Fang from HiFiMan asked me to review the HE-300 headphones. I have been a big fan of HiFiMan’s planar magnetic headphones. But the HE-300 are not planars – they are dynamic driver headphones.
Pros: Nice warm, lush sound at an attractive price
Cons: Will for sure be too warm and bassy for some
Ipod 160gb lossless files
Ray Samuals Audo "The Hornet" amp
Cans uses to compare signatures:
Denon AH-D2000 - stock
Sennheiser HD-650 - stock
Let me start off with a special thanks to Fang from HifiMAN for letting me audition the HE-300's at home.
Summary: I bought these at less than half retail on a whim from Audio Advisor, looking to replace my aging Sennheiser HD 580's. Look at the picture...these are VERY NICELY made headphones! All aluminum components, with a steel headband, covered with leather...NICE!
Pros: Build quality
Cons: Heavy, clamps too tightly...cables noisy (pick up and amplify any movement).
Summary: First, I’ll like to thank HifiMan for the HE-300 sample. For the last couple of years, Fang @ HifiMan has brought a lot of attention to the company’s line of full size headphones by releasing some of the best planar magnetic headphone there ever are.
Pros: Euphonic and easy going sound, Price, Packaging,
Summary: There are a lot of dynamic headphones around on the market, with a very small percent being shared by orthodynamic’s and electrostatics. HiFiMan’s mostly known for their orthodynamic headphones, like the HE-500 & the HE-6.
Summary: I have these for about two weeks now and I can hardly believe how these have changed during this time. Always when I get new headphones I listen with them and leave other headphones dusting. The only ones that didn't impress me when I got them were HD800. I know sounds odd but that's how it was.
Pros: very good mids, comfortable, perfect bass quantity
Conclusion: HiFiman visar med både sin billigaste – HE-300 (2 700 kr) – och sin dyraste – HE-6 – hörlur (9 900 kr) att man hör hemma bland de ledande hörlurstillverkarna vad angår det ljud man får ut. På var sitt sätt bjuder de båda på en högklassig återgivning, och de är dessutom bekväma att använda.