The 5le is harder to amp, so the bass quality might suffer unless you have a real juicy amp.
Yes I am done with the debate as well. I do want to post this link however, if anyone wants to listen to samples of fundamental v. harmonics (and a useful resource in general):
It is certainly helping me to organize my subjective impressions of headphones like the HE-400 around more 'objective' criteria.
Thanks for a thought provoking discussion!
Thanks to you too. I like when discussions like this turn out to be useful and giving, even if they are a bit OT.
A very popular combination is the hd800 and lcd2. To me, they seem to be very complimentary 'phones.