|Warranty length||3 Years|
HiFi Man HE1000 V2 remains a cutting-edge, full-size headphone intended for reference use in the home or studio. At much less than 0.001 mm, its Nanotech planar magnetic driver is so thin it is not visible from the side with the naked eye.
New features include an improved headband design that is lighter and stiffer yet will accommodate a wider range of head sizes. The ear cups are also slimmer further reducing weight and increasing comfort. HE1000 V2 has been reduced to 420g and comes with a three-core cable. The ear pad material has been changed from velour to polyester with an improved headband design and slimmer ear cups. HE1000 V2 also utilizes a premium alloy ‘Window Shade’ grill for driver protection providing a unique a distinctive look in addition to the sound quality.
Beveled ear pads are thicker with a larger asymmetrical angle to yield better bass and improved sound stage. High performance cables have always been a mainstay of HiFi Man and the company’s flagship will now come standard with a three-core cable for improved sound quality. The newly updated HE1000 V2 also changes the ear pad material from Velour to Polyester to increase sound transparency and resolution. To take advantage of the Nano-Grade driver in HE1000 V2, the engineers designed an Advanced Asymmetrical Magnetic Circuit. The innovative design of the double-sided, asymmetrical magnetic circuit is the perfect combination of the Nanometer Grade Diaphragm and its Magnetic partner.
Window Shade Grill
HiFi Man needed to create a special design solution that provides driver protection, is optimized for open-back design and that also yields the best possible sound quality. For HE1000 V2, a patented “Window Shade” grill made with premium alloys is the solution, precisely structured to gain greater openness in the headphone design. Its openness keeps the sound waves from second refraction to avoid unwanted vibration and distortion. The result is a wider soundstage, outstanding imaging and remarkable clarity. Aesthetically, as an added benefit, the Window Shade Grill also provides a unique, high-tech look to the headphones and an appropriate design complement to HE1000s premium alloys and wood trim.
Form Follows Function
The ear cups of both models have been specially designed in an asymmetrical shape that follows the form of human ears. V2 ear cups are now slimmer to reduce weight and increase comfort. The ear pads are beveled so that they contour to the shape of the user’s head for superb comfort and extended listening as well as a good acoustic seal. The hybrid design of the V2 now utilizes polyester for increased resolution.
The revised headband is the result of clever industrial design. This provides not only improved comfort but also a better seal of the pads around the ears and on the head for improved bass. The headband combines a special metal alloy with fine calf’s skin to form a sturdy arch structure. The perforation on the calf’s skin helps to dissipate the heat. For additional comfort, the light mass also contributes to lessen the overall weight of the headphone. Edition X V2 utilizes pleather and allows for comfort and strength.
Making the Connection
Only the finest cables are used for HiFi Man's headphones and each model features a newly upgraded cable specially designed for it. HE1000 is now supplied with a three core, crystalline copper with silver plated wire custom designed for wide frequency range, low signal loss and enhanced emphasis on the low end for quality audio reproduction. The HE1000 package includes three different types of plugs: mini 6.35mm, ¼” 3.5mm and 4-pin XLR connector so it can be used with a wide array of equipment. The plugs are easy to switch and quickly connected to different cables and amplifiers.
With its unique design, exceptional function and exquisite craftsmanship, the HE1000 is quality checked by hand ensuring the item you receive is of total luxury standards.