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 I would do it and take my chances.  The O2 may not be the best amp but It will probably be fine and you can always get a better amp later. I have owned the HD650 and I have listened to the LCD2.  I have owned the HD650 and they are totally different.  I did not think much of the HD650 because I thought they sounded really rolled off at the high end.
I have used both.  I use active NC IEMs now (Phiaton PS20).  I have had Bose headphones in the past.  The headphones are better than IEMs but I changed to IEMs when I decided to start traveling light.  I don't miss them at all.  The Phiatons are very good but I also have Audio Technica and Sony active NC IEMs which are more than satisfactory.  I pretty much only use them while watching movies on my phone on transoceanic flights.
 Not as good as the prevous low price from the outlet store but I might go for $468 myself.  Where is it?
I've been looking for a killer deal on a DAC/headphone amp or just DAC $750-$1000. Only thing I've seen is Burson Conductor SL9018 and they've been on sale for a while now.   Anyone seen anything?     EDIT: Also looking for Grado PS500 or RS1. (RS1 at BuySonic at $499 a little high, OK in CAD though.)
I'm on that HD598 wagon.  Now I just have to figure out what I'll do with them.
Is this for shipping only to Canada?  I changed to the US website and the HD700 didn't show up. EDIT:  Never mind, I found them.  $599 USD.  Not such a good deal as with CAD.  I expect I'll pass and check around for the HD800 after midnight.
 Thanks for the link to Keith's post on the dimensions.  That will help.  I expect I will start out with an open back, but first I have to find a reasonably priced headband that will hold the cups which will be quite large.
  Really great to see these.  I haven't done much with my DBV#3 Fostex in a while, but I have been thinking for a couple of years about making an open pair.    Previously I did not have the skills but now I believe I do.  Last winter in Arizona I made 6 or 7 cups for Grados out of various types of wood and developed some skills on the lathe.  I expect cups for the Fostex would be more difficult than the Grados but should be dooable.   We head down to Arizona...
I am looking for a different DAC and am interested in the Gustard X-10 (or Valab version), the Teradak TDA1543 NOS USB, and the Teradak Chameleon NOS.  I was interested in the Xiangsheng DACs but I pretty much assume that the Xiangsheng DACs are not as good as the Gustard or Teradaks.   I haven't been able to find any comparisons so I thought I'd ask here.   I will only be using with a headphone amp and primarily Audeze LCD-3.  Presently my head amp is a Sunrise II...
Not much action on this thread but I got an e-mail notifying me of the previous post so I thought I would sign in and give an update.   After trying JPlay I discovered ASIO4All and I have never looked back.  Using Foobar I get great results with Asio4All, Kernel Streaming, and WASAPI. I haven'r compared all three but they are really close and I stick to ASIO4All.   All the these plugins are free so thats a bonus.
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