Yeah its hard to put the sound in your head to the math in front of you. But those dips in the HE500 makes sense if I think of it as quite dark with holes of light shining through. Thats what the hifimans are like for me, they maintain a darkish tone but have razer like bites sometimes.
Wow, that's how they sound to me too. That pretty much explains why I've been having so much trouble coming to terms with mine--those bites, which perhaps are even more obvious on classical music. Somehow I just haven't been able to relax into the music the way I can with the DT880 Pro even though the latter isn't as incisive and resolving--or indeed with the LCD-2 Rev1 I had before. I keep reading that the HE-500 is as smooth as butter, but that isn't quite what I'm hearing.
Edited by pp312 - 1/11/13 at 5:05pm