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post #31 of 135
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hahaha martin, good one!

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^ LOL

 

Excellent review dukeskd. Hit the points quite clearly. I keep trying to negate the positives of the HD800s I have on loan, since I do not want to spend 3x the $$ to get them over my HD650s. rolleyes.gif Of course, when you start listening to intimate music settings that are typical of a lot of jazz recordings, it's tough to not fall into the sheer enjoyment of this. 

 

They are WAY more comfortable than the T1s (which gives me irritation from the head clamping force) and slightly more comfortable than the HD650s. They just feel like they're about to eat my head up, with the huge padding over the ears.

I agree with you, I for some reason never found the Beyerdynamic headphones comfortable for long periods for some reason, maybe its my headph34r.gif. However, I do feel that the HD650 are very different from the HD800, its surprising they're in the same headphone range to be honest. But is it worth 3x? You must decide that in the end.

post #32 of 135

nice comparison/review

 

 

except i don't find on my WA6-SE that the LCD-2 has more bass than the D7000.

 

its of higher quality, yes, but the bass amount isn't the same.

 

the D7000 has a V-shaped response and the LCD-2 is linear, my ears say the same thing.

 

the LCD-2 has cleaner tighter more textured bass, but the D7000 has much more bass punch and presence which makes me prefer my D7000 for electronic and rap/hiphop

post #33 of 135

The LCD-2 imho are better than the D5000 even considering bass, I just eq'd so effectively the bass is more pronounced on the LCD-2.

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The LCD-2 don't suffer from lack of headroom which low bass use's up.

 

My LCD-2 kick ass in bass, 2pac etc and listening to bassy nin...


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.Trance Around The World 426 [25.05.2012] -

 

25 May 2012, at 07:13

tatw-logo.giffingers crossed could be on!

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post #35 of 135

i have to admit i actually prefer the lcd-2 to hd800 for classical

(okay, so i only auditioned them for an hour or so)

just sounds more fun, though hd800 sound technically superior.

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Which of the 3 pairs of headphones would you recommend for dubstep (i do also listen to some electro house etc)?
post #37 of 135

d7000

post #38 of 135
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Either the D7000 or LCD-2. LCD-2 edges it for me in the house genre (I listen to a lot of house/trance). However, I enjoy the HD800 with lounge music akin to Pryda or Dinka.

post #39 of 135

pryda <3

 

and dinkas good too.

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I'm torn between buying the LCD-2 and the HD800 and my concern lately is the music I listen to.  I listen to mainly modern music, for better or worse.  I'm looking for an upgrade from HD650s and the only thing really preventing me from buying the HD800s is the fact that my current, hard-limited tunes (albeit lossless) might irritate the hell out of me!  I hate clipping like the rest of you but I kind of have to deal with it to some degree, ya know?  I'll enjoy some jazz and classical here and there but I love my rock and the like.  Seeing how the HD800s are incredibly precise I'm a little concerned.  At the same time, I'm loving the reviews about the natural-sounding LCD-2's and it's visceral impact and am quite tempted to venture that way.  Obviously, treble's not a HUGE concern as I love my HD650's  biggrin.gif

 

So if you were me, with my not-so-perfectly-recorded music collection, which would you invest the cash in?


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post #41 of 135
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I'm torn between buying the LCD-2 and the HD800 and my concern lately is the music I listen to.  I listen to mainly modern music, for better or worse.  I'm looking for an upgrade from HD650s and the only thing really preventing me from buying the HD800s is the fact that my current, hard-limited tunes (albeit lossless) might irritate the hell out of me!  I hate clipping like the rest of you but I kind of have to deal with it to some degree, ya know?  I'll enjoy some jazz and classical here and there but I love my rock and the like.  Seeing how the HD800s are incredibly precise I'm a little concerned.  At the same time, I'm loving the reviews about the natural-sounding LCD-2's and it's visceral impact and am quite tempted to venture that way.  Obviously, treble's not a HUGE concern as I love my HD650's  biggrin.gif

 

So if you were me, with my not-so-perfectly-recorded music collection, which would you invest the cash in?


You can enjoy popular/modern music on both of the headphones. It is true that the HD800 are very revealing but things like clipping and compression are probably things that our generation's ears are accustomed to, unless you have trained your ear as a mastering engineer to detect these nuances in the audio, you won't be able to hear them that much with the HD800. The HD800 has features that the LCD-2 does not, such as the soundstage, clarity and the huge difference in treble. I enjoy all genres with the HD800, but I find that for electronic/bass-heavy music the LCD-2 are more enjoyable but I like pop music on both equally.

 

In the end you will have to trial the headphones so you can see they suit you, for me you couldn't go wrong with either but there are inherent differences between the Sennheiser & Audeze offerings.

post #42 of 135
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pryda <3

 

and dinkas good too.


I really enjoy lounge music, EDX is probably one of my all-time favourties (Dinka has heavy influence from him).

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post #44 of 135
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You can enjoy popular/modern music on both of the headphones. It is true that the HD800 are very revealing but things like clipping and compression are probably things that our generation's ears are accustomed to, unless you have trained your ear as a mastering engineer to detect these nuances in the audio, you won't be able to hear them that much with the HD800. The HD800 has features that the LCD-2 does not, such as the soundstage, clarity and the huge difference in treble. I enjoy all genres with the HD800, but I find that for electronic/bass-heavy music the LCD-2 are more enjoyable but I like pop music on both equally.

 

In the end you will have to trial the headphones so you can see they suit you, for me you couldn't go wrong with either but there are inherent differences between the Sennheiser & Audeze offerings.

I'm kicking myself for not attending the last Head-fi meet up in White Plains, NY mad.gif  Anyone in Connecticut with these cans?? Haha.

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The HD800 is great but the problem is that its not an all-rounder for music types like heavy rock and electronica. It is great with subgenres like trance and melodic rock IMO, but the LCD-2 I believe complement them well.
 From the three I think the D7000 is great for all music from what I've been listening to but the HD800 is miles better in classical/soundtrack. That can sometimes be worth it at the end of the day.

hi.  i'm wondering if HD800 vs LCD2 is better for movie soundtracks, which typically relies on strong impactful bass but also grand soundstage.  i listen to "epic" sounding soundtracks.  that's essentially all i listen to. 

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