For the type of music you listen to I would say the HD800s is a no go. IMO that could be the main point here. Your music of choice - correct? You don't do classical right? As for me "before" if I'm not listening to classical I'm not listening to the HD800s. I've since found the HE-6 can take on the classical role with no problems what so ever.. So for any other music the LCD-3s are much better suited. IMO that is.