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Anybody had any success stretching out the headband? I'm quite sensitive to clamp, so I'll need to stretch them out a bit, but they seem a little stiffer than the HE-400 was. I'm a little scared it will snap.
 Don't quote me on this but the Stax SR-009 might sound better 
 That sort of experience can probably only be reproduced to the fullest with speakers I would think.
 Precisely. The HE-400 measures ruler flat sure, but it doesn't sound so at least to my ears. Hence my original comment that the HE-400's bass isn't more "real" than the 400i. The HE-400i's bass is more in line with the rest of the frequency spectrum. Don't get me wrong though, I'd take the 400's bass over the 400i any day of the week.
 I wouldn't say it's more real, just more elevated. The HE-400i has the more natural bass imo.
Boy was I wrong about these not responding to bass EQ very well. I gave a 6db boost to anything below 50Hz by EQing down, and I'm still picking my jaw (and ears) off the ground.   But it's not something I will keep though. One of the main reasons I bought this can is so I can change to sources without EQ available and still get the same listening experience, something I could not do with the HE-400.
 You're EQing down right? Otherwise there might be clipping. I tried EQing the bass about a month ago when I first got them, but wasn't so impressed. I'll try it again tonight though as I've grown more accustomed to the sound since then. But like others have mentioned, on a bass heavy track these things can wobble your ears.
I sold my HE-400 a couple days ago and bought my loaner HE-400i. The HE-400i is on a different level than the HE-400 in my opinion, despite it's lesser bass.   Besides, with HifiMan's huge discount on their loaner pairs I just couldn't miss the opportunity.
  Probably something from Audeze...
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