Terrific open back cans. New case and new leather earpads. I'll include the older velour ones too. No issues, just great sound. You'll need an amp to get the best of these headphones. Free shipping in the states.
From a Headfonics review:
"Comparing them (aural memory alert!) with my previous headphones such as the AKG 702, the AD2000 and Grado HF2 I have to say the HE4 competes very strongly. Much fuller and richer than my old K702, bigger sounds stage than the HF2 and only the AD2000 could rise above this with the wonderful airy feel and rich sensuous mids but looses out to the HE4 for bass impact. This is a very different beast to the HD650 to be honest being much brighter and those in the Senn camp may not favor the HE4 as a result. I get the feeling though those from the Grado camp might enjoy the HE4 a lot more.
It really is a funny old world because although I freely admit this is technically inferior to the HE6 in many respects I have actually worn the HE4 non-stop for a week now and enjoy every aspect of it. It really is a revelation at this price level or entry point for me personally and I would heartily recommend you give this a go out of a good amp (though no need for speaker level proportions) before settling for the dynamic competitors just to see what an affordable ortho can really do. "