Originally Posted by Nimzerz
OMG. Lol, that would've been amazing .
Wait Nimzerz, didn't you say you're already driving the HE-500 from a speaker amp? Just get the some banana cables to XLR adapter and plug the HE-500 in to the speaker taps in the back. And then upgrade your source.
For what it's worth I also find the velours to be superior because:
1. Timbre is more accurate. The pleathers sound slightly metallic to me.
2. The upper-mids are less recessed which gives them a feeling of openess and "air" : The HE-500 sounds muffled with a messy boosted bass with the pleathers. But yes it does sound "thicker" because it's missing all that upper-mid information.
IMHO of course. I'll say if you're more into the pleathers after a while you should check out the LCD-2, because that actually has a tonality similar to the pleather + HE-500, well sort of I guess, but more in a refined way with super accurate timbre.
*Haven't tried the jerg pads yet because I'm happy with the way it sounds with the velours, but A LOT of people love the jerg pad, so probably doesn't hurt to check them out.
Edited by M-13 - 8/14/13 at 10:44pm