You're right and I should have worded it better. Hifiman has a great house sound and is in its own class. My impression was that Audeze (LCD-2, X) brings a bit of that comfy, warm sound (mostly LCD-2) but their house is on a larger scale. Is that a poor assumption? I'll admit I have a certain fascination with Audeze.. Unfortunately I have to purchase blind (deaf?) as I'm not able to get a pair on my head locally.
Wanted to mention music.
Rock: Beatles, Stones, Bob Mould, Built to Spill, Radiohead, Cure, Neil Young...
Folkish: Bonnie Prince Billy, Sun Kil Moon, Juana Molina, Dylan...
Etc: XTC, Fiona Apple, Modeselektor, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pavement, Cat Power
Not so much Pop, hip hop, classical.
Could use some help/opinions!
I'm ready to upgrade.. My main rig is CD -> Bifrost -> Lyr -> HE-500
I really love the HE-500 sound, but I want..more. I definitely want a bigger soundstage, a bit more separation/airiness, and just a little more oomph in the bass.
I've been looking most closely at Audeeze, HD800, T1.. etc. I have a feeling that Audeeze is probably where I will end up.
Most importantly, I don't want to sacrifice too much of those sweet hifiman...