HIFIMAN HE-300

Discussão em '[Classif] Fones de Ouvido e Acessórios' iniciada por phcassa, 5 Dez 2012.

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  1. phcassa

    phcassa Usuário


    Desde 16 Mar 2008
    Volta Redonda - RJ
    Preço:Baixou de 550,00 pra 500,00 com frete grátis

    Motivo do Anúncio: UP
    Forma de Pagamento: Dinheiro, Depósito/Transferência
    Tempo de Uso: Entre 6 meses e 1 ano

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    One of the best values in full-size headphones, the HE-300 utilizes dynamic drivers and low impedance so they are easy to drive on a portable device (i.e. iPod or iPhone) but can also be used in a high quality hifi system.

    The HE-300 combines the advantages of a traditional dynamic design such as 93dB sensitivity and high output yet offers a familiar sonic signature of HiFiMAN’s top-of-the-line reference models. HE-300 headphones are high efficiency and low impedance full size headphones.

    It is very easy to drive so that you can use HE-300 on any portable device such as iphone and ipod. Its sound signature is very similar to our planar headphones such as HE-500 and HE-4.

    Trata-se da versão 1. Quem curte graves destacados e vozes. Os médios deste fone são muito bons. Quem possui sistema muito brilhante com tendente a fadiga esse fone vai acalmar seu sistema e retomar o prazer de escutar música.

    Não acompanha caixa, vai na bolsa de veludo. Fone usado. Estado 7,5 de 10. Almofadas perfeitas. Cups sem riscos. As hastes que suportam as cups por serem de metal apresentaram certo escurecimento, mas nada grave. Passei silvo e clareou de novo. Preço de ocasião amigo.

    Opiniões:

    http://www.head-fi.org/products/hifiman-he-300/reviews

    Especificações:
    Driver: 50mm diameter Dynamic drivers
    Impedance: 50 Ohms
    Sensitivity: 93 dB @ 1KHZ, 1mW
    Rated Power: 30 mW
    Freq: 15Hz to 22 KHZ
    Weight: about 270 g
     


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  2. tuliotanikawa

    tuliotanikawa Usuário


    Desde 12 Nov 2008
    Florianopolis/SC

    Preção, baita oportunidade!
    Boa venda Pablo!
     
  3. stefanoz

    stefanoz Usuário


    Desde 22 Set 2011
    São Paulo
    Opa, interessante!

    Tem interesse em trocar no meu D600 cara??

    Abs!
     
  4. phcassa

    phcassa Usuário


    Desde 16 Mar 2008
    Volta Redonda - RJ
    Ainda disponível
     
  5. phcassa

    phcassa Usuário


    Desde 16 Mar 2008
    Volta Redonda - RJ
    up 500,00 com pac por minha conta pra todo Brasil.
     
  6. Okamoto

    Okamoto Usuário


    Desde 13 Abr 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bom preço. Tenho interesse, mas antes preciso que me responda duas coisas:

    -Eu sei que o HE-300 se beneficia um pouco de amp e bastante de uma boa fonte. Será que um Fiio e10 já consegue empurrar?

    -O palco sonoro dele é realmente curto, como muitos dizem?
     
  7. Okamoto

    Okamoto Usuário


    Desde 13 Abr 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    Mais uma coisa que esqueci de perguntar.

    Dizem que a primeira revisão desse fone tem alguns problemas em relação aos médios, e que a segunda é bem superior. Isso é verdade? Você notou algum problema com os médios?
     
  8. phcassa

    phcassa Usuário


    Desde 16 Mar 2008
    Volta Redonda - RJ
    Caro Okamoto, obrigado pelo interesse. Eu não tenho dúvida de que ele se beneficia de amp e o E10 empurrará ele com tranquilidade. Garando. Amigo, não acho o palco dele pequeno não, acho até com uma bela profundidade. Agora não dá pra comparar com o k70x. Com o HD650 talvez dê, principalmente em profundidade. Não conheço a diferença da versão 1 com versão a versão 2, pois nunca ouvi a 2. Vou postar minhas sinceras impressões sobre o fone que coloquei em outra comunidade ok. Daí você vai ter minha completa opinião sobre ele.

