But according to my initial and very premature impressions of the LCD-3 compared to my LCD-2....wow. These things pack a punch. Clarity is most noticeable... I'm kind of at a loss. I need a lot more time with these guys but I probably should have never listened to these. I need to stop doing that... I am making a commitment right now that I'll never listen to a STAX setup... cause it's hard to go back once you've heard better.
That's exactly what happened with me. I bought the LCD 2 (r2 bamboo), primarily for use with my Yamaha Clavinova digital piano. And then I kept reading threads about the LCD 3. So I called the dealer and said to him that I wanted to make sure I had made the right decision. No problem, he sent me a demo LCD 3. What an idiot I was. How can I hear something better, and then give it back! So of course, it sounded better with my piano, and everything else, and I simply had to have them! I should have restrained myself from the demo and just been happy with what I had. Lesson acknowledged but probably not learned!! :) The digital piano (which is a really high end one), is ultra revealing for headphones and the LCD-3s added a whole layer of depth and texture that the 2s did not have. I should acknowledge Decent Audio in the UK who were patient and cooperative with my indecision! :)