It's not the greatest idea to compare headphones to speakers. Just very different experiences and very different reasons for owning. Do I get better soundstage with my adam's? Yeah but sometimes that disturbs others I'm around so a open and spacious soundstage headphone like the hd800 fits nicely into my setup. That is my reason on top of the fact that I do not have any room hardly in my house and my adam's are about as large as I can go speaker wise. You also might find very, very good sound from below $10k 2 channel systems but good luck selling that or shipping that if you find something else you like better. You will be lucky to get 10% of what you paid and have to sell locally. Headphones wipe the floor with speakers in that respect but as I said it is not the greatest idea to compare the two.