HiFiMAN HE-400i Planar Magnetic Headphones Review Highlights The 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 affordabl
While the ebony veneer does make up for some of the loss, it just does not look as great as the pre-order version did. The release version is still a good-looking headphone, but it isn't quite the beauty the pre-order version was. The upgrades in sound performance, however, more than make up for the slight aesthetic set-back.
Excellent sounding, comfortable headphones that give much more expensive headphones a run for their money. Definitely recommended.
The HiFiMAN HM-700 player with RE-400 earphones is geared towards a certain type of audio lover - and that would be those that refuse to compromise when it comes to their listening experience.
...the performance differences between the HE-400i and the HE-560 only become fully apparent when using upper-tier headphone amp/DACs (with good but not great amp/DACs the sonic differences between the headphones are still there, of course, but they are much less apparent). This, too, is good news for headphonistas on a budget.