There was no need for that. No doubt hyperbole is rife, but you don't know me, so why don't you leave it to everyone else to make up their minds.
I am at pains to point out that the LCD-2 is the exception for me, something that was really worth the money invested. This is all subject to the caveat that I haven't heard any of the cheaper orthodynamics nor many other headphones. I guess it's possible that I simply don't like the HD-650 all that much. Also I equalize the LCD-2 so their darkness, which I feel is their Achilles heel, is taken out of the equation.
By the way, I don't think your gear is modest. I have yet to hear electronics that make as much of a difference, which makes me a speakers first kind of guy. I got the Bryston second hand. The digital sources, I don't think I could reliably tell the stock Behringer DEQ2496 (€259), used as a DAC, from the more expensive Benchmark DAC1 or Metrum Octave. I've tried a few things and may sell some stuff again. I have no disrespect for your gear at all, since I have yet to find electronics that make a difference comparable to the LCD-2.
Edited by fred43 - 2/28/12 at 8:47pm