This helmet matches the original HE400i with a different leatherette headband.
It's a fully open headset that can be powered easily although a good DAP or headphone amp is recommended to get the most out of it (it was used with an xDuoo X3 II DAP or a JDS Labs Atom amp).
The cable is detachable (2 x 3.5mm mono connectors on the headphones and 3.5mm to amp) and can be replaced for balanced cables. The supplied cable is the one that comes with the Sundara top model, a 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter is also supplied.
The headset is still sold directly by Drop on order (usually a few weeks/months wait) for $159 excluding taxes and shipping.
This helmet being very popular for its excellent value for money (a great entry point into the world of planar magnetic helmets), many written or video tests will inform you better than I can about its characteristics.
I'm getting rid of it because I really like the rendering and I've switched to the higher range, the Sundara.
Condition of equipment
Condition of equipment :
- Excellent Condition, Impeccable aesthetics
Model & finish
- Midnight Blue
Date of purchase :
HIFIMAN is, simply put, the result of Dr. Fang Bian's ongoing commitment to create an audio company that serves both audiophiles and casual listeners, offering a range of personal audio products for a variety of budgets and lifestyles.