Originally Posted by NA Blur
I updated my review of the K712 Pro with a subjective comparison between it and the HE-500.
I have to take your word "subjective" seriously.
You are almost making me regret committing to an he-500 purchase(though it will resell easily with more than enough for an akg k712). The way you describe it sounds like it would communicate drums with more "stand-out" factor than the he-500, thus lending itself to be the more upbeat and engaging headphone.
One thing though, how is it that a headphone with such strong treble is previously mentioned on here as being the least sibilant headphone they know???... that same person having heard the rolled off hd650. Maybe they are not sensitive to treble.
That is my only caution because I am not a treble head. Momentum treble is just enough for me.
Faded drums would be an assumptive conclusion from your thread. You also say that its sub-bass is stronger than the he-500. If I listen to reggae, hip hop, soul, and jazz mostly it seems like the aka would win.
Though you tried to give the he-500 somethings over the k712 you didn't give it much. My hopes is that the Alpha dog(the headphone I am using to give the he-500 company) can do the same things with the drums and come close to instrument separation.