Talking about which... Stock HE-560 sounds "hardened" and "abrasive" to my ears. HE-560 with Focus Pads A (pre-production) is warmer and smoother, with a wider soundstage. In fact, in comparison against the Paradox Slant and LFF Enigma, HE-560 with pre-production pads actually sound more balanced, with a warmer bottom end, more visceral impact, and clearer, but also less sibilant vocals. It's not just the better tilt of tonality for me, but it's also technicality superior.
10/20/14 at 12:21pm