Originally Posted by Alberto01
I like a lot of everything; very deep bass, adequate mid-bass (punchy bass), center to forward full sounding mids without 2-3 kHz peaks, and abundant treble without 4-5 kHz peaks. Do any of those Somics have all that once the right pads are on?
Well to be honest, the fully open back Somic MH463s with the turtle beach pads have A LOT of BASS/ sub bass. It might have even more than my S500s in the sub bass department. So basically it has everything you stated above, but to me the bass quality is just not up to par with my S500s. I know I am being too harsh on these MH463s because they are great sounding cans for sure, but there is just something which makes me not completely lose myself in the music as i would with my S500s. What I was disappointed in is spaciousness of the soundstage, because I expected a HUGE difference compared to my closed back S500s, but sadly it was not. I would say the soundstage is larger than my HM5 modded S500s, but I expected it to be XXL in scale due to he fully open back,
The sound is more "transparent" though, meaning that there is this airiness to it which makes the music more easy to visualize and lets just say "clean" sounding. LoL I'll try to come up with better descriptions/ proper words in describing how they sound when i give a more in depth review/ impressions. Mids/ highs on these are great with zero harshness/ peakiness/ sibilance and instrument separation is really good as well because of the full open back. They are a bit harder to drive though, since i always have to set the volume at 85% and up on my ipod classic to get the best sound from them.