The Edition-X is a fully grown up headphone and it’s no mini HE-1000 or maxi HE-560. It combines different things of the Hifiman line-up into one new headphone. Build quality and comfort are excellent and even with a low powered source the Edition-X sounds really good.
At this price point, it’s a fantastic choice for media jockeys who want a multi-purpose headphone that sounds great, comfortable for long periods, and portable to boot.
Enter the HE400S. Priced at an affordable £249/$299, these comfortable and easy to drive new headphones are just the ticket to get a taste of champagne on a sparkling water budget.
The HiFiMan Edition X are high-resolution headphones that tell an emotionally fulfilling and balanced version of the truth about your music files.
I enjoyed it for what it was and I called it an “almost mobile headphone” back in the day when Hifiman was rocking out nuclear powered inefficient headphones.
Home Monitor Quality Headphones That Just Happen To Be Easy To Drive
The first thing I noticed was that the sound was very clear and detailed, with no harshness, even with the volume up reasonably high.
The HiFiMan Edition X is a less-costly version of HiFiMan’s flagship headphones, the HE1000s ($2999), which I recently reviewed and truly loved. Except for color and materials, the Edition Xes look almost identical to the HE1000s, but they’re intended as a more practical product.
Sound unbound: Hifiman Edition X headphones bring spacious sound and comfort
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.
Beyond that, I was so very thoroughly impressed with the Hifiman Edition X headphones. Not only are they among the very best full sized headphones I’ve heard, they are so easy to drive that the allure of having that great sound with me while I travel or even just around my pool is very tempting indeed. It’s going to be hard to send these babies back! Highly recommended!
FIRST LISTEN: HIFIMAN EDITION X PLANAR MAGNETIC HEADPHONE Blog by Chris Martens | Jan 10, 2016 Categories: Headphones | Products: HiFiMAN Edition X First Listen: HiFiMAN Edition X planar magnetic headphone Hi-Fi+ has actively followed the evolution of HiFiMAN planar headphone designs, most recently taking a long and careful look at the firm’s impressive flagship model: the HE 1000, which has received recognition as our ‘Cost No Object Headphone of the Year’.
The HE1000 sounds like an evolution of sorts. On the HEK, the bass digs deeper, the midrange is more articulate and the treble is more even in its presentation. The vocals sound more like real voices, though the way the HE560 does vocals is also very special. The soundstage is one of the most apparent improvements as it is bigger, more dimensional and projects more evenly from all directions.
HiFiMan has been making a lot of waves lately in audiophile circles for its extremely versatile range of, well, hi-fi headphones — man.
HiFiMAN, a leading designer/manufacturer of high performance headphones and portable audio products, announced their first on-ear headphone, Edition S, for music lovers on the go.
HiFiMan has been making large marks in the audiophile business lately. With an entirely new line of over-ear headphones, the introduction of an on-ear model, and lots of in-ear models. Recently, HiFiMan released their new flagship IEM, one that would be different from the rest in terms of sound signature and fit, one that was customized.
HiFiMAN aims at delivering a comfortable headphone with tight bass while still keeping the planar sound signature. They also strive for the HE-400i to be easily driven by portables and we will investigate the efficiency along with the acoustics.
I am really glad Hifiman bucked that power equation also and gave us a headphone that delivers satisfying tonality (albeit with less dynamic and resolution) on good quality DAP’s and portable headphones. That is a huge plus and with the advent of the Edition X, a more efficient version of the HE1000, I am really excited to see if the mobile luxury flagship planar can actually be realized.
The HE-400S receives my most hearty recommendation. If you try ‘em, you will buy ‘em.
Open-back headphones have an open grille on the back, so the sound from the backs of the headphone drivers (the little speakers inside the headphones) can escape out into the air. Most headphones have closed backs, which trap the sound coming from the back of the driver and also blocks most sound from the outside from entering your ear.