Yep, no wall wart included (or extra cable). I've yet to attach anything to the power connector because I'm running it through a powered USB hub and it seems to have plenty of juice from the connection.
I have no higher end gear to compare it to, so I can't say if those would be better options. But I don't notice any distortion and it seems plenty powerful. I don't think I'd ever put it over 30% volume or so.
The Griffin WoodTones were posted earlier for $17 and change. I was tempted just for kicks, even though there are numerous reports of them breaking easily. They've dropped down to $14.47 now.
I suppose that is the bottom line, isn't it?
I got an open box for a great deal, so I'm not worried about that. It's returnable anyway. My worry was more if I'm missing some HE400i greatness and unaware.
I'm not a high budget guy in any case. I've been using a K545 for my main listening, but now I'm working from home and can enjoy an open headphone so I picked up this and a little Fulla2 to try to upgrade things.
Yeah, I noticed that. I assume they just grabbed some stock pics. I imagine they've sold a lot recently with their deals (like the $249 that came with an amp) so these are probably the newer version. I ordered one so I guess I'll find out in a week.