Look out for HIFIMAN‘s second generation planar magnetic headphones called HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 and Edition X V2 in just a few weeks.
HIFIMAN has just announced second iterations to their acclaimed HIFIMAN HE1000 and Edition X headphones. The supreme sounding planar magnetic cans have undergone several styling and mechanical enhancements that substantially improve their appearance, durability and comfort.
The HE1000 V2 will remain a reference headphone with the ability to provide audio with impeccable accuracy all the while operating off of a planar magnetic driver so thin it is not visible from the side with the naked eye. The HE1000 is known for an airy and somewhat soft sound that is both detailed and impressive. However, the HiFIMAN Team says ” the sound quality has been significantly improved.”
A minor vice of the HE1000 was the frame – which was not uncomfortable, but noticeably felt while resting on top of your head. The HE1000 V2 now features an improved headband design that is lighter, stiffer, and able to accommodate a wider range of head sizes. The ear cups are also slimmer further reducing weight on the ears and increasing comfort.
Speaking on HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 and Edition X V2, HIFIMAN Founder and President Dr. Fang Bian said, “Many years of R&D went into the development of HE1000 and Edition X and they have been highly praised by both reviewers and enthusiasts. Despite that, I am never satisfied with how things are, even with successful products.”
“I am always looking to improve so we listened carefully to user feedback and acted on it. The V2 versions are lighter and more comfortable, better sounding and are enhanced cosmetically with a better fit and finish. I am especially pleased we were able to make these popular models even better with no increase in price,” he added.
The HE1000 V2 will make an official debut at Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show August 5-7.
The HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 & Edition X V2 will be available in September for $2999 and $1799, respectively. We will be sure to keep you all posted of more information to come.