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Hifiman HE500
9.5 out of 10

Hifiman HE500

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 June 2012
  • Summary: The HE500 brings one word to my mind: Immersion. I've never felt closer to the music. Period. It's the most organic, musical headphone I've heard to date. This implies a preference over the D2k, D5k, RS1i, GS1k, HE400i, ZMF Master, T90, HD600 and HD650.
  • Pros: Fantastic sound, mod-able
  • Cons: Weight, cable connectors, stock cable, stock pads
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 June 2012
  • Summary: My HE-500 review Source: Audiolab M-DAC (USB output). First impressions based on Asus Essence STX. Headphone Amp: Lehmann Audio Black Cube Linear On first listening to the HE-500 I found a lot that reminded me of the Sennheiser HD580 which I still regard as my reference in terms of what a neutral...
  • Pros: Neutral, bass response and impact, smooth and detailed midrange, value for money
  • Cons: Heavy, Flimsy velour pads and cable, amp requirements.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 June 2012
  • Summary: Mini-review: HiFiMan HE-500 Planar-Magnetic Headphones Fang from Head-Direct was kind enough to loan me a pair of HE-500 for review. The HE-500 are billed as a more efficient version of the HE-6, although there are some other differences, both in design and in sonics.
  • Pros: Outstanding overall performance
  • Cons: somewhat heavy
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 June 2012
  • Summary: These cans are quite impressive. They have a very detailed and textured sound signature that is fun to listen to any kind of music with them. You can listen to just about anything them with them and enjoy it! Now this is with the cardas cable and velour pads.
  • Pros: Good Bass, good mid range, Clean detail NON sibilant highs. TEXTURED sound
  • Cons: Heavy as Fark, fatigue on the head
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 June 2012
  • Summary: I made the trip to CES and T.H.E. last year, and had the chance to review these against the HiFiMan HE-5 and HE-6, Sennheiser HD 650 and HD 800, and the Audeze LCD-2 and LCD-3. I was looking to select a single set of dedicated system headphones, and settled on the HE-500.
  • Pros: Great midrange, musical, warm yet detailed, won out in an audition process
  • Cons: A bit more air and presence would be nice.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 June 2012
  • Summary: I swapped the stock silver cable for a less microphonic and easier to manage OFC Zy-cable..
  • Pros: The midrange!
  • Cons: heavy
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 June 2012
  • Summary: the equal of the LCD-2 and better than the HD 800/T1 And its cheaper
  • Pros: world class sound for less money
  • Cons: still a lot of money
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 June 2012
  • Summary: Intro It’s been an eventful week for me in which I’ve received three pairs of headphones in four days: a new Audio Technica ATH-M50s, a loaner Audez’e LCD-2, and a loaner HiFiMAN HE-500. I got quite intimate with music via the LCD-2 and was rather wowed by it (see here for more on that).
  • Pros: Neutral frequency balance, plenty of frequency extension
  • Cons: Possibly the price and the weight, some may prefer a darker sound signature.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 June 2012
  • Summary: Reviewed item: Hifiman HE-500 Used equipment: CD: Rega Saturn Amp: Rudistor RPX-33evo8 Kimber PBJ interconnect, diy powercables and Isotek Orion conditioner Received the he-500 very safely packaged from Jan Sieveking as part of the European loaner-program. And boy am I glad I signed up for that!!!
  • Pros: Tonality, smooth grain free unforced stereo perspektive, price
  • Cons: heavy and low comfort
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Overall 9
9.4

Head-Direct HiFiMAN HE-500 Headphones

techPowerUp!
21 June 2011
  • Summary: The recent success of HiFiMAN is definitely deserved. Not only are they pushing the upper limits for the level of sound quality achievable with a set of headphones, they are also largely responsible for the revival of the old yet obviously interesting planar magnetic technology.
  • Pros: Performance, Comfortable, Excellent build quality, Price / Performance ratio, Old fashioned yet stylish look
  • Cons: Expensive, Amplifier required, Looks might not appeal to all, Not that portable after all, Way too heavy cable, Pad issue (they are being reworked, an update will be made once they arrive)
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