Hifiman HE400SE

Hifiman HE400SE
Looria Grade
A

Based on 52 reviews

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Review highlights
  • Great for audiophiles
  • These are simply amazing
  • Just got these today
  • Out of the box these were underwhelming
  • After letting them break in they are incredible

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Astonishing value for money

These headphones have blown me away for their price. The sound quality is fantastic for a $150 headphone. I have heard $400 wireless headphones that sound like tin cans on a string compared to these fantastic planar-magnetic headphones. The best description of the sound quality of these cans is "neu...

5.0
Paul Kelly
1 year ago
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Amazing for the price with EQ

Out of the box these were underwhelming, but after letting them break in they are incredible. Out of the box they seemed colored, and cold/dry sounding. Let them break in, and get used to the sound. After you've done that you'll realize how much better these are than what you have. These do have a p...

5.0
User
1 year ago
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Simply Amazing

These are simply amazing. Audiophiles will love these! This is my first pair of magnetic planar headphones. I was excited to get them and boy did they not let me down! HIFIMAN has a great reputation for leading the tech field in headphone research. They don't use conventional speakers like all other...

5.0
MJ
1 year ago
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HiFiMAN HE400SE Review - Best value planar headphone of 2021?

I think that the hd400se is a pretty good entry point for both people just getting into the high-end audio hobby or listeners who have yet to try out planar magnetic headphones. So without a doubt, the hd400se, with its reliable, sound signature and structural upgrades, gets a strong recommendation from me anyways. That is all for me today

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The HEADPHONE Show
1 month ago
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Great sound from unique and relatively inexpensive headphones

Just got these today. Great sound from my iPad, and even better using my fiioA1 cheap headphone amp (purchased from Amazon). Sound quality is first rate. Better sound than from my expensive Sony wireless noise-cancelling headphones. These are my first planar headphones, and seem a bargain at $150. S...

4.0
Howard Davidson
1 year ago
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Don’t waste your money. Invest on something worth.

I have read YouTube reviews about HIFIMAN headphones, and I heard a lot of positive reviews. So I decided to purchase the HE400SE headset. I plugged them into my DAC setup, I boost the low frequencies, then the unexpected happens: extremely bad bass distortion at moderate high volumes when bass-boos...

2.0
EJ Juarez
1 year ago
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My first dive into Planar Magnetic

I am a bit of an audiophile, but I have been mostly into loud speakers, car audio, and IEMs. After snagging a pair of Sennheiser HD650s replacing the set of HD600s my parents bought me years and years ago that were stolen. I began to realize how much I can enjoy headphones. Also having roommates, an...

5.0
JJ
1 year ago
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Unbelievable value and clarity. Very natural and neutral sound, yet not thin sounding.

I have owned a lot of decent headphones. Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Grado SR80e, Denon AH-7000, Sony WH-1000XM4, Apple Airpod Pro, etc. These are probably the best headphones I've ever heard. They are extremely neutral and natural sounding, yet they have detail, bass, soundstage, etc of headphones tha...

5.0
CAAmazoner
6 months ago
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Great sound at a great price

II really appreciate music of all sorts but especially acoustic instruments and the human voice. I am also by background and necessity very frugal. My previous favorite headphones were the Sennheiser 414's and my current other headphones are the B&O Form 2's. My current speakers are the Magnepan .7'...

5.0
tech3149
1 year ago
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Surprising quality sound for cheap

Running off of my Sony TAZH1ES amplifier and it sounds fantastic. Even on my portable DAP it has impressive clarity. Build Quality: Overall 4 stars. It has plastic earcups which seem to be the cheapest feeling part, but i kinda like this shiny silver plastic build. The grills are black, shiny plasti...

5.0
Miss Connie
7 months ago
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