- Dec 11, 2009
The bass seems a bit faster decaying on the hd660s and the midbass a little bit cleaner, but the slight midbass boost is still there.
The hd700 was the worst in this regard, all I could hear was the midbass hump and the 7khz peak, both kicking my eardrums, very unpleasant combination. I'd have taken the 3.5khz boost any day instead.
In fact, the recording matters a lot, 3.5khz can sound harsh on some busy and heavily distorted guitar tracks. Some have sharp sounds at 7khz and a peak there could be fatat. Some may benefit a lot from the midbass boost, others can overwhelm you.
Ain't that the truth! In fact it's probably the most important factor in all this. Then we should just use which ever headphone suits a particular recording, rather than obsessing over which headphone is the best. I know that some people (DavidA for example) more or less do precisely that!