Hifiman HE1000 V2 headphones are the updated version of Hifiman’s flagship HE-100 and remain 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.
The V2 model benefits from an improved headband design which is lightweight yet firm accommodating a broad range of head sizes and shapes. With slimmer ear cups, affording greater comfort, the HE1000 V2 headphones have been reduced to a diminutive 420g and come with a tri-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.
The slanting ear pads are denser with a grander asymmetrical angle to produce better bass and an enriched soundstage. Top performance cables are the backbone of Hifiman so their flagship model is now supplied as standard with a triple core cable for improved sound quality.
The recently updated HE1000 V2 also transfers ear pad material from Velour to Polyester amassing audio transparency and tenacity. To exploit the Nano-Grade driver, the engineers designed an Advanced Asymmetrical Magnetic Circuit. The revolutionary design of the double-sided, irregular magnetic circuit is the perfect mix of the Nanometer Grade Diaphragm and its Magnetic partner.
Window Shade Grill
An original “Window Shade” grate constructed from finest alloys is the key, accurately designed for superior spatial sense in the headphone design. The openness retains sound waves from subsequent refraction to evade surplus vibration and distortion. This leads to a broader soundstage, exceptional imaging and notable clarity. Visually, it also gives a unique, modern look and a suitable design match for HE1000’s premium alloys and wood trim.
Form Follows Function
The ear cups have been expressly aimed at a lopsided shape that conforms to the human ear. The ear pads are chamfered so that they contour to the silhouette of the user’s head for fantastic comfort and lengthy listening as well as a decent auditory seal. The cross design of the V2 now uses polyester for augmented resolution.
The revised headband is the outcome of clever manufacturing design. This not only offers better comfort but also an improved seal of the cushions around the ears and on the head for better bass. The headband mixes a distinct metal alloy with fine calf’s skin to create a durable arch assembly. The perforation on the leather helps to dispel the heat. For extra comfort, the low mass also lessens the general weight of the headphone. Edition X V2 employs pleather and permits ease and power.
Making the Connection
Only premium cables are used and each model has a specifically designed innovative advanced cable. HE1000 is supplied with a bespoke three core, crystalline copper with silver plated wire for extensive frequency range, low signal loss and low end prominence for class audio reproduction. It includes three different types of plugs: mini 6.35mm, ¼” 3.5mm and 4-pin XLR connector for compatibility with various equipment. The plugs are easily replaceable and quick to connect.
With its exclusive design, outstanding purpose and superb dexterity, the HE1000 is value tested by hand, warranting the headphone you receive is of complete luxury values.