HiFiMAN - HE1000se

Flagship Planar Magnetic Open Backs

Sale price₹ 279,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 299,999

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In case you receive the HiFiMAN - HE1000se with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)


Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this HiFiMAN - HE1000se comes with a 3 Year warranty from HiFiMAN that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about HiFiMAN's warranty in India.

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Balanced Sound Signature

Wired Headphones with a Balanced sound signature presents a precise sound and an enriching listening experience, where sounds are naturally presented without extreme emphasis on any region. With a pair of headphones with this sound signature, you can hear audio with clarity and detail. The sound is vivid and revealing, a perfect mixture of instruments and vocals, lows, mids, and highs. This sound signature works for most music listeners who like switching between various music genres like Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk and Pop.

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Ideal for Audiophiles

These headphones are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality "deeply," you'll want a pair of headphones like these.

You can expect them to present a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these headphones is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.

These headphones deliver a spacious and open soundstage with utmost clarity and detail. Delve into pure sonic bliss with these headphones!

For Studio & Professionals

As the name implies, anything branded as studio headphones is designed especially for a studio setting with a particular focus on accuracy and transparency for monitoring and mixing.

These headphones present an accurate image of your music than ordinary headphones, allowing you to hear every nuance and aspect of your music. Therefore, having a good set of studio headphones is just as important as any other gear in your studio.

These headphones provide a fresh perspective to that mix you’ve spent hours mastering and recording, essentially giving you another set of ears.

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Open-Back Design

Headphones with an open-back design, allow air to pass through the earcups. This means that Open-Backs do not block any noise from around you, as closed-backs do, and music being heard will also leak outside to people around you. So they can only be heard in a quiet environment.

However, Open-back headphones do sound more natural and open. Open-back headphones create a feeling of space, presenting audio as if you are sitting at a live concert. Audiophiles swear by open-back headphones, and they sound quite different to closed-backs.

These headphones are perfect for critical listening sessions, mixing and mastering music. They have an accurate soundstage presentation and precise imaging.

Planar Magnetic Drivers

Planar magnetic drivers combine characteristics of several driver types. They employ magnetic fields akin to dynamic and balanced armature drivers. However, planar magnetic drivers, like electrostatic drivers, use a flat, thin diaphragm in contrast to a coil. The planar drivers are known for their quick transient response.

Replaceable Cables

A pair of headphones with a replaceable cable has many benefits, and one of them is if the connecting cable has a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new one. If the connecting cable gets pulled or damaged, you can replace it and keep using your good-old headphones or IEMs. This way, your headphones will be protected and will last longer. With the advancements in cable manufacturing, you now get a variety of replacement cables with various termination options, lengths and quality.

Needs Amplification

Headphones and IEMs require a certain level of power to sound their best and work at their full potential. When your headphones or IEMs are underpowered, they can sound thin or muffled.

Amplifiers are required to provide adequate power to your headphone or IEMs to perform at their best. Simply put, amplifiers allow a weak audio signal to be boosted to a powerful one.

To put it into perspective, devices such as your phones and laptops come with an amplifier, but they offer very limited output power. This output may not be sufficient to power headphones and IEMs to shine at their best. This is where a dedicated amplifier is required to deliver adequate power to hear your music in all its glory.

The HiFiMAN HE1000SE emerges as an extraordinary headphone, showcasing unparalleled performance. It provides an enthralling auditory journey, immersing you in an abundance of intricacies, spatial richness, and ergonomic comfort. The bass, distinguished by its refined and invigorating character, contributes an additional dimension of pleasure to the overall listening experience.


Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.


The new HiFiMAN HE1000se is a remarkable audio reproduction by HiFiMAN. The HE1000se is an opportunity for you to upgrade your HE1000v1, HE1000v2 or HE1000 headphones. Developed on the lines of what made the HE1000 an audiophile favourite, the HE1000SE is everything an audiophile wants. The Planar technology offers a rich, detailed sound for the.



