Hi Nogi, Honestly I can't say which I like better. Sure the HEX2 is much cheaper - half the price of LCD i4 but the LCD i4 is so compact and once you put them on, I hardly feel them. They would definitely be my go to earphones for my travels esp hotel room. Both have got the big soundstage, deep bass (although I thought the HEX2 might be more visceral like you can actually feel the rumbling) and very scalable- sound doesn't compress and harden when volume is turned up. Mind you I've only had the LCD i4 for a couple of days. So maybe the new toy effect might wane but I'm liking the sound of these so far. If you have no need for compactness, then I would consider HEX2 a steal.