No one can justify LCD-5 with some adjectives or try to explain the performance, quality, or the experience you feel of the sound that it produces. LCD-5 has opened a brand new dimension in sound and listening experience that I feel has never been achieved before.
Let me start with. A parent can't explain what it's like to have a child especially the day of birth to some who don't have a child, just as much as no one can explain to a person who is blind at birth what the sky looks like or it's color.
When you listen to a street performer you don't say or think wow that violin or guitar sounds so realistic. You hear the analog sound waves that come from the strings that move the air in the instrument and as a result, your brain makes sense of it and creates a distinct memory of that sound. You get to trigger that exactly with LCD-5. Any kind of sound or music with LCD-5, you hear and it hits your memory feels real life. You don't think as in "wow this headphone sounds excellent or amazing" all of that disappears. In the beginning, your brain tries to understand, what you are hearing. It feels like a slight natural confusion and it happens on an unconscious level as your brain tries to distinguish. Is it coming from a player, or is this real life? It is an immaculate and very different experience. This is the same for any sound effects, musical instruments, or vocals.
You see any flagship headphones can sound excellent, natural, or transparent which lets them get close to sounding real.
LCD-5 closes the gap between analog and digital sound completely by 99.999% you hear as much detail, separation, and imaging exactly as if you were there when the sound effect or the music was being produced with unimaginable accuracy. Happy listening.