... and I'm just not enamored with the HD800s - I mean they are all right, but so clinical. So many head-fiers have described the Fostex as "fun" and I have surely been missing the fun in my listening.
So I plugged them into the Lyr and hit play on my favorite Bach organ recording. The Prelude and Fugue in B- is almost instantly into the low pedals and the Fostex just grumbled "Is this what you've been missing?" Yes!
Yes, I share the same feelings about the HD800 on the low registers. I prefer closed cans mostly for this reason.