Hifiman HE400i

Hifiman HE400i
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Review highlights
  • Great for bass heads
  • Treble is just right and not sibilant
  • Cool sound comparable with the Sennheiser HD650 but IMHO a little better
  • Ear pads are great
  • Not neutral


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The Best Audiophile Headphones for Everyday Use in 2021 | Reviews by Wirecutter

Offering perhaps the most spacious and detailed music reproduction you can get for less than $500, the HE400i represents an affordable way to get true audiophile-grade sound.

13 days ago

HiFiMan HE-400i review: High-end audiophile headphones for a semi-affordable price

ConclusionIf you've always wanted to own a pair of high-end "audiophile" headphones but can't quite justify dropping a grand on a pair, the HiFiMan HE-400i is a good compromise. It's a superb-sounding headphone full-size headphone that features excellent build quality and an improved design that makes it more comfortable to wear than its predecessor.

David Carnoy
1 month ago

The hifiman he400i original model with dekoni elite hybrid pads are pretty, pretty good. Wearing them now listening to Neil Young "down by the river" and they definitely don't suck.

I just got to try the Hifiman HE400i 2020 version and I think it's tied with the Cloud Orbit for two the most comfortable headphones I've ever tried.

Zero stars construction and customer service

I purchased these headphones in December of 2015 for $300. I loved them at first, but then, due to poor design (look at the photo of the cable they provide on the store page, the material wore away and then suffered connectivity problems; the sound would repeatedly disconnect and reconnect), the cab...

Amazon Customer
5 years ago

1more over ears, he400i, kph30i, and I just ordered the porta pro's. The planars were the biggest eye opener for me, totally changed my idea of what a headphone could sound like. I'm hoping to get the t60rp in '21


Sound Ok, but built quality leaves too much to be desired.

Pros: Its not a neutral headphone which is a plus in my book, it has bass, but its not for bass heads. Its treble is just right and its not sibilant. It has a cool sound comparable with the sennheiser hd650, but IMHO a little better. It can be driven by my iphone 6s plus without an amp, but with an ...

6 years ago

SHP9500 i just didnt like them. I sold off my he400i at the time and have to say i fell for the planar sound. Got a 400i again and now have a monilith m570 no regrets but the Mrspeakers ether cx looking nice.


The he400i are a real good buy, having used both stock and large angled pads, I think the thing that really brings it together is having those chonkster pads for me.

**Past headphones:** HE400i, not enough base. ATH-M50x, sound was pretty good imo. **Music:** Hiphop/artists like frank ocean's blonde kinda.


Product Dimensions

8 x 7 x 4.5 inches

Country of Origin


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer