Summary: 1) HE-500 sounds darker and smoother than the HE-300. Not the other way around. IMHO.
2) HE-300 articulates better than HE-500 and for some, the HE-300 will feel like fresh air / an opened window to the music compared with the HE-500
3) HE-300 has a bass impact the excels the K70x. They are worlds apart.
Pros: Light, comfort and the most important: All-rounder headphone for music generes
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. But, what if HiFiMan were to make a dynamic headphone, one that could be directly compared to more popular headphones like the K702 & the HD650? Would they share the same sound signature, or would a new dynamic king arise from the shadows?
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
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. While they look similar to the other HiFiMan headphones, their similarity is really only by look – they are MUCH lighter than the planar series.
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. Fang sent these cans to our latest chicago headphone meet "Chiunifi 5" for everyone to check out.
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. However, the HE-300 is the company’s first entry to the full size dynamic headphone – perhaps a challenge Fang sat for himself to release a (*price wise) class leading dynamic headphone.
Pros: Euphonic and easy going sound, Price, Packaging,