Hey guys, so I have a Denon D2000 paired with a Xonar Essence STX. I'm thinking about upgrading to a higher end headphone, and I'm actually looking closely at the Audeze LCD-2. My biggest concern is actually the weight and comfort of the headphone. I find the Denon D2000 to be acceptable, but I wouldn't want it any heavier. How does the LCD-2 compare in terms of weight and comfort?
Also, how big of a difference is there between the Denon D2000 and the LCD-2 in terms of sound quality. I really appreciate the warm, full bodied bass that the D2000 has, but from what I hear the LCD-2 is amazing for bass and lows/mids as well whereas the Denons are a bit more recessed in the mid section.
Finally, how does the HE-500 compare overall. I know very little about this headphone and everyone always recommends the LCD-2, the HE-500 is popular as well. If I didn't want to spend $1K on a new headphone, would the HE-500 be a suitable upgrade from the D2000s? Do I need a new amp/dac to get the most out of these? or is the Essence STX good enough.