As the title suggests, I've been a little disappointed in listening to classical music on my HE500s. I have them hooked up to a DA&T Amp/DAC and feed them with FLACs from a computer. So fare they have been outstanding with vocal music (Joni Mitchell's Blue is wonderful), with electronic (Jon Hopkins's Immunity is great, lots of detail revealed) and pretty good with rock (anything by the Stones sounds good).
But when I listen to classical (i've tried Shostakivich's 5th 4 or 5 times now, decent FLAC copy) then I'm a little underwhelmed. I'm not good at describing the listening experience, but I feel a bit distant from the music (is this what you describe as a veil?) and it doesn't feel like there is as much detail as there should be.
It could be that the HE500s aren't suited to the genre, it could be that the DAC/Amp is sub-par (although, as I say, it sounds great with other genres), I'm not sure. Just wondering if others could possibly comment and advise please? Many thanks..