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hifimanrookie: I don't think the design of a headphone necessarily predicts how it will sound. Whether dynamic or planar, open or closed, as a layperson I'm only interested in what the end result sounds like. The engineers choose their technologies for their own reasons, but I leave that to them. From everything I've read the HE-560 and Enigma seem to be on the same playing field, and that's why I'm keen to see which one is better--to that end, I'm grateful to folks like...
Less harsh treble and better comfort = better deal, in my book.   TooPoor, any chance you've got the HE-560 yet? Very interested in your comparison of them vs. Enigma.
Enigma's completely different.  From page 1 of this thread: If you think the Paradox are what you're looking for, my advice is go for it. It strives for a different goal than the Enigma.
Thanks! That's a helpful frame of reference for me. I used to own a HE-400 and found it quite good, but (very slightly) bright and quite uncomfortable.
 Uh...no. Sorry. I don't work in the industry.
 Do you mean AV One? http://av1group.com.sg/stores.html
Raven, did you find the 400 bright?
Didn't keep the Rock for very long to make a comparison.  One thing I am certain of, however, is the Rock can accommodate a wider range of ear/headphones because its gain is not as high (even on High Gain), and can be adjusted to Low Gain via jumpers. The Vali is only usable with less sensitive headphones. 
I don't know about an Asgard 2, but I have a Vali and owned a Rock for a year or so. The Rock definitely runs much cooler than the Vali; it only gets mildly warm to the touch (this coming from a guy who can't cook to save his life for fear of fire, so there you go).
Danggit if I had more cash...
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