"So headphones like the$400 Audeze LCD-1reference monitors really hit the right emotional notes for me. I know that open-backs have some downsides, but I can’t help but gravitate toward them: I adore the sound signature they generally provide."
"Open-back headphones are more fragile than other headphones because, well, they have a lot of open and exposed parts. It should come as no surprise then that the LCD-1 feel like they’re at the more fragile end of the spectrum. They don’t feel like they’re going to fall apart in my hands, but I am going to be very gentle with them. I would not want to drop them."