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Among these headphones the HD800 is by far the most popular and well known, but besides that IMO of all these headphones the HE1000 sounds most similar to an HD800 to me.  
 I'm happier with that statement, but its still imo not really accurate and hype influenced.
 Well you said that the he1000 was "by all accounts" better than the other TOTLs, which is just a ridiculous and untrue statement.  The hyperbole is absurd, which is by definition hype.  If you don't believe me, read icebear's or my impressions. 
By all accounts?  Not true... Do some side by side comparisons yourself, this thread is 90% hype and once the hype settles I think people will really evaluate them for what they are. I'd say they compete just fine w/ the LCD3 and HD800 and I'm sure plenty of people are going to prefer those other headphones over the HE1000... 3k is alot and I think its a bit high for what it offers, I'd say 2000-2500 was a fair price.  At this price the other TOTL headphones are still...
  I haven't heard any atc, proac, or pmc speakers, but I am pretty familiar with the harbeth 30.1's.  Great speakers in alot of ways but not faster than hd800s or as resolving... not even close.
  Lots of great speaker options but I haven't heard a system that's as resolving as the HD800 or as fast, especially in anything under 10k.  The speed, resolution, and practical implications of a headphone keeps me coming back to my HD800s time and time again.  What speakers are you referring to? I'd say the closest I've heard in the <10k range I've heard is a very well set up ML Montis. 
 You are right, but ur focusing on a number I made up based off nothing really...  In reality if looking at an actual objective measurement im sure the differences are way less.
HE1000 is one of the comfiest headphones i've ever placed on my head... to the point where its really irrelevant, if you can't tolerate the he1000 no headphone will be tolerable.  Its got that HD800 kind of feel where it doesn't really touch ur ear, its feather light, and low clamping pressure. I'd pay 2k for this headphone.  It sounds about 20-30% percent better(whatever that means) than the HE560, comprable to the LCD2 =>LCD3 difference.
I would say its a modest improvement of the 560 and Ive spent a decent amt of time with it.
I agree speakers usually do soundstage better.  Everything else you said I disagree...   Just because one medium has inherent advantages in one aspect of sound reproduction, doesn't mean the benchmarks for fidelity should change.  I mean that is like saying the best speakers have worse resolution than even the crappiest headphones.  A silly premise. I listen to my HD800s and Maggies from time to time and sometimes I can't tell that my speakers are actually on and my...
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