"I was merely comparing them as far as their expansive soundstage which is a HUGE similarity between the two and one that i'm sure the HD700 shares as well. "
You know, I read this constantly about the HD-800 but don't understand the observation, at all. Recordings that have a large "soundstage" (recorded that way) come across with that quality even on my speaker system. Recordings that sound as if recorded in a small closet sound closed-in on the HD-800 as well as over speakers. The issue with most headphones is that the majority cannot reproduce the recorded ambience accurately. That the HD-800 and a few others are capable of delivering this is the norm, not the exception.
I agree. I thought to mention this too, but for some reason I decided to stick to headphones. Indeed after listening to my speakers any headphones could be found as lacking in soundstage composition and presentation, as recorded. Even the HD800s can struggle to compete. I do appreciate and enjoy the more intimate presentation of many/most heapdhones, but it's not necessarly the benchmark.
Edited by negura - 5/30/13 at 6:05pm