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To me, the HE-6 and LCD3 have a visceral, textured bass that is quite on par with one another at high volumes. For lower volume listening, I'd give the nod to the LCD3, but in terms of pure potential, I'd say they are pretty evenly matched in almost all regards. 

I didn't like the bass of the HE-6, I thought it sounded somewhat artificial. It has great speed, but was a little lacking in balance. I can understand why people love the HE-6's ultra clarity, but to my ears the sound was much too aggressive. Though fun to listen to, I could feel the treble spikes burning my ears.

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Originally Posted by headphonatic View Post
 

I didn't like the bass of the HE-6, I thought it sounded somewhat artificial. It has great speed, but was a little lacking in balance. I can understand why people love the HE-6's ultra clarity, but to my ears the sound was much too aggressive. Though fun to listen to, I could feel the treble spikes burning my ears.

In what way do they sound artificial/too aggressive? I totally get the treble even though I think 'burning ears' is a bit much, but sure. I guess to each their own...if you ask enough people one is bound to say they prefer apple earpods over the stax sr 009 because they don't like the stax sound. For the record though, even David Mahler has said that the HE-6 is extremely close to neutral so if they don't sound airy and natural I wonder if you listened to a properly fed pair?

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Got my 500 with Jerg Pads up for sale if anyone is looking for a set.

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