For anyone new to the hobby that hasn't heard a LCD-2.2 pre-fazor, this is a must consider regardless of price bracket.
If you want to listen and just get lost in the music for hours, this is it. (Having owned and lived with HE-500, LCD-2.2, LCD-3, and HD 800 currently.)
I see a lot of people that have owned lot of TOTL headphones and then have either added HD 650 or sold them all to get the HD 650. It's loved for a reason. I haven't heard the HD 650 personally to confirm this. However, I also see the LCD-2.2 being described in the same regard by people who have been doing this for some time.
Tonality and voicing trumps everything and can go a long way in making up for shortcomings. IMO, if it doesn't sound right, the technical merits of a headphone or even a speaker becomes useless. It doesn't matter how well something images, or how large the soundstage is, or how deep the bass extends or how hard it slams. All of it goes down the drain. Sure, EQ can help fix things, but in headphones, I've noticed certain tendencies of headphones to not go away even if you calibrate them properly. It's best to start with a headphone that sounds great off the bat and fix minor problems rather than major ones, especially if they stem from mechanical reasons (eg. HD 800).
(Also, I noticed they aren't selling headphones with both balanced and unbalanced cables like they would in the past. The balanced cable price seems to have increased to $150. I don't remember what it was previously, but it was definitely lower. Maybe around $100?)