Hello, I am fairly new to headphones and hifi overall and my purchases are somewhat limited (AKG K7XX, 1More dual driver, VE monk espresso, pinnacle p1, smsl m3, LGv20 (I guess I sort of use it as a DAP). While i havent had the opportunity to try much, I find that I prefer an overall balanced signature with the mids being slightly forward, bass detail and speed is important but i still put some value in bass slam. I cannot stand it when bass bleeds into the mids though. As for treble i have a harder time describing what i like but i like it to be fairly detailed and resolving as i greatly enjoy female vocalists and piano. However, some instances violin has caused my ears to shreek in pain but only on a few occasions. I listen to a wide range of genres and continue to develop my tastes but the only genres i dont touch a huge amount of that i have tried are classical (mood dependent) and country (not to my taste). As of now i have been mosty eyeing the hd800 (sdr) and lcd-x due to very good used deals being available for me. My problem is figuring out which is best for my needs and what amp/dac to pair with it. My budget is around $2000 Canadian (1560USD) with both used hd800 and lcd-x coming to $1200 CDN (800 comes with a custom cable and sdr, LCD X with a case, stock cable, balanced cable, and custom headband. Drivers were serviced this year and pads were replaced at the samd time). While these two have been the most interesting to me so far, i am willing to co sider anu recommendations. I have the opportunity to purchase a crack speedball for $400 CAD, Lyr 3 with modi multibit + 4 tubes for $800 CAD, cavilli tube hybrid+sdac for $500CAD, and an audio gd 11 r2r for $450CAD for dac\amps as well. Same as headphones any recommendations are welcome! Thanks for any advice in advance! This is for celebrating a promotion, so im hoping to get as close to perfect as possible for what i am looking for! Im not 100% commited to any of these options though, ultimately finding what i am looking for is most important to me. To that end if throwing an extra hundred or two means a big step towards my sound so be it. At the same time though, money saved is money saved, so i wouldn't want to waste money for miniscule increases. Thanks for listening to all my picky specifications!