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Highs are really clear and crisp and are able to present even the slightest details in the music that other high quality headphones are not able to give. These frequencies have a lot of sparkle and airiness to them, yet do not sound too harsh or too forward, preventing these from sounding fatiguing. The mids are mixed really well with the rest of the frequencies. Slightly forward, the mids can easily be heard and appreciated, so sounds like vocals, guitars and keys are really defined. The bass of these headphones have good power, but not as much as bass-heavy "bass head" cans. Instead, the bass is natural with good sub-bass presence. Bass thump is definitely there but without the bloat that can muddy up the sound. See More
These require a bit of power to run so you will most likely need to invest in a great amp. Also, you may want to consider going through different DAC options as these headphones are so revealing that you can easily distinguish artifacts or distortion from a lesser performing DAC. See More
These headphones are primarily made of metal, wood and leather, along with some high quality plastic parts. The headband's frame itself is made from brushed metal which is fairly lightweight yet very durable. The headband features genuine perforated leather which feels soft and allows for some airflow. The earcups on the other hand feature a combination of metal, plastic and wood veneer on the ear cups' surface. The headphones' grills on the side are also made out of metal. See More
It comes with 3 different headphone cables, with each one terminating in a different connector. This gives you a lot of versatility in terms of the audio sources that you can connect to. They also work well as spare cables should one get damaged. It comes with a balanced XLR cable, a 6.5mm TRS cable which are best suited for desktop use and a 3.5mm cable for portable devices. See More
The sound signature of these headphones can be described as fun. The bass is really powerful yet tight as well. The highs are also boosted so a lot of detail can be heard from the sound. The mids, while not as up front as the bass and the highs, are clear and present. With this sound quality, the Fidelio X2 are great for a wide range of music but work best for bass heavy tracks like hip hop and EDM. The sound signature can also work well with rock and live music. Also, the powerful bass makes movie and game explosions really pop, and can definitely enhance immersion and enjoyment. See More
These are fairly large headphones because of the large ear cups and 2 piece design so these will definitely take up a bit of space on your desk. Also, these headphones are on the heavy side so if you prefer light weight headphones then these might not work best for you. See More
These headphones can take up a lot of space and can be straining to the head too because these are bulky and quite heavy
These headphones' open-back design gives these headphones a wide and natural-feeling sound stage which really helps in immersing the user in sound. Instrument separation is top notch so if a user were listening to music, it's as if the listener is in the middle, with the instruments coming from the surroundings. This also helps to enhance movie and gaming experiences as these headphones give the feeling that the listener is within the game or movie world. Also, the top-notch positional audio allows gamers to easily identify sound sources, like the movement of nearby players or the direction that bullets are coming from. See More
These headphones are able to present a lot of audio detail, but this comes at the cost of coming off as quite harsh. Cymbal hits and high pitched sound effects can be more pronounced with these headphones, and can be quite fatiguing to those sensitive to treble. See More
These headphones do not put a lot of pressure on the top portion of the head. These X2's feature a hammock design headband. Instead of one single headband piece, this one has a two-piece design. The top, solid part is what holds the ear cups together while the lower piece is primarily made out of leather and mesh. This softer and more flexible part is what comes into contact with the head, which results in improved comfort compared to conventional headband designs. See More
Pressure on the top portion of the head is minimized with these headphones on because of the hammock headband design
When listening to music or playing games with these headphones, the sound can easily be heard by people within your immediate vicinity. The ear cups are open so there is a lot of sound leakage from these headphones. This design may not be ideal if you are sharing your room with others, as they will definitely hear what you are listening to. See More
These headphones are a joy to wear even for long and straight music listening or gaming sessions. The large ear cups go over the ear instead of sit on them, so no pressure is applied onto the ears. The ear pads on the other hand feature really soft memory foam as well as high quality velour material on the pads' surface. These feel really soft on the sides of the head, and allow for some airflow too, which helps to minimize heat build up. See More
These feel really comfortable around the ears due to the use of high quality velour and memory foam materials on the ear cups
These headphones should not be too difficult to store when not in use. The cable is removable so you can just pull out the cable as needed, allowing you to easily store the headphones without the hassle of dangling cables. Also, this feature means that the cable is easily replaceable should it get damaged. See More
The hallmark of the LCD-4's sound signature is the bass. The lower frequencies go quite deep and also have a lot of power. This sound is achieved without bloat or muddiness. Those who prefer powerful yet still fairly accurate bass will definitely love these. The mids are full, clear and are quite forward as well so detail from vocals or guitars can easily be appreciated. The highs take a bit of a back seat. While there is still a good level of detail and resolution on the sound, the highs are not as sparkly or airy as other high end headphones. This can be a good thing for some though as this gives the LCD-4 a smoother sound but with less shimmer up top. See More
It uses authentic leather on the earcups' surface which feel really smooth and supple on the skin. There is also a lot of cushioning thanks to the high quality foam material that is inside the cups. The foam also has acoustic properties that help seal in the sound really well. See More
The LCD 4 comes with case with ample room and padding inside for the headphones and the cable. While the case will most likely not fit in your travel bag, it will provide plenty of protection to your headphones should you decide to take them out of your home. See More
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