I'm finally narrowing down my next headphone purchase. The two choices seem to be the Ultrasone 900 Vs the Hi-Fiman HE 400. I have quite a discerning ear. I know the 900 is famous for bass, and the HE 400s are receiving just fantastic reviews. I probably can't go wrong with either. They are both quite similar in price, although there seems to be several offerings on the 900 on e-bay for new in box offerings for around $ 269, and the HE-400 for around $ 300. What kinds of questions should I be asking myself to make the choice ?
One thing that crosses my mind is that even though the 900 is by no means small, or even medium size, it still is somewhat smaller than the 400 - which seems to define the nickname of " cans " for larger headphones - in no way would one deem them portable from the pictures I've seen. Portability isn't huge for me, but it would be nice to wear them to Starbucks one in a while - without people laughing and asking where is my airplane ?
The 400s just appear massive. If the 400 is still recommended as the Superior headphone by a considerable margin, than I might be able to just " swallow " the funny looks I am sure to get in public. An outlay of this kind of cash is huge for me, and I am just hopping some of you might be able to knowledgeably help push me one way or the other.