Depends on how bright, Classics are dark no denying that, but there is plenty of sparkle up top to keep you entertained, but never fatiguing. LCD X on the other hand from what I hear and not from my personal experience is more brighter or hotter experience as it reveals much more due to the nature of the headphone, being more creator oriented so more than likely gives you fatigue. Overall it depends on what you are looking for? You want to relax and just enjoy the music? Get the LCD2C. Want to listen to your music and pick apart your gear? You would go for something like the LCDX. Preference over neutral or brighter sound has nothing to do with it.