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post #166 of 582
Like some of the other posters on the forum I bought these off amazon.it to use on my commute into London. Haven't used them on the tube but on the overground line in rush hour they performed brilliantly. Sound leakage does not seem to be affecting my fellow commuters (or maybe they're an extremely polite bunch). I prefer some leak in and the amount of sound that does seep through has not detracted from the musical experience for me.

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post #167 of 582
Hurry up US! I've heard nothing but great things about the L2.
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Hifi News says that this is the headphone the L1 should have been and rates it 80%.

post #169 of 582
More isolation would be asking for too much.
post #170 of 582
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Hifi News says that this is the headphone the L1 should have been and rates it 80%.

 

I liked my L1s quite a bit, but the L2 are better.  The statement "the headphone the L1 should have been" is a good one.

post #171 of 582
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Hurry up US! I've heard nothing but great things about the L2.

+1

th 600 killer lol 

 

j/p i wish

post #172 of 582

Would these compliment the V Moda M100 well? I'm looking for something with a slightly different signature

post #173 of 582
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I liked my L1s quite a bit, but the L2 are better.  The statement "the headphone the L1 should have been" is a good one.

The reviewer did not like the L1 because of the bass. He thinks the L2 is a significant improvement but still would have preferred even less bass. He uses Beethoven Piano Sonata 32 as an example to show how much clearer the L2 is over the L1. He has also reviewed the HP50 and M4U2 and does not like their bass nor the room feel technology. "If my speakers sounded like this then I’d be inclined to change them." :D

post #174 of 582
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They are very friendly, i can't imagine someone disliking them but to sum it up: THEY ARE NOT BETTER than our mid-fi cans. Headphonia exagereted the thing.

 

 

If you had read the whole review you would have understood the L2 is great/better than the LCD2 and others because it needs absolutely no special source or amp. It performs fine with a minimal investment. Their review clearly says that you can get better sound with LCD/HE-500 but you will need a good and far more expensive setup (which again, the L2 doesn't require). The driver technology in the L2 however is of very high quality, and it can compete with the better headphones out there. But it's not only about the driver.

 

Oh, and there are no blocks for living next to the iLab, it's only companies :wink:

post #175 of 582
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If you had read the whole review you would have understood the L2 is great/better than the LCD2 and others because it needs absolutely no special source or amp. It performs fine with a minimal investment. Their review clearly says that you can get better sound with LCD/HE-500 but you will need a good and far more expensive setup (which again, the L2 doesn't require). The driver technology in the L2 however is of very high quality, and it can compete with the better headphones out there. But it's not only about the driver.

 

Oh, and there are no blocks for living next to the iLab, it's only companies :wink:

 

I concur. Mike from Headfonia states that although he ranks the driver quality to be the second best under $999, he mentions multiple times that the headphone ranking as a whole differs. In my opinion, even if you aren't after the benefits of a good driver, at a relatively modest price, the L2 is a good value.

post #176 of 582
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Originally Posted by Head1 View Post
 

The reviewer did not like the L1 because of the bass. He thinks the L2 is a significant improvement but still would have preferred even less bass. He uses Beethoven Piano Sonata 32 as an example to show how much clearer the L2 is over the L1. He has also reviewed the HP50 and M4U2 and does not like their bass nor the room feel technology. "If my speakers sounded like this then I’d be inclined to change them." :D

 

 

I agree, the L1 bass (after comparing to the L2) is much more apparent.  I personally think the bass in the L2 is close to perfect.  I don't listen to classical music at all (mainly rock) but I don't like overpowering bass.  HOWEVER,  I do like to be able to hear the bass and I want it to be nice and clear.  

post #177 of 582
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I agree, the L1 bass (after comparing to the L2) is much more apparent.  I personally think the bass in the L2 is close to perfect.  I don't listen to classical music at all (mainly rock) but I don't like overpowering bass.  HOWEVER,  I do like to be able to hear the bass and I want it to be nice and clear. I'm glad Philips didn't go as far as the revi

I'm glad Philips didn't go as far as the reviewer wanted, as I don't like the other extreme too. Sounds like it hit the right balance.

post #178 of 582
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They are selling them in Italy for 163 EUR. Couldn't resist.

 

Hopefully they turn out to be great, couldn't get to audition them first in this part of the world.

163 EUR is a very good price. Which website was that? Tx

post #179 of 582
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163 EUR is a very good price. Which website was that? Tx

 

 

It was the price amazon.it quoted me (not inclusive of shipping) exactly a month ago. It showed 199EUR when I added it to cart but 163EUR at checkout. 

 

Everything's good exact they don't seem to have a place in my collection. (HD650 at home & Denon D600 at the office, a few IEM on the go). I initially wanted to use them as a portable but being semi-open is kind of a deal-breaker for me.

 

Considering exchanging it for the hp50.

post #180 of 582
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Originally Posted by migtan View Post
 

 

It was the price amazon.it quoted me (not inclusive of shipping) exactly a month ago. It showed 199EUR when I added it to cart but 163EUR at checkout. 

 

Everything's good exact they don't seem to have a place in my collection. (HD650 at home & Denon D600 at the office, a few IEM on the go). I initially wanted to use them as a portable but being semi-open is kind of a deal-breaker for me.

 

Considering exchanging it for the hp50

I tried to do what you did but I get 195 euro at checkout, so you well done.

 

BTW how does the L2 compare with the HD650 & D600?
 

The hp50, from what I gather, is warm and smooth sounding. Hifi news rated it below the L2 because they aren't fans of that type of sound.

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