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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

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....

Audio File: When you pay more for quality design, you will love it, keep it and use it

Taylor Someone recently sent me a 2015 article in the New York Times that pertains to my column last week about investing in quality engineering and design rather than buying cheap.The article, "The Financial Benefits of Buying What You Love," describes author Carl Richards' journey to purchasing a high-end, handmade Moots titanium road bike instead of something cheaper and arguably higher tech. Moots was more than just a quality benchmark in the author's mind -- everything he'd heard about...

HiFiMAN HE-400i

ALL REVIEWS ARE CREATED BY SOULSIKREVIEWS.COM VIDEO REVIEW:[embedded content]Hifiman He400i on the wall mounted headstandINTRODUCTIONHeadphones are made of different types of drivers. Normally, it is made of dynamic drivers. If you pick up a random headphone from your nearby Best Buy, it’s probably going to be a dynamic driver headphone. Some headphones use different drivers to produce sound. This is mainly to produce a different or unique or better sound signature. The headphone we will be...