Not to stray to far off topic, but just thought I'd mention / ask the following:
1) Are there any current users who have the Aune tube amp with DAC paired with the HE-400? If so, how does it treat the sibilance in certain tracks with vocals? Thanks,
2) Not sure if some or all of you have caught the following thread yet from the Headphones section. However, it basically has a reviewer who has reviewed another modified pair of Fostex T50RP headphones. The modded version comes in at about $180.00, plus you can add custom paint colors as well as the Mad Dog Alpha pads. The member / designer of this modification claims that the tuning was aimed at closing in on the HifiMan HE-500. They offer a ver. 1 and a ver. 2 of the mod. The ver. 1 has more bass. I guess the concern I have is when there are modified variants of the T50RP that make claims on how they close in on x or y. The same happened in the original T50RP thread when a comparison was made with respect to how much it was like the LCD-2 by Audeze. Now, this variant is more in line with the HE-500? When will the madness end? Why can't we just call them respectable headphones that easily compete in the $250 to $450 price bracket and have a good signature when modified, but not directly compare them to another brand or model?