Hey zombie. Could you please chill with the personal attacks.? Magicman is only just stating what his preference is there is no harm in it. One thing that is extremely important is everyone has different taste in sound. One mans preference is another mans ear ache. This is very important to understand about fellow headfiers.. So Please both you guys chill with the personal statements. I am free of any type of thread lockage of any type because I welcome peoples thoughts on a phone that start a thread like or dislike. Magics points are valid and he likes a certain type of sound many of us may or may not like but that is his take on them. I don't tell a guy just because he doesn't hear the phone I like the way I do that he is wrong and I am right. So what if he happens to be the first to not like the HA-S500 sound so much. IT is still in the burn in process and as you guys know people warm up to sounds. He owns them and is willing to give them a good try.
There is no clause that says everyone that buys these must love them as much as you guys..You guys should be open to what others think regardless of how they think. What matters most is if you enjoy the sounds that are coming out of these headphones. Who cares what others think. Don't take offense or start talking smack to guys that have a different take on a sound. As long as you enjoy the sound that should not matter.