High fidelity personal audio company, HIFIMAN, is set to ship what they’re calling a “powerful” new planar magnetic headphone at an aggressive price point.
The HE400se are a pair of open-back planar magnetic headphones that employ single-ended drivers creating a wide soundstage with accurate spatial imaging. Thanks to increased efficiency to 91dB, the HE400se works seamlessly with smartphones and tablets, delivering the same quality as they do with a full-size amplifier.
“HIFIMAN is famous for developing planar magnetic headphones that bring real-world full-range sonics to personal audio,” says HIFIMAN Electronics President and CEO, Dr. Fang Bian. “The HE400se is the result of our tapping our deep background in planar magnetic design to create a headphone with a wide soundstage and detailed imaging at a price that is within reach of nearly every music lover with a smart portable device, no matter if the source is a high-res. audio player or a common smartphone.”
The HE400se headphones are also fairly lightweight coming in about 30 percent lighter than comparable magnetic headphones on the market. Weighing in at a mere 13 ¾ oz, these comfortable headphones allow for extended listening sessions. To add to that, a a newly-designed headband and beveled hybrid earpads make for a comfortable, easy-to-wear pair of headphones. HIFIMAN says the thickness of the padding feels “almost as if it is custom-tailored to each listener’s head.”
The HE400se headphones will be available next month, retailing for $149. Purchase options include HIFIMAN’s online store and Amazon.
Jessica is the Chief Digital Editor for CT Lab Global Media, the North American platform for IFA Berlin.