Yes. I'd say. They seem to push the high mids a little further to the front of the mix than do the HD600s or 650s. Despite all the Senn comparisons, I'd actually describe these as more RS1-like than Senn-like. Pace, bass and fun-factor loom large with these phones, and they share the Grados' ability to sound decent out of even very modest setups, unlike the 600/650. I may actually part with my non-vintage RS1s in favour of these Denons (minimize...minimize...).