I have the Utopia and also recntly had the LCD2C. Definitley better bass on the LCD2C than Utopia, but Utopia is more detailed. I use them for different kinds of music . However I found the imaging on the LCD2C to have some gaps, if that makes sense, so I returned them and got the LCD-X's. I had the X's about a year ago but sold them to afford a new amp, but found myself missing them. To me they have good detail, much better imaging, and a little wider sound stage than the LCD2C's and of course the great bass. I am very intersted in the Ether 2's. I ordered a set and hope to have them soon.