So I’ve been on a casual hunt for new headphones for the last 2 years or so, but my Beyerdynamic Custom Studios are finally showing their age, so the hunt has become a little more urgent. I got to demo the LCD-2CBs at a shop the other day and was blown away, they felt like what the LCD-XCs had originally promised to be, and in fact, sounded real damn close to LCD-Xs and LCD-2Cs. I don’t feel like I’ve heard much from anyone about these beyond a few initial reviews, which is why I’m hoping to hear some more user/community reviews on here.
I’ve been looking for my closed-back endgame for a while and these seem to be it. They’re easy enough to drive being 70 ohms, and they don’t break the bank at about $900. I’ve tried just about every alternative around that price, and even above, but so far nothing really stands out. The units on my list that I haven’t heard yet are: Aeons, Ether CX/C 1.1(although I have heard original Ether Cs and wasn’t super impressed), and the ZMF Eikon/Atticus, so if anyone here has tried any of those in addition to the LCD-2CBs, I would be very interested in your insight. I’m also open to other suggestions around or below the $1k price point for good closed-back neutral cans, primarily for listening, but with occasional mixing usage.
(inb4 people suggest NDH20s, demoed em already, didn’t like em)