Budget: $600, slightly flexible
Source: Schiit Magni & Modi
Isolation: None/Don't Care
Preferred type: Full Size
Tonal Balance: Slightly warm and bassy, not fatiguing
Past headphones: I disliked the HE-400, too bright,bad tonal balance, and not enough mid-bass. I love the HD600 but find it lacking in speed, low sub-bass, and a bit in overall clarity.
Music: One of everything, mostly electronic.
I'm thinking of saving up for the HE-500 as an upgrade, I'll be buying it in a couple of months used for under $600 and I will need to sell my HD600 to afford it. If anyone has owned both or has upgraded from the 600/650 I would love some insight.
I mainly want the HE-500 to be an upgrade in terms of overall bass quality (speed/impact),to be clearer and more transparent, but not so much so that it will be fatiguing, and better/similar soundstage. I really dislike exaggerated treble and sibilance, which was a huge problem with the HE-400.
Only thing I'm having the most doubt about the upgrade is the HE-500's bass, I looked at Headroom graphs and it seems great and has larger presence versus the HE-400/HD600, but I look at the GoldenEar/Innerfidelity/Changstar graphs and the HE-500 is actually similar, if not lower at some points. Does the HE-500 offer more mid-bass versus the HE-400, because I did find that aspect lacking in the HE-400.
A big thanks to anyone who reads or helps. Appreciate it.
Edited by JustinBieber - 8/24/13 at 11:29am