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GO GERMANY!!!         Okay, now you have a reason to cheer for Deutschland.
  You'll probably want the HD600. I've heard both and classical, my main genre, sounds much much better on the HD600 which sound signature is neutral as opposed to HD650's laid back, dark (or slightly muddy) sig. My impression of the HD650 is similar to yours.   Don't blame the source, amp, dac. The Bursons are no slouch and the MBP have a really decent DAC. I suspect you don't like the HD650's character and even if there's break in, it won't stray far from the "tree". 
Better as in more in quantity, quality or both? Never heard a Grado before, but the TripleFi 10 is V shaped, treble happy and I liked it. In many Grado reviews, people mark it as coloured and I am not sure I want that for a headphone at that price. So is the HD700 coloured as well?
Thanks for the review! I enjoyed reading your review as it reveals the graphs and comparisons (with prices) to other headphones either in the lower/higher range more or less objectively. Furthermore, the recommendations are "uncensored" and straight to the point. Excellent review!   I agree with your impressions on the LCD-2 as well as the HD650. Well, It seems I belong in the group of people that should stay away from the HD700. A shame really, I initially thought...
Well, it depends on your portable source. Amps improve SQ a bit only if the headphones are under-powered. The difference in sound quality (amped vs unamped) for headphones around 80 ohms is generally unnoticeable at least according to my ears. Even if they improve, improvement is subtle.
You might want to get a DAC if you're looking for improvement in sound quality and I am quite sure the STX can power the DT250 80 Ohm sufficiently so getting the E6 would be almost pointless.
  I agree with you. Headphones with more metal in it looks more premium. Still, I am dying to have a listen to the HD700 despite all the negative feedback.   No, I'm not referring the thread derailment to the comments on the HD700. I should have quoted the statements referring the HD700 and LCD-2 looking like cheap pieces of plastic/wooden crap and unfortunately some people might have been caught by the flame bait.
  Hello.    You might want to try the HD600 to gain those edges, but DT880's soundstage is noticeably bigger so it's a trade off.
  I agree. The Ed 8 isn't as good as the HD800, T1 or even its younger siblings. It's probably why they are not mentioned a lot here at Head-Fi.
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