Originally Posted by Fearless1
It is hard to go back to the Denon house sound after owning planar-magnetics. I knew the minute I put the HE400/500 on my head my taste had changed. I still own the D7k(used to own all three), but it sounds better in the abstract then on my head.
True enough, but I didn't spend an ENMOURS amount of time with my HE 400. I only liked it for edm, and honestly... I enjoy my DT 880 just as much with a more aggresive EQ as I did my HE 400. ALthough there is ONE Album that isn't the same without the HE 400 [And that would be Core and Bass] I can enjoy a more laid back bass sound.
At the end of the day I'll end up with another Balanced HE 400 for my at home useage, as I DO NOT need to be jamming to Core N bass any were but home! It's my RAGE music! STuff I BLAST when I'm kinda pissed and feel like playing some TPS or ACtion PVP mmos
That said, I spent about a good hour with my Closed Back W1000x and the J$money Pads... which was enough for me to feel I would enjoy a Denon, as the bass was perfectly fine for me on the W1k and J$Pads, granted the Sub Bass was terrible. But as I mentioned before... they look SO GOOD and I REALLY need a closed back for EDM at this point. I may wind up owning a TH 900 or TH 600. OR maybe an Alpha Dog [I hear with enough Juice the bass really comes ALIVE] That said my HM801 does add a bit of umph to the low end, and I'm hoping a RSA F35 will too... [as I plan to get one of those soon as well]