$80 on sale. Quite pleasant. Prefer to 400se I heard this week... Better highs, bass about even, and some needed warmth. SHP9600 is about on level of Koss Porta Pro aka GOAT headphone except this is full-sized with a bigger sound stage. Less efficient than Porta, or THX00, or Grado. Comfortable, fabric mesh pads, ears don't touch driver/baffle, and semi-open front baffle like a Sennheiser. Above frequency response plot displays two different graphs.: 1. Stock 2. Grills removed, and driver cover removed. The driver cover you can see in photos below. It hides the wires and says SHP9600 on it. Unfortunately obscures a bit of the back of the driver. Graph above shows pretty much no difference. Can't tell difference subjectively either from short time with each, however it's an easy mod. The measurements were done while air conditioner was running so maybe could be a bit different. It's record heat this week in Portland. ^ Pads are attached to an adapter. Pretty sure they are glued on. ^ Silk baffle vents. I think I roughed up driver front filter paper when I was trying to figure out how to take the rest apart. ^ Angled drivers. ^ Grill removed. Dumb driver cover. ^ Driver cover removed, was to hide wires and possibly glue for driver. I'm leaving grills off for now in case I want to try some mods. I'd like to add some damplifier pro to baffle like a 6XX KISS. Brainwavz sells some angled lambskins that'll fit but they are $40 and I'm not sure if it'd be an improvement anyway. For @Lyander : ^ Maybe extra squiggly because air conditioning.