Originally Posted by DigitalFreak
Since Sennheiser has been bought into the convo, I wish someone with a Sennheiser 598 would chime in with a comparison. From what I understand the 598 is a pretty neutral headphone as well as the KEF M500. A couple of comparisons involving those two would be a nice add on to the Paradox database. If the Slants increased soundstage is only a bass boost in the lower frequencies I'm not sure I'm crazy about that idea. If Luis provided the pads at a not to hefty price I'd be open to maybe experimenting and seeing if they worked for me. Can anyone chime in whether the mids are effected on the Slants? I wouldn't want the mids to be warmed up and definitely wouldn't want the note weight to sound any thicker.
Huh? No, the increased soundstage, as I understand it, isn't a result of the bass boost. If I understand correctly, the two differences between these and the standard Paradox are exclusive of each other. There's a bass boost and a change in soundstage/headstage properties, but I don't think either one is the result of the other. So the increased soundstage isn't just a bass boost. They're different things.
Again, I haven't heard the standard Paradox, so I'm not a very good judge in comparison to that headphone, but I personally don't find the bass boost intrusive at all. Luis' goal was to have a slightly bass boosted phone with a larger soundstage without making it inaccurate and, from what I can gather, without changing most of what the original Paradox was all about. I can't really tell you much more than that, because I don't know all of the minute technical details, so you may have to direct questions at Luis if you want an idea about how the midrange was affected by his tuning.