HIFIMAN HE-400i Planar Magnetic Headphones
HIFIMAN HE-400i Planar Magnetic Headphones
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HIFIMAN has taken its HE-400 series to new heights. Introducing the HE-400i: a pair of planar magnetic headphones optimized for critical listening and uncompromising comfort Read More

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AJCxZ0
24
Oct 6, 2020
As the owner of the second of the three versions of this HE400i (with the 2.5mm TS connectors) I can recommend it as a great choice for a first big planar. I've had no problems with it: the headband, strap, yokes and pad swaps have all worked perfectly for the years I've had it. For reasons others have pointed out (i.e. the 2020 model and the 4XX) and the 2020 model open box price from HiFiMAN, not to mention the used market and other headphones in this price range, this seems a bit high.
michabarlev
139
Oct 2, 2020
postwarscars
475
Oct 8, 2020
It's a pet peeve, sorry d00d. 👍
Rowdy2026
208
Oct 8, 2020
all gd....
Audioholic924
3
Sep 24, 2020
What's the warranty policy for this?
NEXONUS
154
Oct 2, 2020
Probably like any other Hifiman: 1 year (+ 3 months if you register your pair at their website). Oh, if you ran into issues with Chinese brands like these, it's best to contact the brand directly instead of through Drop
DetonNation
70
Sep 19, 2020
Yeah until I get my THX Panda and they are of proper quality I’m not spending another dime on drop.
Hifidude
33
Sep 20, 2020
Got mine. They are worth the wait
fylihy
141
Sep 16, 2020
Are you shitting me? $4 cheaper than the new and improved 2020 version? You are asking people to pay nearly the same price for the old version as the new version! Drop has had some bad deals in the past, but this is misleading and shitty. What a fucking joke. Anyone who buys this needs to get an eval done. In fact, at this point, I can't really recommend buying from Drop at all.
Doomguy-id
2
Oct 3, 2020
What's actually improved about the 2020 version, though, other than the metal yokes? To my understanding the current 'old' 400is have metal cores inside the plastic yokes anyway. What if you're someone who prefers suspension headbands? What if you prefer the way the old version looks? Doesn't really seem like a bad deal to me, it's just an alternative for people who want it. I honestly find it hard to complain given how much this headphone was at launch. It's crazy how cheap it is now.
Rowdy2026
208
Oct 3, 2020
Nothing of note is beneficial...that’s what makes the op’s comment such a whinge fest.
Thesesuck
60
Sep 15, 2020
"Introducing the HE-400i: a pair of planar magnetic headphones optimized for critical listening and uncompromising comfort." Written as if these are brand new to the market and never before seen instead of being honest and just saying "Hifiman needs to dump a bunch of old inventory." Given that the 2020 version was just released, it would appear at face value that the "introducing" bullshit is intended to mislead people into thinking that they are getting the version that was just released rather than the one that comes with a free 3 inch coating of dust from the box sitting on the shelf for the past few years. I'd like to think I'm wrong but anymore Drop is just a QVC wannabe so I doubt it.
Rowdy2026
208
Sep 16, 2020
Not gonna lie.....just Googled QVC
raansire7
727
Oct 24, 2020
You had to Google QVC? You must be a young kitten. 😁
Phin
6
Sep 15, 2020
In terms of sound, 4XX is like an improved 400i. This deal is not.
Rowdy2026
208
Oct 3, 2020
No they’re not.
petecamacho
38
Sep 14, 2020
Something tells me that these will be the 400i 2020. Though I hope I'm wrong..could be someone has posted wrong the pic?
Thesesuck
60
Sep 17, 2020
Do you want to bet that your hunch is right just to save four bucks on the new version? These are an improvement to the original 400 which tells you that they aren't the newly released version. The chances that someone just inadvertently posted the wrong photo is exactly 0%. If you want the 2020 version order them from Amazon and you will be enjoying them by the end of the week.
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petecamacho
38
Sep 17, 2020
exactly..400i 2020 for sure.
tnama
38
Sep 14, 2020
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Chris_T
18
Sep 14, 2020
This is going to be a tough sell. Today Joshua Valour also just did a first impressions of the HE400i 2020 edition and they are priced at $169 brand new. Is that what these are? Pictures show the original 400i, so I doubt it.
Pmtski45
57
Sep 17, 2020
You can order them from HiFiMan and get them a lot quicker than here as well. Not shipping for another month, if its not delayed.
PeteMtl
339
Sep 18, 2020
I agree. Considering the availability of the HE400i-2020 and the Drop HE-4XX, I think that a price of 129$ for these end of line HE-400i would have been better justified. In my opinion the HE400i at 165$ remains a fair price for the sound and qualities of this headphone, just maybe not the best deal considering the existence of the HE400i-2020 and the HE4XX at comparable pricing.
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