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Thoughts & Impressions on HE400i, and What it Represents

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Pros: Impressive Compromise Between Musicality & Technicality / Balance / Bass! / Ergonomics

Cons: Only Fair Soundstage / Not the Last Word on Resolution

The test unit has been in my hands for a week or two now and I feel it's due time to share some organized thoughts on these cans.       Build & Ergonomics   *** Readers are recommended to read Build&Ergonomics portion of my HE560 review, as HE400i shares majority of its external components with HE560, and I don’t want redundancy so HE560’s writeup will retain a portion of the physical description and my opinion on various parts of the shared physical build.   Cups   The HE400is use the tried-and-true resin plastic cups, in this case with a very high-chrome glossy finish. The resulting look is sleek and sexy, quite a juxtaposition beside the...
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My Constructive Thoughts on HE560 (finalized production)

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Pros: Neutrality / Speed / Startling sense of realism / Ergonomics

Cons: Slightly aggressive / Past revisions / May be too lean to some

Without further a-do, I'll get right into it. (My HE560 thread has some preface words etc)       Build & Ergonomics   Cups   The finalized take on HE560 cups is a matte-plastic-and-veneer finish, with the body of the cup being plastic much similar to other Hifiman cans, but a Macassar ebony wood veneer wrapped around as largely a design accent.   To my knowledge, this was largely a compromising decision made so that cup reliability over the long term will stay stable. Solid teak wood used for early HE560 units suffered some visual/matching, milling, and cracking issues despite teak being one of the hardier lumbers to work with.   From a...
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