He-400? I would rather Audio-technica W1000X, Sennheiser HD598 or maybe Fostex T50RP paradox...
Why not the HE-400s? How do they measure?
It seems to be an overwhelming amount of people really liking the HE-400s for some reason.
I understand. But do they measure bad or something?
I'm sorry but that's not a valid argument at all. HE400 is $400 (and $360 on certain websites quite often), while HE500 is always always $700, almost double the cost of HE400s. And HE6 is $1200!
They are in entirely different price ranges, maybe cost doesn't matter much to you, but they matter a whole lot to most people in this hobby. If someone can spend to upwards of $400, are you going to recommend HE500s to them?
Valid point... Up to $400?
I would personally recommend HD600, HD650 or modded T50RP... But I am sure they are head-fiers who have much better knowledge in this area. But IMHO, HD600 or HD650. It depends on prefered music of course... But overally and for long-term quality, these two.
Now, have you heard the HE-400?
Well there is not a single HIFIman headphone hated by others :) From HE-300 through HE-400 and HE-500 as well as the HE-5LE up to HE-6...
Even though graphs might tell otherwise, HE-400 is considered a tremendous value (as anything else HIFIman though :D)