Originally Posted by TMRaven
You can't have warm without a prominent lower-mid midrange. HE-400 has very up-front low-mid mids. That's what you'll hear most with its sound signature, all the warm fundamentals of instruments.
Yea I figured, but for me warm... is flabby [to much low mid fundimentals and bass] where as dark would be a more linear Frq with a less aggressive central and upper mid Dip
Point being I need an He 500 already -.-, as I like a Dark low end and a bright top end. Add dark to Bright and you get balance [go figure]
A good example is the K550, it's got a very dark low end, tight bass and a hump that extends into the low mids. Where as my w1000x is a little warmer, the bass is a touch looser on the w1000x, with more body or decay, That extra decay is what I would say makes a headphone sound "warm" where as "dark" would be an ideal balance of Attack and Decay. Going back to the warm w1000x it's got a nice attack on the mids, but a touch to much decay which makes it sound warmer than dark to my ears [that and I modded mine, got rid of some of the decay]
Where as the K550 lacks some of that body, Still looking at the He 400 Grq Graph... DAMN that LINEAR LINE but
The He 400 seems to have a Dip n the Lower and Central treble much like the K550 which I found to have very dull treble... it was boring.
Where as the He 500 has a dip in treble closer to the Dt 990 [which has treble that I enjoy]
So I'm just thinking the He 400 will be too dull or rather to dark for me in it's high end... warm was not the right word The Xb 700 is WARM on paper and on your ears
THAT said I don't think it could replace the Dt 990, how ever the T90 and HE 500 are fighting for the role occupied by my Dt 880 q.q
Bleh I wish I could