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Hifiman HE-400i

What makes a truly great headphone? Is it sugar, spice, and everything nice? Or is it an exotic combination of the dark arts, the eye of newt, and the working hands of a magical sonic sorcerer? The answer remains an elusive mystery. There are boundless amounts of theories (just search online using the word “best”) on what makes the best headphone or how to even tune headphones to desired effect. Most companies want to create the “perfect” headphone. Who wouldn’t?Hifiman was founded by Dr....

HiFiMAN HE-400i Planar Magnetic Over-the-Ear Headphones Review

HiFiMAN HE-400i Planar Magnetic Headphones Review HighlightsThe HiFiMAN HE-400i is the sequel to one of my favorite headphones, the HE-400. Dr. Fang Bian and his company HiFiMAN have taken the technical advances they put into the new, beautifully executed HE-560 and placed them in a more affordable package. Costing $499, this entry-level headphone may seem anything but entry-level to most, but in the world of planar magnetic designs, this is a bargain.HiFiMAN HE-400i Planar Magnetic...

HiFiMan HE-400i review:

When we reviewed it back in 2012, we gave high marks to HiFiMan's HE-400 headphone . Now discounted to $300, that full-size model remains on the market as the company, known for making superior sounding headphones that outperform sleeker-looking headphones from name brands like Beyerdynamic, Bowers & Wilkins and Sennheiser, has released its newly redesigned HE-400i ($500, £360, AU$699).Like the HE-400, the HE-400i uses thin-film "planar magnetic" flat drivers that produce clearer and...

Hifiman HE400i + Audeze Vegan pads

send a PM to take the next step.For Sale:Hifiman HE400i + Audeze Vegan padsWill Ship To: AnywhereI`m selling my HE400i purchased new here in Tokyo.  I barely used this headphone.  It is blemish-free. I replaced the stock grills with acoustically-transparent steel mesh.  I also installed Audeze black Vegan pads, double-side taped directly to the cups.  These pads are included in this sale.  They were purchased new from Audeze for $80 and are also in excellent condition.   They can easily be...