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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

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

Interesting, that graph there definitely tells a different story with the improved treble after the new pads installed. This may also somewhat explain why the 2 pairs of different pads I have for my HD600's. One pair is very soft, quite comfortable and as soon as I put it on the pads hug onto my head. The current pair of pads I'am using are bit more firm and harder. It's the difference of foam vs feathers. I prefer the firm one.

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

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

i'm certain it's a mistake

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Bamboo looks way better than Rosewood in person, IMO.

I would beg to differ on that. However with headphones what is important is how they sound over how they look. My lcd's sound exquisite.

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

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

Wow I actually got lucky for once and got mine before the price increase. Nice to have that actually happen just once... LOL

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

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

 

This is just ridiculous if it is not a mistake.no way an lcd2 worth that much imo.i would place an lcd2 below hd800 and jh13 soundwise.......its not even close.i was bummed when i paid 995$ + shipping a year ago for it after i heard what it had to offer, so over $1k is way over the top.

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I'm a big fan of the LCD2's and I'm gonna own another one as soon as I can. But no way am I paying the new full price. I'm sure they must have their reasons. Maybe the Rosewood is really becoming scarce and expensive.

This will only make it an easier decision to get the HE500's for peeps first taste of high end. 

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Ya'll are funny. It's $150 more...really...cough it up....

 

More than that, if that is the new price just buy from Justin...

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But we already have to cough up to upgrade the cable.. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Ya'll are funny. It's $150 more...really...cough it up....

 

More than that, if that is the new price just buy from Justin...

Agree!! Been really enjoying comments on the price jump. Curious to see if this could really be a driver towards HE500 decisions as suggested by post #4416 above??

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Yes, Audeze is doing Hifiman a great favor.
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Why? Can HiFiMAN increase their price now as well. :)

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So Headphone.com has a b-stock Rosewood for $995, usually HE-500's are $550 b-stock.  Almost double the price!

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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

Why? Can HiFiMAN increase their price now as well. :)

Back to their original price? (Remember HE500 used to be $900, now $700)

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i'm pretty confident that the price boost is just audeze addressing the issue of the lcd3 not sounding $1k better than the lcd2

 

now u need to add only $800 to get the lcd3 over the lcd2

 

isn't that sweet?

 

a genius approach, why to cut the lcd3 price, to increase their value, when u can bump up the price of the lcd2, and revenues, that is!

 

i'm getting a pair of lcd3 right away, before the lcd2 price drops and consequently the lcd3 lose in value!

 

yay!

 

wait a moment... the lcd2 are now $1145... may that possibly mean... they are summit-fi gear now?

 

move the threads now, will ya!!!
 

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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post

i'm pretty confident that the price boost is just audeze addressing the issue of the lcd3 not sounding $1k better than the lcd2

 

now u need to add only $800 to get the lcd3 over the lcd2

 

isn't that sweet?

 

a genius approach, why to cut the lcd3 price, to increase their value, when u can bump up the price of the lcd2, and revenues, that is!

 

i'm getting a pair of lcd3 right away, before the lcd2 price drops and consequently the lcd3 lose in value!

 

yay!

 

wait a moment... the lcd2 are now $1145... may that possibly mean... they are summit-fi gear now?

 

move the threads now, will ya!!!
 

No, what needs to be done is LCD2 owners need to be segregated into LCD2 bamboo and LCD2 rosewood threads, the rosewood thread will be re-instated into Summit-fi, while the bamboo thread will be left to decay in the "full-sized headphones" slum.

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