HIFIMAN HE 1000se Planar Magnetic Headphones

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  • $ 1,999
  • Regular price $ 3,499

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Based on the well-respected HE1000v2, the HE1000se headphone driver is 5db more efficient allowing for use with portable devices.

It uses a thinner driver and an all-new Neodymium magnet structure. Add to that the 95db sensitivity and the result is all the detail and air of the HE1000v2 headphone with a more immediate dynamic sound.

Special Edition
The third version of a distinguished model, the new HE1000 Special Edition features increased sensitivity for superior performance when paired with every imaginable source, from audiophile-grade source components to high-resolution digital audio players -- even tablets and smartphones.

The previous model, HE1000 V2, is one of the best-reviewed headphones in the high-performance personal audio market. Cited by multiple reviewers as being the finest headphone in its price range, it could easily have been left as is, but Dr. Bian is a firm believer that even the best can always be made demonstrably better.

By increasing the sensitivity from 91 to 96 dB (decibels), HiFiMan’s HE1000se is easier to drive from any source, with a greater sense of presence and realism, especially when paired with high-performance electronics.

New to the HE1000se are neodymium magnets that increase efficiency and lower distortion for true purity of sound. Neodymium, widely recognized for providing incomparable magnetic strength in a compact size, providing consistently exceptional output that is equal to larger and heavier ferrite magnets. With neodymium, the new model’s driver is faster and more dynamic, presenting every sonic detail for a more compelling performance.

Similar to the previous version, a patented “window shade” open back design minimizes distortion by avoiding unwanted reflections and vibrations that misrepresent the artist’s performance. The result is a wide, natural soundstage that mirrors the experience of listening to live music in an acoustically accurate club or concert hall.

The diaphragm is only one nanometer yielding faster response and a high dynamic range that makes recordings come to life, satisfying the most demanding listeners, no matter the genre, from soft acoustic music to high energy rock & roll, and every genre in between. Ergonomically, the HE1000se is exceptionally comfortable, thanks to a specially designed headband that features a steady arch structure for stability and durability for years of usage without change in fit. A new matte finish with ebony wood trim adds a smart, attractive touch that enhances the overall design.

Stock Cable
1.5m Headphone cable with 3.5mm headphone connection to 3.5mm connector
3m Headphone cable with 3.5mm headphone connection to XLR connector
3m Headphone cable with 3.5mm headphone connection to 6.35mm connector


  • Nanometer Thickness Diaphragm
  • CNC milling metal design & hand polish
  • Patented Window Shade Grill Design
  • 3 types of connectors (1/4”, 3.5mm, 4 pin XLR) cable


  • Frequency response: 8Hz - 65KHz
  • Impedance: 35 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 96 dB
  • Weight: 440g (15.52 ounces)

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov



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