Founded by Dr. Fang Bian in 2007, HiFiMAN is widely regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of high performance headphones and portable audio products. They are especially known for its critically-acclaimed Planar-Magnetic headphones that feature state-of-the-art driver technology.
The HE-500 is one of HiFiMAN’s best performing planar magnetic designs, yet, its 89dB sensitivity is higher than similar designs and allows it to be driven with a conventional headphone amplifier. The HE-500 offers impressive frequency response from 50Hz to 50KHz and with all of the dynamics and lifelike realism that HiFiMAN headphones are famous for. These headphones are quite large and feature over-sized drivers, a high gloss finish, soft leather ear pads already installed on the headphones and a replacement pair of velour ear pads. The manufacturer suggests that these headphones be used with a Headphone Amplifier.