Quick update after almost 3 weeks of balanced listening. (to almost every genre, always with the best recordings I could find).
I finally have come to the conclusion that with the LCD-2, the balanced output doesnt deliver better bass/mids or trebble, the SE output sounds to my ears close to none in differences about this.
BUT, the thing you notice is the soundstage and imaging, overall balance of these 2 things. With the balanced output the LCD-2 opens more with wider recordings and images better with closer recordings, (of course wider ones image is better too) and this, in the very first days made me think that the balanced output sounded more neutral, which I was not very sure about liking it better or not.
But I havent noticed more trebble, or more forward mids, or deeper/punchier bass. All you get from SE (which is very good) you get it from BAL, but with the soundstage and image improvement. And I frikking love that.
This also helps to define the sound better, with vocals, guitars, bass, etc. "It cleans the sound" a little bit.
Conclusion for me is that with this combo I have the sound that allows me to listen with extreme detail and no harsh at all. I dont need more (doh, this is not cheap xD).
Edited by Megalomaniak - 8/26/14 at 1:44am