I haven't heard the Audeze headphones at all but now that you have the HE-6 (I know it's early) but I was wondering if you think it's a better headphone for multiple genres than the LCD 2.2 (LCD 3 is simply too expensive)?
The Audezes are the only headphone at this point that I'm tempted by (other than the unreachable Stax 009) but I'd have to sell the HE-500 to get them and the thought stresses me out. Is the HE-6 sound similar to the HE-500 but more refined or a whole different beast? I really didn't like the HE-400 as I found the emphasis on bass came at the expense of the rest of the spectrum. I love bass, I just want it like the artist intended it.
If the HE-500 had the soundstage of the HD-800 I'd weep for joy. In that sense the HD-800 just crushes any other headphone I'd heard.
HE6 would sound quite different than HE500. I call it "somewhat" ortho HD800 in term of neutral/resolution and FR curve with less soundstage and a little more felt impact (not so much more in quantity) in the bass being an ortho. Prepare to look for a capable amp if you are buying the HE6. And of course, people will say HE6 is a better headphone because it cost more. You don't even have to ask.
And No, you would never know what the artist intended. People who say that, IMO, are just purely ignorant and full of bull crap. Please don't get offended. I am just speaking in general.
Edited by koiloco - 9/18/13 at 9:32am