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 Sorry for late reply, time differences lol just woke up. Anyway I didn't want to do you the disservice of not responding:Sound stage and sound signature are different things; in general I understand "signature" to refer to the tone of a headphone, the frequencies emphasised. I think I know which Beyers you're referring to (770 and 880 or 990?); I've had my 880 for 6 years now and like it. The 770, I do not, because the sound sig is weird and treble is harsh. In any case,...
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. Sorry. I don't work in the industry.
 Do you mean AV One?
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).
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