How much are the ATCSCM150 ASL PRO?
I'm sure there are some $15,000 HD800 rigs out there - But not many. If we use the same DAC for both rigs at say around 4K and the amps cost 4K each (Headphone amp for the headphones and Speaker amp for the speakers), a pair of HD800s cost $1,500 vs.a set of speakers at $1,500 - This would put the speakers at $750 each. Just breaking it down.
I've seen them for as low as $16-17,000 used.
These are mid fields. I prefer using mid fields or border line nearfields/midfields. They have the right SPL for big room and the fatigue is gone from being really close to the speakers all the time.
EDIT: I have a pair of HR824 mk1 which can be had for quite cheap nowadays. They go for $700 new a piece so fit your criteria of $1500. For movies, TV shows and some music stuff, I'd still take the HR824 over HD800. The Source tightens them up and I have decent room size and acoustic treatment to allow them to breathe and still be tight.
Edited by Zoom25 - 5/29/14 at 12:42pm