I'd say it would be comparable to turn up the contrast on your computer screen or something
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I too, agree with you wholeheartedly.
I recently purchased a pair and will be sending them back. Although I love a lot of other aspects of their sound, the treble seems to mess with too many of my favourite albums and make them unpleasant to listen to, which is a total deal breaker.
Not to say they aren't a good headphone, just not the ones for me.
HE-400 treble is love me or hate me. I particularly like it with some genres, not so much with others.
That's why I'm getting a HE-500 soon, but just as a "side-grade", not an upgrade, because I don't think it would be an improvement over the HE-400.
just got a 500, already own the 400. "Side grade" is an interesting word and something that I instinctively agree with. The 400 and 500 emphasize different areas in a subtle fashion compared to one another but the overall sound, at first blush, seems to be similar. I will allow that the 500 is slightly more refined though.
But why, why does it only twaack with flac files? That makes no sense at all!
There still is a treble peak in the HE-500 when looking at the frequency responses. But it's still less noticeable I guess?
I think I know what you mean about that sound, I experience it too. It happens when I pause or unpause while sound is playing from my headphones. The louder the music, the louder the twack. For example that 30Hz wav file someone posted a few pages back, if I pause and unpause I hear a pretty loud twack sound. I'll see if I can record it and post it here.
Yes ok, now we're talking. I've heard this too. This isn't uncommon, this happens with all headphones and speakers I've used.
Yeah but it doesn't happen all the time. With that sub bass track posted earlier it happens every time, but with almost all of my music it doesn't happen. Perhaps only when really deep bass notes are playing.