This is my first post here - and you may immediately notice that English isn't my first language. During the last few years I've been listening to music with headphones like HD 600, HD 650, K-702, LCD-2 and especially with HE-500, which I really liked a lot. However, sold it in January and bought T1 which is my main can at the moment, driven by Corda Symphony and also a top vintage intergrated ampilifier. The valves are not my cup of tea right now, perhaps sometimes in the future. Looking forward to be able to hear HE-560 some day. It seems that this could be my choice - HE-500 really was something but this is reported to have some additional virtues that you perhaps couldn't find with HE-500. The only thing that maybe worries me a bit is - wood. Do you think we could expect a some kind of non-wooden (free from wood) version some day?
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HiFiMAN will be releasing the HE-400i, which will not be wood, but also will not be tuned like the HE-560. It's been said that it will sound more like the HE-500, but of course it will be lighter, as it will only use single-ended magnets for each driver. So, you might want to wait and have a listen once it's out (and read reviews of course). Hopefully you can demo it.