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HiFiMan HE-1000 V2 Audiophile Headphones

HiFiMan HE-1000 V2 Audiophile Headphones
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£2,599.00
(£2,165.83 Exc. VAT)
  

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  • World’s First Diaphragm in Nanometer Thickness
  • Advanced Asymmetrical Magnetic Circuit
  • Patented “Window Shade” System
  • Meticulously Crafted and Quality-Checked by Hand
  • Enjoy Excellent Comfort and Remarkable Sound Quality
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HiFiMan HE-1000 Version 2 Audiophile Headphones

The best headphone in the world has just got better!

World’s First Diaphragm in Nanometer Thickness: The diaphragm in nanometer thickness is extremely low in mass, yielding faster response and lower distortion. “…sounded remarkable and may motivate me to do a lot more headphone listening…” Jim Hannon, The Absolute Sound

Advanced Asymmetrical Magnetic Circuit: 7 years of research and devotion into the groundbreaking design offers near perfect reproduction of live music. Regular driver: insufficient construction of sound apertures from classical planar magnetic driver creates reflections, deflections, and refraction of sound waves, resulting in audible distortion. HIFIMAN Advanced Asymmetrical Planar Driver: the innovative design of the double-sided, asymmetrical magnetic circuits is the perfect marriage of the diaphragm in nanometer thickness and its magnetic partner. The result is Planar Magic. “The new HE1000 nailed it…at least as fat as a headphone could on quick listen at a show. This sounds like a reference level headphone.” Tyll Hertsen, Innerfidelity

Patented “Window Shade” System: Created to meet the need for driver protection and optimized open-back design. Regular headphone: Traditional grill designs tend to reflect sound waves, creating audible interference and distortion. HE1000: the patented “Window Shade” design is precisely structured to achieve an optimal open-back design. It prevents interference from the sound waves, avoiding unwanted reflections and vibrations, which cause distortion. This results in a wider and natural soundstage, outstanding imaging and remarkable clarity. "For the listener, the net effect is not unlike having one’s ears and brain “hard-wired” to the original recording console, which affords an exceptionally intimate view of the music." Chris Martens, HiFi+

Meticulously Crafted and Quality-Checked by Hand: With its unique design, exceptional function and exquisite craftsmanship, the HE100 is the total luxury item that redefines the audio landscape.

Enjoy Excellent Comfort and Remarkable Sound Quality: Ergonomic and comfortable, the headband features a steady arch structure, a universal design with improved reliability and durability. “…the ginormous HE1000 made even my head look tiny. Despite its size, the HE1000 felt light on the head.” Jude, Head-Fi

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  • Owner's Guide
  • Headphone Cables (3m for 6.35mm plug, 3m for 4-pin XLR plug, 1.5m for 3.5mm plug)
  • Earpads: 1 Pair (on the Headphone)
  • Style: Open Back 
  • Driver type: Planar Magnetic
  • Impedance:35+/-3 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB
  • Frequency response: 8Hz-65KHz
  • Weight: 480g

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local 'Next Day' service including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail '1st Class Recorded' costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on goods with order value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £60 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

Exceptions

  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada

WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.
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The best you can own?
Tuesday, 4 October 2016  | 

I have rarely been tempted to write a review of any product I have purchased in the past, however the Hifiman He1000 has changed that. It is undoubtedly the best headphone I have ever used or owned.
They are supremely able to reveal detail in recordings that you may never have noticed before. You could argue that this could be a good or bad thing it all depends on the way the detail is presented, if it is thrown in your face so that it becomes a defining aspect of the sound then that's bad. In this case however you tend to notice it "in passing" or rather you don't notice it but simply appreciate its presence, you know it's there but instead of detracting from it adds to your enjoyment of the flow of the music. If listening to a large scale symphonic work for example, you may hear melodic lines or harmonies, things that the composer wrote adding to the overall structure and form of the piece but which have lain obscured in the general sonic texture presented by lesser phones.
Each frequency range,is presented in a balanced manner with no area showing any dominance. The bass is well controlled and extended but never seems over played, those with a more "electronic" preference in their musical taste may miss the apparent prominence given to this area by other phones but make no mistake it is definitely there. The mids and highs are equally well controlled and the overall sound is very accurate without the clinical nature you sometimes find in devices that are described as such, I suppose the best adjective I could use to describe the sound of these cans would be "natural". That is a violin sounds like a violin, a piano like a piano - what better compliment could you pay.
Whether you consider paying over 2500 for a set of headphones is a worthwhile investment is very much a personal thing. I also have a pair of HiFimans's He 560 cans which retail at about a quarter the cost of these and if truth be told would have been happy to continue with these as they possess a good proportion of the abilities of their larger brother. However I had the opportunity to go for these and must say have not been disappointed.
I pre-ordered my V2 set from igloo prior to the UK release at a time when the price was set at the level of the previous version. Not only were they delivered very soon after the release date but the original pre-release price was honoured (there was a 300 increase in retail). Full marks therefore to both service and product.

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A Clean Window on the World of Sound
Tuesday, 10 May 2016  | 

What do you need headphones to be? Comfortable? Uncoloured? Revealing? Durable? - whatever reasonable criteria you have, these headphones are designed and built meet your needs and where possible, exceed them. So far mine have not disappointed in any area. The only drawback is possibly that you can't very easily wear them while jogging up underground escalators.
Oh, and they are very open back.
But they deliver the sonic goods in every area that really matters.
Good recordings open up like cossetted chrysanthemums.
They effortlessly reveal the multi layered orchestral sound stage.
With electronica their lighter than air vibrating membrane responds to tiny timbral shifts yeilding expressive complexities where before there was banal interdental gap filling.
In brief, I cannot imagine ever needing another set of headphones.
Are they expensive?
Well, how much time, effort and hard earned have you put into your music collection? Listening to it through these is like finding out what music you really, actually, have.
In that wider sense they are great value!

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