I love HE500 and Taurus with female voices, very intimate, natural and warmish sounding, yet detailed nuanced and punchy. It gives you the feel of a real live event at a concert scene or club with good audio equipment. Every Taurus owner should have a HE500. They are made to be! I think the HD800 gets too clinical sounding with most amps, including the Taurus. But "clinical" is often relatively better with classical than other music.