No one says the he500 is a perfect phone..for for the price it sells for and with the right amping it is one heck of an headphone..to my ears anyway.
I think ur stax would be a better adversary to the he6 then the humble 500...so maybe u should try to compare those two? I admit u need a very high quality amp for the he6.. Just as the staxes need special amps also.
Yup, just thought I'd share my thoughts on a weakness of the HE-500 I kinda havn't put thought in to before I tried those Stax headspeakers... Some might be out there nodding in recognition, what do I know?
Sitting with my 500 right now. The snug and heavy fit kinda feels like coming home after a small vacation. But believe it or not, I almost find the upper mids fatigueing after changing!
Ohh, I am almost afraid I like the Stax ones better as of now. But on the other hand, I'd feel like committing to certain genres if I should en up doing the unthinkable and selling my HE-500... Probably just new toy syndrome, but I already miss the electrostatic clarity of vocals.
But the HE-500 is so uncommitting and such a good allrounder! Ohh god, suddenly I feel like nothing will ever be the same in the way I perceive my headphones...
Edited by davidsh - 6/10/13 at 5:32pm