Apropos of nothing:
You know, I respect Tyll from Innerfedilty immensely, but I just don't understand why he hasn't reviewed the he400 yet. I know he's one guy and can't possibly review every new headphone that happens to roll down the pike, but C'mon, dude! I mean these are serious headphones that are selling for a pittance. I had an opportunity to spend some time with the he-500 recently and I think Matt was spot-on with his earlier comments. The he-500 may objectively measure better than the he-400, but the differences with square-waves and all that junk has to be academic, at least in comparing these headphones! Does the he-500 sound a little different/better? You bet, but not by a great deal, unless you're the type to fetishise small difference--and yes, I know that many headphone enthusiasts do exactly that, so no offense to anyone! But my main point here is this: the practical, real-world, ears-only difference between the he400 and he500 is sound-signature. End of story. And since I know Tyll loves the he-500, I'm just wandering if he ever plans to give the he-400 serious consideration. One more thing: he put the AKG K550 on his wall of fame! Holy Felony, Batman! I mean those headphones are fine for sealed headphones, but the 550's treble is lit-up like some demented Christmas tree. Moreover, the he-400 just murders those headphones in just about every way--and hey, they only cost 100 bucks more! (Apples and Oranges here maybe, so I won't push the comparisons.) Sigh. Oh well. I don't mean to rant, but I think quality headphones like he-400 just shouldn't be ignored by the elites among us--so consider this a plea to the powers that be.
Edited by Madmollusk - 11/13/12 at 7:40am