Yeah, what mids that are there are perfectly forward, which I like, but there's a big hole between traditional midrange and vocal treble that's missing. It can be quite annoying when listening to a song with a large vocal range involved, and to have the singer disappear on certain notes or entire phrases only to come right back in.
I don't agree with tdockweiler in terms of bass on the DJ200, as my HD280 Pro, my MDR-V6, and my KRKs (I own both models), all known as neutral cans, have more present bass (though the bass detail isn't all the way there in some of those) than the Koss. However, it all comes down to how you hear it, and that's just my observation and opinion.
It's interesting how different impressions of the same can turn out to be quite often here on the forums.
I think this would be virtually impossible. I mean it sounds like you're basically pulling things out of nowhere. How does a singer "go missing". Unless you can provide specific song titles I think this is a bit over-doing it and couldn't possibly be true. I'd love to be proven wrong. It'll give me something interesting to test out. I just feel like you guys are exaggerating a little. I know how Head-Fi is.
I think the V6 has much more mid-bass than the DJ100. Don't remember it's sub-bass. HD-600 has more mid-bass than the DJ100 too.
Without a doubt IMO the DJ100/TB has more sub-bass (volume) than even the HD-600 and KRK KNS-8400. I just tested this today actually. The 8400 is actually good at fooling people into thinking it's bass light
The 6400 seems to have a tad more mid-bass than the 8400 and less lower bass. I think some pairs of the KRK have slight variations.
Yep..all according to my ears. None of us hear the same.
BTW I really do wonder now if the TB/DJ100 has more differences than we think. Highly unlikely. Maybe the DJ200 is even more different. I can't imagine Koss making any huge changes.
My TB sounds nearly identical to my DJ100. I haven't compared them side by side or analyzed every frequency of the upper mids...yet. Maybe I can get out my sound meter for testing.