HiFiMAN HE1000 V2 and Edition X V2 planar magnetic headphones

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HiFiMAN Edition X Version 2,
HiFiMAN HE1000 Version 2

But now let me mention that I’ve saved some of the best news for last—news involving the pricing of the V2 models.

The HE1000 V2 sells at the same price its predecessor did (£2,599 in the UK, or $2,999 in the US); you get a better headphone, but you won’t pay more! Better still, HiFIMAN offers US customers a special HE1000 V1-to-V2 upgrade programme where present owners can trade the original model for the new one for just $650. Meanwhile, the Edition X V2 sells—wait for it—at a significantly lower price than the original Edition X (down from £1,299 to £1,099 in the UK, and from $1,799 to $1,299 in the US); again, listeners get better headphones, while paying less for them!

In both cases, HiFiMAN’s new V2 models take what were already very fine headphones and make them better. Both models benefit from increased transparency, but the HE1000 V2 delivers more information with a newfound sense of relaxed smoothness, while the Edition X V2 leverages its heightened transparency to convey a sense of deeper intimacy and sharper musical focus. Either way, the listener wins.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

HiFiMAN HE1000 V2

Type: Full-size, circumaural planar magnetic headphone

Driver complement: One planar magnetic driver with nanometre-thickness diaphragm, advanced asymmetrical magnetic circuit, and patented ‘Window Shade’ protective grille.

Frequency response: 8Hz – 65kHz

Sensitivity: 90dB

Impedance: 35 ohms

Accessories: Padded faux leather-clad presentation case; three sets of 3m signal cables: 3.5mm mini-jack; 6.35mm jack, 4-pin XLR.

Weight: 420g

Price: £2,599 (UK), or $2,999 (US).
In the US market, present owners of HE1000 V1 can upgrade to the HE1000 V2 for $650.

HiFiMAN Edition X V2

Type: Full-size, circumaural planar magnetic headphone

Driver complement: One planar magnetic driver with patented ‘Window Shade’ protective grille.

Frequency response: 8Hz – 50kHz

Sensitivity: 103dB

Impedance: 35 ohms

Accessories: Padded flip-open presentation case; two sets of signal cables—1.5m cable terminated with a 3.5mm mini‑plug, and 3M cable terminated with a 6.35mm headphone plug, and 4-pin XLR plug; one 3.5mm-to-6.35mm adapter plug.

Weight: 399g

Price: £1,099 (UK), or $1,299 (US)

Manufacturer: HiFiMAN

URL: www.hifiman.com

Tel: +1-201-443-4626

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