Review: HIFIMAN HE-1000 Headphones

The Peek In To What HIFIMAN HE-1000 Headphones Can Do – Review

Hifiman HE-1000 is loudly marketed as the first headphones which come with a nanometer thickness diaphragm. The coming up with the HE-1000 took the engineers and designers a decade. This is an exceptionally long period which means that the headphones are simply the best. With well-researched dynamics of the headphones, you will find that the price of $3,000 which the manufacturer asks is quite reasonable. For most people, this price is definitely ridiculous, but first, have a read of the features and what the equipment can do and you will literally fall in love.

The package


Just like the other high-end headphones, HE-1000 headphones come in some spectacularly sophisticated box. Unlike some other headphones either in the Hifiman line and other manufacturers, the HE-1000 doesn’t come with a traveling bag. In the box, you will find the breathtakingly beautiful headphones. You will also find a cable which is tipped with a ¼ inch headphone plug and another tipped with a 4-pin XLR connector. The latter cable is used with the headphones amps which help at delivering a balanced music sound output. The manufacturer has not included a cable with an inline remote which can be used directly with your Smartphone or any other portable device.

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The features to find with these headphones

Like most planar magnetic headphones, the HE-1000 headphones are just as heavy. However, when placed side by side the other headphones, you will find that they are marginally lighter. You will also note with some obvious pleasure that the ear cups don’t grip your head like a vice. They are astonishingly comfortable. And this is one of the reasons you will appreciate the price tag.

The ear pads are made using the best possible materials. The velour of the ear pads will however not amuse you much as the other ear pads of other headphones. This is however not something to make you stop from trying out these headphones as every audiophile has their own preferences. Moreover, the ear pads are designed such that even if you are in a hot place, you won’t sweat.


The manufacturer has not included a 3.5mm minijack which allows you to plug your device straight to your Smartphone. However, the manufacturer has produced an adapter which allows you the convenience of plugging in your headphones to your Smartphone. However, the quality of the music is definitely what you will have been used to but still it will be far better than the standard Smartphone sound.

The comfort of the headphones

As stated earlier, the HE-1000 headphones are explicitly designed to ensure that the best detail of the song is captured. You will have an easy time being teleported to the times of the music greats just by plugging in these headphones. As for the weight of the headphones, the manufacturer has invested in a strong headband which accentuated by a leather band.

When it comes to the delivery of music, the HE-1000 headphones are perfect in that even the low-quality MP3s much as their flaws are highlighted, they don’t prevent the headphones from extracting the very best from a song. You can, therefore, listen to any type of song with these headphones.


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The performance of the headphones


The HE-1000 radically reproduces a song in the most explicit way. It makes a song to rather than resonate around the room to materialize in your head. The reverbed chords of the guitar strings from your favorite song will leave you floating through space and time. The HE-1000 treble is exceptionally cool and well defined. The sensitivity of the headphones is 90 dB while the maximum power capacity is 6W. The headphones impedance is 35Ω. The frequency of the speakers is between a low of 8Hz all the way to 65 kHz.


  • A reproduction of live music
  • Extremely versatile diaphragm
  • Wide frequency range
  • Ergonomically beautiful
  • Comfortably a good fit for most people


  • Very expensive
  • Not directly compatible with mobile devices
  • Heavy

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If you a true fan of music, you will definitely fall in love with the Hifiman HE-1000 headphones which are cleverly designed to deliver the best detail of every song you play. The price will most definitely make you take a step back but on the other hand, you will come around and find that this is a worthy investment after testing them. The headphones have that rare capacity of allowing you to enjoy that ethereal quality of all music at any volume and at any time.



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