I'm considering swapping my LCD2 for something new. I have a Lyr (and Bifrost) powering it, and it seems okay. I'm not convinced that it was all worth what I paid for it.
In the past, I've had and enjoyed Beyer DT990, DT770, and AKG K701. I had a LittleDot MKV running the K701, and it seemed okay as well.
I'm really looking to be wowed. I can't afford a Stax setup, but if I sell what I have, I can probably get one of the other sorta high end setups people always cheer about...
So, given all that, what do you all think would be a good upgrade path? I'm thinking about a T1, but I'm a bit discouraged because a lot of people say it's not as "good" as the LCD2 and doesn't have good synergy with my amp. Same with the HD800. Not sure about the HE-6 with the Lyr... people say that one needs a speaker amp. I don't have one of those; I just an old Onkyo receiver. I imagine there would be some recabling necessary for that, too. What else is there? LCD3 is just a tiny bit out of my price range unless I can get a really good deal.
It's a big step to sell my LCD2 and buy one of those others just to try it out. Unfortunately there's only one shop in the area that carries high end cans and they almost never have anything decent in stock... plus they don't carry decent amps at all, so I'd have to cart my Lyr up there.
I don't think swapping amp or dac before headphones would be a good idea, would it?
What I want is someone to hold my hand and tell me that my next purchase will be the best one I've ever made. Can someone do that for me, please? ;)