” HiFiMan’s flagship HE-6 planar-magnetic headphone is
one of the most accurate, detailed, and revealing headphones Playback has ever reviewed. …this headphone offers stunning bass, smooth yet ultra-articulate mids, and spectacularly detailed and extended highs, and it handles dynamics with both sensitivity and swagger. By comparison to the HE-6, competing headphones often seem to leave important bits and pieces of musical information behind.” — The Absolute Sound.
“The HE-6 offer a neutral tonal balance, exceptional transient speed, extremely high resolution, plus a quality of musical “soulfulness”. The HE-6 comes ever so close to matching the resolution of Audeze’s more expensive LCD3 and does so while offering what some consider more accurate overall timbre. …The HE-6 enjoys a reputation as a “must-hear” top-end model (arguably one of the three or four best headphones available).” — The Absolute Sound.
” HiFiMan’s HE-500 is one of the greatest headphones on today’s market and its a steal.” — The Absolute Sound.
“Headphonedom has gained territory this past year and a half, and a new state of play exists: World-Class, commercially available, planar magnetic headphones. HiFiMAN’s HE-500 sit at a high point for all the kingdom to hear. It is a masterwork of development, and a siren call attracting those who desire the extraordinary richness of bass, crystal-clear highs, and coherent glorious body between that these cans deliver.” — Inner Fidelity.
“In the realm of planar headphones, the HE-400’s represent a tremendous bargain. Not only have they lowered the cost of acquiring a pair of planar headphones, they have designed them in such a way that you don’t need to spend even more money on an amplifier capable of driving them. Their ability to deliver beautiful music from smaller power sources is downright impressive. Highly recommended!” — Home Theater and High Fidelity.
“…these (HE-400) are my current favorites in the sub-$500 range.” — Head Hi-Fi.
“I was totally knocked out by the sound of the first Hifiman headphone, the HE-5, and in fact preferred it over all of the much more expensive, and better known high-end headphones, like the Audio Technica ATH-W5000, Denon AH-D7000, Sennheiser HD 800, Grado PS-1000, and Ultrasone Edition 8 I had on hand for direct comparison.” — Cnet.
“If you’ve been reading Playback for a while, you will know that we hold HiFiMAN planar magnetic headphones in pretty high regard. No manufacturer is perfect, but HiFiMAN has managed to impress in its short time on the scene (or maybe because of it, since they seem to be trying very hard to get it right).” — AV Guide.