Though its unique combination of qualities and thoughtful execution, the Phoenix is able to carve out a reasonably uncontested niche in the audio market for bass lovers who still value clear vocals and a spacious soundstage.
The LCD-X is an invaluable tool for those prioritising balance and authenticity – a headphone that doesn’t draw attention but rather places a spotlight on the style and colouration of elements surrounding it.
I applaud HEDD for perfectly balancing long-term listenability and huge resolving power in their modern masterpiece.
The LCD-1 provides a balance of qualities and conveniences unmatched by immediate competitors.
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