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Experience the very same sound of the original HE400i that audiophiles have come to love but with a more comfortable build with the HiFiMAN HE400i Ver.2020. It also has an increased efficiency of 93dB that makes it easily drivable with all kinds of source devices including smartphones, tablets, audio players and modest amplifiers.
The single-ended planar magnetic drivers offer an ultra-wide and lively soundstage along with spacial imaging. The magnetic force is evenly distributed for the reproduction of live sound with low distortion. The large and lightweight diaphragm design allows for incredibly fast response time, high signal input and flexible tone control.
The HE400i Ver.2020 features a stylish, contemporary look with its glossy charcoal finish. The ABS polymer ear cups and new lightweight headband offer an improved pressure pattern for superior comfort. In addition, the bevelled earpads have been crafted from pleather and velour for long listening sessions. This headphone is 30% lighter than other full-size planar magnetic headphones.
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20Hz - 35kHz|
|CABLE LENGTH||1.5 meter or 4.9 Feet|
1. HiFiMAN HE400i 2020 Version
2. Headphone Cable
3. Earpads：1 pair (on the headphone)
₹ 16,499/- ||
₹ 17,999/- ₹ 28,174/- ||
₹ 17,999/- ₹ 22,250/- ||
₹ 29,990/- ₹ 34,990/-
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|Design||Open Back||Open Back||Open Back||Open Back|
|Cable||1.5m straight cable||3m straight cable||3m straight cable||2m straight cable|
|Impedance||35Ω||62Ω||32Ω / 250Ω / 600Ω||16Ω|
|Best for||Casual Listening||Studio Monitoring/Casual Listening||Studio Monitoring/Mixing||Studio Monitoring/Casual Listening|
|In The Box||1x HiFiMAN HE400i 2020 Version 1x Headphone Cable||
1x K702 Headphones
1x Gold Plated Mini Jack Adapter
Beyerdynamic - DT 990 Edition Headphones
Jack Adapter 6.35mm
Leather Storage Bag Incl.Zipper
1x Audeze - LCD-1 Headphones
1x 2m 3.5mm To Dual 3.5mm Cable With Reversible Connectors
1x 3.5mm To 6.35mm Adapter
1x Zippered Travel Case
The HE-400i is an incredibly good Mid-Fi headphone that you really should look at if you have this kind of budget available. Sure you will need a good portable player or amp to make it sound its best.
"The AKG K 702 Open Back Dynamic Reference Headphones offer an ultracomfortable way to enjoy sound that is remarkably more open than most sets; they're like personal speakers for your head."
"The Beyerdynamic DT 990 (32 Ohm) is a headphone pair for music lovers looking for an accurate, crisp sound signature that delivers deep bass without exaggerating it."
"LCD-1 have been engineered for comfort, convenience, and premium quality sound. It delivers tuned audio in a compact and travel-friendly package perfect for audiophile listening and mixing."
Don't sweat it, this HiFiMAN HE400i 2020 Version comes with a 1 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.
I have been using the he400i the original version since last 2.5 years.both the headphone are same except for obvious change in headband design which is good since the last design was extremely brittle and I had to change it with sundara headband as the last one broke.I have paired this headphone with ifi nano iDSD black label and it compliments this headphone nicely.It has an overall neutral sound with good soundstage and instrument separation is spot on.
The bass is a proper planar bass and linear,mids are sweet sounding and highs are relatively crisp instrument like Cymbals and guitar sound natural.The headphone is brilliant if you listen to jazz music and is brilliant for movies too.Minor downside of this can is that it can sound a bit harsh on some poorly recorded song and in some already bright song.overall an excellent value headset with a planar sound.
(Look at the cons to understand the rating - I have returned the headphone and will not be buying it again)
I'm new to the audiophile headphone world and I was looking for a pair of headphones(HP's) so thought why not try the audiophile-grade than our usual Bluetooth HP's. Most of my experience has been with a good pair of stereo speakers with an integrated amp.
So did my bit of research and decided on Hifiman 400i 2020.
Build Quality: Pretty good. The cups feel a bit flimsy but that is the design and nothing to worry about. The pictures might mislead you to believe the outer covering of the cups is flat and even but they are not. At least not in my unit. And the mesh moves when I tried to wiggle it a little. Overall decent but I expected more for the price.
