Hey folks, off topic I suppose, but quick question. So, I have my grado Sr80i, and I have a pair of hifiman he400s. While I love the 400 immensely, they just aren't forward,especially vocals. Now, if anyone has experience with magnums and hifimans, I'd like to know if building a magnum would now be a good compliment to the hifimans, I actually have custom cocobolo outters with black limba inner sleeves already. I was in the midst of building the magnum but the planar bug bit me. Just now trying to figure out if they'd compliment each other. Thanks in advance and feel free to tell me to spend all of my money on hps, because I plan to anyways.
You can expect the Magnum to be similar sounding to the SR80i, but better on virtually every front. I prefer the Magnums over the HE-400, but the only bad thing is the Magnums don't have the sub-bass of the orthos.
Now...if you like Grados, the HE-400 is the last headphone I'd suggest unless you really just want something totally different. But if you want a planar magnetic headphone that is closer to the Grado sound rather than the HE-400 sound, try the HE-4 or HE-5LE (if you can find one). Only problem with those is you'll need a powerful amp, but they're certainly the brightest and most forward of the Hifimans. I love them both.