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Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

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  1. Danz03
    It's true, my opinion is always try and get the best that one can afford, instead of compromising. A lot of people would say that certain headphones have to be matched with a certain amp with certain cable to sound good, I think that is so ridiculous. If a pair of headphones doesn't sound good with a flat reference amp, that means there's something wrong with them already, if they need a specific amp to correct that, it's like putting 2 wrongs together to get one right. To me, the LCD-2s sounds right whether they are fed directly from a Cowon audio player or from a reference class amp or the headphone out of a DAW interface, there may be a slight difference, but is it a $1500 difference? I don't think so, in fact I probably get more of a difference from wearing the headphones in a slightly different position around my head. [​IMG]
     
    I think the sound quality is not the important thing for musicians, the satisfaction one gets from playing a musical instrument is a lot more than what one can get from just listening. I get far more enjoyment from playing rubbish on a cheap upright than listening to Lang Lang playing Chopin on a Steinway grand, I guess that's probably what your brother thought. [​IMG]
     
    'Tears in Heaven' is a great song, it moved me the first time I heard it on the radio (a cheap portable cassette radio combo), I've heard it on much better sound systems since, but did it move me more than the first time I head it? The answer is no. To me, a great piece of composition would sound great even if it's played with equipment of lesser quality, but if the music in itself is not of high quality, no enhancement in sound quality could improve it much. I'd rather listen to old recordings of Nat 'King' Cole singing than Justin Bieber in 24bit/96Hz. [​IMG]
     
     
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  2. BrianMendoza
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    I've always seemed to see eye to eye with you, Danz. Even back when I wrote my UM3x review, and now, being LCD-2 owners.
     
    Like you, I always get the best that I can afford also, and I really feel that where I'm at now, with my Concerto and StageDAC, any more money spent would be for the sake of spending money, and not for reasonable upgrades. That's not to say I didn't spend a pretty penny... I think my LCD-2's, Concerto and StageDAC combined have cost me close to $2300. 
     
    But I can say, that I wouldn't be caught dead spending that same $2300 on a single amp/dac/etc to get my LCD-2's to "sound right". I never like to settle, but I also don't like to be excessive. So once again, I definitely see eye to eye with you, Danz.
     
     
  3. cjfrbw

     
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    Just a point of clarification, Eric Clapton's son died running out of an open floor to ceiling window of a New York apartment, he was found on an adjacent building.
     
     
  4. ysyung
    Totally agree with you! I'm now listening "Tears in Heaven" from Unplugged album, fantastic with Endorphin cable! Excellent!
     
  5. SP Wild


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    I stand corrected.  I have no idea where the car crash idea came from, but I feel this song is a masterpiece that warrants the correct facts.  I always "liked" the song it was a nice tune, but never felt a connection to it as I thought it was a break up song, for which the sadness was ridiculous in the context of relationships...but when I heard it was about the tragic death of his young son...it dawned on me that it was a masterpiece.  The "heaven" part in the title should have registered, yes I am a little slow sometimes.
     
    Interestingly enough, in an interview Eric Clapton said he could never perform that song ever again, something along the lines of time moves on and his emotions no longer justify the compromises the song brings to his emotions, or his emotions or lackthereof, compromising this song he wrote for his boy.  WOW, that is deep.
     
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    LOL!  Impeccable timing.  But still...  [​IMG] for being a smartass...[​IMG] cause it made me laugh ...[​IMG] because, y'know, whatevah man.
     
  6. debitsohn
    great sad song.
     
  7. DefectiveAudioComponent
    I'm enjoying the sound of the helicopter (?) going around my head, in the song "on the run" (pink floyd / pulse). The entire song sounds awesome, but to me that passage also shows that the LCD-2 has a fine headstage.
     
  8. JIGF
     
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    Pinching myself to remind me I am listening to headphones.
     
     
     
  9. voodoohao
    Hi guys, what would be a better setup for the LCD2, a DV337 or Little Dot MKVII+, coupled with a Matrix mini as dac. I'm trying to decide which amp I should keep as I would like to purchase an LCD2 ( hopefully in the near future ), but can't afford to keep both amps. Anyone knows what are the differences these two amps will make on the sound signature of the LCD2? 
     
  10. dannie01
    I'll get a pair used this afternoon locally, the seller received it on 4 Apr and stated he loves the sound of the LCD-2 so much but not the weight on his head. Hopefully my neck is strong enough.
    [​IMG]
     
    Edit. It's sitting in my office now, exciting. [​IMG] Will try it out immediately tonight when I get home.
     
  11. kwkarth


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    Check out this thread!
    http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/495631/amp-recommendations-for-audeze-lcd-2#post_6689081
     
     
     
  12. voodoohao
    alright thanks didn't see that thread will check it out!
     
  13. kwkarth


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    I'd attempt to answer your question myself, but I haven't tried either amp you mentioned.  When I did a search for them in that thread I did see a number of hits.  Good luck!
     
     
  14. Wedge
    SP Wild, have you heard Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven from the One More Car, One More Rider album?  I like this version especially with the LCD-2.  [​IMG]
     
  15. pp312
    Just bought a pair of LCD-2s through Ebay, slightly used. These are the newer version with A-marked grills and AD-Z5 cable. Was just wondering if anyone can expand on these upgrades. Do the newer markings on the grills mean anything? Does the new cable improve sound and is it less microphonic? Finally, would you say Audeze have got the construction of these phones sorted out? Worries over DIY-type construction has kept me from considering these phones earlier; the last thing I want is to be halfway through my favourite symphony and feel a screw fall out from somewhere. I'm coming from Senn 650s so I have few worries that I'll like the sound. 
     
    Sorry if these questions have already been covered.
     
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