I've heard many people say the HE-400 was fantastic with the Lyr and Bifrost, that it was a different beast. However, the Lyr+Bifrost is a 900 dollar setup which is pretty damn expensive. The HE-400 + Lyr+ Bifrost will cost 1300 dollars, and with that money I could get a hi-fi setup. Since it would be as expensive as a hifi setup, I wanted to know if it would be as good. I could get the LCD-2 Rev. 2 + the Audio gd NFB10 for about 1550 dollars. So to summarize:
HE-400 + Lyr + Bifrost = 1300 dollars
LCD-2 Rev. 2 + Audio gd NFB-10 = 1550 dollars
Which one would be worth the money? I listen mostly to rock and metal, some electronic, and some pop. I will be using these for gaming as well.