After spending about 15 minutes with the HE-400s I had for audition, I realized it was time for the Magnums to go. Not even in the same ballpark.
I just purchased a pair of HE-400s a few hours ago, which I will gladly keep this time around. Cannot wait.
It'll be interesting to mess around with the velours, although I seem to be in the minority in that I quite liked the pleather. If nothing else, they'll be nice for the northern California summer.
Oh, and for the fellow who was wondering if the UHA-6 S MKII would drive the HE-400--I found that my UHA-4 drove them quite well (on low gain, even), so it shouldn't be a problem.
Edited by Mozu - 1/7/13 at 11:41pm