Just got mine shipped....
But they came in a pretty messed up box with little rips all over, and they DEIFNTLEY don't look new to me.
Just got these from crutchfield for $389. Should I be worried?
Edit: Hmm... after coming form the Pro 550's and Pro 900's these feel so "empty" with music playing. This has to do with the fact I went from open to closed right?
If so I think I might prefer closed headphones....
Edit #2: And when I move the back of the headphones closer to my ear instead of keeping them in the middle it seems to sound better? Don't know if that's normal..
Edit #3: Basically it feels like I'm in a cave or some hollow empty room with music playing.... not sure why.
The problem I see here is that people tend to think the more open sound, the better... I do not see it this way. I have owned and heard pretty both pretty open or closed cans and do also prefer rather closed kind of sound. For spatial interpretation, I have TB Isone to do that for me... It works much better than just having emphasised soundstage.
Also, you need to understand that people here are going to tell you that headphones X are completely destroyed in their performance by headphones Y. But in reality, the difference between 100USD and 1000USD is nowhere near exaggerated opinions of the majority of head-fiers here.
You should definitely not try to expect OUT OF THIS WORLD experience with any pair of headphones... Try to give the HE-400 a bit of time but if you are not going to like them after two days or so, look at the FR graph of all the headphones you have and compare them to find out what exactly do not like about them. It's not difficult to understand it... You can find the ideal pair for you then :-)