The LCD2 has a completely different type of bass experience from all the Hifiman models, its ultra clean and solid as a rock. It is on a different level all together from all of the Hifiman models so to hear that the HE400 could possible remind you of the LCD2 is a bit scary to me. It would be the black sheep of the HE series because all of the other HE series models have the same bass texture and type.
-Rock Solid, like walls of marble emitting bass
-Does not exaggerate in its presentation, it is not stretched sounding like pretty much all other Hifi headphones.
-Is not omnipresent, the bass appears when the track says so, it is not enveloping to me
-More Airy ( not in a bad way at all ) but like a Velvet curtain emitting bass
-Low quantity of Snappiness, compared to a lot of other Hifi sets the HE500 is a breeze
-Exaggerates, Bass feels stretched and pulled to envelop
-Is omnipresent, ability to have a rumbly low end at all times. More vast sounding at the expense of sonic purity.
As I sit here with my HE300 and HE500, they have the identically same bass texture and type. Smooth, broad, not nearly as solid sounding as the LCD2. Could the HE400 really be the LCD2s little brother in terms of bass type instead of the HE500? :)
Edited by swbf2cheater - 12/25/11 at 10:49pm