I don't think it gets much better than the Stax SR-009 for people who are looking for the most detail and clarity. In my opinion they are more detailed and transparent than the LCD4, Utopia, and HD800. Also, they are cheaper than the LCD4 and Utopia if you get them used (low to mid $2000s). Despite what people say, you don't need an uber expensive amp for them. I'm driving mine with a $350 SRM-323s and they sound great.
3/20/17 at 8:20pm