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Just dropping by to say that the LCD X + Audio-gd-28 is a fantastic combo and you should give it a listen if you have the chance to..  
So I was at an AV show today and had a bit of a (glorious, spine chilling) moment listening to Alisa Weilerstein's Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 - 1. Adagio Moderato with an LCD X and Audio-gd NFB-28.   I then picked up a production HE1000 that the exhibitor had only received 3 days earlier, plugged it in to the same setup, played the same song and....the emotion was gone.  Everything else was there in terms of clarity and neutrality - there were no issues at...
Well they are a manufacturer of headphones and did design it with their headphones in mind. We most likely won't see any kind of loudspeaker friendly features until they decide to make planar magnetic speakers too.It's going to be interesting to see what they achieve with it, regardless.
For 800 bucks I'd go custom - 1964EARS V6-Stage, Spiral Ear SE 3-Way Reference, Clear Tune Monitors WLS-5, Lime Ears LE3 and LE3B - all good choices around 700-800.   Joker's recommendations are spot on, have a look here: http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone-list/#.
 My head is big, so in the beginning I did leave them extended over a few books for a few days to soften the headband up a bit.  They are relatively heavy compared to other cans but I've long gotten used to that.  It's comfortable enough for me that I have no qualms about upgrading to LCD3s at some point.   
 All we need is to stay away from head-fi.org :p Seriously, I spent 3 years happily going at it with my DT880 Pro, thinking I was on top of the headphones world until I discovered this cursed website.  Ignorance is bliss. I am grateful for my LCD2 but my wallet, wife and other hobbies aren't very happy with it  :p 
For my LCD2s in order of preference: 1.  Russian gold grid Voskhods Where the rest of my tubes didn't quite deliver a signature tube sound, these tubes provide it in spades.  Cozy luscious mids, natural highs,` sufficient amounts of bass, making for a lovely analog sound - they're the perfect complement to the LCD2s.  If Alo Audio really did design the Pan Am for the LCD2s, these should have been the stock tubes.  Tube rolling is over for me.   2.  English...
 Both the pre and post Fazors sound absolutely fantastic and for my money beat everything else in their price range.  But as it always is with hifi, people strive for perfection and while it's not by leaps and bounds, the LCD2s can be outdone.  Having heard them I'm hoping some LCD3s are in my future but I can tell you that my LCD2s are easily keeping them at bay.      
I just received mine from bigbargainonline on ebay for $119 last Wednesday to replace my lost TBA04.  They may be discontinued but you can still find them
 I don't miss my nano iDSD amp section.  It doesn't do my LCD 2s justice.  Useful for when I bring just the iDSD along with my IEMs. I don't know about the micro iDSD's amp section but people are reporting that it's decent with full size cans that are harder to drive.  So you may end up choosing one over the other there.   If you're on a tight budget an ODAC will do just fine.  
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