HIFIMAN Edition X Review
We all know that the flagship of the HIFIMAN companyis the HE 1000S headphones and they are extremely well. We mention this fact in order to understand the goal of the HIFIMAN Edition X isn’t a new version of the mentioned model. This is a completely new model, made for people who are looking for portable headphones, with a superior sound quality.
We tested the HIFIMAN Edition X with iPhone and Android phones. The end result was fantastic and we are glad to say that they should be the first choice if you prefer listening music on your portable device. Note: We also tested them on ordinary devices and the result was very good.
The planar magnetic feature is obviously supported. It is probably the most important feature of these headphones and it makes them better.
Another advantage of the HIFIMAN Edition X is anextremely thin diaphragm. Don’t forget that this manufacturer is the leader in this area, therefore you should expect only the best.
You may know that window share design is a standard feature of more advanced models made by HIIFIMAN. On the HIFIMAN Edition X test,we noticed that they also have this feature. It protects the inner components, but it leaves a small space so you can see them, placed inside earpads. It looks fabulous.
The ear cups are not round, they are asymmetrical. Unless you are a music junkie, you won’t know all the advantages of this feature. It follows the natural curve of the ear and affects directly on the sound quality. It makes it better and more focused on the inner ear. We were able to see that most, the latest products feature this advantage. They are also made from velour and pleather. This affects the comfort and makes the headphones more comfortable, especially during the longer usages. Add the fact the weight is 398 grams, and you will get additional benefits.
The cable is 10 feet long and it is a high-performance unit. It is user-replicable and it is paired with the advanced ports. This makes using the headphones simpler and easier than ever.
HIFIMAN Edition X Performance includes the dynamic sound quality and the advanced bass. As the result, you will get impressive sound quality. We tested it with different songs and music files in general. We even tested with a music recorded back in the 60s, and the quality was better than several other models offered.
The sound is clear and you will have to take them off occasionally, just to make assure your speakers are off. This actually happened to us!
Probably the most important fact is that the sound feels alive and real. It is a rare advantage you can get nowadays and it is highly recommended. We liked it a lot and we were impressed with it.
In general, the sound is perfect for mobile devices, but it is still better on a computer. All genres are supported and there won’t be losses in the sound quality. Paired withgreater comfort, we actually have great headphones for people who will use them all day.
What we liked:
- Best sound in the class.
- Low weight.
- Asymmetrical ear pads.
- User-replaceable cable.
- The HIFIMAN Edition X price.
- Works great on mobile devices.
- You will need some time to get used to the ear pads.
- A different design may be an issue to some people.
We were impressed during the test and we actually liked this model a lot. As the result, we can say that you will like them as well, and you will be more than just satisfied.