Originally Posted by GREQ
1.a First you say it doesn't have a big soundstage.
1.b Now you're saying "I would say these are slightly above neutral in soundstage"
I don't even know what that means... are you talking about the Frequency Response now?
2. Either way, you're changing your argument.
I never once talked about the actual characteristics of the HE-500's soundstage.
I know there are other headphones out there with BIGGER soundstages - but I'm still on the point where you said:
3. Which is false.
1.a maybe YOU are confused as to MY definition of big soundstage.
1.b I said "If soundstage was called neutral, above neutral, boosted, or recessed I would...." what that means is that some headphones have an intentionally widened soundstage and some have what would be average, above average etc.... so IF people used those words (neutral which really only means impartial) to describe soundstage(which for good reasons they dont) then i would say slightly above neutral or only slightly partial to a widened soundstage.
I would say that it is only slightly above average in size. Meaning that it is only slightly partial in any emphasis on soundstage. It sounds like that wasn't the biggest priority of the designer or not even second or third on the list. That is what I thought of at the moment and should have said it this way but common sense would allow you to interpret that IF you read the whole thing correctly.
slightly above average is not what I would call BIG. slightly more bass than neutral usually wont satisfy someone who is looking for a headphone with a lot of bass. Slightly above average soundstage wont satisfy someone looking for A BIG SOUNDSTAGE it may be acceptable to them but not warrantable for recomendation.
2. My argument hasnt changed but just has been expounded on and explained to you so that you can understand why I did not recommend it for someone with whom soundstage is PRIORITY.
3. Your interpretation of what I said is false.
Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/16/14 at 3:52pm