Sound Quality: Well the HP's do sound great and open as expected from open-back HP's.
The bass is good and audible not boomy or distorted. Not for anyone looking for a bass-heavy can out of the box. (But EQ these cans and they respond well)
Mids are a little recessed but still clean and clear.
Highs can get a little sharp at times depending on the audio quality and track you listen to. It is detailed and has a good resolution.
Soundstage - It is ok, would not say great. I could feel the stage behind me to be better than in front of me. And it is nowhere comparable to a pair of speakers(For anyone new who does not have experience with HP's).
Imaging - Well I could not really verify this properly in my pair due to the driver imbalance issue.
Cons - The major one that no one here seems to have posted about or addressed. With Hifiman it's a very risky affair. The pair I got had a driver imbalance issue which upon return, Hifiman did not address properly. I raised a return request within 7 days for a replacement. It was sent to Hifiman for verification and they returned back the HP's after 2 weeks stating the issue was with wire and have been resolve. But the issue still persisted when I tested them. Kudos to Headphone Zone to have supported me during this situation and arranging another return to verify the HP's themselves, and agreed to replace or provide a refund.
Now it would be ok if it was an issue with just 1 unit, but I see similar comments in amazon.in for the same product. And what's more, I purchased deva next and am facing the same issue yet again. (My hearing is fine as the issue this time is in the opposite direction) I might post a review for deva as well after the issues with it are dealt with, so check out that page for the review.
Overall a great pair of cans and does not really have any great alternatives at this price point. So you need to decide whether you want to invest your money, time, and effort into them.
I was skeptical about ordering from Headphone Zone, but after experiencing the support I received from them, I would not have any problem shopping from them again.
My mid fi headphones journey has spanned 17 over ear headphones closed and open , my current keepers are k712 pro , hd58x , k371 , k361 and now he 400i 2020. Latest I sold hd599 and dt880 pro and bought these and I can happily say I have had the most fun with these till now (20hours). It has deeper extended subbass more than 880 ,712 58x but less midbass than 58x, 599 . Mids remind of a dt880 , flat and neutral , not warm but not cold either , extremely accurate . Highs are more forgiving than dt880 , k712 , but less so than Sennheisers , soundstage is wider than dt880 , 58x, 599, but less than k712 pro . They require as much power as k712 pro to shine. They don't have the finer details of dynamic headphones but are a extremely joy to listen to , surprisingly they are the most comfortable cans of the lot because of soft pads and minimal clamping, I am sure sundara would be better if you have money to spend as for me I am happy for now till the upgrade bug bites again. Love HPZ for bringing this product at an affordable price of 14k ,1 day delivery with great packing , solid job!
I use these headphones for casual music listening on my computer. The headphones are comfortable to wear, but do warm up the ears when wearing for more than 30 minutes. The headphone cable is braided and durable, however seems to constantly get in my way as it is so stiff and thick. The sound quality is pretty good, but I have not been blown away when compared to a much cheaper monoprice headphone pair. They possibly need a good break-in period and I have not listened to them long enough to notice improvements related to break-in. Another plus seems to be that the headphones work fine with mobile phones. I have not used these with a dedicated DAC yet, but rather use the amplified headphone jack that I get with my 2.1 logitech computer speaker set.
Its my 2nd headphones from HIFIMan (first was he400) and the are meet and exceeded my expectation! All my conclusion is after a 150 hours burn-in as suggested by HIFIMAN manual that came with HE400i The sound is more refined and smoothed then he400. Every instrument can be well followed and hear every nuances of the musicians, hence have a wide soundstage. The highs that are ear peircing on he400, here on 400i they are more smooth which are good for because I hate when the treble have picks. It still has some picks but are noticeably smaller then he400.
Music quality is Flat.
HiFiMAN - HE400i 2020 Version
After much deliberation between DT990, HE400I 2020 I made up my mind to pull the trigger on this headphone. Amazing sound quality for the price point. They should have included a carry case along with this headphone. I bought a seperate one . Compared to a Bluetooth headphones that I tested this is miles ahead and am sure this will be to go headphone this year.
worth the buy .