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I don't know if I'm being an audio-snob, but I'm sort of bored of my HE-500s. Want more..

I'm actually missing the sibilance of the DT880s. Those things played cymbols and snares so well. I don't feel my HE-500 has good highs.

Planar Magnetic headphones are known for their instrument separation..I kinda' feel like the instrument separation could be better...then again...I'm not sure the music I'm listening to is recorded all that well even though I enjoy it..DR wise it's like a 8-11 which is poor..but pretty much average for recent music that has fallen victim to the loudness war.

I actually feel the HE-500 shines when the melody is simplistic rather than complex. The bass can hit quite hard, meanwhile if there's a lot more going on the bass does not hit as hard. The mid range is still very good..

If I could perfect the HE-500s, I would add just a bit more bass..especially in the middle of other sounds without distortion. I would also increase the sibilance of these headphones, but not annoyingly so..

In a certain way it's what the HE-400s were...but the HE-400s were unfortunately painfully sibilant.

The He-400s were a good deal at 400 dollars...The DT880s were an even better deal used at a buck 80..I'm sorry I sold them off. They weren't very energetic headphones. They were truly neutral sounding..but damn did they have nice highs. Only thing the DT880 was really missing was good bass...t'is a shame really it suffered from very light bass.

Did you ever try the HE-400s with a tube amp? Couldn't that have technically warmed the sound up just enough for you?
 
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T'is a possibility. No, I didn't try them with a tube amp.
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I couldn't get any of my headphones to fit my cats so this will have to do redface.gif

    
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nevermind. I think i'm going to close my account.

Don't do that... frown.gif

Cute cat, btw. I'd never be able to get my cat to sit still long enough to do something like that.
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Am I missing something here? What happened?
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