Received the HE-300s a couple hours ago and have to say I am really diggin' the sound. I know Hifiman's planars get all the love, but these phones deserve some.
I have listened to the HE-500 (balanced and SE) and they rocked it good. Love their sound and currently want to sell a few things to get 'em or go for the HE-4.
Once I conformed the headband to my head I was ready to roll with the 300s. Tried both pads, pleather and velour.....velour ftw easily. No jerg mods.....yet!
The mids on these are deliciously sexy indeed! They're like Ultrasones with vocals....
Where ya at jerg?????
Have 'em plugged into the NFB-11.32 atm.....Excellent combo!
I only have one minor complaint- You need something close to a degree from MIT to swap pads...lol......The four tabs and the plastic rings and I did not become friends....I'm still telling 'em a few choice words....