Drop + HIFIMAN HE5XX Planar Magnetic Headphones
Drop + HIFIMAN HE5XX Planar Magnetic Headphones
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In our sixth collaboration with famed audio brand HIFIMAN, we’re counting back down to five—5XX, that is. Introducing the Drop + HIFIMAN HE5XX planar magnetic headphones: a high-resolution exclusive with legendary lineage Read More

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g111
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Jan 18, 2021
Hi guys, I'm new to mid-fi/hi-fi world and so don't know terms very well. The only headphones I've used have been Bose QC35, Philips X2HR, and AKG K701. I am not at all a fan of the X2HR, it sounds very dark and murky and lacking in detail/resolution, and is too intimate (I think is the term - everything sound in your head compared to the space of the K701). I really like the sound signature of the AKG K701. I think it is the clarity, neutralness, and soundstage. It is great sounding to my ears in the sound signature, I think. But it is lacking a tiny bit of bass (just a TINY bit, for me), and the cable is ridiculously long at 10ft. So I am shopping for an alternative. I settled on either 400i 2020 (which as I understand is similar sounding to HE-4XX), or the HE-5XX. Which one would have a sound signature more similar to the AKG K701? The 5XX, or the 400i 2020? I like to listen to dark ambient music, instrumentals, and natural soundscapes, so crispness(?) and stage is important to me I suppose, but dark ambient also tends to have a lot of low guttural bass, too (once again, I believe -- I'm not knowledgeable with terms, forgive me in advance)
g111
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Jan 19, 2021
Good to hear you like the 400i! Out of curiosity, is it the 2020 model? How do you find it comfort-wise compared to the K701? I found the AKG to be incredibly comfortable!
Selfish_Android
175
Jan 20, 2021
I have had my 400i since 2017, to me they are really comfortable and never had any issue with them, i don't know how the 2020 ones with the new headband feel tho. Also i think the K701 would be a bit more comfier because the earpads are bigger overall.
delizondo
6
Jan 14, 2021
Just received my pair and I love them. Only issue is the pads aren't giving me a great seal- specifically, leaving a gap behind my ear. Could someone recommend replacement ear pads? Thanks!
mo11
1
Jan 13, 2021
What is the best amp for these cans under 200?
Mentalmonster1
38
Jan 18, 2021
Ive seen Sp200 for 215 in alot of places
mo11
1
Jan 26, 2021
why the heresy why not the 3?
DamienR
124
Jan 12, 2021
Right going to cut to it, Need an XLR upgrade option, Need a headband upgrade option. Finally I'm 50/50 on keeping the grills or replacing them with 4/5 stainless steel mesh (Sundara) or hex black. The internal wiring from pictures online looks cheap, nasty & restrained internally compared to Hifiman released products. I hope it's just how it looks, Reviews seem to suggest this is the case.
DamienR
124
Jan 12, 2021
An Image (from headphones.com) for those wondering about the wiring comment.
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tonsoffun49
161
Jan 11, 2021
lmao, the amount of people complaining over $20.
Boss302
73
Jan 11, 2021
that should tell you something then huh?
Bilious
6
Jan 9, 2021
I’ve never had worse customer service. The headphones finally arrived, only one driver worked, and after multiple requests over multiple days, I can’t even get anyone to contact me. The next email will be to my state’s attorney general.
tonsoffun49
161
Jan 11, 2021
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Bilious
6
Jan 11, 2021
You are welcome to your opinion, such as it is. I bought a product from a company and the product turned out to be defective. I reached out multiple times over several days trying to get an answer from them as to how to RMA the product. I received zero communication from them, and have a limited time under which to RMA the item or I just have to keep it and be out the money. What is your wise suggestion?
Heefty
1367
Jan 9, 2021
Wait! So these come with a cable without that damn Hifiman right angle plug?! Might be worth buying just for that.
DDDqq
9
Jan 5, 2021
I want to come back price $200!!
tonsoffun49
161
Jan 11, 2021
$20 breaks the bank?
Boss302
73
Jan 11, 2021
its just the idea that they reduced them for possibly a week and then raised them back up before the stimulus checks arrived. There were several people that wanted to get them at that price but needed to wait till they got their check.
sly44
0
Jan 5, 2021
Hi, for the specialists , Meze or this One ? Thanks
gadesi
0
Jan 4, 2021
So I have the 6XX and a good amp now. To compliment, should I go with the 5XX, Dekoni Blue, or DT770?
SamuelH.B.Rowland
8
Jan 12, 2021
5XX is known for a massive soundstage which will likely complement the much more intimate feel of the 6XXs.
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