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Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by XERO1, Oct 7, 2017.
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  1. betula
    Most likely UK pricing will help me to decide between the two headphones.
    In the USA both cost 800 USD. Here in the UK the 2C is 600 GBP (~800 USD) while the AFO is 800 GBP (~1100 USD).
    I wonder how Audeze managed to keep the same price while Mr Speakers increased it by that much. Probably due to the size of the two companies?
    At this price point I prefer to have manufacturer's warranty instead of hunting for a secondhand bargain.
     
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  2. rhern213
    Well that certainly helps. In that case I would definitely go with the 2C's. I don't think the AFO's are worth 200 GBP over the 2C's.
     
  3. DrSeven
    Im using the Sony TA-Z1EL, aune S16 ,and aune T1 and Colorfly C4 and the 2C is growing on my fast
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018
  4. nicknack40
    Just had a listen to Madonna-Vogue on Tidal HIFi Master and all i can say is bloody WOW she has never sounded so bloody good if anybody is using Tidal i suggest you try that track even if you don't like Madonna i think you will start to LOL
     
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  5. DrSeven
    Sounds interesting! Gonna try that!
    Btw also pretty awesome: you want it darker by Cohen and anything future islands
     
  6. rhern213
    Added suggestion, any Hires/Flac of MTV Unplugged, :beyersmile:
     
  7. Hifi59
    I would rather drag my nads across 20 miles of broken glass before I do that
     
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  8. ninetylol
    Can anyone compare to the HE-560? I always wanted to buy one but now that i saw a good offer on the LCD2-C i couldnt argue but order them. They should arrive here any minute.
     
  9. anoxy
    Ssssssttiilllll loving these. Actually, loving them more than when I first got them. Perhaps "burn in" but idk, they sound better and more natural now.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2018
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  10. stimuz
    you can thank monoprice for keeping the markup in check
     
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  11. DrSeven
    I can definitely say the same about the naturalness. At first I didn't think they were that natural sounding at all ( especially compared to the T1). Would be interesting if it's headphone or brain burn in xD
     
  12. DrSeven
    Week 2 of the comparison. IMG_20180426_193327.jpg
     
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  13. TokenGesture
    Best bang for buck headphones in headfi currently? I think there is a case to be made.
     
  14. ninetylol
    I got mine today and they sounded "okay" at best when i listened for the first 5 minutes. it was pretty underwhelming actually. After 5 hours burning in they already sound better, but i gotta a lot more listening first to make a verdict :)

    EDIT: the vst reveal plugin sure makes a lot of difference. sounding much more natural with it :darthsmile:
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2018
  15. phthora
    Well... I think you would have to exclude discontinued/clearance priced headphones. HiFiMan has some truly outrageous deals going on some excellent cans. At MSRP though, I would bet you are correct.
     
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