I hate to say it, but it definitely IS the real deal. I'm this close to selling my motorcycle to afford one...
Jude (grain of salt as always): http://www.head-fi.org/t/751094/head-fi-ces-2015-highlights#post_11229854
Assorted CES impressions linked in the first post: http://www.head-fi.org/t/748334/hifiman-he1000-planar-dynamic-flagship
More here from the NY meet after CES: http://www.head-fi.org/t/751421/new-york-mini-meet-hifiman-he-1000-impressions-thread
I was under the impression that it wouldn't cost more than the HE6...and if it did, it be more like a LCD 3 in price. That said, I don't know if I'm ready to spend THAT much money on a headphone. The Alpha Primes are the most expensive headphone I've bought (though, I've tried out others.)