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. Touted by HIFIMAN as 30-percent lighter than competing full-size planar magnetic models, the HE-400i drastically reduces fatigue while retaining a premium over-ear feel. Newly designed, beveled earpads made from pleather and velour optimize comfort and sound quality, while an extra-wide headband evenly distributes pressure on the head. A single-ended planar magnetic design delivers a wide-open soundstage with impressive spatial imaging and precise, neutral clarity across all frequencies. Featuring improved 93-decibel sensitivity and a newly added 3.5-millimeter jack, the highly responsive HE-400i works well when connected directly to any portable device, or when paired with a small-to-mid-sized amplifier.
Note: This run is for the 3.5-millimeter connector version of the Hifiman HE-400i.
HIFIMAN: The Name Audiophiles Trust
Born in New York City in 2007, HIFIMAN has had a big influence on the audiophile world, and founder 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. Since then, the company has been featured in TIME, Forbes, and CNET’s “The Audiophiliac,” and won the CES Editors’ Choice Award. HIFIMAN is a natural partner for Drop because our goals are so aligned. At its core, it represents a passionate audiophile building a company that serves the rest of the community.
Operating principle: Open back
Drivers: Planar magnetic drivers
Earcup material: ABS polymer
Earpad material: Pleather and velour
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 35 kHz
Sensitivity: 93 dB
Impedance: 35 ohms
Connector: 3.5 mm
Cable length: 4.9 ft (1.5 m)
Weight: 13.1 oz (370 g)
4.9 ft (1.5 m) cable with ⅛ in termination and 3.5 mm connectors
¼ in adapter
Estimated ship date is July 22, 2021 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.