Awesome! Yeah, I ended up going from my HE-400 to the HE-500 thanks to trying them at the meet lol. Did you pick up a pair from Justin? That MSB Analog DAC looks *really* nice, especially design-wise, but seems like overkill. I'd be curious to hear how it sounds, and see how close to an analog sound it gets. I'm weighing my DAC options right now and I've had a few good recommendations already, and now I'm considering attempting a DIY build, Buffalo DAC or DDDAC are options I'm reading up on...we'll see how that goes, but if not I've got a few other in mind. I have to budget for it, so depending on what I decide on I may have to save up some more.
I ordered directly from hifiman. The analog dac probably is too good for the he400, but part of me just wants to get a crazy good end game dac to use for a long time, cure dac upgraditus, and not worry about my source being the component holding everything back. I'm also just really curious as to how high the little he400s can scale