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Poll Results: If you could only keep one...?

 
  • 44% (113)
    HE500
  • 55% (142)
    LCD2 (either rev)
255 Total Votes  
post #136 of 491
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post


I didn't think it was bright, rather the opposite; quite smooth. Several users like bha-1 with hd800, so which is a bright can in my book, at least.

 

I'm with Happy Camper on this one.  As I use to own the BHA-1..biggrin.gif

post #137 of 491
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

Yes, many factors, one of them could be that HE-500's owners are more motivated to prove the value of their headphones.

I own both.. and I voted for the  ?????????biggrin.gif

 

So your point is not valid...  You have no idea who voted for what..

post #138 of 491
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

(Joking of course, so many variables are not being controlled for with these simplistic forum polls, they don't mean sht)

 

Hey, I think you misspelled sh...oh no, it's okay. biggrin.gif

 

You're right, of course, these polls mean nothing. Even if it were 99% to 1% it would still mean nothing, since we don't know who heard what for how long and under what circumstances.  Was it for 20 seconds at a meet? Do they own the phone? I own the HE-500 and I still haven't really made up my mind about it. I've tried it with velour and pleather pads, on 3 different amps, with new and archival material, and still I like it one day and not so much the next. I've never experienced that with any other phone, this sort of Chameleon effect from recording to recording.

post #139 of 491
Thread Starter 

Yeah, Poll's are just a bit of fun.. bigsmile_face.gif

 

But would hope that the voters have at least tried both phones!

 

As it stands at the moment, the Hifimans only have one more vote than the Audeze. Anything could happen!!

 

My vote was for the LCD2. Because if I could only keep one that would be it. (for a start, they cost me a lot more and I've spent months polishing the buggars!) Objectively speaking, I really do think they are as good as each other SQ wise, only the differences are more favorable for me (for my personal taste) in the form of the LCD2.

post #140 of 491
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I own both.. and I voted for the  ?????????biggrin.gif

 

So your point is not valid...  You have no idea who voted for what..

 

i voted too ;) cant say though.  darn.

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post #141 of 491
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

 

As it stands at the moment, the Hifimans only have one more vote than the Audeze.  

 

Not any more... evil_smiley.gif

post #142 of 491

Who said this poll has to mean sometingblink.gif  It's just for fun Geezz..

post #143 of 491
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Darkbeat View Post

 

Not any more... evil_smiley.gif

Hah! nice one bro biggrin.gif

post #144 of 491
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Originally Posted by Darkbeat View Post

Not any more... evil_smiley.gif

 

And now LCD-2 has one more vote than HE-500.

 

And I think it's deserving.

post #145 of 491
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

 

And now LCD-2 has one more vote than HE-500.

 

And I think it's deserving.

I think so too ;)

post #146 of 491

I auditioned both the HE-500 and the LCD-2 before deciding on one of them. The cost for both of them would be too high for me. I really liked both but I wanted something different from my HD600s, which I felt the HE-500s were more similar in terms of neutrality. I enjoy the slight darkness of the LCD-2 over the HE-500 which I felt had a heavy emphasis on treble.

 

But one deciding factor was my friend and I were in the same boat. He ended up buying the HE-500. We lend our headphones to each other so that helps the urge to buy both for me. He still mocks me since he saved about 300 dollars on his purchase but I keep telling him you can't put a price of sound preference. Just like how he plays his Taylor guitar and I play my Martin guitar. 

post #147 of 491
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Originally Posted by ihideinbarrels View Post

I auditioned both the HE-500 and the LCD-2 before deciding on one of them. The cost for both of them would be too high for me. I really liked both but I wanted something different from my HD600s, which I felt the HE-500s were more similar in terms of neutrality. I enjoy the slight darkness of the LCD-2 over the HE-500 which I felt had a heavy emphasis on treble.

 

But one deciding factor was my friend and I were in the same boat. He ended up buying the HE-500. We lend our headphones to each other so that helps the urge to buy both for me. He still mocks me since he saved about 300 dollars on his purchase but I keep telling him you can't put a price of sound preference. Just like how he plays his Taylor guitar and I play my Martin guitar. 

Nice. 

 

Plus, I've always played a Fender Strat. Warm and hollow sounding with a nice twang! Bit like the LCD2's? Suppose that could mean that the HE500's are like Les Paul's? thicker sounding with a sharper edge... ha 

post #148 of 491

preproman View Post
 

One more question, (this will be icing on the cake if it's the case), coming from the denon D-5000's and with the LCD-2's being an open can and all, will I experience less overheating/redness of my ears with them? I tend to get kinda red after arround 

3-5 hours of use with my denons.


Edited by Man7rah - 12/13/12 at 12:52pm
post #149 of 491

WOW - I'm not sure.  Maybe it's the leather pads.  How are you with velour pads?

post #150 of 491
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WOW - I'm not sure.  Maybe it's the leather pads.  How are you with velour pads?

I don't have any long term experience with velour pads, I haven't had any long listening sessions either.

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