With even lower weight and amazing 103dB sensitivity, Edition X breaks new ground in performance, style and comfort for planar magnetic headphones.
Enter the new HiFiMAN Edition X. Many fans of the HE-1000 have been waiting for the inevitable “trickle down” products from the HE-1000 and the Edition X is the first such headphone. Visually, it looks like they took the shape of the HE-1000 and the finish and materials from the HE400i. It’s a striking look, but I suspect opinions on it will be split.
The Edition X sounds much like its big brother, as you might expect. In a show environment, it’s hard to get a good feel for open headphones. But from what I could hear above the din of the large hall that houses the Canjam area sounded very good. The Edition X gives much of the performance of the HE-1000 and I believe folks who opt in for this unit will not be disappointed. One thing to note is that it is designed to be very sensitive and run off portable sources. This is great for some, but not for others. If you have a big beefy amplifier, you may want to try it first to make sure it will work for you. I heard it on a [Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon] (~2.5W/ch) and it sounded excellent.
Ultra Thin Diaphragm : for lightning fast response, uncanny detail and ultra low distortion
High Sensitivity : allows use with virtually any smartphone or portable audio device. It results in low distortion and amazing sound quality.
Window Shade Grill Design : greatly reduces sonic reflections for clearer sound.
Asymmetrical Ear Cups : follows the natural shade of the human ear.
Hybrid Ear Pads’ : beveled design conforms to the shape of the human skull while velour and pleather materials provide optimum comfort.
Lightweight, ergonomic headban : for better fit, improved sound and comfort for longer term listening
High Performance Cable : that is user-replaceable. Simple connectors allow easy switching or replacement to other cables.
- Frequency Response : 8Hz–50kHz
- Sensitivity : 103dB
- Impedance : 25±3Ω
- Weight : 14.07 Oz (399g)