So.... I listened to the LCD 2, the LCD 3, the LCD-X and HE-560. Coming from the HE-400, the one taht sounded best for me was the LCD 2. This was a suprise for me as I expected the LCD 3 or LCD X to take my favorite spot. Both LCD 2 and 3 were fazor. So, I was listening from a Cowon i9 + burston solist (their asgard was not working). The HE-560 sounded the most neutral in my view. I liked the fact that they simply sounded cleaner than the HE-400, and the bass was not so intrusive. It had almost verything "right". Very comftable, light, more controlled bass, cleaner highs. I could not get focused on anything in those headphones, dont know why. It sounded as if everything was out of place. I think it might be due to not being used to that kind of sound. The LCD-2 sounded as Id like the to sound. I tested the typica songs that should be great with LCD 2s but my surprise came when i runned classical with it. The highs were all there, and I could hear every note, but none were bothering me. I turned the volume up at far as the soloist could go, then to almost inaudible levels, and in both cases the sound was something I could really feel. But oh my god they are heavy. I had neckpain after 30 minutes (and i use the HE-400, lol). The second thing I disliked was that I could not hear any space. It was 100% in my head sound. In comparison the LCD-3 and LCD-X sounded more detailed, especially in the highs, but I actually did not like that. Im still missing the HD800 and HD700, but ill have to find them somewhere else to listen to. So far, I am not sure IF ill buy the LCD-2 if the HD700/800 turn out to be something I dont like. They are clearly better than the HE-400, but im not sure Id pay taht much more for an increase that ID say is in the 15% range.