Originally Posted by BigCabDaddy
This may sound counter intuitive but I find bassy presentation to be less than conducive to really hearing bass lines. (I play bass trombone, tuba, bass guitar, and would love to try string bass sometime.) Not that this comes into play with the HE-400 as the are very good at presenting a discernible bass line.
Well, it does make sense...you don't really want one frequency region to drown out or muddy up another region too much, which is what an emphasis in the mid-bass is known to do for example. The HE-400 doesn't have a problematic issue like this that I can discern. They are dark and weighty, but still maintain good transparency, high detail retrieval and a well textured response which helps brings the bass to life and present it better than most can. I've played trombone and bass guitar myself, and I'd say they depict an accurate, natural bass representation as far as I can tell.
I was mainly getting at that you can be a 'basshead' beyond what the stereotype implies.