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 It depends what sub-genre of metal we are talking about. For example, my HE-4 sound absolutely fantastic with fast paced metal, though they still lack bass for me. Same story with the DT770 600ohm, though generally the HE-4 are far more engaging. I will try to improve the bass presence and authority in the future with some appropriate tubes for my amplifier. Right now I have way too many other things to concentrate on financially. LCD-2 2.2 were amazing with a lot of...
I used it for several thousand hours for metal and loved it. The velour pads on it were worn down though so the drivers were close to my ears and it also had a copper recable. I compared them to a stock pair with new pads and mine sounded soooo much nicer. Much, much smoother treble, harder hitting bass with more presence and the mids were more pronounced. I did eventually make the move to LCD-2 2.2 and that was a fantastic decision. Expensive, however. I now have DT770...
 Well as I've posted before, the HE-500 didn't do it for me and I was basically in the same situation as you (though I wanted tamed highs). The HE-500 had much more relaxed mids (sometimes even boring for some music) and nothing else it did stood out for me over the HE-4. This is the reason why I am keeping the HE-4 and will eventually just begin tube rolling my MKVI+. Hopefully that will give me what I want. But as for LCD-2; they are completely different to the HE-4....
 Yeah I did a search for 1540 in this thread and they definitely sound like they would be good for me. The HE-4 are way too treble happy for my ears. I just don't want to go too far with the 1540 pads and warm sounding tubes. I can always just revert to the pleather or velour pads though, I suppose. 
I'm thinking of getting a pair of 1540 pads and some warm sounding RCA driver tubes. Thoughts? I don't want to have to buy an EQ for my vinyl rig as I have always read they significantly reduce the quality of the output as well as introduce buzzing sounds etc on some models. 
I'm going to go ahead and say that out of HE-4, HE-500 and HE-400i, I definitely think the HE-400i are best suited for most types of metal. It is the least revealing to my ears, has the smallest soundstage and the most enjoyable frequency response for metal. HE-500 are too relaxed and the HE-4 are too harsh with the wrong set up (need some warm sounding tubes imo). The LCD-2 rev 2.2 were great but I haven't A-B'd them and they are quite a lot more expensive than the 400i...
Strange, everyone's posts have only just showed up for me after all these hours gone. Yeah I've tried that. I posted impressions a while ago though. I definitely prefer the pleather pads as of now, especially for their comfort.  I think my main issue is that the majority of the songs/albums I listen to are poorly recorded and/or mastered (most of my vinyl is decent, however) and completely lack the low end I was used to with the LCD-2. Thus, I enjoy perhaps 10% of the...
Just made this EQ for my HE-4 with Gamma1 and M^3 amp (my gaming/general use computer) using the album Master of Puppets (24k Gold edition). I tried the Megadeth remaster of Countdown to Extinction and vocals were very strange, so this obviously isn't an all rounder EQ setting for me.         Note: The M^3 doesn't have the bass presence of my MKVI+ nor the smoothness, albeit not much different. Also, I listen to music at relatively loud volumes and low to medium...
Thanks Sorrodje, I think I read that a while back which narrowed my choice down to the HE-500 out of those. I didn't want to spend the extra for the HE-500 over the HE-4 though. I'm glad I didn't because my local headphone store has them for $100 cheaper now than I would have paid back then from head-direct.   ^ I'm trying to find a particular pair of driver tubes for my amp. Not worrying about the power tubes for now as it is a few hundred dollars for a decent set. I...
I've read the HE-500 is warmer sounding than the HE-5LE so I doubt the HE-5LE would do it for me either. 
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