HiFiMAN HE-400 Supra-Aural Headphones : Have to be heard to be believed

Amazing headphones, very happy with them, and love the musical sound.

Amazing headphones, very happy with them, and love the musical sound.

Have to be heard to be believed. I got a pair of beyerdynamic t90 & had to send them back as they did not work. So in the interim i treated myself to the above & the improvement was incredible, these cans are without a doubt the best headphones i have owned. Clear, detailed ,great soundstage to the point that you think you are in the studio. So much so i blew another £135 on a hifiman cable upgrade & they sound fantastic. I have decided to use my beyer’s as a second pair, i think the 400s are a true bargain if you are like me a serious music lover.

I have had these now for almost 2 years and these are truly stunning in every sense of the world. I use the njc monitor ii hpa with these and the result is a musical odyssey. I must however mention that be very careful with the cables. I ripped off the hp cables easily (my bad) and now considering a replacement cable.

  • Have to be heard to be believed
  • A Pair of Stunners
  • Brilliant For $400 or £250!

HiFiMan HE-400 Supra-Aural Headphones (Supra-Aural Headphones Headband, Blue, Black, 20 – 35000 Hz, 92.5 DB 35 Ohm Wire,)

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  • HiFiMAN HE-400. Cable Length: 2 m
  • Width: 15 cm
  • Receiver frequency: 20 – 35000 Hz. Connectivity Technology: Wired. Colour of product: Black
  • Blue. Weight: 440 g

Bought them from an external site and i have to say that the comfort and the quality of these are superb.

Bought them from an external site and i have to say that the comfort and the quality of these are superb.

I have had these now for almost 2 years and these are truly stunning in every sense of the world. I use the njc monitor ii hpa with these and the result is a musical odyssey. I must however mention that be very careful with the cables. I ripped off the hp cables easily (my bad) and now considering a replacement cable.

Brilliant for $400 or £250. When i originally got into this hobby some 2 years ago, my first run of purchases included sennheiser hd650’s, denon d5000 and ultrasone pro900’s. I also had a couple beaters from koss laying around like the porta pros (which i like). So upon purchasing my first true head amp (a fiio e10) i thought my journey was over. I had an amazing closed headphone, an amazing open headphone, a decent amp/dac. Lets close the book on this consumer business and listen to some music. From there i focused a good amount of my energy on (a) fixing up my 54 lincoln and (b) mechanical watches. . I was in the throws of said watch obsession waiting for steinhart to fill inventory on the ocean 44 dive watch when i saw an episode of “how it’s made” on tv at the akg factory in austria where they take you through the steps of construction on one of the k702’s. . Oh i like thosesince steinhart was pushing their restock date back to august. Maybe i can spend some of that money that is burning a hole in my pocket on a pair of headphones. . But this time reading through forums, websites and reviews the kiss of death was bestowed on the k701 and 702 (which were my knee jerk target purchase after watching the show) but words like: lacking bass, thin sounding, airy and very neutral were intertwined into descriptions of their sound. I cannot handle thin sounding anything. I’ve been to too many live shows to be able to pass off a thin sound as accurate. Also (to me) the word “neutral” conjures up images of a lifeless two dimensional sound that is lacking pace rhythm& and attack. Neutral is about as exciting as flati cannot imagine an oem that would enjoy reading a review of their products, headphones, speakers or otherwise as “very flat and neutral”. So after jettisoning the 702 notion on its face, further headfi forum reading of ‘this vs that’ impressions and product reviews and general chatter brought forth numerous mentions of a new player in the game.

Have to be heard to be believed. I got a pair of beyerdynamic t90 & had to send them back as they did not work. So in the interim i treated myself to the above & the improvement was incredible, these cans are without a doubt the best headphones i have owned. Clear, detailed ,great soundstage to the point that you think you are in the studio. So much so i blew another £135 on a hifiman cable upgrade & they sound fantastic. I have decided to use my beyer’s as a second pair, i think the 400s are a true bargain if you are like me a serious music lover.

Brilliant for $400 or £250. When i originally got into this hobby some 2 years ago, my first run of purchases included sennheiser hd650’s, denon d5000 and ultrasone pro900’s. I also had a couple beaters from koss laying around like the porta pros (which i like). So upon purchasing my first true head amp (a fiio e10) i thought my journey was over. I had an amazing closed headphone, an amazing open headphone, a decent amp/dac. Lets close the book on this consumer business and listen to some music. From there i focused a good amount of my energy on (a) fixing up my 54 lincoln and (b) mechanical watches. . I was in the throws of said watch obsession waiting for steinhart to fill inventory on the ocean 44 dive watch when i saw an episode of “how it’s made” on tv at the akg factory in austria where they take you through the steps of construction on one of the k702’s. . Oh i like thosesince steinhart was pushing their restock date back to august. Maybe i can spend some of that money that is burning a hole in my pocket on a pair of headphones. . But this time reading through forums, websites and reviews the kiss of death was bestowed on the k701 and 702 (which were my knee jerk target purchase after watching the show) but words like: lacking bass, thin sounding, airy and very neutral were intertwined into descriptions of their sound. I cannot handle thin sounding anything. I’ve been to too many live shows to be able to pass off a thin sound as accurate. Also (to me) the word “neutral” conjures up images of a lifeless two dimensional sound that is lacking pace rhythm& and attack. Neutral is about as exciting as flati cannot imagine an oem that would enjoy reading a review of their products, headphones, speakers or otherwise as “very flat and neutral”. So after jettisoning the 702 notion on its face, further headfi forum reading of ‘this vs that’ impressions and product reviews and general chatter brought forth numerous mentions of a new player in the game.

