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State-of-the-Art Planar Magnetic Headphones Deliver Incredible Studio Sound
HiFiMAN HE-500 High Performance Headphones
HiFiMAN HE-500 High Performance Headphones
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HiFiMAN HE-500 High Performance Headphones
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Overview

  • Employs Planar Magnetic technology to deliver studio quality sound
  • Oversized ear cups encompass the entire ear
  • Delivers a frequency response of 50Hz to 50KHz
  • Comfortable memory foam leather wrapped ear pads

Essential Info

Founded by Dr. Fang Bian in 2007, HiFiMAN is widely regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of high performance headphones and portable audio products. They are especially known for its critically-acclaimed Planar-Magnetic headphones that feature state-of-the-art driver technology.

The HE-500 is one of HiFiMAN's best performing planar magnetic designs, yet, its 89dB sensitivity is higher than similar designs and allows it to be driven with a conventional headphone amplifier. The HE-500 offers impressive frequency response from 50Hz to 50KHz and with all of the dynamics and lifelike realism that HiFiMAN headphones are famous for. These headphones are quite large and feature over-sized drivers, a high gloss finish, soft leather ear pads already installed on the headphones and a replacement pair of velour ear pads. The manufacturer suggests that these headphones be used with a Headphone Amplifier.

What's Included

  • 1x - HiFiMAN HE-500 High Performance Headphones
  • 1x - OFC Copper Headphone Cable, 10 feet
  • 1x - Pair Velour Replacement Ear Pads
  • 1x - 1/4" Audio Plug Adapter
  • 1x - Owner's Manual
  • 1x - Travel Bag

  • More Info

    Planar-Magnetic - Like a standard dynamic headphone, planar magnetic headphones use the magnetic field around a conductor that has electrical current flowing through it to drive the diaphragm. Like an electrostatic driver, the diaphragm of a planar magnetic speaker is a thin sheet of flexible transparent film, but unlike an electrostatic driver, the film has very thin, flat electrical conductors in it. An array of magnets is placed in front of and behind the diaphragm such that the conductors are immersed in a very even field of magnetic flux. When current is passed through the conductors, the magnetic field created by the current flow interacts with the iso-dynamic field created by permanent magnets, causing the conductors, and therefore the diaphragm, to move and generate sound. Because of the conductors, the entire surface area of the diaphragm is used, thus reducing distortion that conventional headphones deliver.

    Specifications

    Specifications
    ManufacturerHiFiMAN
    Manufacturer Product No.HE-500
    UPC609613431845
    Frequency Response50Hz to 50KHz
    Impedance38Ω
    Efficiency89dB
    Weight17.6 Ounces
    Headphone Cable Length10 Feet
    Manufacturer Warranty1 Year Limited

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