well, right now I’m thinking:
PS500 > Magnum v4 > HF2
But i’d be more sure of my HF2 ranking if I had one next to me. I should also point out that the PS500 to Magnum difference is pretty small. it mostly comes down to the PS500’s ability to deliver stronger bass impact without having to use flats and compress the soundstage and thicken the lower mids too much.
But, like I said, the Magnums have less glare (theres still some) on certain peaky female vocals. I don’t encounter them on many songs but when I do, the Magnums handle it better than the PS500.
They’re both quite excellent. The PS500 is a lot easier to like compared to most Grados and the Magnum is an even more impressive technical achievement.