LCD 2C Vs. ELEX - Yes, that question again - Endgame Headphone Suggestion
Mar 29, 2021 at 3:38 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

XioXsj

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Hi guys, I'm brand new on this forum from Tbilisi/Georgia. While I appreciate Music, I have had only HD238 Sennheiser's which I've bought in Japan and which are really very good for the size. Other than that I have Klipsch RP-600M's Bookshelf Speakers running on NAD D3020 V2, they sound ULTRA mega clean to me, but perhaps not very dynamic... I dunno... they are super clean, but somehow they do not make me move as much as my simple powered Presonus Eris 4.5 PC speakers do... Not complaining through, really love my Bookshelves.

Ehem, my question: Audeze "LCD 2C" or Focal "ELEX" for my Endgame?

Joshua valor - LCD 2C Vs. ELEX

MDS - LCD 2C Vs. ELEX

These guys make very good reviews, but I need an advice in the context of the music I listen to and I also want to hear your opinions regarding how should I power those Headphones? Would it be fine if I just use Presonus Eris 4.5 Headphone jack in the front? Is it a better idea to buy a DAC and use my motherboard's TOS-link? (NAD is not the best option as I use it to power my speakers on my TV and generally I prefer to listen music on headphones while at the PC).

Music Type: I mainly listen to Classic Rock, but also some Indy-pop/rock like stuff and even some PC game soundtracks.

Led Zeppelin

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Half Moon Run

L'Impératrice

Metric

Earth

Pelican

The Marías

Creedence Clearwater Revival

The Beatles

Flobots
...
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Soundtrack

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Soundtrack

Tiberian Sun


Stuff like that...

You know, I just want the music to sound really intimate and make me wanna not my head. Those Sennheiser's actually do that, but I think I'm ready for my Endgame.
I understand the technical difference between Planar and Dynamic drivers, but I've never heard them myself. So my point is probably, which one would feel more mind-blowing? I think I like Audeze a bit more (probably because it looks a bit crazy compared to regular headphones)... but they both seem to be very solid.

What do you think? Thanks!
 
Mar 31, 2021 at 11:34 AM Post #2 of 2

gimmeheadroom

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LCD-2C are really great all around headphones. I don't think you can go wrong with them. They're slammin, lively, warm, just easy listening while still being engaging enough.

I haven't heard any of the Focals.
 

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