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HELP! Which of these headphone options does the group recommend?

Paolo

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and the SENNHEISER hd 560s? which one do you think is better the 400se or the hd560s?
They’re different. Both good, I think the Sennheiser are comfier, but this is very subjective…

What’s not subjective is that the 560s, at your budget point, would be a great choice in the active driver department to complement your planar.
Unless you can buy from drop in the US, and get a pair of HD6xx, there is no other product, as far as I know, that offer this level of detail, good frequency response (a refined FR respect to previous “HD5” headphones), fantastic comfort in a tossable shell that will sustain heavy use, all at around 200$.
 

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and the SENNHEISER hd 560s? which one do you think is better the 400se or the hd560s?

For me, the HE400se are better, bigger soundstage, better separation, better imaging. The HD560s have better bass and are more comfortable (the HE400se are quite heavy).
 

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For me, the HE400se are better, bigger soundstage, better separation, better imaging. The HD560s have better bass and are more comfortable (the HE400se are quite heavy).
I don't have the HE400SE (I have the older HE400i, and I also have the HD560S), but I wouldn't say that the HD560S has better bass than the 400i - at all. The bass on the HD560S to me feels precise and just the right amount, but the HE400i has clearly more (and probably better, faster) bass.

@shot4d the HD560S are great for gaming (seriously good for gaming) and they can get very analytical. I think they tick most of your boxes.
 

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HE400i vs HD560S.png
 

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I was editing the post after I realized it concerned the older HE400i ;)

Below the HD560S vs the HE400i (2020)

HE400i (2020) vs HD560S.png


And for completeness HD560S vs HE400SE

HE400SE vs HD560S.png
 
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