The HE1000se has been built using the patented HiFiMAN The Nanometer Thickness Diaphragm technology and have given a breakthrough by implementing it for the first time in these headphones. And the planar magnetic driver has been an add on to this incorporated material used by the HiFiMAN which produces an extraordinary sound.



HiFiMAN HE1000se's window shade system is designed in the way that it protects the driver and gives excellent open-back design. The headphone has a lower sound wave transmission from the diaphragm as it is designed asymmetrically with smaller magnets directly facing the ears.



The HE1000se comes with three detachable cables with three different connecting plugs, which would meet all your audiophile needs. The included cables come with a 3.5mm plug, ¼” 6.35mm plug and XLR Balanced plug to connect to various devices.



The Arya is lightweight as it is made from high grade plastic and the headband is built with high grade metal. This makes the headphone durable and comfortable.It perfectly complements the headphone in terms of sound as well as looks. The asymmetrical ear cups are designed to meet the shape of the human ear offering added comfort.



These headphones are crafted with CNC milling and hand polishing. With its amazing bold design, extraordinary sound and magnificent craftsmanship, the HE1000se is a legendary creation in the HiFiMAN legacy.

3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this HiFiMAN - HE1000se comes with a 3 Year warranty from HiFiMAN that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about HiFiMAN's warranty in India.

A Decade of Audiophile Excellence

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Tianjin, China, HiFiMAN stands as a leading manufacturer of audio products, specializing in headphones, amplifiers, and portable audio players. Renowned for its critically acclaimed Planar Magnetic headphones, HiFiMAN is revered among audiophiles for its state-of-the-art driver technology. Led by Dr. Fang Bian, the company has garnered awards and rave reviews for its best-in-class earphones and in-ear drivers.

From the Sundara and Ananda headphones to the RE400 and RE800 earphones, HiFiMAN's products are cherished by audiophiles worldwide for their flawless performance and exceptional sound quality.

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"The HiFiMAN - HE1000se is a convincing witness to the recorded event for those looking to crown their heads with nothing less than the best which can be had."

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"The SE has the excellent speed, attack, clarity and extension of the V2 mixed up with the more impactful bass, smoother presentation and musical character of the V1."

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"These offer an enchanting listening experience that overwhelms your senses with detail, space, & comfort. This is the kind of headphone an audiophile dreams about."

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"If you want a pure, neutral sound with crazy detail and resolution and be prepared the hear everything in your recording. Soundstage is also why you might get this headphones."

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"HE1000SE performed like a baby-Susvara and in some ways it felt like a better headphone altogether, as I could drive it with most headphone amplifiers."

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"HE1000se are the most capable headphones I have ever listened to. They are a pleasure to wear, a pleasure to use and a pleasure to listen to, at least in my personal experience."

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"The HE1000SE is a fantastic set of headphones with proprietary technology that delivers when it comes to sound. They look, feel, and sound like true audiophile headphones."

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Customer Reviews

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There are many flagship headphones right now in the market, but HE1000SE stands out as it is lightweight, sturdy, with a grandeur sound, all packed in one.

Mind you, these headphone require some burn in for the drivers to get seasond. Once it does, then these headphones are next only to HiFi speaker systems.

Won't go into technicalities as you may have read many professional reviews, but as owner of these headphones all I can say is it makes all kinds of music sound more musical, grand & quickly sucks you in into the whole listening experience.I have heared HD800, Utopia, stellia, LCD 5, EMPYREAN & D8000 Pro, they are all good having some strong points. But where HE1000SE sets itself apart is at being a true allrounder. It sounds authentic but at the same time also majestic. It is hard to explain because it is truly an experince. The gigantic sound stage, strong micro details & superlative bass, when all these come together it sounds magical.

This has been a great buy & Headphonezone has delivered it very well. Excellent experience overall, please try and hear it once. Music will never sound the same again.

Hi there, we are so happy you took out time and elaborately reviewed the product. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better and informed decision.

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