Okay. I just pulled the trigger on some HE400s from Amazon.com. The Beyerdynamic DT990 will be next if this doesn't work out. I think the Sennheiser HD650 might be too hard to drive with my E11 or E17 amp... That's a concern. So HE400 it is. I already don't like the cable. Can one purchase a shorter replacement off the rack or does one have to have it custom made for 150 bucks?
the hifiman website has a couple 5m cables for under $100