A couple of more thoughts. The k1000 didnt sound good at all on my setup. Not only that, they totally dont fit my head. I am glad I didnt purchase one.
The he500 seemed to be hit or miss with people. The impressions I gathered were some loved it, some hated it, and a lot of people thought it sounded nice but wasnt worth buying since it was almost the same price as the lcd2 which are a little bit better.
Sadly, this is how I really got to hear your current system. Got all excited about hooking up the K1000 to your setup but they really had no bass. I briefly heard your LCD-2 and he500 when I first got there and it was just long enough to determine I liked the LCD-2 better.
Only other thing I really tested was the hd800 on two Bottlehead amps. They were the 2 on the right. Think it was a Crank on the very right and the newest Smack next to it. I thought they sounded nice on the Crank but it was a more upfront sound without a huge soundstage. On the Smack, very big soundstage, airy, effortless presentation. It was the best I've heard the hd800. My opinions of the hd800 vary meet to meet but think it has to do with amps and type of music.
I did get to hear Strangelove's setup again but wasn't as impressed due to song choice. Last time listened to soundtracks and Philip Glass and it sounded great. This time tried Decemberists and felt closed in and not that dynamic. Went back and tried same song on my setup and was much more dynamic but still suffered from closed in effect due to recording.
Keep in mind I probably didn't spend more than 5 minutes on any system. It's weird how I get to these meets and usually don't feel like listening to music at the time.