Originally Posted by wolfetan44
The HE-400 isn't that heavy. Only 440g if I remember correctly.
For clarification, 440g is *huge* for a modern headphone.
(It's much heavier than the PRO900 at least).
Originally Posted by bareyb
I do. I like the idea of a closed can because of the tighter bass characteristics and it's nice not to broadcast my music to the rest of my household (I'm married with two kids). I'm open to an open back design and I'm particularly interested in trying out a Planar headphone. I've read so many great things about them. I've heard once you go Planar you can never go back...
Any reason the PRO2
900 aren't on your radar? The 2900 are a great "try to do everything and be good at it" headphone (probably the best I've heard yet) - they have satisfying bass impact, but the bass is also quite tight and controlled. I think coming from the 900, they're a logical choice. The "fuss about open headphones" bit has me a little concerned with suggesting them though - generally open headphones are fairly airy and light (the PRO2900 kind of buck this), and will not replicate the PRO900 experience (and that, right there, is what "the fuss" is all about).
As far as "can never go back" - I think there's quite a lot of unchecked hyperbole out there.