I have both the HD700 and HE-500; in overall I like the HD700 more than the HE-500.
Edited by pdrm360 - 9/29/13 at 2:46pm
Never compared them side-by-side, but (IMHO) the HD700 sound likes or a bit better/worse than the T1.
how similar are they then?
sounds like the Hd 700 would be close to a T1, a more musical sounding version of the HD 800.
I found the HD700 more musical or a fun version of the HD800, though the HD800 is superior to HD700.
I don't think the DT990 sounds anything like the HD700. HD800 is closer but it doesn't have that single bothersome huge peak at 6khz. It's more like a big plateau in the upper mids and treble, which isn't as annoying but still not to my tastes.
Let's try it without the generous smoothing filters...
I didn't mean the HD700 sounds like the DT990, but DT990 has a lone spike at around 8~9 KHz.
Take the link from the headroom page, subtract 1 from each of the headphone id numbers.