Summary: The HE-300s are one of those rare occasions where good performance meets a very attractive pricepoint. Based on the performance these headphones deliver, they are sure to become a massive success. At $299 these are a steal, pure and simple. They best their Sennheiser equivalents on the main performance indicators and manage to be very efficient as well.
Pros: Excellent performance, Quality design, Pleasing sound signature, Easy to drive well, Semi-stylish looks, Comes with nice storage / transportation box, Comfortable
Cons: Looks might not appeal to all, Way too heavy cable
Conclusion: The Head-Direct HiFiMAN HE-300s were extremely comfortable whilst I was testing them. Thanks to the head strap, the HE-300s felt weightless (even though they’re very light anyway, weighing at 270g). The HE-300s were padded out very well and are probably the most comfortable headphones I’ve used in a while.