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 Yep recessed mids are not a problem with the HE-400i at all. I also tried EQing the 400i bass to sound like the 400, and like someone mentioned, it just doesn't sound as good. With the HE-400 you can actually feel the bass on your ear drums. I'm really torn on the HE-400 vs HE-400i. The only thing the 400 has over the 400i is it's bass and more open sounding nature. The 400i has so many other things going for it. Beautiful mids (no mids dip, vocals sound awsome), smooth...
 Yeah I'm really disappointed about that as well. I remember Hifiman mentioned in this thread that they debated whether to give the HE-400i an elevated bass like the HE-400 or a more neutral one, and they opted for neutral. Imo that was the wrong choice. The HE-560 is the neutral phone from their new lineup, the HE-400i should be closer to the HE-400's sound sig (well at least it's bass). So many people love the 400 for it's bass, why toss that away? But since it has seen...
 Yep. But to be clear, I don't actually regret signing up. This is an awesome opportunity to try out a great headphone for free.
I think I'm starting to regret signing up for this tour. There's no way I'm going to be able to live with the HE-400's vocals after I return the 400i! It just sounds so wrong now. For 499$ this headphone is a steal.
Received my pair today. Got hit with customs but luckily only had to pay 12 euros, thanks to Hifiman marking it low cost. No pictures for now since it's dark and my phone doesn't handle that well, besides we have plenty of those now in this thread :)   First impressions upon unboxing, they have a very interesting smell :) Presentation is top notch, but I had some trouble getting the damn things out the case lol. No biggie though. About the cable, I love the fabric...
Anyone had to deal with customs when getting their tour unit?
 I'm guessing because the HE-400i can be powered by portable devices, the angled connector suites those better. But the long cable sort of defeats the purpose.
So a little information from Hifiman. It is indeed confirmed that once we have finished evaluating our unit, we will be responsible for shipping it back to Hifiman. We also have the option of purchasing it directly. People from Southern Asia and Russia will ship it back to Hifiman's factory in China, and everyone else will ship to their US office. So USA folks have it good, us Europeans not so much.
For those in the tour, keep an eye out. Answers incoming from Hifiman.
 I think we'll be shipping back to China, not the US. Dunno if that makes things any better for you though! One thing I'm curious about though, will be have to pay taxes upon receiving the headphones? We didn't pay for it so is it taxable?
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