I ordered the phones Jan 1 and my credit card was charged Jan 3. I have had no update from headdirect and no response to my inquiry of a shipping date. What should my expectations be for delivery to here in Wisconsin? Ive heard about 4-5 weeks but am unsure
Zoide, chances are you'll like them more than your Edition 9's.
Wower, these may not be for you as they do rock and female vocals as well as anything I've ever heard, but they are not an ideal classical headphone. The sound stage isn't as bad as you might believe from reading this thread, certinly better than a Grado, and it really opens up with more powerful amplification. Still, it won't equal an HD800, much less a K1000. Actually, the K1000 sounds more like what you're looking for. I own both the HE-5 and the K1000. The He-5 is the superior rock headphone, the K1000 the superior classical headphone.
Most of the criticisms here are valid, but this is actually a very balanced headphone and to better it conclusively, you will have to spend a lot more money.