"By prioritising intricate frequency performance, the LCD-1 is best suited to sound mixing and production. For casual listening, I was most impressed by them when listening to orchestral soundtracks – Back II The Future’s theme blew my mind with these on. But unless you’re willing to feed these high quality audio sources, you’ll find they lack the energy you may find in more consumer focused headphones. That’s because Audeze has tuned these for faithful representation, whereas others artificially boost low and mid tones to impose warmth on songs that may not be in the original mix. While entertaining, this approach can mask a multitude of frequencies embedded within your audio. But the decision here is not between wanting the most accurate sound or the most entertaining. The Audeze LCD-1 will give you both if you give it a source as high in quality as the headphones themselves."