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I'm torn between picking up one of these, edition xv2 which is 899.99 new at hifiman, the Andara, or lcd2c . I like the sound of the lcd2c as I had tried them out from a friend. Any suggestions?
Aren't those all open headphones? I feel like that should be your first concern.
Anyway, since everyone hears so different, and even something like glasses or hair can change the experience dramatically, I stopped buying headphones that I can't audition first (ideally on your own equipment, but that's not as important as always using the same songs to test).
Yea they are but some folks have told me that these have an openness similar to open style headphones ,at least the ether c. They seems similar with some tweaks but just wondered I guess. I/they could be completely wrong as well. I like both open and closed and not partial to either but can only speak from what I've heard.
what do you like about the lcd 2c? Maybe I can help compare/contrast. I've owned the 2c in the past and currently own the edition x v2.
Its been awhile since I had a listen to them but I really enjoyed the low end for hip hop, Latin , and other really percussive/ rythmic music. I recall the upper ranges were a bit off lack some detail when listening to opera/ vocal /concert music.
I always found the Ether C a bit light on the bass, maybe a bit bright. This doesn't really fix that. In Dan's measurements there's a bit less treble than the Ether C, but also a bit less bass. If you like Audeze bass, you probably aren't going to like these. But maybe you will. I dunno.
I'm just gonna say right off the bat that I don't think the edition x would be the best choice for you, assuming you want something like the 2c. The 2c was just different kind of headphone than the edition x. It's sound, particularly the bass, isn't going to have the same impact as the 2c, so that might put you off right away. The whole sound of the edition x in fact is much more neutral in comparison. Obviously it's more well rounded than the 2c because of this, but again if you want something punchy and engaging, with "better" treble, then there are better phones than the edition x for sure.
I’ve got a brand new edition x V2 if you’re interested! 850 shipped. My favorite pair of headphones I own