Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
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$129

Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones

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Enter the World of Planar Magnetic Headphones

We teamed up with HIFIMAN to redefine the entry point for planar magnetic headphones. Taking the best elements from our HE4XX and HE5XX models—and incorporating several all-new components—we created the Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4. An optimal blend of accessibility and audio quality, it’s a planar magnetic standout that impresses on its own or paired with an amp. Based on the HE4XX’s classic build, the HE-X4 features earcups that HIFIMAN listeners know and love, plus an updated headband for improved sturdiness and comfort. On the sonic side, dual-sided magnet arrays similar to that of the HE5XX help the HE-X4 achieve improved sensitivity over the HE4XX—with a distinctly warm and subtly dark tone all its own. 

Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones

Dual-Sided Magnetic Drivers in a Sturdy Design

In any pair of planar magnetic headphones, the listening experience is defined by the drivers. In the HE-X4, the drivers don’t disappoint. For uncompromising responsiveness and sensitivity, we implemented a dual-sided magnet driver array that uses magnets on both sides of the diaphragm membrane to generate sound waves. We also tuned each driver for maximum efficiency to minimize distortion and give the HE-X4 a unique sonic character. On the exterior, the HE-X4 retains much of what made the HE4XX a fan-favorite: large earcups, plush earpads, and a lightweight build. Where it surpasses its predecessor is the headband. We worked closely with HIFIMAN to make the slider connections more durable and improve headband strength overall—giving the HE-X4 uncompromising comfort alongside immersive sound.

Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones

HIFIMAN: For Audiophiles, By Audiophiles

Founded in New York City in 2007, HIFIMAN has always kept its ears close to the audiophile community. Case and point: Dr. Fang, company founder and head engineer. Dr. Fang started out as an active contributor on Head-Fi, regularly attending local meetups while pursuing his doctorate at Columbia. When he realized his PhD research could be relevant to his passion—the music-listening experience and the audiophile products that improve it—he started talking with forum members and meetup attendees about what they’d like to see in the next generation of headphones. With his first designs, HIFIMAN was born. In the few short years since its inception, HIFIMAN has released several highly regarded audio products, all while keeping close ties with the audiophile community. At Drop, we couldn’t imagine a better way of doing things.

Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones

Elevate Your HE-X4 With the ONE

Designed for entry-level listeners and enthusiasts in search of a refined feature set, the Drop+ THX AAA ONE Linear Amplifier is a slimmed-down version of our beloved THX 789 linear amp. It does away with the 789’s balanced inputs and outputs in favor of a single-ended output and an all-new preamp output, which is perfect for connecting to powered speakers. Of course, it also features THX’s legendary AAA technology to deliver detailed amplification with next to no distortion, as well as three gain stages to drive headphones at all impedance levels. Sleek and desktop friendly, it makes a powerful pair with the HE-X4.

Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones

Specs

  • Drop + HIFIMAN
  • Headphone type: Open-back
  • Ear coupling: Over-ear
  • Drivers: Dual-magnet planar magnetic drivers
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB
  • Impedance: 25 ohms
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Spring steel and hand-stitched protein leather headband
  • Focus-A hybrid ear pads
  • Adjustable sliders
  • Steel gimbals with black oxide finish
  • Black printing
  • Laser-etched serialization
  • Cable: 4.9 ft (1.5 m), detachable
  • Plug:  ¼ in (6.35 mm)
  • Weight: (420 g)
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones

RETURNS—NO QUESTIONS ASKED

We get it. Sometimes what you ordered just doesn’t work out. If that’s the case for you, don’t fret! All customers (both US and international) may return this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.

Shipping

Estimated ship date is Sep 30, 2022 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.

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Have they be redesigned/fix or will they, over time, suffer the same problem like my previous pair of 4XX - screws holding caps loosen over time and fall off. I needed to screw them back together every day. Yokes were actually bigger then caps and I think that there was a bit too much tension from metal springiness involved. After some time they wouldn't even last whole day of normal use and one day I was so pissed and tired of rebuilding them over and over and over again that I throw them into garbage bin. IMHO those are simple an example of bad engineering, or perhaps case of using parts that weren't actually designed to work together in the first place.
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PhillipNunya
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Seems to me you wasted a decent set of headphones. I would have just used Loctite.Read More
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can they do suround sound with atmos for headphones?
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They can play whatever sound signal you send in. So if your PC will send sound altered by Atmos for headphones software then you will get what you send - a pseudo virtual sound that is way worse in...Read More
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Most headphone speakers are 50mm in size, and the largest are the HyperX with 100mm speakers. How large are the speakers in these headphones ?
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Johnsonson
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You're talking about dynamic driver size. These are planar and assuming they're like the 400/xx, 60mm. That said, it really doesn't mean anything.Read More
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ginzero
Completes my setup.
Xephyroth
Using the HE-X4 via single-ended output on the m9xx. I think around 75% is comfortable for my ears, but I’ll dial back in long listening sessions.
Fayne
HE-X4 + BZHiFi E200
Bonddaboom
Tube on!
s3da7med
Intro to audiophile headphones
Vvv1234
HE-X4
vumanchu
HE-X4 + Schiit Magni 3 Heresy + Schiit Modi 3
Weeblord
Simply epic 😳
La-Port
Can't go wrong for the asking price
halo26
Fits great in this box!
jboettch
nice budget friendly entry into decent audio gear
xjolzhemir
Looks good, sounds good
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