After the fantastic Sennies HD6XX our resident audiophile advisor jasswolf posted last week, Drop just dropped the price on the Hifiman HE400X this time around. Normally US$195 delivered.
I haven’t tried this particular model personally, but the similar HE400SE is pretty decent for a planar, even though the mid is not at Senn HD6XX level for roughly similar price. Amp is not strictly necessary (or maybe it is, but definitely not as hard to drive), did drive the HE400 using iPod previously, but will always benefit from clean DAC.
If you’re more into the HE400 Stealth Edition, it is currently selling for $219 from Amazon
Personally, I would save up for Sundaras, but for a first decent entry-level planars, 400SE or 4XX should be okay.
Don’t forget cashback and referral / new user discount!
Enjoy your day, take care peeps..