No. HD800 destroys HE-500 in terms of staging, especially in terms of depth and height. Planars generally tend to convey a hard right and left staging, and this is no different with the modded HE-500. The HE-560 has a more competitive staging yet still falls behind the HD800 in this regard. Where HE-500 may come ahead for some may be in terms of tone. People need to be careful about not simply comparing, one-dimensionally, headphone to headphone either; the entire chain matters, and this is especially the case with the HD800. I think both complement eachother quite nicely.
What would you say between 560 and hd800?
Is it true the sonic signature of any headphone company will stay the same? I have he500 and hd650 and much prefer he500.
Would you say would be the same for hd800 vs he560?