Own the T1's (gen1) and love them... picked them up for $819 many moons ago... got a pair of Elex that should arrive this week, hoping they will take over the crown as my favorite higher end pair (Merging what I like from the T1, HE500 and HD650... hopefully). If I were spending money on a new pair (assuming the Elex wasn't a thing) I would throw money towards the Aeon Closed version from Mr. Speakers. Found a deal for the LCD-X at 1100 a pair but I have a hard rule about spending more than $1000 on something just for headphones. If an upgrade exceeds $1000 it better help out my home stereo too.