HiFiMAN RE-400 In-Ear Monitor Earphones – A wonderful, natural, balanced listen at a good price with extensive tip selection

Great sound but the the plastic tube around the cable into the earpiece has worked loose on my pair so they might not be as durable as they appear. Still worth getting for the sound though. I am not so pleased that i now have to send them back to hifiman in the usa for replacement though.Apparently neither amazon or their reseller ‘advanced mp3 player’ are responsible for replacing faulty units supplied through the ‘fulfilment by amazon’ service, whose only benefit to the customer it seems is getting the goodies to you faster. So much for the convenience of on-line shopping.

A wonderful, natural, balanced listen at a good price with extensive tip selection. These are absolutely perfect earphones to me, that meet all my needs after extensive searching. I have had pairs worth hundreds of pounds and they weren’t any better than this. The sound is balanced, detailed and with a wide soundstage. These aren’t overly excited earphones, heavily bassy or deeply analytical, instead they present the sound as it is which is all i ask. The earphones seem robust and fit comfortably. They are supplied with a latex case and extensive eartips in black latex rubber and clear silicone. Unlike many earphones i did not find the tips irritating, they take comply 400 foam sleeves if desired too. The connector is a normal one (unlike the previous hifiman earphones) with an angle. The earphones work under or over ear, i didn’t notice any microphonics of the cable rubbing.

I bought an £8000 hifi but these £80 headphones made me fall in love with music again. When i ordered these iem’s i must admit to feeling a bit skeptical about how good they were going to sound. I am the proud owner of nad m separates and dali helicon 400mk 2 floor standers speakers, so wasn’t expecting these headphones to provide much more than a decent on-the-go music experience. The re-400’s don’t sound as detailed, smooth or expansive as my hifi, but then comparing the two, for 1/100th of the price they punch far above their weight and exceed any reasonable expectations i had for them. These produce a full, punchy, rhythmic and well balanced sound with just the right amount of tightly controlled bass. I really am incredibly impressed with them, no wonder hifiman calls them the watermark.

Best mid-range audiophile iems. You get a precise, defined sound, with flat neutral response the frequency range. A pleasure to listen to the details of your music. The bass and highs are well defined and really great to listen to, but the main quality of these is the mediums, which are just perfect. All of this is consistent considering it’s single drive iems, don’t expect anything much different if you’re looking into audiophile earphones. They come in a hard box, with a few earbuds so you can find which ones work best for you, and provide the best insulation. For me the standard ones were perfect already. The cable seems ok, but maybe could have been a bit better. I’ve had around 7 or 8 iems around the past few years at prices equal or inferior to these. Never have i been this satisfied at the first listening.

  • Great sound, but
  • A wonderful, natural, balanced listen at a good price with extensive tip selection
  • Best mid-range audiophile IEMs
  • Reasonable price, good performance with potential build quality issues
  • hifiman re-400 in ear monitor Earphones
  • I bought an £8000 hifi but these £80 headphones made me fall in love with music again

HiFiMAN RE-400 In-Ear Monitor Earphones

  • Advanced ergonomics
  • 8.5mm Titanium Diapharagm
  • Neodymium magnet
  • OFC Copper Cabling
  • Driver designed and manufactured by HiFiMAN

Make sure you also get sound isolating tips for sublime air travel. This is a headphone with 3 star build quality, 5 star sound, and a price indicative of much lower 2 star headphones. Just know that going in you’re getting a great sounding product with build quality that doesn’t quite match. I tend to lose headphones like these so it’s not a big deal if they don’t last 3 years. I never manage to keep them that long anyways. First world problemsi purchased sound isolating tips for these. It’s my secret silver bullet for air travel. I was getting headaches on long flights. I found that with my cheap earbuds, i was turning the volume up high on the inflight entertainment or my podcasts. When using these, i can comfortably listen at the lowest audio setting on british airways.

Great headphones at a great price. After a few months of use, i can confidently say these are the best headphones i’ve ever used, which is quite an achievement considering they aren’t the most expensive. Only problem is the wire appears to be coming lose on both earpieces, so i may have to send back for a replacement soon.

Fantastic earphones for the price.