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I'm talking about transient response, the actual speed of the drivers moving through the air, back and forth, creating sound. Not how bright they sound. I get the feeling when you think "fast" you're thinking more potent treble, like Grado, if not my apologies. With giant neodymium magnets on both sides of a diaphram creating a huge mangetic flux I think they move pretty damn fast, faster than everything except other planars and stats. Maybe the ring radiator from Sennheiser is faster too, but that's about it. So yeah I would consider them pretty damn fast. Faster than tesla and faster than even balanced armatures in IEMs. At least that's how I hear it.

I was talking about how energetic/speedy different headphones sound. With my HE-400 I feel more energy and speed. I don't know the technical reasons behind it.

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I was talking about how energetic/speedy different headphones sound. With my HE-400 I feel more energy and speed. I don't know the technical reasons behind it.

I get you man. Most people feel that way. I just don't for some reason. If there is more treble energy, there is more treble energy for me, not more speed. I don't think of it as speed. But yeah I get you though and I agree. There is not a lot of treble with the LCD-2.

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I have the LCD2.2, He6, T1 and HD800's and feel that they are all fast phones. However I feel that the fastest of the lot is the HD800's.
Given much more power I feel the HE6's could maybe be at least as fast.
+1, Ive never heard a headphone able to handle some of the most complex tracks the way the HD800 does. In fact, I was so used to headphones crapping out in those regards that I expected the same with HD800. The performance of the HD800 with that task was done so well that It had me holding my breath in exhilaration. *Breathe dog, breathe*
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I was talking about how energetic/speedy different headphones sound. With my HE-400 I feel more energy and speed. I don't know the technical reasons behind it.
I get you man. Most people feel that way. I just don't for some reason. If there is more treble energy, there is more treble energy for me, not more speed. I don't think of it as speed. But yeah I get you though and I agree. There is not a lot of treble with the LCD-2.
Yea definitely not a lot of treble compared to something like the HD800. But I felt the the treble was exceptional from the LCD2.
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Yea definitely not a lot of treble compared to something like the HD800. But I felt the the treble was exceptional from the LCD2.

What treble? The LCD 2 has no treble lol.
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Yea definitely not a lot of treble compared to something like the HD800. But I felt the the treble was exceptional from the LCD2.

What treble? The LCD 2 has no treble lol.
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Anyway, on another note - I feel planar tech should be left to speakers cos in headphones there's no space for the sound to breathe.
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Hate to say this but the only ortho that has the right sort of treble is the Abyss not perfect but better than all the Audeze and Hifiman offerings, don't even start on me how I look at the Abyss and JPS as a whole picture.
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^^ The second album is good but doesn't hold a candle to the magic of the first. 

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^^ The second album is good but doesn't hold a candle to the magic of the first. 

 

I agree...the first one is solid from first song to the last. Sound quality on both is excellent, though...ranks up there with my Jack Johnson tracks as some of the best recorded. 

 

I had heard they weren't going to make a second one since they were having further relationship issues, so it was a nice surprise to see that they focused on professional collaboration in lieu of romantic harmony :)

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Most headphones I try I really don't like.  I think it's partly personality type.  Are you the type of person who is happy with 95% or only happy with perfection.  I (unfortunately) tend toward the perfectionist end.

 

I really like my Sennheiser 700s, better than the 600 or 650 but I've been "spoiled" by the Sennheiser flavor.  I liked the T1s, they had that immediate "wow" factor, but eventually I felt that it exaggerated the micro detail too much and wasn't as transparent as the Sennheisers.  So I do know what people mean when they experience how good something can sound and it "ruins" them for anything sounding less. 

 

Having said that, I still find I prefer my Grados for compressed or poorly recorded rock because the midrange bloom helps to make the music more enjoyable.  If I can't enjoy the quality of the recording my Grados at least allow me to enjoy the PRaT.

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Most headphones I try I really don't like.  I think it's partly personality type.  Are you the type of person who is happy with 95% or only happy with perfection.  I (unfortunately) tend toward the perfectionist end.

 

I really like my Sennheiser 700s, better than the 600 or 650 but I've been "spoiled" by the Sennheiser flavor.  I liked the T1s, they had that immediate "wow" factor, but eventually I felt that it exaggerated the micro detail too much and wasn't as transparent as the Sennheisers.  So I do know what people mean when they experience how good something can sound and it "ruins" them for anything sounding less. 

 

Having said that, I still find I prefer my Grados for compressed or poorly recorded rock because the midrange bloom helps to make the music more enjoyable.  If I can't enjoy the quality of the recording my Grados at least allow me to enjoy the PRaT.

 

 

I think a better way of saying it is that this is the first time a headphone has affected the way my other headphones sound. With speakers, I could listen to all sorts of different boxes and enjoy each one....but then when I got exposed to planars, it's like I had a paradigm shift. I think that's what has happened here. I have $20 headphones that I really enjoy, and I'll continue to enjoy my little harem, it's just that I wasn't expecting to have the *exact* same thing happen that happened with Maggies. I've been into hifi for nearly 20 years, and I don't get caught up in things like the honeymoon phase or the "latest is greatest" phenomenon. I have several pairs of phones here and this is the first time this has happened, so I have to assume it's the fact that I've involved a planar transducer once again and my ears have an affinity for the way they reproduce sound. 

 

I know a lot of people look to always take another step closer to perfection when they add things to their rig, but my approach is more focused on having a variety of signatures that I can enjoy at different times and with different applications. I have phones that were less than $100 all the way up to the T1s and LCD-2s and I typically have been able to enjoy all of them. I just need to figure out where I go from here lol

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Did you get the bamboo?

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Did you get the bamboo?

 

Yeppers...looks very nice in person

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