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I love my Audeze LCD-2 so much.. when you first put them on they feel like your taking part in some crazy science experiment. they look, feel and sound like an audiophile headphone. they just totally outclass anything in the $300 price point.
the HiFiMAN HE-500 is another option.

Jeez... I don't think I can bring myself to drop a grand for cans. I was thinking around the 4-500 range.
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I love the comments being made in this thread. "Get the HD700 it's newer and a little better" Oh yeah? Really? For 2 times the price it's a little better? Well, that's unexpected.
The performance difference between the K701 and the Q701 is a bit over-exaggerated.
The LCD-2 outlcasses anything in the 300 dollar price point? Really? Who woulda' thought. It's a 1000 dollar headphone. Wonder if it outclasses anything in the 20 dollar range..hmm..

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you need to learn to play nice with others.

Pretty sure the HD700 comment was just a joke as well lol
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Jeez... I don't think I can bring myself to drop a grand for cans. I was thinking around the 4-500 range.

$1000 is a lot of money to some people. in my opinion the HiFiMAN HE-500 is an upgrade over the AKG K701 in every way except the perceived soundstage. I really like that headphone. I basically traded a couple of my $300-400 headphones in for the Audeze LCD-2 and I don't regret it at all in fact I wish I did it sooner. it's up to you smile.gif
    
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post #12366 of 38128
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I am seriously considering buying myself a Senn HD650 for Christmas. Someone needs to talk me out of that decision fast... I already have 4 headphones. frown.gif

do it! for music listening they're just fantastic.

and i agree with simca with the "Get the HD700 it's newer and a little better" comment. oh really?
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I've not heard them (which is obviously a big disqualifier in some sense), but even regardless of price, I think you will find many (more than half?) that prefer HD 650 over HD 700.

HD 700 is a little brighter, but it also has a few narrow (narrow is bad) treble spikes according to measurements on multiple sites. It also has some ringing (stored energy) at those spikes, which are not good either. Overall the response is less even. THD across the range and other parameters look mostly similar.

I think if HD 650 were released after HD 700 and priced higher, it would be considered an upgrade overall. Obviously there is a lot of room for interpretation and preferences, but that's my take, anyhow.
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They're not exactly classy looking. They look like ipod headphones. While I'm not doubting your opinion..I am skeptical, especially since I completely disagree with some of your previous reviews..especially on the..SOL Republics was it? Those were complete trash.
But what do I know, I'm still drunk at the moment. smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
I gave the SOL Republic headphone a bad review. The sound quality on them was pretty awful with it primarily being bass focused.
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my dad bought a pair a while back. he is a big Focal speaker guy. I can't remember what they sounded like but I remember thinking they were nothing special. I didn't like the build quality. my dad returned them. there is a lot of competition at $300.
A lot has changed in terms of re-engineering the Spirit One headphone from when it first launched though Focal doesn't consider their revision as a MK1 or MK2. They definitely wont have the type of open sound the LCD-2 has but the driver has a lot of detail to offer, very fast paced and neutral.
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They're not exactly classy looking. They look like ipod headphones. While I'm not doubting your opinion..I am skeptical, especially since I completely disagree with some of your previous reviews..especially on the..SOL Republics was it? Those were complete trash.
But what do I know, I'm still drunk at the moment. smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
I gave the SOL Republic headphone a bad review. The sound quality on them was pretty awful with it primarily being bass focused.
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my dad bought a pair a while back. he is a big Focal speaker guy. I can't remember what they sounded like but I remember thinking they were nothing special. I didn't like the build quality. my dad returned them. there is a lot of competition at $300.
A lot has changed in terms of re-engineering the Spirit One headphone from when it first launched though Focal doesn't consider their revision as a MK1 or MK2. They definitely wont have the type of open sound the LCD-2 has but the driver has a lot of detail to offer, very fast paced and neutral.

Is the driver an ortho?

Also, why do I have to learn to play nice when people are saying silly things? Shouldn't other people learn not to say silly things? Why do I have to lower my intellect in order to play nice? I already lower it enough with people on the internet.
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the Audeze LCD-2 is a world class headphone. what is so silly about that.
    
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