How do these differ from the HE4XX Planar magnetic headphones?

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svenm73
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Feb 7, 2021
I own both headphones for some time now. I ordered the HE4XX first and really loved it. So I also got the HE5XX. My initial impression was: the HE5XX are a tad more open and definite - maybe slightly more dynamic, the HE4XX are a bit more intimate and warmer. The biggest difference is the weight and fit. The HE4XX are a bit heavier but fit firm and snug. The HE5XX are noticeably lighter but maybe a bit loose - still very comfortable, though. After 3 months - still the biggest difference is the fit. In terms of sound - the sound signature is similar but the HE5XX do everything a bit better and are worth the extra. I am still glad I got both - If I would have to decide - I would go for the HE5XX.
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