The HiFiMAN HE-400i is a high-quality, full-size planar magnetic headphone designed for critical listening in the home or studio.
"The sound is more open and clearer than ever before," notes Steve Guttenberg, The Audiophiliac, in his January 7, 2014 review of the HE-400i and HE-560) for CNET.com. "Some experienced audiophiles may think these two new HiFiMans' sound is close to what you might get from the better electrostatic headphones, and that level of sonic purity is unprecedented in the HE-400i's $499 price class."
"HiFiMAN has somehow managed to craft an even better headphone than one of my favorites, the HE-400, reports Stephen Hornbrook in his November 2014 review for Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. "Add on to that a lush, velvety sound that is both accurate and immensely enjoyable to listen to and you have a big winner."
Weighing in at only a little more than twelve ounces, the HE-400i is a full thirty percent lighter than comparable planar magnetic headphones. The light weight allows you to comfortably enjoy music for hours on end. In addition, a newly-designed headband and new beveled hybrid ear pads provide added comfort as well as improved sound quality.
Using single-ended drivers, the HE-400i delivers a lifelike soundstage and spatial imaging. Its increased efficiency of 93 dB allows it to be driven with a modest size amplifier. And you can even use the HE-400i with a portable audio player or a smartphone.
A premium audio cable adds to the impressive overall performance. It is comprised of special crystalline metal with...
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