- Aug 27, 2013
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- Aug 27, 2013
I don't notice the weight even after 12+ hours of use, usually forget I'm even wearing them haha. Maybe I have a really strong neck or something? I duno
its possible, I dont see why not right? I have a smaller body size and head size, not really small, but like compact, if that makes any actual sense lol. I'm very average in height and proportions, and I mean like I fall into the exact average size for a human male lol, by scientific data. So my neck and head cant handle the extra weight as easily, but they are definitely by no means heavy either, like I still wear them for 8+ hours easily, but in comparison to a headphone slightly lighter like in 350 gram area, the lcd 2 is a bit more tough on my neck. I think I can handle 400 grams before it starts to affect my neck in any way. Otherwise the weight just causes them to slide around a bit more with every minor tilt of my head, which can get annoying for long 8+ hour sessions where you need to change the position of your head constantly and it affects the position of the headphones (totally minor annoyances, I should probably say the context of what I'm saying is just a statement of this happens, but they are still freaking awesome headphones regardless lol).
I'm currently testing out some other current 1500 and bellow flagships for a couple weeks at a time, so thats why I'm noticing comparisons. Right now I have the hd 800 for a week or so, then gonna try the he-560. I'm slowly learning I fall into the minority of sound preferences somehow. like a great example, SO FAR, with the hd 800 is that I actually feel it has harder hitting and more noticeable bass than the lcd 2 (and I am using a good amp, the new Violectric V281). Yes the lcd 2 has more bass, and goes audibly down to the 20hz and below mark, where the hd 800 only goes down to 30hz (as in the volume you hear at 20hz on the lcd 2 is only reached when it gets to 30hz on the hd 800), and in general the hd 800 is less linear in the bass region, and has less boom( like reverberation, as in the sound you get playing a bass tone, versus the punch of a bass kick), BUT the hd 800 hits harder, and the bass stands out more in the mix. I realized the lcd 2 is so linear that the bass can sometimes fall into place too well, and as a result does not stand out as much. but since the hd 800 has all that treble and air, you end up noticing the bass much more, as it is such a contrast to everything else you hear. (but I still would not keep the hd 800, too much treble, a bit too hot, and a tad too bright in tone, plus the bass needs a bit more reverberation), but it made the lcd 2 bass seem soft and hidden. unless you played straight bass tones. So I'll see how the he-560 holds up in a week or two, lots of people say its like in between the lcd 2 and hd 800, so taking my pretty unusual impression of the hd 800, I'll see how those claims hold up.
also curious if anyone else has experienced a similar impression with the lcd 2 bass in comparison to other headphones near it's price range like I have. All I ever heard was that the lcd 2 was the bass king (I'm not talking basshead stuff, I know the context for these bad boys), and the hd 800 were bass light and thin, yet thats simply not at all what I hear. in some ways its almost the reverse for me.