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HiFiMAN - HE400i 2020 Version

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Chi-Fi
Excellence

Warm & Smooth
Sound Signature

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

1 Year of
Warranty

Open-Back
Design

Planar Magnetic
Drivers

Replaceable
Cables

Needs
Amplification


For any beginner audiophile, the HiFiMAN HE400i is the perfect "first". They are planar magentic, open-back, incredibly detailed and are available at a very affordable price for those just starting off.
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RAGHAV SOMANI

Headphone Guru Info

About Raghav Somani

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.

DESCRIPTION

A HEADPHONE THAT AUDIOPHILES WILL LOVE

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.

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EXPERIENCE HIFIMAN'S PLANAR MAGNETIC MAGIC

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.

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BUILT TO BE STYLISH & COMFORTABLE

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.

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SPECS

SPECIFICATIONS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz - 35kHz
IMPEDANCE 35 Ω
EFFICIENCY 93dB
CABLE LENGTH 1.5 meter or 4.9 Feet
PLUG 3.5mm/6.35mm
WEIGHT 370g (13.05oz)
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS
1. HiFiMAN HE400i 2020 Version
2. Headphone Cable
3. Earpads:1 pair (on the headphone)

COMPARISONS

 

HiFiMAN - HE400i 2020 Version
 vs competitors
HiFiMAN - HE400i 2020 Version HiFiMAN - HE400i 2020 Version
 vs competitors
₹ 16,499/-

AKG - K702vs competitors
AKG - K702 AKG - K702 vs competitors
₹ 17,999/- ₹ 28,174/-

Beyerdynamic - DT 990 Editionvs competitors
Beyerdynamic - DT 990 Edition Beyerdynamic - DT 990 Edition vs competitors
₹ 17,999/- ₹ 22,250/-

Audeze - LCD-1vs competitors
Audeze - LCD-1 Audeze - LCD-1 vs competitors
₹ 29,990/- ₹ 34,990/-

Warranty
Sound Signature
Warm & Smooth
Flat
Flat
Balanced
Design Open Back Open Back Open Back Open Back
Wearing Style Over-Ear Over-Ear Over-Ear Over-Ear
Frequency Response 20Hz-35kHz 10Hz-39.8kHz 5Hz-35kHz 10Hz-50kHz
Cable 1.5m straight cable 3m straight cable 3m straight cable 2m straight cable
Replaceable Parts
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
Experts Verdict 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.
Headfonia
"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."
Cnet
"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."
PC Mag
"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."
Headfonia
 

FAQs

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WARRANTY & MEDIA REVIEWS

1 Year Warranty

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.

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BEST Headphones
2020

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Dec, 2020

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Dec, 2020

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
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L.
Excellent value

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.

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h.t.
Bassy dt880 with less detail and more fun

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!

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A.S.
Best in class performance.

Planar-magnetic, large drivers, superb soundstage, good imaging, fast response, partly metal build, plushest earcups, responds well to EQ to make it sound like most other headphones. Can drive it from most phones and desktop without amp, as long as source is of relatively recent origin.

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J.K.
Good entry into audiophile grade

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.

Thanks a ton for sharing your review with us.

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v.r.
Open back Hifi headphone

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.

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V.A.
For this price it's a no brainer!!!

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.

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. We look forward to serving you again.

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D.T.
Smooth, Detailed and Simply Amazing

firstly, I'd like to wish Raghav a Happy Birthday. Secondly, thank you so much for getting this at such a Steal price and delivering it in just 2 days. I've been listening to them for the past 3-4 days and so far they are just amazing. Smooth, detailed every detail is being captured, you'll start to listen to details which you never noticed before, imaging is amazing, Staging is Great, Mids are rich, Treble is smooth maybe a little dipped and bass is fast and thats expected from a planar headphones. For beginner audiophiles they are the best option under 20k over 20k you have sundara which is on another league.

Again Thank you so much

Hey, this makes us super happy! So glad to know that you love them:)

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P.R.
later

Am not in any type of social media.
Until now nothing glares in headphone.
Its on burning.I believe in that theory.
But, the packing........Thats something.
I suspect it may contains a pug cub.😊
Such big pack with safety concern.
Appreciate.
Will share the experience later.
Dont expect a tech review.
Am not an audiophile.miles to go.....
Still on learning.
Till then...
Bye.

So glad to know that you love them:) We are looking forward to your review.

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A.
Great stepup from Audio Technica M50x

Had been contemplating since past few months on getting these and was on a look out, even if it meant importing from usa as headphonezone showed it sold out. Then lo-behold they showed up at great price during Raghav's birthday celebration sale (Happy Bday Raghav!). The price was far lower than anywhere available online. So I made the decision and locked them on and got it delivered overnight. I glad I did, these are great headphones and gives you a good flavour of planar magnetic world. Initially the bass was lacking and high hats sounded too tight, however I left them for 8 hours of burnin and the sound has opened up quite a lot. With schiit stack they sound great and I would recommend these to anyone who is a music lover. You won't regret!

Hey, thank you so much. So glad to know that you love them:) We look forward to serving you again.

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