I too love the HE6. But if you have to mKe a choice of definition who here feels the HE 6 has more than the HD800 ?
You ask that question in a HD800 thread?
Bloated bass tends to linger or exaggerate, so it would sound sloppy and without definition or not being controlled - the opposite of tight. ie.. Having too much decay when not suppose to. Neither the HD800 nor the HE6 has this.
Just because one has more than there other - does not make the one that has less thin or the one that has more thick.
Yes, I've A/B them many, many of times. I've owned them both for a few a few years now.
Both the HE-6 and HD800 have some of the tightest and thumping bass I've heard out of so-called "bright" headphones. Hands down, they walk over everyone else, IMO. I used to own the HE-6 and I still have the HD800 but I won't discount getting the HE-6 again, only if I have ONE amp to rule them both..
HE-6's have a fuller bass than the HD800's, the LCD's I have heard/owned are even fuller, but I would not call any of them as bloated.
They all have tight and well controlled bass to me, although the LCD's can seem a bit congested in the bass due to their restricted sound stage.
The HD800 has the most articulated, defined and accurate bass I've heard out of a headphone. The polar opposite of one note.
Yes, great word. Cant even stand my LCD2 after buying the HD800s. They sound so clouded after hearing the glory of the HD800s. Would love to try out the HE 6 one day when the wallet permits.