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HE-500s have subbass not mid bass.

 

So it doesn't come across as having a lot of bass initially.

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HD600s are neutral? I thought that they had the bass boosted a bit. They at least sounded more bass heavy than everything I've had other than my HD650s.
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They're neutral because the bass is in line with the mids and highs without one taking the stage over another.

 

If you've only listened to Sennheiser headphones then, yeah, they're heavier in bass than most other non-bass oriented Sennheisers because those are bass light.

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The LCD-2.2 is one of the least offensive headphones I've owned. While I would personally prefer even the DT 880 over them, Aud'eze has almost nothing bad about their sound. No stupid treble peaks, sibilance, overblown bass or honkiness to be found. Just a clean, pleasantly strong sound to them that doesn't fatigue. I can easily see why people would prefer them to the HD 800 as while that headphone does many things technically better, it has plenty to dislike about the way it renders material.

The LCD2.2 does not compare well to electrostatics though. Perhaps its only advantage is bass weight, but the Aud'eze is at least far less expensive to work with and certainly to maintain.
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post #22035 of 37820
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post

They're neutral because the bass is in line with the mids and highs without one taking the stage over another.

If you've only listened to Sennheiser headphones then, yeah, they're heavier in bass than most other non-bass oriented Sennheisers because those are bass light.

p much this.

HD 5xx bass really sucks, mobile series too. HD 6xx is the first headphones I have owned from sennheiser that have good bass.
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post #22036 of 37820
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HE-500s have subbass not mid bass.

So it doesn't come across as having a lot of bass initially.

Go home simca. You are drunk.
Edited by Tjj226 Angel - 1/6/14 at 1:54pm
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Go home simca. Your drunk.

L2Spelln00b

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60hz and below would be noticeable at first though.......
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L2Spelln00b

Seriously though, if your HE-500s do not have noticeable bass, then you have a crappy amp. The HE-500s need a lot of power and more importantly the amp has to be able to swing the voltage very quickly and accurately.
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HD600s are neutral? I thought that they had the bass boosted a bit. They at least sounded more bass heavy than everything I've had other than my HD650s.

The HD 650 are 'bassy' but the HD 600 not so much. They're thumpy and pleasantly accurate; but not really bassy. Compared to something like Grados or AKG, maybe.
Quote:
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A little over $500. I do think the LCD-2 is competitive with the likes of the Denon D7000 and even the AT W3000ANV, but I think it sits below the HD 800 by a small margin. In any case the only real step to make would be to move towards electrostatics. wink.gif

I may be putting down a deposit on the BHSE this year.. we'll see. smile.gif
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The only upgrade from an LCD2 is an LCD3.

Seriously. The only thing that keeps me from fully owning the LCD2 is that they are one step away from the LCD3. The reason I have not bought LCD3s is because they are one step away from being perfect.

IDK if Friend will agree with me or not, but I feel like the major ~$500 headphones all have something they excel at. The HE-500s have tons of bass, the HD600s are super neutral and smooth, and even the grado headphones have a really nice aggressive sound signature. No headphone is perfect in all categories, but hi-fi headphones perform very well in at least 1 category.

The LCD2 does not excel in any category. You instinctively want more from these headphones that they simply can not provide. They are almost so well rounded that they have no character. It is a really odd feeling.

The LCD3 is not all that much better. They just need more bass and better clarity.

Thanks for the input guys smile.gif. I was just curious on my own accord smile.gif. I MIGHT be in a situation to upgrade something soon smile.gif.
 
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