As the title says, I am thinking of making this transition due to the fact that I enjoy loud music but don't enjoy disturbing my neighbours :(.
I am hoping that people who have owned both headphones and similar standard loudspeaker set-ups can first of all tell me if it is possible to find what I am looking for and secondly if the LCD-2 is good enough to do it.
I once purchased some sennheiser open back phones that set me back around £180 (I forget which) and although they were by no means an expensive pair, they were not even fractionally as quality or enjoyable as my modest loudspeaker setup. I have since been very reluctant to enter the headphone market.
I can tell you what I enjoyed most about my loudspeaker setup if this helps:
1. The bass - I don't want bass overflowing into areas it shouldn't, but I love a powerful and commanding bass when the track calls for it. I listen to alot of EDM, and when a beat drops that is designed to take your breath away, I like my speakers to comfortably to respond to it in a controlled manner. The worst sound in bass to me asside from a sloppy rumble, is a beat that was intended to be deep and create atmosphere actually sounding rather flat and not too seperate from the rest of the recording.
2. The clarity and space, the way a females voice so loud and crisp feels like it is just floating in the air.
3. The fact that highs can be so detailed but not at all harsh on your ears like most of my IEMs are.
My biggest concern is obviously loss of bass which is why I have narrowed my search to a HP that is reputed for having good bass. I listen to mostly EDM, Rock and Classical. But I listen to every genre often except for rap/r&b.
ps sorry this is so long.
Edited by hpandy - 12/9/12 at 12:34pm