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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. WildStyle-R11
    Can be if you are sensitive to it, It's not too bad trough. Some say that velour pads can take the edge off a little bit.
  2. chimney189
    I find that interesting considering that I've read many opinions that state Audeze products and Burson products are a great pairing!

    Also, I find that the treble on the HD 800S is near perfect. I find the problem I'm having with the LCD-2C is that the lower treble seems a bit too accentuated and THEN it drops off considerably.

    I'm probably turning the volume too high, but I'm doing so because I want to feel the bass impact and body. <----- this is probably it now that I think about it.
  3. chef8489
    The lcd2c are an impedance of 70ohms and recommended power of 1-4 watts. The Soloist SL is only capable of putting put 2 watts at 16 ohms.
  4. chimney189
    So is there an amp that you can recommend for me that is around $250 that would do the LCD-2C justice?
  5. chef8489
    Let me get back to you on that.
  6. marcan
    I found the LCD2C rather shouty in the mids, not in the treble (on the contrary).
    The amp/dac may be the culpritt. The amp quality and juice can have an impact on the low end which can make the mids prominent and shouty.
    I use a audio-gd he9, its wonderful but it's expensive.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018
  7. djj65
    The LCD2C works best with some power. I drive it well with my tube amps Little Dot MKVI+ and La Figaro 339, but I did find the Massdrop x Cavalli Liquid Carbon X drove it well for little cost. I am about to grab an Aune X7S that would have power to drive as well, on a budget.
  8. chimney189
    At lower volumes the LCD-2C is SO relaxing, but then the bass impact takes a nasty hit.

    I also find that this headphone has a very enveloping sound-stage, but it does lack height. It feels somewhat flat, but for some reason I sometimes prefer it over the HD 800S.
  9. betula
    The LCD-2C is very source dependent. It scales very well, but it needs powerful and very clean source to shine.
    1-4W output power is recommended by Audeze. I have got just under 2W. They definitely need power for clarity and tightness.

    I am running them in balanced mode through a Questyle CMA600i replacing the 600i's DAC with a Chord 2Qute. This extremely clean and transparent source lifts the 2C to another level compared to Mojo only.

    I am just testing and reviewing the IFI iPurifier 3.0 and I am also using an AQ Jitterbug. Have to say, using these two signal cleaning devices sound almost like I have upgraded my DAC.

    There is always higher in this hobby, but you don't necessarily have to spend a fortune for your next upgrade.

    Anyway, give the 2C clean power to hear them shine. And stop complaining about the sound if you can't give them the food they deserve.
  10. Frankster010
    AQ Jitterbug + Mojo (or Hugo) are doing a good job driving the LCD-2C and LCD-2C Closed.
  11. betula
    They do, but there is better.
    I was an ultimate Mojo fan but had to admit, good quality full sized powerful gear can blow Mojo out of the water.
  12. Frankster010
    Name a few? Same price level? Interested!
  13. chef8489
    Mojo is underpowered. Heck the Lyr 3 is in the same price range.
  14. betula
    Not the same price range. 2-3 times more.
  15. Eylrik
    Actually, the ifi idsd micro black label drives the Lcd2c very very well in turbo mode.
    I imagine you can get it for $300 second hand.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018
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