I've been a long time lurker but I'm about to spend the most that I have ever spent on headphones so I want to make sure that I am making the right decision.
I'm currently using HiFi Man HE-400 (balanced), Firestone Bobby amp (balanced), Emotiva XSP-1 preamp (balanced). And my sources are Emotiva DC-1 DAC (balanced), and a VPI Traveler turntable. I purchased the Bobby after reading a positive review on innerfidelity. He used this amp with both the HE-400 and the LCD 2 and liked it with both headphones. At $500 I think that this is a great amp and I'm surprised that it is not more popular.
I mainly listen to pretty much all variations of Rock, from Metal to light Pop. I have been very impressed with the HE-400 and I think it is a great headphone but I am really thinking that I want to get as serious as I can get for around $1000 (+balanced cable). My only worry is that I may be disappointed in the bass of the LCD2 compared to the HE-400 for Rock music. My previous headphone was the Denon AH-D5000. Am I making the right decision upgrading to the LCD2?