First off I'm extremely thankful to Pavel(fallen angel?) for getting the space and organizing. Thanks for building that DAC and so generously donating it to raffle off(which I won). Also I'm really thankful to Charliex for offering to buy it to help fund my future pair of stax. Of course I also enjoyed everyone's company.
Just a couple of quick impressions:
1. I've always liked the HD650, and even hearing some much more expensive headphones, it still is very special to my ears.
2. The LCD-2 sounds like the HD650, dark, warm and lush. Definitely more detailed and refined.
3. the eletrostats were detailed and the spatial effect was more realistic. I have to say, I prefered the stax to the HE Jade, and also liked the 507s instead of the 404le.
4. I regret hearing the k1000, it was definiately unique and extremely attractive. Unaffordable at the moment but extremely attractive. It was, for me, the most impressive pair of headphones I heard today.
that's all I can think about for now, maybe add more thoughts later.