Originally Posted by AbeFroman
Strangely enough, I've owned LCD-2.2's for a couple of months and I thought I was happy with everything except comfort. I borrowed a pair of RS1's from a friend and it's been a revelation. I just cannot believe how good they sound. I always avoided all things Grado due to the graphs and I now realize what I was missing out on. Just goes to show that you have to try things out for yourself before deciding.
I nearly avoided even trying a Grado early on because of all that I had read on here about them. Thankfully a guy I trust from the speaker side of things told me how much he loved his and I gave them a chance. If I hadn't done that, I'd have never found as much enjoyment in headphones as I have. That would have been a real shame!
I love that we have all sorts of objective data and measurements available. But way too many people seem to do things in reverse and allow the data to dictate to them what they SHOULD think of a headphone. That's complete nonsense, IMO. As MH said earlier in the thread, these tools are fantastic in that they help us learn more not only about a particular headphone, but also about our hearing preferences. But some people are so caught up in this stuff that it's almost like they can't give themselves permission to admit that MAYBE a phone with some crazy FR graph sounds pretty good to them.
There's a reason why a company like Grado has been around for decades, and obviously it's NOT because their headphones measure well lol. There are all sorts of great headphones out there that will score well in terms of measurements, so if that's what someone is after they shouldn't have any trouble at all finding it. But there are thousands of us out here who love Grado phones, and you can find countless professional and consumer reviews that sing their praises.
I love having a few different phones in the mix, and the Audez'e LCD-2 is one I've been dying to hear. As a lover of planar magnetic speakers, Audez'e has always intrigued me and I love that they're based in the states. I'm pretty set on my small collection of phones for now, but for those beauties I can certainly make room for one more.
Edited by Focker - 6/27/13 at 9:35pm