Not hardly. AKG 601, 701, 702, Q701 and the Annnies will kill the Fostex in that category. I would say they're on par with other open headphones that's not named HD800 or AKG
"That wasn't the intention of Audeze to make a headphone with a huge soundstage, because the sound signature is supposed to be intimate."
How could you possible know this? How you know they didn't try and failed at it? I take back my question if you are an Audeze designer..
^ These are all open headphones.
I was quoting another person that stated that no closed headphones will have the soundstage of an open headphone. I simply, disagreed with him, saying the Fostex TH-900 has a large soundstage, one of the largest, in my opinion. Now, I'm not sure what you mean by how I know this? I'm unsure why everything people say needs to be backed up by factual evidence. This is a forum, where people share their own opinions. That was mine. It would be most inconvenient to have to say "Such and such, in my opinion." After every thing we say. So, by default, I take what people say as their opinion, simple as that. My comment was no different. Drawing simple conclusions from the sound of the LCD-2, is that Audeze probably wasn't too worried about the soundstage. If they were then, it would have had a larger soundstage. Why? Because larger sound stage headphones can be had at a cheaper price than the LCD-2, therefore, at the current cost of the LCD-2 they should be able to create a larger soundstage, but I'm guessing that wasn't the intention of a lush/warm/intimate sounding headphone, that shines with vocals.
Edited by Greed - 4/4/13 at 11:16am