I heard both phones and both had SAME cable (norse audio ..sorry dont know model) and on the same amp..the v200...and to my ears the lcd3 was far ahead on soundstage, treble, midrange and less dark..in short..it sounded more composed, more realistic...TO MY EARS...i know the difference in price dont make up with the difference in better soundquality..but the lcd3 is thebetter headphone...but i agree..if some people prefer a darker phone..and then the lcd2 ver2 could be a better fit...
It's no surprise to me that if the LCD3 are brighter than the LCD2.2 that you would prefer them, if you like a brighter sound, when paired with the V200 which has a reputation for being a warm & dark sounding amp.
The last thing I would want to do is pair any Audeze phone with a dark sounding amp.
I am not saying the LCD3's are not better, possibly by a clear margin, because I have not heard them.
Edited by nigeljames - 5/29/13 at 5:07am