Funny enought, after reading all the discussion about the HE4/HE5LE/HE-400/HE-500, i realized why i actually bought the HE-400 in the first place:
I wasent sure if i would be able to afford 2-3 cans of the price like HE-500 so i decided to go for an all rounder (especially since the fiio E17 / E12 can actually power it right, so i could use it on the move or with my laptop with E17 as DAC if needed).
I actually had the cash back then for a HE-500, but when i heard you need a bit over 1 watt of pwoer to run it well, i decided that id be better with something i can power properly.
Eventually i got the Schiit Asgard and the HE-400 gained a lot of extra respect and love from me, but i can still get the HE-400 for a ride if i want to (wich i do almost everyday).
Now i have been thinking of getting something "better" but so far Ive decided to start saving money first, then look at what i want to buy with it.
THe main problem is that there are so many great options nowdays that its hard to even consider any of them:
Shure SE816, Senn HD800, LCD-3 (or LCD closed back when they come out), HE-500, and dont get me started on STAX....
And ofc, by the time i save up 1.5k dollars, im sure 3 more flagship will come out.
And then im still missing a DAC (want the bifrost uber)....
So i assume the "sorry" about your wallet is a quite accurate slogan for Head-fi.
P.S. in poland you can still get the HE4 or HE5LE but th price is a lot higher than in the US (The HE400 is around 614 dollars at the current exchange rate).