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by: HiFiMAN

The HiFiMAN HE-6 is a top-of-the-line 'Orthodynamic' planar-magnetic headphone marrying the very best of dynamic and electrostatic driver design into one can offering unparalleled clarity and a truly beautiful sound. Although EXTREMELY demanding of your audio sources and also ridiculously power-hungry to boot, audiophiles employing high-end headphone amps will fawn over the HE 6 simple, uncluttered acoustic textures, precise timbral accuracy and vast, open-sounding depth of musical field.

  • Product Features:

    • Advanced Orthodynamic engineering offers best sound quality between dynamic/electrostatic technologies
    • Full-size 'around-the-ear' circumaural construction
    • Powerful reference headphone amp REQUIRED to power HE-6
    • Incredible soundstage depth and spatiality tops in category
    • Includes 1-year HiFiMAN manufacturer's warranty
  • Specifications:

    • Driver Type: Planar Magnetic
    • Impedance @ 1kHz: 50 ohms
    • Sensitivity: 83.5 dB SPL/V
    • THD+N:
    • Isolation:
    • Connector Type: 1/4" and 4-pin balanced XLR
    • Cable Length: 9 ft.
    • Cable Style: Straight Y
    • Weight: 17.7 oz.
    • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year

    What's In The Box:

    • 1 OCC (single crystal copper) 4-pin XLR cable (2 m / 6 ft)
    • 1 OCC XLR to 1/4" headphone plug adapter (1m / 3 ft)
    • 2 Headphone cable connector adaptors
    • 1 pair velour earpads [replacements]
    • Hard-sided leather storage box
  • When we first heard the HiFiMAN HE6, we knew we had a serious contender for the mystical title of 'Best Headphones'. Not only do the HiFiMAN HE6 go about the business of playing music with simple accuracy and complete tonal precision, they also present amongst the widest and deepest soundstage imaging of any audiophile cans on the market. Along with this naturally open-toned spaciousness, the HE6's planar-magnetic drivers' detail resolution, power and ability to retrieve low-level, nuanced subtleties is revelatory. Its incisive midrange and upper high frequency focus will especially shine on well-produced vocal, jazz and rock recordings. The HE6 bass response is also nothing to snort at and presents the low-end octaves accurately and with full-toned texture. Classical and chamber music fans will equally marvel at the HE6's immersive sense of room space, detailed instrumental authority and clarity of spatial dimension when listening to favorite symphonic or orchestral recordings. Rockers seeking sonic punch and immediacy will love all the new details and tones coming from your old cherished warhorses you thought you knew like the back of your hand. Perhaps a tad direct or bright right out of the box, we recommend allowing about 300~500 hrs of play-time for these planar magnetic headphones to perform at their very best. Also keep in mind the extremely low sensitivity ratings of the HiFiMAN HE6 make it one of the most power-hungry headphones on the market, and it demands the best dedicated headphone amplification for maximized sound quality, quickened dynamic range extension and a fully engaged timbral smoothness.

    The HiFiMAN HE6 are a large full-size, circumaural, completely open-back construction designed for listening room use with your best headphone amp and superb uncompressed audio sources. Unforgiving and ruthlessly revealing of under-powered or limited / lossy audio sources, we suggest employing a high power dedicated headphone amp such as the Burson Audio products for these astonishingly zingy but seriously power-eating headphones. Featuring detachable cords for ease of cable upgrade or replacement, the HE6 packaging includes two different headphone cords lengths and one (1) extra earpad in case you need it down the road.

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