Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread
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I've been running my LCD-2C's balanced for over a year and the added power from balanced is definitely welcomed. Your replacement cable looks well built and will sound the same as Audeze's stock cable.
 
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Running the LCD-2C really made a big difference for me though. The extra power from running balanced was really what the LCD-2C needed.
 
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For those wanting to try my EQ. You're welcome to do so. Feedback is welcome.

Its bass heavy with a small bump to vocals to push them a little more fwd akin to the Sennheisers 600 series.

And treble so I can heard snares clicks and claps etc.

This is set rui be copy n pasted into windows
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Filter: ON LSC 25 dB Fc 42 Hz Gain 4 dB
Filter: ON LSC 27 dB Fc 75 Hz Gain 3.5 dB
Filter: ON PK Fc 110 Hz Gain 2.5 dB Q 1.32
Filter: ON PK Fc 480 Hz Gain 2.6 dB Q 1
Filter: ON PK Fc 1250 Hz Gain -2 dB Q 2.5
Filter: ON PK Fc 4785 Hz Gain 1 dB Q 3.75
Filter: ON PK Fc 5300 Hz Gain 3 dB Q 1.8
Filter: ON PK Fc 6000 Hz Gain -4.1 dB Q 5
Filter: ON PK Fc 6500 Hz Gain 5 dB Q 4.5
Filter: ON PK Fc 7400 Hz Gain 7 dB Q 4.8
Filter: ON PK Fc 8000 Hz Gain -3 dB Q 4.8
Filter: ON PK Fc 9500 Hz Gain -3 dB Q 3.5
Filter: ON PK Fc 11000 Hz Gain 6 dB Q 3.5
Filter: ON PK Fc 14500 Hz Gain 4 dB Q 3.1
 
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I have the Sendy’s which are equally impressive in their own regard (as you’ve stated). The LCD2C offers a similar listening experience (with a wider soundstage). I also prefer the roomier cups & plush pads. This HP has an industrial build yet surprisingly light (compared to the older styled Audeze’s that I’ve worn).
Update: I’ve lived with these for a month or so. They’ve earned my ears respect for top honors. It’s these...for planars and ZMF Aeolus for dynamics.
 
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Buy a balanced cable from Impact Audio Cables (87$ for 7 ft), really great!

The cable is light, well-finished, and allows me to enjoy the power of my Pioneer U-05 (which was a bit short on the classic SE). I won't get into the sound of cables or other, for me it's of little interest: I just have a cable at the desired length, adapted to my needs for half the price of the stock cable... and no THX 789 to buy!
 
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I've been listening to all my headphones on low gain from my SMSL SP200 amp so I wanted to hear if high gain made a difference and I feel like it did. To me the 2C sounds a bit more open with better imaging and separation, while the highs have a touch more sparkle and the bass is more dynamic and punchy. Really all my planar headphones sound better on high gain, it just goes to show how much they love more power.

If it's just a placebo effect it's a darn good one.
 
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I'm looking at buying a new headphone soon. My options are the Audeze LCD-2C or Focal Elex, but I'm having a hard time deciding. Any recommendations?
I would pick the 2C any day, but that is just me. Elex is punchier and more aggressive but thinner. 2C is more laid back and smooth. 2C bass is the best I have heard under £1000.
A lot depends on your music preference and the dac/amp you use. These two headphones sound quite different. (Dynamic vs planar.)
 
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I would pick the 2C any day, but that is just me. Elex is punchier and more aggressive but thinner. 2C is more laid back and smooth. 2C bass is the best I have heard under £1000.
A lot depends on your music preference and the dac/amp you use. These two headphones sound quite different. (Dynamic vs planar.)
Over 1000 which has better bass ?
 
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Over 1000 which has better bass ?
LCD4, Empyrean, Abyss have better bass than the 2C.
But the 2C when it comes to bass only, beats a lot of headphones even between 1K and 2K. Where most 1K+ headphone gets better is openness, airiness and detail, but not bass.
 
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LCD4, Empyrean, Abyss have better bass than the 2C.
But the 2C when it comes to bass only, beats a lot of headphones even between 1K and 2K. Where most 1K+ headphone gets better is openness, airiness and detail, but not bass.
Yeah the Abyss has great bass.
 
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I would pick the 2C any day, but that is just me. Elex is punchier and more aggressive but thinner. 2C is more laid back and smooth. 2C bass is the best I have heard under £1000.
A lot depends on your music preference and the dac/amp you use. These two headphones sound quite different. (Dynamic vs planar.)
Thank you. I have the monolith desktop dac/amp with thx for home use and a Fiio M11 pro and Little B4x tube amp for on the go. The headphones I'm currenly using are my Monolith M570 and HD650s. I'm just looking to upgrade. I think I'm going to go with the 2C.
 
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I'm looking at buying a new headphone soon. My options are the Audeze LCD-2C or Focal Elex, but I'm having a hard time deciding. Any recommendations?
All subjective but there’s a great side by side video review @
I have the LCD 2C. I don’t have a desire for anything else at the moment. If there’s a decent return policy out there...get ‘em both & return one pair...according to your preference stemming from your source. Or keep ‘em both if they both suit your needs? That’s always fun:)
 

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