Did you have the leathers or velours on?
Nothing about it's nature or quality or overall signature being lively or dull or detailed or not much anything(!) for that matter.
If it was a gradual slope then more could be assumed, but a line going up and down only tells me that is has is own signature sound that would have to be heard.
And I herd the LCD3
Sounds bossier to me, yet also nice.
I prefer the more open LCD X.
Yet the trebles are to me some of the most natural I ever herd.
Real supple natural and realistic.
Neither exaggerated or deficient. .
I have herd details in syllables to lyrics that I haven't herd on anything else except the hd800.
Yet I wasn't able to pick out these details as easily when the signature is either too bright or too bassy like other cand
The pm-1 let me notice these things in a musical (not analytical) way..
I used to think my Ultrasone ed8 was king of portables with the largest sound for it's form factor.
But now with the pm-1 being such a similar size and with the leathers for a bit of isolation,
The sound is so superior, that irrespective of isolation,
On a portable setup these have to be the "King" until another sensitive planar comes along..(!)