No not at all..in fact I really don’t get the whole ‘veiled’ thing if I’m being totally honest. It stems from the classic Sennheiser 6 series (580/600/650/6XX) and has become something of stable-word that some folks like to throw around, when they don’t feel they hear enough ‘detail/etc’ coming through. Personally I think it has to do with what people are used to ie if you are coming from a headphone with significantly more energy in the treble like a Beyer or an AKG, the Sennheisers are bound to sound a little muffled. The thing is once your ears conform to the sound signature of say an R70x and have listened to it for a week or so..and then go back to a DT1990/Q701/HD800S? They’ll probably sound unnaturally bright or perhaps even piercing.Thanks for your reply!
I'm looking for an all-purpose HP, or something as close as possible to that purpose. I listen to audiophile as well as bad recordings (bootlegs, etc...).
I mostly listen to classical (baroque, solo instruments, small ensemble, vocal, symphonic orchestra, opera), classic rock, blues, country, folk, singer-songwriter, jazz. No electronica, EDM, synthetic music, rap, hip-hop, metal, etc...
Some owner consider the R70x a bit veiled, which is something I don't like even though I'm not a fan of a bright/cold/analytical signature, I'm more of a mildly warmer signature fan. Generally speaking I don't like a distant sounding, recessed or veiled signature.
Do you consider the R70x veiled?
People unacustomed to a linear tuning such as you find in the classic Sennheisers or the R70x should preferably give the old cabeza some time to wrap itself around the presentation. I think the R70x is one of the finest allrounders out there because it doesn’t shove detail and poor productions down your earcanal by way of fiesty treble..yet unfolds beautifully when the recording calls for it and gives you a clear window into the music.
I certainly don’t think of the HD560S as an allrounder. I find it a tad too shouty/aggressive for that. A far better option from Sennheiser is the HD58X.
Best of luck