The sound quality is great, and seems like it's the best value for this price. But I have to say, it's too HEAVY!!!
I can't enjoy the music anymore after i wear it for 30 minutes.I think hifiman realized it and the new model HE560 comes much more comfortable. At lease it looks much better ( I haven't try it yet) .
I was blessed with a strong neck and can listen to the 500's for hours but I can understand where you're coming from. They sound great but if they're not comfortable that can be frustrating.