Reaching the endgame and satisfaction is the dream of many! No worries m8!
The Möbius is funny.
Objectively, the planar drivers perform well, the surround is good (especially after customizing your head size in the software), the features list is incredibly long, and many other positive things besides. It’s a more practical and versatile headphone than the HE-400i because of the closed back and optional Bluetooth, plus there’s no amping worries because it has one built in. Only thing I can objectively find fault with is the microphone, I have two friends who also use it and it sounds very processed, and the original firmware had a very quiet pickup. It’s boosted more in current firmware, and the processed sound is an issue inherent to Bluetooth when you use a two-way connection chat instead of just one-way output to the headphone, not Audeze’s fault.
However, I almost never use mine. I think it’s still sitting on the same peg now as when I took that photo back in June. I think I just don’t like that it’s Bluetooth, lol. Obviously that’s a very personal opinion, and actually it was one of the main reasons I bought it (also the surround). However, I’m always switching between my computer, phone, AppleTV, Sony DAP (ZX300A, nice way to test the LDAC codec on Bluetooth), and FiiO DAP, not to mention sometimes I bring stuff to my friend’s or family’s house to share and demo, and Bluetooth pairing and hiding from one device or keeping it from auto-pairing to one device or another is a pain. It’s especially annoying when it seems I have to turn on and off the device 5 times or more to get it into pairing mode, because the stiff button has to be pushed very firmly at the right angle and held down to stay recognized as being “pressed.” Also, you always have to manage the battery on Bluetooth devices, and I get that enough with my EDCs (phone, watch). I also wish I could use it wirelessly AND have true surround, but Bluetooth can only send stereo signals (and the Möbius can imitate stereo speakers in front of you, which is cool, but it’s not the same as surround for gaming or movies). Those are my most logical complaints... but illogically, I’ll reach for my somewhat dated Momentum Wireless when I go on trips. It’s just as Bluetooth as the Möbius, and both have pretty long battery life. The Momentum is lighter and the earpads are softer though, the stock are some of the nicest leather I’ve felt, but I got ahold of some Dekoni suede prototypes that are just absolutely killer and have completely spoiled me.
Right now, the Sennheiser PC37X is still my most used pair. I had borrowed the HE-400i, and since sent it back, but my ears tonally and tactilely (comfort) preferred the TH-X0 mk II (actually, I liked the TH-X0 baffle inside the Dekoni Blue with Nuggets on the headband for ultimate comfort and tuning) while I had both anyway. If I can find the right security Hex, I’m going to unscrew and remove the leather “comfort” strap from the TH-X0 and use Dekoni Nuggets there, too. The PC37X is actually being challenged for the position of most used right now, though, by the HD 660 S. No mic and since it’s still fresh from the box the clamp is still a bit firm, but it’s like an “unveiled” HD 650 or a “warmer” HD 800, an excellent halfway point between the two. I got to borrow a Focal Elear, and I can tell that it’s special and it has an impressive warm sound, but it’s heavy on the head, and less neutral/natural than the HD 660 S. I haven’t spent a lot of time with the Clear and no time with the Elex. I could see people loving the Elear, but ultimately it’s just heavier and bulkier than the HD 660 S, which is a very easy headphone to live with for almost all purposes (besides chat!!).