Jerg...did you hear that they were redesigning the pads? I wasn't sure based on your earlier comments exactly what you meant.
The more that I look at the close up pic of the 400i, the more that I'm diggin' it. I don't mind it at all. In fact I'm liking it. Just don't give up all that original bass. Kill the tizz and refine the mids, so that I can enjoy some nice vocals and that'd make one hell of a hp.
Come hifiman, don't let me down.
I'd love to see the 400i as a revision of the HE 4, lighter easier to drive and more comfy!