Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE-35X Headphones
Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE-35X Headphones
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We’re always listening to your feedback and updating our products to make them the best that they can be. Our newest open-back headphone, the Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE-35X delivers true audiophile performance at an entry-level price ... Read More

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Species:  Headphoneus Openness This is a very peculiar animal, the open-back headphone.  When you first encounter this headphone, you wonder how it evolved to be… Seemingly, the design is not what you would imagine in a headphone.  The cups are vented so we call them “open-back.” They let music out and they let external sound in.   Why would you do this?  For the very best sound.   An open-back headphone knocks down the walls around the speakers.  It allows air and energy to move freely. Walls and surfaces are the enemies to even, clear sound because they reflect sound waves and can cancel out good sound.   With an open back headphone, you get the advantages of headphones (personal listening, low power, lightweight gear) but with the advantages of an open listening area with speakers (great treble extension, sense of “air,” openness and natural sound decay). The Audiophilius Studius (trained audiophile) has known about the evolved open-back design for a long time.  Yet this still remains a secret from many to this very day. The Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE-35X’s mission is to get the word out about great open back headphone audiophile sound, to everyone. HiFiMAN HE-300  > Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE-350  > Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE-35X Based on the entry level HiFiMAN HE-300, we introduced the Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE-350 back in 2016.  We sold over 10,000 pairs. The HE-350 became the first step in high fidelity sound- a more neutral, linear response for greater reproduction accuracy.  However, from feedback and reviews, there were some desired improvements to comfort, durability, & sound signature. Comfort is largely determined by headband and ear pads.  While the headband has always gotten high marks, the pads were relatively stiff and could have used some changes. We now include the same hybrid pads found on the HE-400i with softer cushioning, angled design, and a mix of velour, pleather, and breathable fenestrated pleather.   Community Input for Warmer Output: The treble has been tamed through use of an electrical high-pass filter tuning circuit to make for a warmer sound signature when combined with the new hybrid pads.  The circuit was developed by a community member (Solderdude) as a way to reduce the 6-7k treble peak of the original HE-350. Durability Changes:
  • Reinforced headband yokes- now with metal inserts
  • 3.5mm connectors in the earcups (previously they were 2.5mm, easier to break if dropped)

How we enjoy the product - At Massdrop HQ, we’ve been enjoying the HE-35X on the Cavalli Tube Hybrid and THX AAA 789 headphone amps.  The CTH adds a nice touch of warmth and extra body to the sound. The amp has plenty of gain for these headphones and vocals really shine with this combo. The newly revised HE-35X brings you even more comfort, performance, durability, and a crowd-pleasing sound signature.  We hope this new model will prove to be a great entry point for anyone new to open back headphones or for anyone that has been on the fence about HE350. One final thing! As you may have seen today, we announced a new “Launch” pricing structure for new Massdrop Made products. This product is available at $90 for the next 30 days or until the first 750 are sold, so act fast!

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Mar 19, 2019
Djdaniel
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Mar 26, 2019
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https://www.berklee.edu Here you go D-bag in major. While you are at it might wanna brush up on them literary skills.
Mar 26, 2019
ScubaManLakeHuron
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Mar 30, 2019
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You answered my question: this particular model uses dynamic drivers, not planar-magnetic. Ah well, back to the Sundaras. Thanks for this intel, eh.
Mar 30, 2019
JaleesaG
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Apr 25, 2019
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Hi all! Congratulations on joining a Massdrop Made drop! You will be among the first to receive the Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE-35X Headphones. We’ve placed the order and the estimated ship date is August 28, 2019.   On the lookout for something else? We have great new products hitting the site every day. Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for suggestions based on your interests, and check out other products on the Audiophile page: https://www.massdrop.com/audiophile.
Apr 25, 2019
Jsydow
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May 15, 2019
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Does it come with a 3.5 plug
May 15, 2019
btbtbtmaki
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May 5, 2019
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I recently got the zero audio Carbo Tenore for $50, there is just no comparison, better in every way except maybe the sound stage... I would not bother with this.
May 5, 2019
Cokeman
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Apr 19, 2019
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Guys. These things are an absolute joke. Look at Oratory’s measurements of them. This is probably the worst FR I have ever seen.
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Apr 19, 2019
btbtbtmaki
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Apr 18, 2019
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wish there is a mod kit for old he350 buyers...
Apr 18, 2019
chasruth
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Apr 14, 2019
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Anyone know how these compare to the HD 5xx Jubilee's?
Apr 14, 2019
SurviveD
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Apr 9, 2019
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What's the DAC in the picture under the Cavalli Liquid Carbon?
Apr 9, 2019
CEE_TEE
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The Massdrop x Airist R-2R DAC. We’re getting closer to receiving the first batch...
Apr 13, 2019
Zingo1258
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Apr 9, 2019
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Need to know does the Hifiman 35X have a mic attached, buying for dad who plays xbox and needs headphones with mic so he can plug them into his controller
Apr 9, 2019
Heefty
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Apr 9, 2019
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Probably not. It isn't mentioned in the desc.
Apr 9, 2019
erickong
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Apr 11, 2019
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These do not have an in line microphone. Try the PC37X headset (it needs an adapter cord for console), or the Meze noir headphones. They come with an inline microphone on one of the cables
Apr 11, 2019
l0g4n
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Apr 8, 2019
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I have a question, Im not an expert, Ive used for years Razer Kraken pro, a week ago i have bought an Audiotechnica M50x but I sold it 2 days ago because i do not like how they sound, for me they are not worth 140 euros, the sounds are clean, I like the highs but the basses are non-existent. Are good for classical music but to define them as a DJ as on many sites I've seen it seems ridiculous. Since the Razer are dying I wanted to switch to a professional product to listen to music, I like to listen R&B, Rap, Elettronica, Soul etc and I would like a fair compromise between sounds without giving up a good bass. These headphones have a good price, and I really like the design; I would like to understand if it can meet my needs.
Apr 8, 2019
Flosse
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Apr 8, 2019
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I wouldn't recommend the 58x if the bass of the m50x is not enough. The 58x, I have them, are open back Sennheisers - basically the exact opposite of bass (even though they probably have the most bass of the 600 series Sennheisers). Maybe the Modhouse Argon Mk3 would be a good fit for you? They are over 300$ though
Apr 8, 2019
Joeb1kenobi
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Apr 8, 2019
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Flosse is correct.The 58X may not be the best for Rap or Electronica. My recommendation was made on price point(value). They are also great for soul,R&B and gaming. The 58X do not require a powerful amp unlike the Argons. Of course if you spend $500 dollars(headphone & Amp) you can get something much better! So if bass and $ are the most important aspects I would get a pair of $25 Monoprice Retros with brainwavz XL pads($20) and call it a day.
Apr 8, 2019
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