Yes, but are the neg reviews without Jermods and EQ...? What are we talking about, 400's straight out the box ? Then I thing most of the 400 lovers would agree that they need some geekery done to them to release the beast.
I think the Jergmods and some EQ consensus added to post #1 would save the same questions being asked over and over with these cans.Though the EQ debate is always good for a flare up of "89 posts since yesterday" in subscribed threads
Which neg reviews? If the headphones need modification to meet their exceptional ratings then I think that should be highlighted more. I think post #1 is pretty outstanding in its content (and brevity), with mention of jergpad mod already there, but some specifics/links on EQ'ing may be helpful too.
Also, regarding my post... I 'wanted' the HE-400s to be good. I was excited about buying new headphones and was keen to find the 'perfect pair', so there was a bias in my mind also which would have affected what I was reading... However, it still feels that the negatives were drowned out enough to diminish their significance (for me, anyway). My main gripes are the lack of comfort, poorly done cables and (foremost) the harsh treble.