/jaw shapes and sensibility will alter the comfort factor for different individuals, even if the consensus is that they're comfortable overall. Goes for any headphones really.

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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

no sorry someone's has already beatin me to it.normal_smile%20.gif  I will hopefully let you know by sunday if you haven't figured it out by then.

Yeah, I'm stumped.
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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 10:48pm
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You really need to spit out what you are hinting at!
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I think he means cutting the velour off the vegan pads and transplanting them onto the leather pads, Jergpad (or rather, Orpheuspad) style.

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