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Achieving the highest quality sound with headphones for personal music listening, or sound engineering has been a convenience that music enthusiasts and audiophiles have been willing to pay through the nose for over the past few decades. In the mid 90’s, the Sennheiser HD 25 was thought to be a very expensive headphone, then Dre’s Monster Beats continued the trend of premium prices for quality headphones, and today you can buy HiFiMan’s HE-1000 for $3000 if you want to invest in the best.
At T.H.E. Show Newport 2015 event, HiFiMan stole the show by demonstrating their nearly complete model for a $299 planar magnetic headphone, the HE-400S, that achieves outstanding high-end quality for 1/10th of the price of their HE-1000. HE-400 is a very convenient headphone that can be played from any digital audio player direct.
The model is expected to go into production within the next month and hit shelves as soon as possible. Be sure to keep your eyes on the horizon for more info about this product so you can test out its incredible value and quality for yourself.