Ordered some LCD 2s directly from Audeze and received them this week. Listened for 4-5 hrs using an Audioengine DAC (only DAC I have at the momemt) and a Schiit Lyr with stock tubes and then Bugle Boys. I didn't get the amazing well controlled deep bass that everyone has been raving about so figured I needed to try another amp or needed to burn them in. Switched to a Yamaha RX-V1070 bypassing all tone controls using same DAC, actually got better highs out of them but bass was unchanged.
Requested a sound profile for my set and bass roll off is pretty much what I expected to see, Audeze said that starting in 2014 they revised the LCD v2.2 to a v2.3. They are supposed to have less distortion, they are more efficient, and they are all made within .5 DB so all v2.3s should have this sound signature. Something about revisions and fazor plate technology. Now I'm torn on returning them or keeping them. I don't care about the dip at 20khz because I seriously doubt many people can hear 20khz but the roll off on the low end is unacceptable IMO. I've never read reviews complaining about distortion so puzzled why they would give something up on the low end despite all of the great reviews.
Edited by 2thfixr - 5/21/14 at 1:52pm