Micro detail firstly depends on the recording. With good recordings you do not need headphones with big treble peaks. Macro detail equals appearance of clarity? That is confusing. When the music through a headphone or speaker (for that matter) sounds clear it indicates that the audio system gives you the audible impressions that you can envision the sounds in the recording as if a looking at a map of the world and low end is the South Pole and the highs end at the North Pole. I cannot use absolute terms here, hence my metaphor. Listening to music through the years taught me that when you can imagine the sounds and pin point them in your mind as the music is playing, the music sounds clear. When that is not the case, the audio system is not clear and sounds lacking and wrong to my ears. I strongly detest headphones and audio systems that lack that kind of clarity for me. Years of AKG headphones have spoiled me. Good thing the HD600 is pretty good.