One of the highest efficiency planar phones in the world! HIFIMAN’s newest HE400S sounds terrific on your smartphone or most any portable audio device. HE400S delivers all the lifelike clarity, detail, extended bass and wide sound stage that audiophiles have come to expect from HIFIMAN. Innovative headband and specially designed ear pads for remarkable comfort allowing you to enjoy your music for hours on end.
Why Choose A Dynamic Headphone…When You Can have Planar?
Dynamic headphones utilize conductors that vibrate in limited areas of the diaphragm. Result is that a large percentage of the diaphragm cannot be directly driven by those conductors. Planar headphones have conductive layers over almost all of the diaphragm. Evenly driven by these conductors, result is significantly lower distortion than conventional dynamic headphones.
"Billed as one of the highest-efficiency planar ’phones on the market, the HE400S is a noteworthy bargain within its category. These lightweight, comfy cans are also realistically priced at $299—among the least expensive planar ’phones to be had. There was a kind of effortlessness to their playback, with a largely neutral presentation that was crisp, clean, and open. Quite often, their dimensionality even resembled loudspeaker-style soundstaging. These phones would make a great choice either for hi-fi fans on a budget or for audiophiles who are simply after a basic, high-quality, lightweight headphone for go-to convenience or travel. I enjoyed the overall sense of involvement and envelopment within the music, thanks to a striking degree of realism—noteworthy at this price. The HE400S seemed to have a natural way of elevating even (well recorded) lowest-common-denominator tracks (e.g., mp3s and Red Book) into something a bit finer. Great sounding, and a great value." — The Absolute Sound
- Brand: HiFiMan
- Product Code: HE-400S
- Availability: In Stock