I like both Rap (Eminem) and classical rock(Led Zepp, Nirvana) equally. After reading your reviews, I am unable to decide between these two.
I would like clear guitar riffs which is better in UE600 but I am worried to miss deep bass beats in Rap songs (Which I believe will be better in UE500). As I understand that bass is extremely low in UE600 where UE500 still manages to do ok in highs. Should I go for UE500 or UE600? Which will be a better trade-off?
Is getting both an option? As you already know the dynamic vs, ba sentiment.. they compliment each other very well. And you've got a grasp on how they sound already.
I like the UE600s a lot... vocals guitars soundstage is simply amazing for what I paid ($37 at midnightbox.com) .. but if you like detail/accurate treble (high hats cymbals etc..) I don't think the 600's do AS good a job as their midrange.. eq'ing made them sound unnatural.. atleast to my ears..
and UE500s are $18.55 at compuplus.com .. Not sure how much int'l shipping will cost ya.. but it's worth a try.