Originally Posted by TwinQY
Headphone hair...the bane of my existence. One of the reasons why I stick to IEMs. The HiFiMAN headbands are generally better than most in this regard, as the surface area is quite large, and I can angle them to the top spiral of my head without them falling off.
Yeah but they are much more comfortable in the flat of your skull than at the back tip part
By the way I just found why the early HE400s were failing, here's a photo of one of the prototypes shown in January this year
Infamous rev 1 "black driver" units (added two side struts):
Now compare those reinforcement schemes to the current version..
I bet the older revision sounded cleaner though, since it had less obstruction for the sound.
It probably did have an effect though; here's a quote from a review done with rev1 HE400s:
"One small issue with the HE-400s is the treble, or to be exact the lack thereof. The high end is not completely omitted, but do not expect any form of sparkle or artificial airiness."
That is the antithesis of how the treble is with current HE-400s, which have a LOT of mid~upper treble sparkle, enough that some see it as a tizzy sound at times.
Edited by jerg - 11/10/12 at 5:09pm