I selected the King. Hoping for delivery next Tuesday.
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King is the most interesting but I would pick Cocobolo as it will be the rarest and most likely retain the highest value.
And there are a major number of people who prefer non-fazor LCD-2 and LCD-3 to anything else Audeze has released since. Fazors ruined Audeze sound. Fluxors aren't doing them any favours, if the EL-8 is an evidence of the tech.
I am not hopeful for the LCD4, ESPECIALLY given the price.
I prefer my LCD3 classic to the fazored version too. It seems to have deeper sub-bass (excellent bass quality too) and it deals well with targeting digital glare in vocals. I feel the classic version, now that's it's no longer available new, is well worth seeking out if you have not heard it. The Fazored version is more upfront and a fine phone, but the classic has a balanced, rounded sound that is not dark at all to me, has just as much detail as the fazored one, but the images are pushed a little further back -- but this is sort of a positive because I hear more depth and even layering and fine front-to-back soundstaging.
The 2 LCD3 versions sound quite different to me.
I just hope if I ever have a driver failure in my classic, I can get it fixed w/o it getting Fazored. (Fazors on stun, captain...)
I'm posting this in the LCD4 thread because I wonder if the 4 is going more in the upfront-sounding direction or not. I.e., will it be fazors on steroids or more towards the few-rows-back sound with more depth of field I hear in my LCD3 classic?