Hm, so it seems that my dreams of HE-400S meaning "Super" HE-400 are just that. I have no doubt that it's killer for the price bracket, but like others have addressed, I've no need or desire for another neutral sounding headphone.
I understand that the HE-400S has a nice wide soundstage, can anyone comment on the airiness? Besides the bass, one of my favorite things about the HE-400 was the sense of space and air around all the instruments.
Could be something that surfaces more through some burn time too...
Haha, yeah...from what I recalled from the HE-400, the HE400i sounded quite different. I'm hoping the HE-400S sounds more along the lines of the HE-400, with the same airiness and deep bass. I'd love for the "S" in HE-400S to stand for "Super".
I just changed out the thinnish stock pads for the brown HM5 pleathers. I can't hear any glaring changes from stock at all, really. If there is any slight change, it's completely negligible compared to the improvement in comfort...(my ears rubbed a little against the drivers with the stock pads). These things sound stupid good for the 125 I paid for them, even straight out of my Mac Pro.