I purchased a pair of Audeze LCD2s last week and I am seriously considering returning them and eating the $150 restocking fee :-( The LCD2's are paired with an O2 ODAC and the source is CDs and Spotify premium. The LCD2s replaced the Grado SR-225is.
Compared to the Grado SR225is....the LCD2s sound muffled and flat. There's no punch or energy... I was expecting a night and day difference, with much more detail and expected the music to sound much better (when I went from Grado SR-60s to SR-225is the difference was huge!)
I have been reading around the forum a little bit and some people say that this is what Ortho headphones are like this and you have to adapt to them. I am having a difficult time accepting this....the Grado's should sound like trash in comparison....
.....or am I so used to the Grados that I will never be happy with anything else?
....if I am used to the Grado's sound...and I return the LCD2s can someone recommend me a headphone which has the dynamic kind of sound that I like?