In general I agree with @betula & @marcan about the bass. My Sony Z7M2 sound richer, but the LCD2 Closed has a more natural sound. The LCD2 Closed are neutral headphones with just a bit of warmth and "fun". Still, there's no doubt that the gut-punching mid-bass and thick-&-sweet vocal @omniweltall describes is how, for many, headphones truly awaken the emotions. I haven't heard the AFO, but the Audeze LCD2 Classic open backs apparently have enough of that "extra something" for some of us. Have you seen the absolute joy on the face of Nitpicker's YouTube review of the LCD2 Classic (LCD2C)? He doesn't look like that in any other video, especially not in his review of the LCD2 Closed Backs (LCD2-CB) where he looks quite troubled. I like the LCD2-CB, but these headphones serve different purposes.