Oh boy, yet another recommendation thread! Well, the kicker is that I'm looking for something a little more high end. I've lurked for a year and a half so I know the very basics, and I've owned a few mid-fi cans (HD600, DT770, AKG K550, et cetera). Upgraditis hits hard, and I feel like maybe it's time for a bigger jump.
I'm using the M&M combo with the HD600 right now. It's definitely competent, and I appreciate its accuracy, detail and instrument separation. At the same time however, I wish the sound could be a little more organic and rich, and with a touch more bass, while at the same time retaining the aforementioned accuracy, detail and separation.
So, I'm considering the Audeze LCD-2 or a Hifiman selection (either HE-400 or 500) as upgrades. I've read that they fulfill these criteria, and the planar magnetic sound is supposed to be great. Any thoughts? Please and thank you.