I personally think thats a good choice. I kept the LCD2 and he500 for about 8 months and was very happy with them as a pair. The HE500's offered a nice bit of light and air. But at the end of the day, they are both orthos and I was being seduced by the plannar sound. I kept the LCD2's mainly because they are soo damn good with jazz. But also I wanted a better hp for classical. You've obviously got that with the HD800's. I'll get them one day (when I'm in a better financial position), but for now I'm enjoying playing around with a few old classic hp's. Just picked up some new K701's. I used to have the K702's but must say they never sounded this good! Looks like my newly aquired DT880's might be going the distance after only a week... (sorry pp312)
I've done a bit of a review of the 'newer/old' k701's on the K702 65th anniversary thread if anyones interested.
The AKG 701 was my first headphone and I liked them a bunch. I decide on the LCD2.2 for the majority of music I listen to is jazz and female vocals, I listen to lots of classical and the hd800 is the best headphone for classical well recorded music so it made less sense for me to give up the vocal performance of the lcd2 but that he500 is the best value in the business no question about it. There is nothing in that pric erange that can compete with them and if the hd800 wasnt her ethey would be because of the soundstage and air which it does so much better than the lcd2