Not having completed my comparison review ;) My LCD-3 came back from RMA this week and I'll be running the comparison this weekend.
If you have to buy another headphone, list what you want to change about the D5000 and adjust accordingly. The Audeze cans are FLAT from 20-1000 and to great bass out of them takes a monster. On lesser amps it will sound sterile compared to a D5000. I wouldn't be surprised if what you didn't like in the T1 would have been different on say a Woo WA2.
I sold the T1 cause i hate listening to bright headphones, i think i'll prefer the LCD-2 to stax 009. don't get me wrong, i liked the T1 but i needed the cash to get the Audeze LCD-2 which known to be one of the darkest headphones on the market ( plus the T1 leak so much sound to the extent that anyone one in the room would be very annoyed ).
on a darkness scale from 10, how many points does the LCD-2\3,HD800 get ?! << regardless of the gear ...