That HiFiMAN is dedicated to only producing the very best headphones around has become obvious to everyone following the debate surrounding the HE-560's release. The pre-order version we reviewed here (all teak finish) appeared to be their final retail product until an issue with cracking wood appeared. Due to a few minor issues with the pre-order version, like pads that were too soft, baffle trimming and wood cracking, HiFiMAN decided to put the release of the final version on hold until all issues, performance and structural, were ironed out, which takes us to the version we will test today.
HIFiMAN's release version of the HE-560 is now a plastic-cup design with ebony veneer instead of all teak, and the pads are harder. The baffle design has also been changed, which should make bass performance even better than on the pre-order version.
- Weight: 375 g
- Impedance: 50 Ohms
- Driver type: Orthodynamic, single-sided
- Frequency response: 15 Hz - 50 kHz