Just pulled the plug on these headphones! Got them from Headamp with free shipping, and hopefully i got one of the last 2 units :)
Also bought a Matrix m-stage, exciting stuff! Now to find a good dac.
I am also getting this problem with my HE-400, with the right channel stop working sometimes. This one was from a replacement of another HE-400 that had a lesser problem with the right channel.
To make sure is this the revision 3.5 / revision 2?
Will see if test headphone for a while then will contact Hifiman if the problem still exist.
From the pic it looks like the very latest.
Took a chance myself, but it went through nicely. Had HeadDirect label the package as low-cost/gift. They'll do it no problem if you let them know (If you ordered from there, that is, and they haven't shipped yet) :)
I'm with Matt on this one. I've tried alot of different rock/metal genres now and for me it really comes down to the quality of the recording and sound engineering. Some rock-recordings are just decent while some are outright amazing (i.e. "Muse - 2nd law"). In general i really like the HE-400's precise bass for most rock-recordings because it makes the soundstage seem less muddy and allows more emphasis on distortion guitars and vocals IF the recording allows it. So it can be hit and miss in rock-genres for me, but generally it kicks ass :)
Was it $400 shipped?
On their site they mention free shipping but nowhere do i see 10% discount.
Talk to @[justin w.] and he will probably give you a coupon for the discount. Thanks to him for offering me this price!
He's a newly authorized dealer of Hifiman products.