I don't mind a slight treble emphasis as long as it is extended and smooth with no peaks. Of course I prefer a flat frequency response if possible.
Yeah, the only thing that got me about the HE5 was a slightly unclear sound with a not fluid enough midrange. I am kind of spoiled in regards to fluidity by my electrostats, though. A stock YH100 definitely has a very subdued treble and overall muddy sound... seems like it was tuned a bit too far in the opposite direction but I assume it could be tuned back somewhat.
Originally Posted by Skylab
The donuts actually had a bit more clarity than the HE-5, but this was at the expense of a pretty hot treble (which is funny, because the stock YH-100 have a badly subdued treble).