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post #646 of 656
I will be putting my near-mint L2 on sale soon, for a final shipped price of 199$.
I wanted to give a heads up here first before posting the classified.
PM me if interested. The classified will be up shortly. smily_headphones1.gif
post #647 of 656
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

I will be putting my near-mint L2 on sale soon, for a final shipped price of 199$.
I wanted to give a heads up here first before posting the classified.
PM me if interested. The classified will be up shortly. smily_headphones1.gif

You not enjoying them then mate?
post #648 of 656
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Originally Posted by markwilliamsweb View Post


You not enjoying them then mate?

I am, well almost.

There's this region in the treble that I am extra sensitive to and the L2 seems to have some emphasis there, which makes it a bit fatiguing for me. This wouldn't be too bad if I used the L2 for home listening but as a portable headphone [where it is harder to ignore IMO], I can't live with that :/

So I'd say the tonality is pretty good but a personal unfortunate match :( 

 

EDIT: I find the treble fairly good and I reckon most people won't find it too problematic, unless they're too sensitive [like me] or very picky :wink: 


Edited by conquerator2 - 12/1/14 at 1:56pm
post #649 of 656

If the treble of the L2 is not a match for you... give the Beyer DT1350 a listen, nice controlled deep bass,nice mids and ful vocals, good soundstage, and the highs are never annoying, well worth a listen, on top of that it leaks very little, well built, nice fit, and works well with a good portable source...

 

I think its a common thing to have niggles with dynamic headphones "highs" when one is used to the likes of HE560's and LCD's 

 

But portable headphones are always a compromise at the end of the day... I find the L2's fun, full detailed sound just the ticket when in the mood for Fun.....

 

The LCD3's are for serious listening and a nice glass of whiskey and a log fire....

 

Get a demo of the DT1350... i think you will like them....

post #650 of 656
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Originally Posted by Jonfairway View Post
 

If the treble of the L2 is not a match for you... give the Beyer DT1350 a listen, nice controlled deep bass,nice mids and ful vocals, good soundstage, and the highs are never annoying, well worth a listen, on top of that it leaks very little, well built, nice fit, and works well with a good portable source...

 

I think its a common thing to have niggles with dynamic headphones "highs" when one is used to the likes of HE560's and LCD's 

 

But portable headphones are always a compromise at the end of the day... I find the L2's fun, full detailed sound just the ticket when in the mood for Fun.....

 

The LCD3's are for serious listening and a nice glass of whiskey and a log fire....

 

Get a demo of the DT1350... i think you will like them....

Oh, they're on-ear though... I'd rather not use those - unless they have flat earpads [like KEF M500, etc.]

I've ordered the K240 MKII's for now and will see :}

post #651 of 656

Nope you are right the DT1350 is on ear and is not flat pad, they are very comfy mind, I am not famiiar with the K240 MKII , I have the K550's if they sound as good as those you are in for a treat ! Polite, and Neutral .. good luck with your searching......

post #652 of 656
Can somone please compare this and dt880

Much appreciate
post #653 of 656

So I would really appreciate some quick help here.

 

I am looking for semi-portable headphones and am considering the Fidelio L2 and the Beyerdynamic T51.

 

Specifically looking at sound quality, what are the differences and how much percentage better is one over the other?

 

Note - Sound Quality can be described as clarity, depth and detail the headphones provide over a specific audio source.

 

I would like a response from someone who has heard both headphones (after burn-in of > 50 or 100 hrs)

post #654 of 656

Hiya

 

haven't got the T51P   but I do have the DT1350  which I believe is very similar but better than the T51P.

 

Both headphones are very detailed, the DT1350 has a very deep bass sound, but is not as tight as the L2, both are fun headphones, good prat,

they are both good at scaling up with better front ends, the mids on the Beyer i would say are a little more forward, the highs a little more laid back, there isnt a great deal of difference in weight, sound stage, depth, if anything I would place the L2 depth as slightly better, both are efficient, easy to drive, and i find them both very comfy to wear, the DT1350 is picky about placement on head, once its there in the right place though, its pretty obvious in sound quality.

 

Dt1350's dont leak sound much, L2 does a little more.

 

DT sounds a little compressed at times with loud music

L2 is more open sounding, more space, better with loud music.

 

In my opinion ( and it is mine ) the L2 has the edge over the DT1350 but its pretty close run....  as the DT1350 is always reviewed higher than the T51P  ..... well i can only surmise the L2 would be better overall.

 

Given the L2 can be purchased for £164 ( £85 off  rrp )      and the T51P for £179  (£33 off  rrp )  I see the L2 as a bit of a bargain.

 

but its all personal taste at the end of the day

 

percentage  L2 is 10% better then DT1350

 

bear in mind I would place the Audeze LCD2's only 20% better than the L2 , the law of diminishing returns ...

 

one thing that is interesting tho, the L2 and Dt1350  sound overall similar :)  and not a huge way down from the mighty LCD3 , which given the cost of the two phones, means they are both good value....

 

 

bottom line , if you like a slight edge in your headphones and exceptional treble detail, go L2.... if You like it a little more laid back, go Beyer...

 

as a foot note, and just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons so to speak...

 

if you get a chance,,, find a good 3.5 to 3.5 cable and listen to the Philips M1BT the blue tooth version of the M1, they are on offer now since the M2BT came out, and when they are used with a good cable they do in my humble opinion really blow away any competition in the portable ( no leakage at all ) catagory....  They sound good with Bluetooth, with a decent cable and amplifier they are stunning...

 

detailed, but kind no edges, powerful, fast, good imaging, good depth, good timing, they isolate excellently, comfy, light, and best of all, they are now only £150 and You get bluetooth as well !!!!

 

and they do not sound the same as the M1   ...... the M1BT is arms and legs better.....

 

need a good weeks burn in tho..... 


Edited by Jonfairway - 12/13/14 at 3:40am
post #655 of 656
You got me very interested in M1BT, I should give them a listen. Thank for the suggestion.
post #656 of 656

Thank you for the feedback!

 

In that case I will go for the T51i from Beyerdynamic. 

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