HIFIMAN HE 400s Review
Headphones are usually categorized by the price. In general, you get sound quality depending on their value. There are no a lot of headphones that offer a great sound quality and at the same time, they are affordable. At least there weren’t models like this until the HIFIMAN HE 400s were offered.
Our HIFIMAN HE 400s test will prove that these are great and affordable headphones that have a lot of things to offer. They are well-made and for the price, they are probably better than 99% of rivals. Let’s not forget that they are modern as well.
The HIFIMAN HE 400s price is affordable, as we already said, but we didn’t mention that it is the cheapest product with the planar magnetic feature. Usually, this feature is reserved for more expensive headphones, but now, you can have it in this, affordable model.
As you may believe, the manufacturer used the latest materials, so the total weight is reduced to 350 grams. They are 25 grams lighter than the previous model. Maybe more important is the fact you can actually feel the lower weight, especially during the longer usages.
The earpads are made completely from velour. This is another reason why you can wear the HIFIMAN HE 400s for a long period of time. A fact that must be mentioned are the extremely large earpads. They are bigger than equivalent models have to offer, so they are more comfortable and they have a positive effect on the sound quality.
What if you are looking headphones that look amazing as well? Again, the HIFIMAN HE 400s is a suitable model. The mixture of the metal and the high-quality plastics is impressive and makes these headphones look expensive, although they aren’t.
During the test, we compared the results and the quality of other headphones of this price range and we were impressed how HIFIMAN was better.
After we have compared the HIFIMAN HE 400s Amazon offer, with similar models, we compared their sound quality as well. The model on the test has an open and loud sound, which is common for open back headphones. We can also say that it is spacious, which is completely opposite than all closed back models have.
Treble and bass are medium-quality features. We liked them, but they can be better. In any case, these headphones are a nice choice and they will provide the mentioned sound quality in most situations. Bass will be sufficient for most individuals, no matter which power source you use, but it isn’t the best feature of these headphones.
Details and clarity are similar as well. Simply said, you won’t get the ultimate levels, but you will get more than low-end headphones have to offer. In general, clarity is more important and luckily, these headphones feature it in huge amounts.
The bottom line, at least when it comes to the sound quality is that the HIFIMAN HE 400s provides average results so don’t expect too much from it. Still, this is a medium range model, therefore don’t try to get the ultimate performances.
What we liked:
- Probably the best value for money you can have right now.
- The design is modern and features amazing elements.
- Silver metal ear cups are desirable.
- Bass and treble are on a high level.
- The quality.
- Lightweight (25 grams lighter than the previous model).
- Open back makes sound open.
- The sound leaks at the back, which can be a drawback and a plus side.
- Bass can be better.
The HIFIMAN HE 400s is currently treated as one of the best models in this price range and it is still very popular.