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This is a listing for a pair of like new HE1000's.  All original accessories, and box are available in mint condition.  This is a production model HE1000.     I am considering selling to fund a purchase of Magnepan 3.7i's.   Because of the cost, I will only sell to respected headfiers w/ feedback or preferably to someone in person who can audition the headphones in person.  I live in Manhattan, NYC.   In July I will be traveling to the SoCal and may be able to drop...
 Have you ever interacted with Ann Wasserman?  She wanted me to put a down payment on a pair of HE1000s before listening to the HE1000 prototype (that Fang had invited us to audition) before it was released to the public or even a price was announced.  Ridiculous! She is awful and not the type of small business I support.  There are tons of small hifi businesses and dealers in NYC that are more personal and reasonable.
Most of the sales people are very friendly.  Truthfully its just the store owner's wife.  If she was there when you were listening, I guarantee she would have kicked you out after giving a little lip.
I have had my production version HE1000 for a few weeks now.  My original SQ impressions stand, but I think the ergonomics have dropped a notch.   Its still relatively very comfortable and I can easily wear it for 2 hrs w/o a problem, but I think the other TOTL's HD800, SR009 and even LCD's are noticeably more comfortable. Especially the HD800 design which imo is the gold standard for comfort.  Maybe my head is shaped odd, but I get a sore spot right on the top of my...
 Tyll talks about this allll the time on innerfidelity.  You should check his measurements explained section, but to summarize... Well first off... I think you mean high fidelity rather than flat. A flat FR is not accurate or true to the sound of a concert.  As sound waves hit your head the frequencies are all modified by a head related transfer function.  This may mean that for headphones a universal flat can't even exist because all our heads are shaped differently....
 I kind of agree with all your points except I think the HD800 is faster overall, more responsive, sharper attacks etc.  I also think the mids and treble differences are pretty equivocal.
I've also had terrible experiences at stereoexchange.  To be fair its just the wife of the owner/manager who is the rude one.  That being said, she has ruined the store for me and I will never purchase from them and I advise no one to ever purchase from them.  There are plenty of other dealers who are freindlier and more knowledgeable.
Among these headphones the HD800 is by far the most popular and well known, but besides that IMO of all these headphones the HE1000 sounds most similar to an HD800 to me.  
 I'm happier with that statement, but its still imo not really accurate and hype influenced.
 Well you said that the he1000 was "by all accounts" better than the other TOTLs, which is just a ridiculous and untrue statement.  The hyperbole is absurd, which is by definition hype.  If you don't believe me, read icebear's or my impressions. 
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