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You really need to spit out what you are hinting at!

Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 11:29pm
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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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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 11:28pm
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$1145? That's ridiculous, the more they up the price on these the less these are actually worth the price. Hifiman should gain more revenue from HE-500 sales now.

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yeah the price for the rosewood ones went up to $1145.  bamboo is still $995.  expect to see variance in pricing as dealers sell out existing stock 

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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

yeah the price for the rosewood ones went up to $1145.  bamboo is still $995.  expect to see variance in pricing as dealers sell out existing stock 

 

Actually, I see both rosewood and bamboo selling for $1145 on the Audeze site.

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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

yeah the price for the rosewood ones went up to $1145.  bamboo is still $995.  expect to see variance in pricing as dealers sell out existing stock 

Did they even do anything to the new rosewood units that justifies its $150 price hike?

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Typical
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Originally Posted by sunninho View Post

 

Actually, I see both rosewood and bamboo selling for $1145 on the Audeze site.

 

it must be a mistake, bamboo is still $995

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They must've updated there pads a bit or maybe it's just a new pad. I've never worn an HD650 where it had new earpads installed. So that's saying something. 

 

I wouldn't say congested but you have distinguish which iteration of the HD650 you are listening and comparing with. Sennheiser updated the driver filters in the capsule housing for there 580/600 and 650 models in 2007. The older 650 was very dark sounding and veiled sounding. The HD650's are known for not being congested at all even though there soundstage is quite limited to just a narrow auditorium, the LCD2's still take the cake of laid back, warm and dark. You can easily bring out the treble and highs from the 650 by using proper amplification, one of the few can's that takes complete advantage of amplification offering a night and day difference depending on what you throw at it. 

 

I owned both and ended up selling LCD-2.2, even though they seem to be more technically capable, HD650 while having pretty close signature overall, wins hands down in comfort department. I also liked soundstage and instruments positioning out of HD650 better.

Old with new HD650 story is the difference between worn out and new pads, Senns also started stuffing them with firmer foam which adds more treble sparkle.

Check out this thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/197776/sennheiser-hd650-appreciation-thread/11520#post_9299137, I've experienced that "treble/soundstage transformation" after installing new pads first hand. In fact after that they got sooo darn good I am barely touching any other phones. smile.gif


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 4/4/13 at 7:28pm
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Looking at the pictures of the Rosewood, it does seem more classy and expensive looking than the Bamboo. As stated before, the bamboo looks like printed vinyl in comparison to what I've seen of the Rosewood.

I didn't get the LCD2 for it's looks though, so bamboo is perfectly fine.
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Bamboo looks way better than Rosewood in person, IMO.
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there's definitely more variance in the rosewood.  i'd imagine they have to throw away a good number of rosewood rings compared to the bamboo

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Wow...$1145 is asking too much, me thinks.

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Wow...$1145 is asking too much, me thinks.

 

Certainly. Considering the fact that a factory refurbished HD800 with original warranty is less, you would really have to love the LCD-2 beyond doubt to buy at that price. Hopefully the site made a mistake and the bamboo price remains unchanged.

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The Audeze website has both rosewood and bamboo at $1145 for the LCD 2

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