I also had eye on project ember till I asked on headfonia about it. they recommended against it but did'nt answer why? They recommended me to google search to find out problems with it, and I found none.
It was rather dubious and put me in doubt.
also why not to look at he560, their newest one. its easy to drive and light weight as well, my biggest complaint with orthos. as for vali, I will get back to you once I acquire hps. I intend to get maybe hd600 or dt880, again not directly available.
Fair enough. I don't know about headfonia. Like I said, I like to take some risk so I'll let you know. HE 560 is a very good HP according to what I've read. If you like neutral sound without a clear midrange and smooth top end, that might be the HP. It will deliver solid bass on demand. I have the HE 4 which is similar to the 560 but its a lot cheaper. I also run the HE 4 through a speaker amp (the Emotiva). That's why I will not get the 560. I am seriously considering the HE 400i which is slightly darker than neutral, retains most of the 560 sound and is more inexpensive in comparison.