A new release out of Hong Kong High End Audio Visual Show 2018 over the past weekend, is a new take on an old favorite. The HIFIMAN HE6se adds increased comfort and an aesthetic upgrade to a legendary favorite.
New Release HIFIMAN HE6se is an Upgraded HE6
Looking to improve upon their most celebrated products, HIFIMAN Founder and CEO Dr. Fang Bian selected the HE6 which is considered one of the market’s most natural and transparent headphones. HIFIMAN HE6se features a redesigned headband that is lighter, more adjustable for increased comfort, and a natural fit for hours of uninterrupted listening. The ear cups also received an aesthetically pleasing upgrade with a new gun metal gray satin finish. The connectors have are angled at 10 degrees to take stress off of the pressure points associated with straight-angled connectors.
As for the sound, the new HIFIMAN HE6se maintains the original model’s exceptional sonic characteristics, more specifically the wide, natural soundstage, clean imaging, and depth across a frequency response of 8Hz-65,000 Hz. Operating at an impedance of 50 ohms, the HE6se headphone requires a powerful amplifier to drive it, so orders include the HE6 adapter with the new model, making it easy to connect the HE6se to nearly any currently available power amplifier. That was nice of HIFIMAN!
“For many music lovers, the HE6 was their introduction to true high-performance audio from a headphone, and it remains one of our most successful products to date,” said Dr. Bian. “But I can’t help looking at our biggest sellers without thinking about what we can do a little different that will make them noticeably better.”
HIFIMAN HE6se costs $1799 and is available for pre-order at Audio46.
Weight: 502 grams/17.7 ounces
Frequency response: 8Hz-65kHz
Impedance: 50 Ohm
Accessories included with the HE6se:
HE Adapter for driving the HE6se with a full-size power amplifier
OCC (single crystal copper) 4-pin XLR cable (2 meters/6 feet)
OCC XLR to 6.5mm headphone plug adapter (1 meter/3 feet)
Headphone cable connector