- Oct 24, 2018
From Amir's review:I had assumed the LCD-2 couldn't be EQ'd because the LCD-X review here didn't even recommend LCD-X with EQ, and the LCD-X are even more expensive.
Only a week ago I had wanted to get an LCD-3F - would that be a waste of money over the LCD-2F? Of course, with either 2F or 3F, I would EQ them. I do like the look/build of the 3F. Excuse my ignorance.
My reason for selling all this was so I could buy one cheap-ish but well measuring headphone, then put the other proceeds towards my speaker system. But I must say I like the aesthetics of my LCD-2 / TH900.
"Fortunately equalization is very effective and completely transforms this headphone. Combined with extreme power handling, efficiency and super low distortion, this becomes one nice headphone once signal processing is applied."
From what I read he doesn't recommend it because the FR is so broken out of the box - not that it couldn't be fixed with EQ.
I wouldn't necessarily recommend people go out and buy one either, but seeing as you already have a LCD2 it won't be a problem to reap the benefits of EQ. If something like frequency response pre-EQ matters to you, I'd avoid all Audezes. I can't comment on the value proposition but you save more money in the long run buying fewer headphones, since each time you buy you're taking a bath on the resale value.