Originally Posted by Kozic
I have both the DT990 and the HE-400 right now and the brightness of the HE-400 is about 80%-85% of the 990s the way I hear it,but as my wife would put it I'm most likely wrong.
well the funny thing is the HE 400 and DT 990 are equally bright from a solid state, but as some one else said, the better resulution of the HE 400 and the very warm Mids and linear Bass, really detract from the bright ness, since there's more mid warmth and some nice Sub bass, the HE 400 sonically doesn't sound as bright, despite that techincally it's got a simmilar peak level as the DT 990
my point is, the HE 400 was for me an upgrade to my DT 990 [despite the weight] but I used it with J$ Pads which added some mid upper emphasis and toned down the low mid response, the J$ pads "beyerized" the HE 400, and I enjoyed that and the HE 400
on an equally interesting subject, the HE 4 [which I'm listening to now] is a CLEAR upgrade to the DT 880 xD, I find that kinda ironic :3