Massdrop x HiFiMAN Release $100 HiFiMAN HE-350

According to Massdrop, there’s a new audiophile friendly headset in town – the HiFiMAN HE-350.

HiFiMAN HE-350

HiFiMAN HE-350

Massdrop, an online community for enthusiasts of everything from pro audio to men’s style, has announced their collaboration with HiFiMAN to bring their audiophile community an exclusive and affordable HiFiMAN headphone modeled after the well-received HE-300. Despite being dropped from the HiFiMan line-up, the 300 has returned as the HE-350 with minor tweaks offering some stellar differences, reports Massdrop.

The HE-350 has a more neutral and balanced sound signature since it is operating off of “entirely new dynamic drivers… resulting in… less distortion and more detail.” They use 50 mm dynamic drivers to deliver a frequency response between 15 to 22,000 Hertz on an impedance of 50 ohms.

For those of you who are unsure about the sound, Head-Fi was kind enough to provide a graph detailing the frequency response.

hifiman he-350

They’ve also made a few adjustments to the frame – forgoing the standard single headband and opting for the floating headband, creating an overall lighter and more comfortable frame for longer listening sessions. The HE-350 also ditched the black and silver color scheme to black and gray.

HiFiMAN HE-350

The HiFiMAN HE-350 also come with a quarter-inch adapter and a carry case. They are estimated to ship August 5, 2016.

The headphones will be available at a suggested retail price of $300, but Massdrop members can purchase the hifi cans for $99.99 with free shipping. That being said, where do we sign-up?

Specs

  • Massdrop x HiFiMAN
  • Driver: 50 mm dynamic
  • Impedance: 50 ohm
  • Sensitivity: 93 dB at 1 mW
  • Frequency response: 15 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Velour ear pads
  • Detachable cable
  • Cable length: 53 in (135 cm)
  • Cup connectors: 0.1 in (2.5 mm)
  • Plug: ⅛ in (3.5 mm)
  • Weight, with cable: 12.1 oz (343 g)
  • Weight, without cable: 10.6 oz (301 g)
  • Included ¼ in (6.3 mm) screw-on adapter, Carrying case

 

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