The bass is punchy, but unlike the PortaPros they do not color the other frequency spectrum. This is a very good thing, one that demonstrates what the S500 is capable of. If only the creators had paid as much attention to the highs as they did with the lows, it would be very very good. But at this price point one can only hope so.
I am not writing for the ones who already have these, but instead to the ones who are thinking of buying it. This is the other side of the coin, what I am writing is raw and straight from my opinion, and I understand everyone's entitled to one. But at least hear me out.
For the money, they're good. They're excellent. But they can be better, and they should be better.
This is starting to look a lot like "Grado calling Sennheiser veiled".