- Mar 8, 2010
LCD-2 arrived yesterday.. I'm running it off the Project Ember.. it's a terrific headphone. I get the draw that it has for HD650 fans. All that being said, I'm very confident in saying the 650, when paired with the Crack.. doesn't take a backseat to the LCD-2 when it comes to engagement and sheer impressiveness.. not in the slightest. The Ember is more than capable of driving the LCD-2 adequately (heck, it's basically designed to drive orthos).. so I'm not worried about 'underpowering' the LCD-2. Pair the 650 with some other 'run of the mill' amps and the LCD-2 would roundly smoke it. Pair the 650 w/ the Crack and that rig goes toe to toe with planars like the HE-500/LCD-2.. maybe not on all the technical merits.. but it's mighty close (and the 650 exceeds those planars in some areas.. i.e. soundstage width). I'm enjoying the LCD-2 a lot and anticipate keeping it.. but the Crack/650 is certainly not going nowhere, either.