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Worthy upgrade to the HiFiMAN HE4XX?

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Just want to know what the upgrade path looks like coming from my HE4XXs. Looking for cans roughly the same price (=/- $100). Thanks.
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RayceManyon
19
Sep 22, 2019
b3ndOvah, did you see the BLON B20... they look very interesting. Review: https://youtu.be/zBt8Ly0AEHs
http://massdrop.7eer.net/9d15j
monkey4054
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Sep 20, 2019
Sorry, you won't find an 'upgrade' for the same price. Direct upgrades from the 4XX would probably be the Sundara and then from there Ananda.
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b3nd0vah
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Sep 20, 2019
I meant to say +/- $100, my bad.
RayceManyon
19
Sep 20, 2019
b3ndOvah, this is a tough road that I have traveled myself. I specifically wanted semi-closed cans for work with the same "sound" as my HE4XX. I bought the Monolith M560 (amazon) and returned them after a few days. They sound like you are listening though plastic cups - the weirdest echo I have ever heard. Then I got the Fostex T20 and they are GREAT! (with new pads - Brainwaves micro suede or Shure 1540). These are the closest thing to that HE4XX "sound" that I was looking for. If you use Drop, look at the Dekoni Blue Fostex. I won't say they are better or worst than the HE4XX, but they are in the same league with that same sound, and are semi-closed. As far as a "better/upgrade" than the HE4XX for a $100? There is NONE.
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b3nd0vah
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Sep 20, 2019
Was meant to say +/- $100 but I messed up.