As someone who absolutely loves his HE-400's, they are as close to "end of the road" for me as I can get for overall headphones (movies/gaming/music)... Would these possibly be the final upgrade for me?
Essentially these are HE-400's with better bass (No idea how that comes around as I think the bass is perfect on the HE-400's, but I will take it) and without the small sibilance that comes with the HE-400's? As well as the upgrade in style :)
If yes, I am just going to save up a little bit and get them.
Oh for sure, I wouldn't say the same with HE500 -> HE560 (as the two have fundamentally divergent characteristics, and I think that is intentional), but when I compare HE560 and my HE400 side-by-side, HE560 is like a souped-up, heavily refined HE400, with the same sense of speed and bass solidity, just way smoother and more transparent, extended.
HE400i might actually turn out to be a direct upgrade to HE500, as strange as that sounds. Or at least the equivalent, with some pros and cons.
Edited by jerg - 6/14/14 at 10:43am