We intend to hurt him...quite a bit.
- Feb 2, 2012
I only compared the Pink Martini song. The two dubstep songs were too harsh on my brain.
I definitely didn't find a lack of sparkle and shimmer on the HE-400s with the recording. Although I've never seen an HE-400 frequency response, I wouldn't doubt it has a decent spike in the 10khz region to bring out hi-hats, cymbals and other high frequency instruments. The upper midrange recession in the Denons makes a couple of the instruments within the recording have less energy to them as well.
The treble spike on HE-400 actually reminds me of DT990. It's nowhere near as bright as the DT990's spike, but it's very delicate and refined compared to something like the Denons, which can have a pretty edgy treble. DT990's treble is really good IMO, even though it's completely out of line.
I listed the dubstep recordings because they can be particularly harsh, with the D2k+stx combo its a painful experience. Was curious how the HE-400 handles the treblehead songs.
But thanks anyway its a good comparison, although I'm selling my Denon D2000, buying the D7000