Sorry, no experience with portable cans at all, actually I was thinking of getting one (like the momentum, but now I've seen how small they're....)
I think for portable use I'll stick with IEMs now.
Nope, Stereodesk was also the first one to open the preorder for the HE-560 [which I took advantage of]
From, my understanding, SD orders larger amounts to account for early preorders.
You can always ask Fred, the owner. He's a really nice guy, enthusiastic about headphones, just as we're :]
Just doing a fun experiment. It goes something like this:
Emotiva mini-x -> robrobinette inspired resistor box -> HE-5LE (-12 dB) -> Stax srd-6 adapter (for the muting function) -> Speakers
Said the hifiman planars lacked depth? It works pretty well for live recordings, kinda like a natural reverb/bass response out of the head thingy.
Next ima try:
Emotiva mini-x -> robrobinette inspired resistor box -> Stax srd-6 adapter -> Speakers
Stax SRM-T1 -> Stax Sigma (those ugly big boxes with units in front)
honestly... I traded my HE 400 for a modded D2k, I need to reivew it at some point
but I like how my Modded D2k sounds, all the speed and bass depth of the HE 400, but closed back. The bigest differance though is the HE 400 has those warm thick Low and central mids with bad Upper mids
where as the D2k has more natrual upper mids and a slighty colder low and central mid presentation. But I like my Modded D2k on the go, and at home I use my HE 4
I actually Traded my HE 400 +100 for a D2k with Wood Cups/// then paid $250 for the inner driver Dampenings, a balanced Recable and Lawton Pads... so all in all $750 for which I could have gotten a Modded D7k :/ oh well in all honesty it was about $350 in cash and my HE 400 for my modded D2k, and I'm very happy with it!