Originally Posted by MacedonianHero
How is linear bass down to 10Hz and 30/50 Hz square wave plots that look like square waves a parlour trick? Based on how it measures, it's what's on the recording.
The LCD2 rev 2 certainly has boomier bass than what is on any given recording. I record both myself and my tutor playing the cello for teaching reference. If you compare the recording back on the LCD2, low frequencies have a bunch of extra weight and reverb to it that is not present when you listen to the instrument live. Other headphones in my collection don't add this weight. One might be quick to blame my recording setup, and that's fair, it's hardly professional. But when I play the same file back with the HD800s, it is a much closer match to the tonality of what my teacher plays when I sit right near the microphone.
The frequency response can be measured a hundred different ways. I'm not the only one that will say this, the audeze sound really crams all those sound waves right in your ear drum. It's why the sound stage is so pinched in. It's part of the fun.
Don't mistake me for a hater, I still haven't sold my LCD2 rev2s because I like them. I'm just stating my opinions on their sound reproduction. They are fun to listen to, and if you really just want to rock out, they have few peers. But they aren't accurate or natural sounding by any stretch.