Serious about great sound? Let HiFiMAN take you higher
Few audio companies have been embraced by audiophiles as quickly as HiFiMAN. Their innovative planar magnetic driver headphones have excited critical listeners with their luscious warmth, precise clarity and dynamic range. The HE-500 is no exception, delivering stunning detail and accuracy thanks to the ultra-wide frequency response produced by the large planar drivers housed in these artful headphones.
Go planar and you may never go back
Unlike the dynamic drivers used in most headphones and speakers, planar drivers use thin flexible diaphragms with voice coils etched onto their surface rather than a voice coil attached to a cone. This exceptionally lightweight structure uses a large driver surface area to reproduce your music with openness and detail that are difficult to achieve with conventional designs. The HE-500's drivers achieve a remarkable frequency response, giving listeners powerful bass impact balanced with super-smooth mids and crystalline highs that will satisfy the most demanding audiophiles.
Designed for home use, the HE-500 requires a headphone amplifier, be it a small desktop unit for a computer or a more powerful amp paired with stereo components. An amp will bring all the detail and dynamics out of these headphones and out of your music.
The HE-500 ships with a braided detachable cord which screws into both earcups, a pair of leather ear pads and an extra pair of velour ear pads for customizable comfort. You'll need it, because once you discover the benefits of planar drivers, you may not want to take these headphones off.
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