Originally Posted by Aravind
Lcd2.2 is aggressive in mids or treble? Can you post more detailed impressions of your comparison between the lcd2.2 &he400.. I'm considering buying one of these and your impressions will be helpful...I have no way to audition either...also pls comment on what source/amp you used for the audition..
Originally Posted by TheDuke990
LCD2.2 and aggressive ? The LCD2.2 is the smoothest headphone I ever heard.
First off, just FYI I don't put stock in what things are supposed to sound like when I audition and compare, only what they do indeed sound like to my ears, no BS.
The system (I checked) combo that was used at the meet for all comparisons was a Bryston BHA1 + Wyred4Sound DAC2 combo. I went through a few electronic and acoustic tracks from the guy's laptop (all lossless .wav), and the difference plain and simple is that LCD2r2 had a much more forward upper mids and lower treble, and to my ears they sounded too energetic in that frequency range to really be smooth and be of the correct timbre. On the other hand the HE400s were much more laid-back and polite in the whole upper frequency range, with the treble at just the right amount for the timbre with vocals to not sound off.
I even asked 2 another guys (including the guy who owns the combo) at the meet to listen to the LCD2r2 vs HE400 and they both noted the significantly more forward upper mids and lower treble, though different people have different tolerances so they might perceive the extra energy as better.
On the contrary LCD2r1 on the same system was a touch too dim in the treble, and thus to sound very slightly muffled.
And the LCD3s on that system was just a bliss, a near-perfect timbre, the treble was so dang smooth it was just a joy to listen to.
Edited by jerg - 8/26/12 at 7:56am