For those interested in the price savings, on average it looks like 15-30% depending on number of buyers.
With a product like this which will be very difficult to get approved by the manufacturer, the savings will probably be closer to the 15% range due Hifiman wanting to keep its products value in their control. Pricing for the HE400 based on these calculations will be around $340.00, which for tax states comes out to a total of around $360+ savings of $40.00, is not enough to get me to buy these, I would rather spend the extra $40.00 and go to amazon which has a 30day return policy.
I own DT990's, Ultrasone Hif780s, Turtle beach PX5's, Ultrasone 2400's, AKGQ701, FIIO E09k/E17 combo. I been through about 15 headphones basically anything in the $150-$400 price range I have auditioned and one thing I can say is when you spend this type of money on headphones what sounds good to one person isnt necessarily right for the next.
I have yet to come across a bad HiFiman review and these are on my radar to be the next ones I add to my collection but if the savings from massdrop are not substantial I will wait and buy from Amazon.
Hopefully Massdrop can make this happen but I would not hold your breathe, HifiMan is doing very well in the high end headphone market they don't need to discount to get customers, if you want these cans you will buy them regardless of price sooner or later.
The DACmini that I use outputs about 1.5W of power, which should be plenty for almost any headphones (except AKG K1000, Stax, etc). A different amp can make a difference in frequency response or how it "colors" the sound, such as a tube amp. This is all quite subjective, someone else with exact setup as mine might love the HE500.
I'm not so sure about that spec. The website states "1.5W (total)" which implies both channels driven. There is also no mention of power at different resistances. I woudl be skeptical that it is putting anywhere near that into 50 ohms.
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