Head-Direct's venture into the realm of über high-end orthodynamic headphones has produced some very unique designs. Today we will be taking a look at their top-of-the-line offering the HE-6. The HiFiMAN orthodynamic drivers have proven to be able to compete with the highly tricked out dynamic drivers of Sennheiser and beyerdynamic. It comes as no surprise to many that HiFiMAN have decided to go all in and try to conquer the headphone heavy weight belt.
The HiFiMAN HE-6 headphones have a newly designed driver that features gold tracings on the diaphragm. Along with the new driver they also feature a cable made from single strand high purity copper. The cable is like all the recent high end headphones from Head-Direct terminated directly to four pin XLR (AKG standard) which is excellent for all of those who have a balanced headphone amplifier. You also get a balanced to single ended adapter made from the same high quality wire as the rest of the cable.
- Planar Magnetic driver (orthodynamic)
- Sensitivity: 83.5 dB
- Impedance: 50 Ohm
- Weight: 502 g
- Frequency response: 8 Hz to 65 kHz
- OCC (single crystal copper) 4pin XLR cable (2 m / 6 ft)
- OCC XLR to 6.5mm headphone plug adapter (1m / 3 ft)
- Two headphone cable connectors
- Backup ear pad