So the HiFiMan HE400se headphones are competitive with everything I had on hand priced under $500, and at least as comfortable and easy to live with as any of them, but they’re $149.
Even at this early stage, I do not see why the Deva should not be a popular choice at this price point for both audiophiles and wireless audio lovers. There is a lot going for it beyond the affordable price point.
This is one of those headphones you just have to hear to believe.
This technology implements a nano-particle coating layered in geometric patterns that lowers distortion and enables finer tuning of driver properties. With the TWS600, Hifiman now bring that technology into the realm of true-wireless in-ears. The result is a neutrally-toned sound with excellent control and definition contained within a convenient form factor.
Where almost all have been v-shaped, the TWS 600 has a very neutral bass response with elevated mids and treble. This results in a light and airy presentation, and probably the best sound stage I’ve heard in the segment.
HIFIMAN TWS600 True Free Wireless Bluetooth IEMs Unboxing & Review
Judging all the traits they possess as a long battery life, more than decent sound quality, the wireless range and all the wireless tech, Hifiman TWS600 is a great addition to their portfolio at a very attractive price of $199.
TWS600 Brings Outstanding Sonics and Maximum Bluetooth Reception to the True Wireless Market
The iBasso Dap sounded powerful with strong staging, decent imaging and precise positioning. Bass region full and deep sounding.
In this article we look at the Hifiman RE-2000 Silver and RE-800 Silver. A variation of the two top IEMs from the Chinese Hifiman.
Hifiman Sundara headphones are an open-back planar magnetic design that can be driven with a portable device like a cellphone or tablet. Though they are $200 less expensive than the discontinued Oppo headphones, I would not rate them as “next best.”
Both the RE2000 and RE800 used what Hifiman defined as Topology dynamic drivers. This is something Fang and the Hifiman team worked on for 3 years in the lead up to the original launch of the gold editions. This type of diaphragm is being touted as being unique and a huge improvement on traditional dynamic drivers. Particularly, in the way it controls distortion and how much additional tweaking Hifiman can exact on the sound signature before it goes to market. In part, this process pulls from Fang’s experience working on his recent planar design materials as well as his core academic research into nanotechnology.
It isn’t just all about width either with a clear and focussed centre image glueing everything together in the middle for a soundstage that is realistic as well as large. Very few IEMs create an experience like this in terms of sheer airy expansion.
The best overall headphones for music are the HiFiman Ananda. These open over-ears are one of the best sounding headphones we’ve measured so far, and they’re slightly less expensive than the often compared Sennheiser HD 800 S. They cater well to all genres of music and have open-back ear cups with planar magnetic drivers that offer a spacious soundstage, which feels like you’re listening to speakers instead of headphones.
The Topology diaphragm structure used by HIFIMAN greatly reduces the uncontrolled diaphragm distortions, enabling the operational performance of dynamic IEM’s to an approach to an ever superior, trend towards perfect wave control.
The soundstage excellent for an IEM, with excellent height and width. The accuracy of the imaging is also incredible, it is so easy to pinpoint instruments in the soundstage, yet without affecting the coherency.
RE2000 provides some of the most engaging and detailed sound I’ve heard out of any audio product – full-size headphones and speakers included.
HIFIMAN has increased sensitivity to 96dB from 90dB and retained the same 35 Ohm impedance and 8Hz~65kHz frequency response of the V2, which makes the 1000se reasonably mobile-friendly for those so inclined. Weight is up very slightly from 420 grams to 440 grams.
Disclaimer: The star of this weeks’ picture Sunday is the HE1000SE. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series and the HE1000SE was sent to us for a full review including comparison to the previous models.
HIFIMAN HE1000SE – Die Lichtgestalt