https://www.audeze.com/products/lcd-collection/lcd2-closed-back Audeze has made a closed version of their LCD-2. I've spent the past couple days with them and an LCD-2C: EDIT: This unit seemed to have the wrong damping material. Ignore these impressions for now. The thing that sticks out the most is low midrange suck out. Male vocals, especially gravely male vocals, lose so much of their body and character because of this. The treble isn’t incredibly recessed or accentuated but does sound kind of uneven. The midrange is very shouty at around 2kHz. Not quite Grado levels, but I can definitely see people finding these uncomfortable. The bass sticks out as the most prominent part of these headphones. It’s really elevated. Like, if I listen loudly they’ll rumble. It’s fun, but it’s not the most articulate. There is a sub preference rather than a mid bass emphasis. I could see these being awesome for movies…if the low midrange suck out doesn’t bother you. Compared to the LCD-2C, these sound much less plasticky. They’re smoother overall, despite the shout around 2kHz. They’re much bassier but also less distant. They actually don’t share too many similarities sound-wise. They go for completely different things—these are meant to be exciting while the LCD-2C sounds more relaxing. I've taken some measurements with an EARS here: I'll have a full review up on headphone.com in the coming weeks with measurements taken with a Brüel & Kjær 4128C HATS.