Originally Posted by ericp10
Well, I own and love the V, but I think The TE-05 (with extensive burn-in) is about equal in performance with the FAD, just different flavors. Each does something better than the other. In the V, it's the magical mids. In the TE-05, it's the bass. I hear them equally. And with only a brief listen, I put the Pandora above the V (by the way, I find the VI quite comfortable as expected. I just need to fix the slide before it become an issue).
Yeah I agree that it comes down to personal taste. As a mids lover, I feel like the Heaven V is definitely superior to the TE-05. I also like Heaven V's bass more, for some reason it just sounds more organic to my ears. I think overall the HV just has a more lifelike sound, the TE-05 sounded too thin for my tastes.
Overall I agree that the PHVI is better than the Heaven V. I just prefer the HV's mids slightly more than the PHVI mids. I also like the sparkle of the HV in its treble a bit more. The PHVI is more smooth, so again it comes down to personal taste. I really miss my PHVI though, that was one special headphone.