Outstanding audio nirvana on a budget
I've owned, tried and listened to just about every single open back Headphone on the market for under $200. No joke. While these definitely are not better than top headphones such as the hd6xx, hd58x, dt880, he400i, he400s, he4xx and several others they definitely compete and hold their own against them and while they aren't "technically" better than those headphones I actually enjoy them more as far as musicality goes. They are just super smooth sounding with a really nice tight and impactful bass response and super clean and clear mid-range with beautiful vocals. Everything about this Headphone for the price is just incredible. Especially considering I got them for $75. That's just insane and I'm blown away by what I'm hearing for that price. These are a remarkable improvement over the original he350's and I say this without a single doubt that these are hands down the very best open back headphones under $100 you can buy today. They Absolute destroy the shp9500, sr80e & sr60e, ath-ad500x & ad700x, status Audio ob-1 & lyxpro oeh-10, Sennheiser hd559, akg k240 & m220 pro. These are head and heels better than all of those in my opinion. Just far more enjoyable. If your on a budget I cannot recommend these highly enough. Worth every single penny and then some.
I've owned these for about 2 months now and I am still blown away by their performance for such an inexpensive set of cans. I've swapped out the pads for a set of ZMF Oval Suede pads and they are legit 3x better with the pad swap. The ZMF Ori pads work great on them as well in any style (sheepskin, hybrid, perforated, Suede). The Brainwavz Angled Velour pads with as a great substitute for the ZMF Oval Suede pads. Also, For reference I'm comparing and enjoying the he35x along side my Hifiman Sundara, Hifiman HE560, Sennheiser HD6XX, HD58X, HD600, HD 800s, Beyerdynamic DT177X Go, Beyerdynamic T5p 2nd Gen., Focal Elex, Fostex T60RP, Modhouse Argons, Mrspeakers Alpha Dog Pro, Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro (250ohms), Sony MDRZ7m2, Quad Era-1, Fostex TRX00 Ebony, ATH-AD2000X, Grado SR225e, SHP9500, Creative Aurvana Live SE, ATH-WS1100is, Sennheiser HD 300 pro, Sennheiser HD 579, 598sr, 598cs, 599se, Hifiman HE400i, AKG K7XX, AKG K712 Pro, AKG K371, Ultrasone Performance 860 s-logic, Monolith M1570, M1060c (open modded), Sony MDR7520, Sivga P-ii, ThieAudio Phantom and Final Audio Sonorous ii & iii. So as you can see I have plenty to compare and contrast the he35x against. Way to many actually as my wife and some others would say lol. This is after slimming down my collection by about a dozen as well. My glowing review of these is not because they are my first set of decent cans and I just don't know any better.