I've had my LCD-2 for a few weeks now and recently set it up with Woo Audios WA7 Firefly (amazing product) The headphones sound great but I have a couple complaints. I've compared the sound to my Dennon AH-D2000, Sennheiser HD700, and Sennheiser 598,
First and foremost, my left and right channels are swapped on the LCD-2. Is this intended or something? I've tested with other phones and have not had this same issue
2nd, driver matching was not nearly as linear as my Sennheisers. It wasn't awful, but for a 1000$ price tag I really don't understand why it is being outperformed by a much lesser headphone
3rd, In a listening test I actually enjoyed the bass and soundstage of my hd598 much better than the LCD-2. I see that this is subjective but the LCD-2 just sounds muddy to me.
I will saw however that these blow my dennons out of the water. The dennons don't even begin to compare to either headset
For music I listen to heavy electronic music and classical piano/orchestral. I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum on what I like and I figured the LCD-2 would be the best option but I am having second thoughts on this purchase esp considering how I enjoy my 598's better and how they seem to be much more linear without awful hiccups. Can anyone comment on this? I'm not trying to defame this headset as I think it sounds great but I dont see why I'm having issues at this pricetag given its reputation.