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Newer LCD-2s are closer to neutral. Looks like Audez'e has addressed the upper-mids complaint to a certain degree. Also the perceived bass has decreased thanks to this balancing out of the tonality. I think the X will be right up my current penchant for neutrality, and I will buy one ASAP, but the LCD-2 is pretty darn close to neutral now for me, very close to the HE-500, which is something I thought I would never say. However, the HE-500 is still has more air and a sense of space. Also, the somewhat rough nature of the LCD-2 treble is gone, much smoother now while presenting more treble info. Wish everyone could hear my LCD-2, it's so different from the previous models I shake my head sometimes...


Mine is the same, Bamboo Vegan and has a graph/sound that shocked me compared to what I was expecting as they were called very dark compared to other top end models. 

 

If the LCDX can get to that sort of quality and be closed it would be an incredible piece that I'd love to add to the collection :basshead:

post #587 of 820
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Newer LCD-2s are closer to neutral. Looks like Audez'e has addressed the upper-mids complaint to a certain degree. Also the perceived bass has decreased thanks to this balancing out of the tonality. I think the X will be right up my current penchant for neutrality, and I will buy one ASAP, but the LCD-2 is pretty darn close to neutral now for me, very close to the HE-500, which is something I thought I would never say. However, the HE-500 is still has more air and a sense of space. Also, the somewhat rough nature of the LCD-2 treble is gone, much smoother now while presenting more treble info. Wish everyone could hear my LCD-2, it's so different from the previous models I shake my head sometimes...

Mine are a week and a half old and this is very accurate in terms of my experience. I'm not hearing an overpowering low end at all...my pair sounds very neutral and balanced. 

post #588 of 820
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I also want an AD my self. I did not like how thick the MD was and apprently the AD does not have that warmth... 

 

 

i have never listened to the mad dog myself, and i think audeze lcd2 may be an option for me too... so lcd, he500, and alpha dog... probably end up getting one of those for end game... 

post #589 of 820
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They are definitely on the relaxed side of neutral (hence you see the gentle slope down from 1~2kHz toward higher frequencies), but it is far from recessed.
What does relaxed side of neutral mean? Warmer?
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What does relaxed side of neutral mean? Warmer?

Meaning not perfectly neutral, but nearly there. In this case, those frequencies are slightly under where they could be for neutrality.

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They have pictures available on their Facebook page that showcase all the cup colors.

post #592 of 820
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Yup, if one can find a good sounding LCD-2, nothing really like it. Can't believe how much the LCD-2 has improved. The new softer pads are just crème on top now, comfort + crazy awesome sound.

 

 

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Mine are a week and a half old and this is very accurate in terms of my experience. I'm not hearing an overpowering low end at all...my pair sounds very neutral and balanced. 

oooh dang... that's great to hear! I might have to get one of these one day :O 

post #593 of 820
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What does relaxed side of neutral mean? Warmer?

 

It literally means it's relaxed more so than a neutrally relaxed sound. Burson Soloist was super relaxed sounding compared to the Mjolnir for instance. It sounded slower.

post #594 of 820

That makes no sense. That's like a dictionary definition:

Relaxed (adj) - in a state of relaxation <- loluwt

 

Relaxed is usually associated with a laid-back, non-aggressive sound and there's a lack of any major treble peaks.

 

I hate using the word "neutral" because "neutral" by definition means no colouration, and no one except the audio engineers who made the song knows what the song is supposed to sound like; so having a "no colouration" sound is impossible in practical terms. If something is "more relaxed than neutral," then in theory it should sound more relaxed, or more laid-back, or less aggressive than it is in the original recording with the original equipment used to make it.


Edited by miceblue - 10/18/13 at 1:00am
post #595 of 820
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Relaxed is usually associated with a laid-back, non-aggressive sound and there's a lack of any major treble peaks.

 

That's what I was talking about, but emphasizing speed more so than FR.

post #596 of 820
As it's all gone quiet! I've deliberated and now think I've got the colour combo sorted. The pale Iroki cups with the brown leather pads and headband, as on lcd3. I hope this colour leather can be requested, even at an extra price. Rather than having to fit it myself from the accessories range.
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I think the Iroke's the bomb!
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Audeze closed-back prototypes! Yeah, this is one of the headphones at the top...

If these have more treble and less bass than the other LCD offerings but keep the silky smoothness, I'd be interested.
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If these have more treble and less bass than the other LCD offerings but keep the silky smoothness, I'd be interested.

 

More treble, less bass?! Might as well build a rig around another headphone. :P

post #600 of 820
Doesn't sound like a fun headphone at all..
I would consider this if had at least LCD3 bass, but if less than that, I would have to give this a pass..
I guess there's no way to tell until the reviews come out after the release.
Edited by Viper2005 - 10/18/13 at 7:29pm
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