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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

The LCD-2 has QA issues.
Depends on total budget lols.

Budget is ~$1k.

Those QA issues, what are they? Also, are they apparent when the product is new or do they happen over its life? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post

Budget is ~$1k.
Those QA issues, what are they? Also, are they apparent when the product is new or do they happen over its life? Thanks.

the issues were fixed with Rev.2 and then bamboo version of LCD-2.

as for what the issues were i can think of only 2:

drivers dying on the rev.1 version of the LCD-2 (you can only buy rev.1 used as they no longer being made)
wood around the headphone mini-xlr jacks cracking up (that affected both rev.1 and rev.2 but now there's a bamboo version that fixes the problem)

you should know the LCD-2 are heavier than most headphones so if you have any problems with your neck or back you'd probably end up selling them....

i think there's not a better headphones for $1K, especially if you're listening to a great variety of music as the LCD-2 are rather versatile, but then again this is coming from a LCD-2 (rev.1) owner so i might be little biased rolleyes.gif
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the issues were fixed with Rev.2 and then bamboo version of LCD-2.
as for what the issues were i can think of only 2:
drivers dying on the rev.1 version of the LCD-2 (you can only buy rev.1 used as they no longer being made)
wood around the headphone mini-xlr jacks cracking up (that affected both rev.1 and rev.2 but now there's a bamboo version that fixes the problem)
you should know the LCD-2 are heavier than most headphones so if you have any problems with your neck or back you'd probably end up selling them....
i think there's not a better headphones for $1K, especially if you're listening to a great variety of music as the LCD-2 are rather versatile, but then again this is coming from a LCD-2 (rev.1) owner so i might be little biased rolleyes.gif

Ok, thank you. Do you happen to know whether they've fixed the cracking issue on the rosewood model?
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Just picked up a pair of Sennheiser HD650's (to upgrade over my current HD555's) so add me to the list please biggrin.gif
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So after a few years of perpetual poverty, I've finally got a consistent employer (the army!) And I'm looking at easing my way back into the headphone scene. I listen to mostly Dubstep, house, and rap, although I dabble in everything and I'm just as likely to put on some Holst or Johnny Cash as I am Lil Wayne. I've got a budget of roughly 200, and will be using my desktop's onboard as a source while I decide on and save up for a reasonable DAC.
So am I correct in the assumption that a pair of Beyer Dt770 250 ohms are probably my best choice or is there something else that's out there that produces the ridiculous bass the beyers do while still being flexible and diverse? I owned both the 80 ohm and the 600 ohm 770s at one point and was very pleased with them, but Times have changed, so I figured I'd get OCNs opinion.
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So after a few years of perpetual poverty, I've finally got a consistent employer (the army!) And I'm looking at easing my way back into the headphone scene. I listen to mostly Dubstep, house, and rap, although I dabble in everything and I'm just as likely to put on some Holst or Johnny Cash as I am Lil Wayne. I've got a budget of roughly 200, and will be using my desktop's onboard as a source while I decide on and save up for a reasonable DAC.
So am I correct in the assumption that a pair of Beyer Dt770 250 ohms are probably my best choice or is there something else that's out there that produces the ridiculous bass the beyers do while still being flexible and diverse? I owned both the 80 ohm and the 600 ohm 770s at one point and was very pleased with them, but Times have changed, so I figured I'd get OCNs opinion.

The Beyers are a good choice and considering you don't have an amp, I wouldn't consider the 600's at all (250 is stretching it a bit).

Ultrasones are another option but they're love or hate - you can get the pro 550 right now on Amazon for ~$140. For what you're listening to, they would be great (not that the dt770's wouldn't).
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So after a few years of perpetual poverty, I've finally got a consistent employer (the army!) And I'm looking at easing my way back into the headphone scene. I listen to mostly Dubstep, house, and rap, although I dabble in everything and I'm just as likely to put on some Holst or Johnny Cash as I am Lil Wayne. I've got a budget of roughly 200, and will be using my desktop's onboard as a source while I decide on and save up for a reasonable DAC.
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http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-Open-Studio-Headphones-Ohms/dp/B0011UB9CQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342481589&sr=8-1&keywords=dt+990+pro

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I have those, and they're a great headphone but not if he wants whopping bass.. I'd go for the 770s if you want bass, 250ohm if you want high impedance, 80ohm if you want even more bass tongue.gif

Also, anyone have experience with the AKG550's? Looking for a closed headphone that's higher end than my 990s, but I'm not sure if the K550 you're just paying for the looks or if they're actually good.
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Also, anyone have experience with the AKG550's? Looking for a closed headphone that's higher end than my 990s, but I'm not sure if the K550 you're just paying for the looks or if they're actually good.
They're good, but some have issues getting a good seal. If you have a smallish or narrow head, they'll sound thin.
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They're good, but some have issues getting a good seal. If you have a smallish or narrow head, they'll sound thin.
I have a pretty big head so that shouldn't be a problem. Will the SQ be more detailed that my 990s? There's like no info on these things kookoo.gif
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