I'm generally not a classical listener...and never tried the LCD2 for classical, until just recently actually. Though I don't generally listen to classical - I do understand music when it is presented to me. In my opinion - listening at 'moderate levels' I would say a brighter headphone would indeed connect with the recorded message better. For large scale symphonies it might work well - but at the moment I do not have a headphone amplifier powerful enough to hit the 'realistic' peak levels without running into compression and distortion. Until I can setup my reference rig I am unable to give a yes to classical. Personally I would reach for a brighter can if I truly wanted to enjoy classical on a subjective level. However I have never attended a live classical performance, nor do I know what a maestro would hear. The general consensus seems true to me with regards to classical.