I really have to disagree. While it depends a lot in what kind of metal you are listening to, I find it the LCD-2 excellent for metal and rock music. It has a deep, punching bass with very clear mids and smooth highs. It is definitely a matter of taste though, as the LCD-2 is quite dark, but I like it.
Naturally it is a matter of taste. For me the bite and presence of guitars is just completely MIA compared to others I like for metal, and the PRaT just isn't there for thrash. Even something like Korn with a very heavy bass emphasis and often slower tempos just sounds completely wrong to me out the LCD-2s. I should probably listen to some sludgier stuff like Beastwars and Down with my LCD-2s and see how they sound, they have thundering low bass lines and typically feature more grinding and down-tempo beats, so would be the most suited metal I can think of for the LCD-2s (even then I really wonder if the LCD-2s will present the guitars in a way that I will enjoy, no doubt being a guitarist is part of what generates my own tilt in sound preferences for listening to metal, that and attending a huge number of live shows and enjoying headphones that can capture that kind of energy best).
Edited by NZtechfreak - 10/25/12 at 2:27am