HiFiMAN Edition X Planar Magnetic Headphones Review 3

HiFiMAN Edition X Planar Magnetic Headphones Review

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HiFiMAN's HE-1000 headphone turned a lot of heads, and their Edition X will do the same. The Edition X bears more in common with its $1200 more expensive, older brother than the HE-560, which roughly costs half as much. Its new oval-ish earcups and headband assembly look like those of the HE-1000, but the materials are less exotic since it essentially looks like a less flamboyant HE-1000. Technically based on the design first showcased by the HE-1000, the huge driver has been redesigned with a less expensive diaphragm material, and the same goes for all the mechanical assemblies, which, although still not a bargain, allows HiFiMAN to sell it for $1799.

The Edition X's less exotic materials also make it 81 g lighter than the HE-1000, which brings it in at just 399 g.


  • Impedance: 25 ohm +- 3
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB/mW (presumably)
  • Frequency Response: 8 Hz - 50 kHz
  • Weight: 399 g
Impedance has been reduced by 10 ohms over the HE-1000, and the sensitivity shot up to a very manageable 103 dB/mW.
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