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HiFiMAN HE-400S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of HiFiMAN HE-400S. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and comfort are on the whole positive. The portability and sound are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the bass quality, and the soundstage and treble quality get less positive views.

price, sound, portability, comfort, durability

treble quality, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the HiFiMAN HE-400S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HiFiMAN HE-400S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HiFiMAN HE-400S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HiFiMAN HE-400S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of HiFiMAN HE-400S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HiFiMAN HE-400S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HiFiMAN HE-400S from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Rene Chun (wired.com)

HiFiMan HE400s Review: Audiophile sound without the cost (or hassle)

 

If you've always yearned to join the big-boy audiophile club, it's never been this cheap.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Smit Patel (audioholics.com)

HiFiMAN HE-400S Headphones Review

 

The HiFiMAN HE-400S is the most affordable planar on the market at $299. With a 22 Ohm resistance and comfortable fit, the model is set to be a versatile release; read the review to find out more.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Carlo Lo Raso (hometheaterhifi.com)

HiFiMAN HE400S Planar Magnetic Headphones Review

 

Yes, you read that right. HiFiMAN, in their continuing quest to rule the headphone universe has done something rather extraordinary.

Big, wide sound stage. ; Warm, appealing sound. ; Light and very comfortable. ; I can afford them! ; Include a cable with integrated volume control and mic for using headphones with a smartphone. ; At least one other color choice, like black or dark grey.

Include a cable with integrated volume control and mic for using headphones with a smartphone. ; At least one other color choice, like black or dark grey.

THE HIFIMAN HE400S provides great sound quality at an unbeatable price point.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Brent Butterworth (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Open-Back Headphones Under $500

 

After spending 60 hours evaluating most models available for under $500, we think the HiFiMan HE400S are the best Open-Back Headphones for most people.

If you want to get in on the big, spacious, natural sound of open-back headphones, we think the best place to start is the HiFiMan HE400S. If you want a mellower sound, go for the Sennheiser HD 600. If you want something for about half the price, try...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by (headfonics.com)

The HE400s By Hifiman

 

Where to next? I have this image in my mind of Dr. Fang Bian of Hifiman just sitting every Xmas pondering how to hit the market the following year or looking back and thinking what he could do a little bit better.

I get a feeling of that’s all folks’ in terms of how far Hifiman can push the HE series both downwards in price and upwards in efficiency. There is only so many magnets you can loose in a planar before you simply have two empty cups and a string. The...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

The Hifiman HE400S sets a new low price point for bona-fide high-end headphones

 

The new Hifiman HE400S headphone features advanced planar-magnetic drivers in a lightweight, comfortable design.

Expert review by (gadgets.ndtv.com)

HiFiMan HE400s Review

 

Incredibly comfortable Open, natural and detailed sound Planar magnetic technology at a relatively low cost Audiophile-grade sonic signature

Open-backed design leaks sound Average looks Not as exciting or driven as others in its price range Needs good source equipment and amplification

Although the HiFiMan HE400s doesn't offer the same level of insight and detail as the far more capable (and expensive)

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

excellent sound quality at this price, and confortable

 

best EQ from 400 series

sound quality, very flat EQ, very good headphone at this price point. no weakness at all except leaking sound (it is open headphone so duh)

cheap cable but can be replaced by better cables with $20-$50 on ebay

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Orthodynamic for the Masses

 

Introduction: The HE-400S is a planar magnetic headphone designed and manufactured by HiFiMAN. Since its introduction in 2015, the HE-400S has won numerous awards and received a large number of accolades, drawing much attention to the newest member of...

Lightweight/comfort, pricing, largely balanced signature, rhythm and pacing, versatility. ease of driving

Bass somewhat rolled off, inexpensive construction materials.

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Redefining Bang-For-The-Buck Excellence

 

COMPANY: HiFiMan MODEL: HE400S COST: $399 (CAD – Amazon.ca) $299 USD TYPE: Open, Planar Magnetic, Over-Ear DRIVER SIZE: Diameter 80 mm FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 Hz – 35 kHz EFFICIENCY: 98 dB NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 22 Ohms WEIGHT: 350 Grams COLOURS:...

Clarity, efficiency, cost, light weight and comfort.

Low bass extension and slam, stiff cable, on-head looks.

May, 2016

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