Hello, I have recently had the opportunity to listen to the Sennheiser HD800's and loved their clarity, soundstage and the incredible instrument separation when listening to live recordings (it was running off of a Burson HA160D at the time). What I found lacking a little however was the bass, as you probably all know the bass was there, it was precise and tight but even though I wouldn't call myself a basshead I would prefer just a little more power in those lower notes. I own an Audio Technica ATH-M50, currently my main headphone, and really do like the intensity of the sound, mostly contributed by the pronounced bass and forward upper tones but perhaps also helped by the closed design. Either way, let's assume the HD800 and the M50 had a lovechild, what phone would you get? I'm planning on upgrading my home (desktop) system so that I can leave my M50s at work and don't have to carry them back and forth every day, so if you have any suggestions on what type of phone I might want to buy/look at, please share. I'm open to either closed or open headphones though my preference would be a closed design since I don't exactly have the quietest surroundings and there isn't much I can do about the noise around me (fans running, birds chirping in the garden, that type of thing, not busy office loud). Seeing as I do like a wide soundstage though that might be a bit of a challenge. When you suggest a phone, it would be great to include a nice DAC/AMP combo that pairs well with the chosen phone if you know one. As for budget, I do have a bit to spend, however the total amount should probably not exceed something like US$1500 - 2000 (incl dac/amp) if possible (but don't let that stop you from suggesting it). My current system: My current home system is the following: MacPro => NuForce Icon (Dac/Amp) => M50/Alessandro MS-1. Note: I do like a forward treble/midrange however I preferred the slightly smoother sound of the MS-1 over the Grado SR-80 which was just a little bit too harsh. My musical preference: My music preference is quite varied, literally ranging from classical cellos and pianos all the way to punk rock and electro pop and the occasional track of Hip Hop. What I do not however listen to is anything amongst the type of Techno/Dance/Trance. Any help, suggestions, general feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading. M.