Might be sending the LCD2s back. They are easily more transparent than the denons, but both the weight of the cans and the limited soundstage kill the overall experience. I can't wear them for more than maybe 20 minutes before I find myself adjusting them to get the pressure point off the top of my head. Music on some songs is also just a little too close sounding, although separation isn't a problem. They sound amazing with electronic or lower weighted material! They've got about 50 hours on them now, so I'll hold out until that hits over a 100. Otherwise it looks like i'm moving towards hifiman or senn.
Denons: soundstage is great for a closed can; engaging; relatively good all-rounder; weighty sound; comfortable; airy for a closed can; Great sound Isolation
Denons bad: can sound "cuppy"; not as forgiving; can be a bit sibilant; not a neutral sound signature; bass can be out of balance with some material; vocals aren't the greatest; ears get pretty hot; doesn't handle complex material
Audeze: extremely transparent; best vocals I have heard; amazing bass and mids; engaging; relaxing treble; forgiving on lesser source material; quite neutral
Audeze bad: who ever designed the headband needs a slap; heavy (my denons are heavy due to damping materials. These are noticeably heavier.); soundstage projects certain material too close to the ear; who ever designed the headband needs to re-evaluate their definition of comfort
(upon going back and forth, the LCD2s are much more engaging and clear due to the transparency. A very magical headphone with big comfort issue.)
Edited by blitzxgene - 3/4/13 at 5:41pm