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Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX Planar Magnetic Headphones
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Product Description
Many headphone companies have tried their hand at planar magnetic drivers, but none have done it quite like HIFIMAN. The result of founder Dr. Fang’s PhD research at Columbia University, its driver technology has landed the company in TIME, Forbes, and CNET’s “The Audiophiliac,” and won it the CES Editors’ Choice Award Read More
Planar Magnetics Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Many headphone companies have tried their hand at planar magnetic drivers, but none have done it quite like HIFIMAN. The result of founder Dr. Fang’s PhD research at Columbia University, its driver technology has landed the company in TIME, Forbes, and CNET’s “The Audiophiliac,” and won it the CES Editors’ Choice Award. Now, that tech is available at an unheard-of price in the Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX: a pair of high-efficiency, open-back planar magnetics that don’t need a fancy amp to sound amazing. Listen to them directly from your smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer, or add a headphone amp to take them to the next level. The sound is smooth, engaging, and even across the frequency range, with airy, sparkly highs and the planar bass slam that HIFIMAN is known for.

Note: Due to the popularity of this product, we’re having trouble keeping it in stock. Preorder now and we’ll reserve your spot in our next run, expected to ship August 14th. 

Premium Aesthetic, Comfortable Feel

Comfort is king for the HE4XX, which features HIFIMAN’s Focus-A hybrid ear pads: the best-feeling, best-sounding pads the company has to offer. The foam has extra cushioning and is specially angled for acoustics, and the part of the pad touching the ear is made of soft, luxurious velour. A revival of the original HIFIMAN style with some structural improvements, the headband is made of spring steel—so it can bend without losing its shape—and hand-stitched with breathable protein leather. Done in an exclusive midnight-blue colorway, the matte finish is soft to the touch and resistant to fingerprints. The attention to detail is evident throughout, down to the robust steel gimbals with a black oxide finish and matching Allen screws.

HIFIMAN: For Audiophiles, By Audiophiles

Born in New York City in 2007, HIFIMAN has had a big influence on the audiophile world in the 10 years since its founding. Dr. Fang has always had close ties with the community. He started out on Head-Fi and attended 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. HIFIMAN is a natural partner for Massdrop because our goals are so aligned. At its core, it represents a member of the audiophile community building a company that serves the rest of the community.

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  • Drop + HIFIMAN
  • Open principle
  • Planar magnetic drivers
  • Exclusive midnight-blue colorway
  • Soft-touch matte finish
  • Spring steel and hand-stitched protein leather headband
  • Focus-A hybrid ear pads
  • Adjustable sliders
  • Steel gimbals and Allen screws with black oxide finish
  • Silver printing
  • Laser-etched serialization
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–35 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 93 dB
  • Impedance: 35 ohms
  • Cable: 4.9 ft (1.5 m), removable
  • Plug: ¼ in (6.35 mm)
  • Weight: 13.1 oz (370 g)
Included
  • ¼ in (6.35 mm) to ⅛ in (3.5 mm) adapter
  • Manufacturer’s 1-year warranty
Drop Extended 3-year Warranty with Accidental Coverage

Drop is offering a purchasable extended warranty with accidental coverage for this product. Select the option at checkout, and your purchase will be protected from drops, spills, accidents, everything but theft, for 3 years. See the full details of our warranty program here

RETURNS & EXCHANGES—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 or exchange this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is Aug 14, 2020 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout. After this product run ends, orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.

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I also am in the same shoes as you, Magni 3+/Modi stack, and started off with the HD58x Jubilees. Love those sennheisers so I wanted to try other headphones that sound amazing but also different. I guess I wanted to try headphones that are "fun" with more of an oomph to the Bass, as it is still my guilty pleasure. Wanted to keep in the $150 range so I have tried Beyerdynamic dt-990, Philips Audio Fidelio X2HR, and finally the He-4xx. Returning the other ones and keeping the He-4xx. Why? I'm not an "audiophile" so I cannot give you a breakdown of all the different aspects of these headphones, I simply just think these sound amazing! A little bit of a metal ting sound before break in, but after that, holy crap! The sennheisers definitely have better vocal performance and I don't think many headphones can match them. But for other genres, these are definitely worth a listen. At the end of the day, whether these warrant a spot in your collection will be up to the individual. But as a fellow noob in the quest of audio perfection, I can attest to the magnificence of these headphones. Few things though... quality issues seem to still exist, so I actually bought my pair on amazon and I actually might return these because the headband adjustment just doesn't seem to stay in place The 2020 version of the He-400i, which the He-4xx are based off is also on amazon, so I would recommend giving those a try first, as you won't have to wait a month before these ship out and if you don't like them, amazon returns warrant no hassle. This reply was a lot longer than I intended but I did not want to simply tell you to get them or not, just wanted to point out my experience on why I vouch for them, hope you find them a home in your set up just as I did as I really do love them at the end of the day. Good luck fellow traveler, may your search be harmonious and be full of never ending amazement!