My current set up is Audioquest Dragonfly -> Schiit Valhalla (stock tubes) -> HD 650. I love the sound.
However, I do want to try something new. To that end, I was thinking of selling my rig and running the HE 400 straight from my Dragonfly.
I am scared to make the plunge! Here are my concerns:
1) The Comfort.
- I have an average-large head. I listen to my music for 3-4 hours at a time. I don't want to just TOLERATE my headphones, I want to enjoy having them on. Is that something that will EVER be possible with the HE 400?
2) The HYPE
- Both surrounding orthodynamics and the HE 400 in particular. I don't want to get swallowed by the hivemind hype here. I keep hearing that the mids will blow my mind - is this really the case? The mids are most important to me as I listen to a lot of acoustic vocalists and and love to hear them singing right into me - an experience the HD650 doesn't quite provide. At the same time, I'm sensitive to accentuated treble, will the HE 400 punch a hole in my earbud after a couple of hours?
Please let me know what you think, and thank you