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Thaddy, I'm going to leave character here and actually answer seriously.

I think the LCD-2 is the right choice, and I'm recommending them because they are so envolving and fun to listen to. There are more technical headphones, but Orthodynamics are just so enjoyable, and the LCD-2 is the top tier of Orthos IMO. I will most certainly obtain a pair at some point myself.

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your crazy if you think Kenny G and Patricia Barber are vaguely similar, or you haven't heard very much of Patricia Barber's music.

Add Diana Krall to the mix. I didn't say similar, just boring (unimaginative, not interesting) all in a genre that is quite innovative. Reks we have our differences on this subject, but I know you have introduced me to some kick ass stuff so I'll just leave it at that.

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Thaddy, I'm going to leave character here and actually answer seriously.

I think the LCD-2 is the right choice, and I'm recommending them because they are so envolving and fun to listen to. There are more technical headphones, but Orthodynamics are just so enjoyable, and the LCD-2 is the top tier of Orthos IMO. I will most certainly obtain a pair at some point myself.

Thanks for the advice. I've spent a few days reading about the T1's, LCD-2's, and HD800's and it seems (again, based on what I've read) that I would enjoy the LCD-2's the most. Should I also be considering the HE-5's?

The answer, as given earlier, is Stax. But don't do anything with the 650 before that move; you will regret it. The 650 is just one of the best dynamics out there; to me, it even sins right. If you must, pick up a pair of HF-2s to mix it up for a bit. But in the end, Stax.

I've been in denial for quite some time about purchasing a Stax setup, one of these days I'll put together a 'stat setup, and the 650's aren't going anywhere.

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I have listened to both the HE5 and HE5LE and IMO the HE5LE is smoother, more open, and engaging. It does more things right than the HE5, at least to my ears and with jazz. Have not listened to the HE6 nor the LCD2 so I can not comment on those. Good luck.

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I have listened to both the HE5 and HE5LE and IMO the HE5LE is smoother, more open, and engaging. It does more things right than the HE5, at least to my ears and with jazz. Have not listened to the HE6 nor the LCD2 so I can not comment on those. Good luck.

These are looking pretty good to me right now, and they're even cheaper than the other headphones I was considering. Thanks for the thoughts!

I should probably update my sig at somepoint, I actually don't own any of the headphone gear listed there anymore :).

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You're better off just removing it all, are you still changing gear like underwear?

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I'm enjoying tkam's HE-5 very much. :)

They have great mids and lots of "treble energy" and I can see how it can be too much/fatiguing for many people.

Interestingly enough, the treble of Grado RS-1's aggravated and amplified my minor tinnitus for weeks, while I don't have any problems with the HE-5.

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No surprise to me that HD650s bore you. Slow headphones bore me as well.

I'd say things that don't bore me are on what I consider to be the faster side of things

AD2000, LCD-2, W5000s (with the right amp.. not sure yours is), k1000, qualias, electrostats

I'm sure the he-5s are also pretty speedy

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You're better off just removing it all, are you still changing gear like underwear?

Nope, actually sold off all the headphone gear shortly after I moved back at the end of march. I have recently added a pair of d7000s and a maple tree audio amp, but that's more just to have a headphone rig for when speaker listening isn't practical.

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AD2000 are "love them/hate them" kind of phones. I owned them for some time and heard them in a few rigs and I disliked them every time. I posted some impressions here if you're interested. For a more lively presentation than what the HD650 offers, I would suggest either HD800, AKG K1000 or JH13. As some people mentioned, electrostatic is where it's at for full-size headphones, but that would require an amp change.

Also, I'm not sure how anyone can find Rush boring musically. I can understand some people find them annoying, but boring?

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The answer, as given earlier, is Stax. But don't do anything with the 650 before that move; you will regret it. The 650 is just one of the best dynamics out there; to me, it even sins right. If you must, pick up a pair of HF-2s to mix it up for a bit. But in the end, Stax.

I agree with The Monkeys thoughts on this matter. Its scary to me sometimes how much his thoughts often mirror my own.

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