From what I've demoed I feel in this price range the AFO's are the best all around HP's you can get. While I don't think they do one specific area spectacularly, they do to really good levels. The 6XX's to me were more balanced for easier listening across the range, and the LCD2-C's were tighter, faster, and overall better at lower frequencies. But while the AFO's are merely 5-10% off in these areas, they are a clear 20% better everywhere else. I'm obviously throwing out random BS numbers, but it's just so you can get a better idea of my point.