Sinocelt, I have read your thread through before I posted :) . Great thread...What confuses me the most is the debate between open/closed back headphones...Where people say open back headhpones are the best for mixing/mastering, yet most of the debate over the best mixing/mastering cans rages over closed headphones...I would THINK that the HE-400s with some EQing would get a LOT of praise in terms of their mixing capabilities, given their open back, granted they were EQed in the mids...Most of the talk surrounds closed-back headphones, however, for mixing. So it's strange that the semi-open/open headphones that are known for their quality don't get more praise for their mastering capabilities. grizzlybeast, your praise has been what's driving me towards these Yammies, I'm on the verge of pulling the trigger, there's just too many options and too many conflicting opinions.
The thread I started is about cans that can be used both for monitoring and for mixing/mastering. That's why open cans aren't discussed there are much as they would be if the thread was about cans that can be used for mixing/mastering (and maybe not for monitoring).