Warning: these headphones should not be taken lightly
The world of top-class headphones has a new contender: HiFiMAN's planar magenetic drivers deliver warm, detailed sound that has captured the attention of discerning audiophiles. The HE-6, their flagship headphone, deserves to be considered among the best in any class. This robust planar design can take your music to new heights with its beautifully-balanced tone and impossibly-wide frequency range. But be warned: you will need a powerful headphone amp to drive these monsters. These headphones aren't to be taken lightly. But neither is your music.
Experience the HiFiMAN planar edge
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. Every element of the HE-6 is designed to deliver a striking sonic experience that will spark fresh listens of all your favorite music.
Balanced connections for your dedicated amp
The HE-6 comes pre-wired with XLR-outputs for use with balanced-connection amplifiers for a more revealing presentation. An adapter with a 1/4-inch jack is supplied for standard unbalanced connections. With an efficiency rating of 83.5 dB, the uncompromised HE-6 requires a powerful headphone amp, so don't even think of trying to plug these directly into a portable device. Not only will the proper amp provide the necessary power to drive the HE-6, it will push them to peak performance, ensuring tight, impactful bass, exquisite detail and a life-sized soundstage.
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