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Hifiman-he500.33806898
9.1 out of 10

Hifiman HE500

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guido, head-fi.org
12 October 2012
  • Summary: Will never go back to the HD-800 after having owned the HE-500 for a few weeks   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 9
9.0

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joespride, head-fi.org
29 August 2012
  • Summary: Source: all lossless AIFF Files through ITunes, connected to DAC via asynchro usb2   Gear used: Schiit Bifrost with Uber upgrade, Schiit Valhalla amp, and Ampsandsound Se-84   This is my 2nd pair of quality headphones. 1st being the Sennheiser HD-650, 2nd being The HiFi Man HE500 obviously (hereafter referred to as the 500),  Reading various threads around HeadFi started me thinking , about ortho's 2 in particular, the 500 and the Lcd2.2 my initial thoughts were to go...
  • Pros: Sound quality, Build quality, Overall balanced sound
  • Cons: Weight, but can be mitigated with added pad on the head band
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Overall 10
10

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daerron, head-fi.org
18 August 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 headphone should sound like.
  • 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

User Review

Skylab, head-fi.org
10 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.  They are also a little different looking, in that the casing is a very nice gun-metal grey:       Taken on its own, the HE-500 are really an exceptionally good headphone.
  • Pros: Outstanding overall performance
  • Cons: somewhat heavy
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Windsor, head-fi.org
10 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). I’ve also been sitting with the HE-500, and my first impressions are that it’s another great headphone that shines in many ways.
  • 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

User Review

Kasper, head-fi.org
10 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!!!     I have been living for years with my ath-w1000 because I really couldn’t find a suitable alternative.
  • Pros: Tonality, smooth grain free unforced stereo perspektive, price
  • Cons: heavy and low comfort
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Overall 10
10

An extravagance...but what a sound

Dabbler, Amazon
6 April 2013
  • Summary: So, I like headphones, I have listened to and bought a number of them over the years but these are the most impressive and the most expensive in my collection. I didn't buy these from Amazon, I imported them direct from the manufacturer. One thing I should start by saying is that these came with the travel case a semi rigid case used to transport the headphones day to day. Some people have received these headphones with the hard wooden case.
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Overall 10
10

Excelentes auriculares EXCELLENT HEADPHONES

JUAN ANTONIO, Amazon
26 November 2012
  • Summary: Sonido con trasparencia y dinamica .Presentacion de la musica con microinformaciones que no se notaban anteriormente,con otro tipo de auricular.
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10

Habe die großen Standboxen abgebaut ...

Olaf, Amazon
12 April 2014
  • Summary: Der HiFiMan HE-500 ist der Kopfhörer, den ich immer haben wollte. Bei der Verstärkung ist er etwas penibel und taugt für den mobilen Einsatz nur sehr bedingt (auch aufgrund seinen Gewichtes), aber ein Vollverstärker oder separater Kopfhörerverstärker kommt mit dem HiFiMan locker zurecht. Bei einer Soundkarte könnte es schon eng werden, da die meisten nicht genug Pegel liefern können.
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10

Hifiman HE-500

cg "classicsfriend", Amazon
23 December 2013
  • Summary: Nachdem ich verschiedene hochwertige Kopfhörer von AKG, Shure und Sennheiser (z.B. HD 650) hatte bin ich letztlich bei diesem Modell "gelandet" - und bin damit sehr zufrieden. Zwar etwas schwerer und teurer als der Vergleich, aber sehr angenehm und musikalisch im Klang, immer noch eher neutral, eine gelungene Abstimmung.
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