It's been a week and I've only listened to the LCD-2C and it is hitting all the right notes for me. I did compare it to my Elear and as we know it is darker but not overly so and while the Elear has really good bass it can't compete with the 2C. Besides the bass, I'm really enjoying the mids because they're full smooth and balanced. Highs are coming through more but I think that's more from me getting used to the signature than any break-in or something. On the comfort side, I felt like in the beginning the clamping force might be a bit strong but as time went on they felt better and better and it's now to the point where I can wear them for 3 or 4 hours no problem. The vegan pads are very nice and even though these types of pads normally make my ears get hot I don't have that happening with these which is great. Even though we never really get that "end-game" headphone I know for certain that I'm not getting a new one for quite some time. Between these and my Elear I quite content at the moment, plus it's always nice to give my wallet a rest. At the $799 price point, I'd say the LCD-2C is easily one of the best sub $1000 headphones and well worth a listen if you're looking for a new one.