Thanks--but for the best in this price range we need to know at least these two additional things:
Do you prefer a sound signature that leans toward dark (like the LCD 2), neutral (like the HE 500) or bright (like T1 and Grados)?
Second what kind and size of sound stage do you seek?
Unfortunately there's no where near me where I can demo the ones you've listed. I think I prefer neutral to dark sound but I listened to the HD700s yesterday (which I think are supposed to be bright?) and I enjoyed them but they were a tad fatiguing.
in terms of soundstage, I find my DT770/80 pros a bit congested but I also found the HD800s a bit too spacious and distant almost so a happy medium would be good.