Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread
Jun 17, 2018 at 5:07 PM Post #3,061 of 6,781

Eylrik

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How is the 400i's single output vs the balanced one with the 2C?
I find the balanced input to be just slightly more dynamic and clearer.
I assume the Lcd2c benefits from the additional power going through the balanced input of the CMA400i vs single ended.
 
Jun 18, 2018 at 10:17 AM Post #3,064 of 6,781

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Hi,
Anyone who also own HD650s or HD6xxs confirm if LCD2Cs are worth an upgrade?
I will receive the HD6xx this week, so then I will be able to compare!
 
Jun 18, 2018 at 10:39 AM Post #3,065 of 6,781

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Hi,
Anyone who also own HD650s or HD6xxs confirm if LCD2Cs are worth an upgrade?
I think so. They share a similar tonality. LCD-2C has that low-end that I crave for. Where LCD-2C has more sub-bass, HD650 has more mid-bass punch that works better for some tracks. When EQ-ed, LCD-2C will completely obliterate HD650 in bass.

LCD-2C is also airier and has slightly deeper soundstage, where HD650 feels a bit stuffy. It also looks and feels like a million bucks to me.

However, HD650 has more present and weightier mid-range. Vocals shine more out of HD650 and music just sounds more cohesive from top to bottom. HD650 isn't going anywhere.
 
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Initially I ordered the HD6XX to be run with my tube amp. But in the meantime I found the Lcd2c to pair very well with tubes.
 
Jun 18, 2018 at 7:40 PM Post #3,067 of 6,781

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I gotta admit, I find the hd650 and lcd-2 comparisons interesting. I have both as well (my lcd are now fazors, but we're originally 2.1), and from the moment I put on my LCD, I never used the 650 again. Maybe my hearing is unrefined, but I didn't feel the 650's did anything better than the 2's..

Still, no flaming for personal opinion.. and if the 650 does it, more power to you.
 
Jun 18, 2018 at 8:57 PM Post #3,068 of 6,781

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Hi,
Anyone who also own HD650s or HD6xxs confirm if LCD2Cs are worth an upgrade?

I sold my hd650 and I don’t miss them.


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Jun 18, 2018 at 9:27 PM Post #3,070 of 6,781

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I sold my hd650 and I don’t miss them.


Are u playing your music off an iPad? If so can u fill me in on how you do that with a desktop amp or is it just a lightning to usb camera kit then plug your dac or amp into the wall

I want to move my setup to side of living room because I don’t like to listen in my office with my PC and would rather use my iPad while laying on the couch with my iPad. I don’t have a laptop anymore but thought about getting a cheap surface book that folds up like a laptop and has usb to take up less room and have my music on there. I don’t need an expensive surface book because off the music processing sources (dac and amp) will be external anyway

Thanks
 
Jun 19, 2018 at 5:50 AM Post #3,072 of 6,781

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I agree that the hd650 just dont compare in my opinion.
 
Jun 19, 2018 at 6:10 AM Post #3,073 of 6,781

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Let's not forget that that the HD6xx costs less than $200 vs $800 for the Lcd2c...

Now my questioning is how do they each react to OTL tube amplification.
 
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Let's not forget that that the HD6xx costs less than $200 vs $800 for the Lcd2c...

Now my questioning is how do they each react to OTL tube amplification.
That's not really a fair question. HD6XX is 300ohm, LCD-2 is 70ohm. I didn't like my LCD-2 at all out of an OTL, but the HD6XX opens up slightly with an OTL and scales up with better amps. It's easier to get much better sound from and LCD-2 with less expensive amps but to get better sound from an HD6XX you need - in my opinion - fairly costly amps that negate its price advantage somewhat. YMMV of course.
 
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That's not really a fair question. HD6XX is 300ohm, LCD-2 is 70ohm. I didn't like my LCD-2 at all out of an OTL, but the HD6XX opens up slightly with an OTL and scales up with better amps. It's easier to get much better sound from and LCD-2 with less expensive amps but to get better sound from an HD6XX you need - in my opinion - fairly costly amps that negate its price advantage somewhat. YMMV of course.
Yep, agreed. My point is that I was quite suprised to see how well the Lcd2c reacts to my questyle cma400i as a preamp + darkvoice 336se. Now waiting for the HD6xx to compare with the same setup (as high impedance headphones are supposed to do well with OTL tube amps).
If not satisfying, I guess I'll have to sell the HD6xx! :beyersmile:
 

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