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IMO.  They're really just subtle, marginal differences in headphones (in most cases).  Put most people to a blind listening test and just see how these big differences become not so big anymore.

A challenge has been issued.

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alright, I'm up to the blind test, who is going to send me a pair of LCD2, LCD3, and Mad dog? After I test them do I get to keep one? wink_face.gif

 

But seriously though, all these comments keep changing my mind about getting the LCD2 as my next headphone.  At one point, I think the LCD2 sounlyds like it would fix the problem I had with the mad dog and at other times I'm like "Nah it's gonna sound exactly the same".  Sometime I wonder if it's just best for me to go for something completely different like the HD800 or ESP 950


Edited by soundeffect - 4/29/13 at 4:31pm
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The problem as I see it is peoples choice of words "for lack of better words"  Significant, Major, Trounce, Kills, - all these are hyperbole type of words.  Heck I'm guilty of using some of them myself.  

 

IMO.  They're really just subtle, marginal differences in headphones (in most cases).  Put most people to a blind listening test and just see how these big differences become not so big anymore.

 

I would agree with this, we all have been guilty of this at least once when describing headphones. The way I look at it though, is on the grand scale of things, I feel like the hobby of being in Audiophile is all about subtle differences. The literal definition of subtle would be the correct word to use when describing most comparisons (i.e Mad Dogs vs. LCD-2) but in regards to audio, specifically Head-Fi, some of us pay big bucks for subtle differences. (i.e Tube rolling, Cables, Ear pads, etc.). Sometimes hyperbole needs to be used to emphasize the differences, because to an untrained ear, they may not even hear the difference. 


Edited by Greed - 4/29/13 at 4:40pm
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I wouldn't say the difference is subtle at all. I know for a fact that I could easily discern what headphone I was listening to in a blindtest.

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I wouldn't say the difference is subtle at all. I know for a fact that I could easily discern what headphone I was listening to in a blindtest.

 

People are often embarrassed at the outcome of blindtesting.  Not saying you are or will be, just don't be surprised.  

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People are often embarrassed at the outcome of blindtesting.  Not saying you are or will be, just don't be surprised.  

I understand that but I'm pretty confident I could tell them apart. When people say the differences are subtle I'm not sure we're talking about the same headphones or whether they've spent much time with either one.

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I understand that but I'm pretty confident I could tell them apart. When people say the differences are subtle I'm not sure we're talking about the same headphones or whether they've spent much time with either one.

 

That's good your confident.  I'll bet my $10 to your dime I can trip you up more times than not.biggrin.gif

 

Spend as much time as you wish with the two headphones in question.  At the the test site.  I'll put those same two on a different audio chain with different recordings, then I'll sit back and see how you do.

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wouldn't you just notice the difference of the weight and padding before even listening to the sound?

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That and I honestly think the LCD-2 does have more treble than the Mad Dogs, so if the recording has any hint of that, the difference would be noticeable.

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That and I honestly think the LCD-2 does have more treble than the Mad Dogs, so if the recording has any hint of that, the difference would be noticeable.

This exactly. The MD is darker than the LCD 2 plus it's not as detailed or resolving.

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That's good your confident.  I'll bet my $10 to your dime I can trip you up more times than not.biggrin.gif

 

Spend as much time as you wish with the two headphones in question.  At the the test site.  I'll put those same two on a different audio chain with different recordings, then I'll sit back and see how you do.


Before anyone went off in the blind test morass I would highly recommend perusing this thread.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/486598/testing-audiophile-claims-and-myths

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My ears are thicker and longer than your ears.... NO MINE ARE. 

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I'm just messing around having a little fun.  No harm no foul..wink_face.gif

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I'm just messing around having a little fun.  No harm no foul..wink_face.gif


Yeah, but you had to look, didn't you?L3000.gif

 

I'm loathe to send anyone over to the SS forum for fear of the Objective Nazi's interring them thereeek.gif

 

The OP on that one is of particular interest though, some fascinating links. Particularly the treatment of Mr Linn himself.

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Yup and subscribed wink_face.gif

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