    [h=5]HE-300 - OPINIÃO
    Depois de ouvir hoje pela primeira vez uns bons pares de horas, sinto que devo esclarecer alguns pontos sobre este fone:
    To começando a gostar deste fone. É o fone mais warm que experimentei, e também é bem eufonico. Lembra um som analógico. No início os graves soltos me incomodaram um pouco e achei que as médias baixas encobriam as demais frequências, e de fato encobrem sim, levemente. É um fone que leva um tempo pra curtir e descobrir. O que antes achava um som muito encoberto e pouco revelador (talvez pelo contraste com o grado) agora me parece um som coerente com uma assinatura bem analógica. Com certeza não é o fone mais revelador que já passou pela minha mão. Mas é sem dúvida um fone interessante. O palco é bom, muito bom. O Tamanho me incomoda. São duas panelas, uma
    em cada orelha. Quem tem um amplificador com som muito warm ou muito tube talvez não seja uma boa pedida. Pra quem tem um sistema mais neutro ou brilhante ele vai cair bem. Hoje por incrível que pareça foi o primeiro dia que passei ouvindo realmente. Dei uma chance pra ele. Não é a toa que ele tem muitos fãs. Continuo achando que não é o que procuro. Mas Dejavu do CSN ta soando como vinil nele. E isso pode ser algo interessante pra se manter. Vi hoje que a headirect vende os conectores pra você customizar um cabo pra ele. Quem sabe. Se não vender até o retorno das férias vou pensar em mantê-lo. É incrível. Ele não cansa. O Tamanho sim, o som não. Eu que curto ouvir musica recostado, fica sempre esbarrando no travesseiro quando encosto. o conector dele merce um upgrade, achei bem pobrinho.
    [/h]Eis a mais um relato que fiz em outro local. Tem alguns detalhes que complementam o texto acima por isso estou postando aqui. To começando a curtir o HE-300. Não é o que eu procuro não. Mas tem seu valor. Ontem eu ouvi bastante pela primeira vez. Eu comprei ele usado e ele é um fone digamos 8 de 10 em estado de conservação. Eu sou bem chato com isso mas fui informado quando comprei deste estado. Tive que dar um trato nele pra ele ficar mais próximo em estética dos meus fones. Ele tem a haste de metal. Na foto parece que tá arranhado, mas não é bem isso. Sabe os talheres de casa, que as vezes devem ser polidos senão escurecem? A mesma coisa. Quando chegou aqui tava bem escura, aí dei um polimento e deu uma bela clareada. O headband tava com o couro um pouco marcado, tipo marcas de dobra em couro, mas tava em bom estado geral. Aí eu também estou dando aos poucos uma hidratada e tratando como sempre fiz com os bancos dos meus carros. Coisa de cara chato. As almofadas e todo o mais estavam/estão perfeitas. Aqui eu abro um parenteses: Eu recebi do Emmanuel exatamente o que ele me prometeu e paguei o preço justo por isso. Quando fui atarrachar o cabo um pequeno susto o conector estava um pouco frouxo e um dos mecanismos se soltou na minha mão. Justamente a parte do conector rosqueável que faz o contato e prende o conector do cabo ao conector do fone. Eu recoloquei de volta e me parece que ficou perfeito pois está encaixado firmemente, sem nenhum risco de soltar. Quando eu recebi este fone eu cometi um grave equívoco. Eu fiquei comparando ele com outros fones que tenho com assinaturas absolutamente opostas. Eu estava acostumado a essas assinaturas mais reveladoras e agressivas e até mais brilhantes mesmo. Eu aprendi a gostar de fones reveladores. O Denon por exemplo tem graves, mas não é dark e mostra bastante (alguns acham agressivo). Este fone é quente, mas é dark também, o que sobra embaixo recuaram em cima. Os agudos estão lá, mas foram suavemente empurrados pra trás e não possuem grande extensão. No entanto ele é um fone absolutamente gentil com seus ouvidos, escutei black sabbah num volume que talvez não suportasse nos fones que mencionei. Bastante eufonico e analógico. Quando eu recebi eu estava no "bias", como diz o Mário Fpolis, da assinatura agressiva. Ouvia 5 minutos e queria voltar pros de costume. Na aflição de estar perdendo detalhes da música deixei de perceber o que ele me oferecia por inteiro. Só que ontem eu ouvi bastante pela primeira vez como mencionei acima. E to começando a mudar minha opinião sobre a assinatura do fone. Não que essa assinatura tenha mudado. O que mudou foi o padrão de características a que vinha experimentando em fones há muitos anos. Sempre fui dos grados. Aliás, vejam alguns dos fones que já tive e terão uma noção do que falo. Denon, grados, dt880. Todos fones com assinatura agressiva e bastante reveladores. Foi no sennheiser HD650 que descobri um padrão "velado" que me mostrou que fones reveladores não precisam necessariamente de tanta energia. Eu gostei pra ****** do HD650, demais. O He-300 tem uma assinatura, warm/dark/Laid Back. Os graves são indomáveis, muito soltos e isso pra mim não é bom. Mas olha, os sons da Stax e da motow cairam bem. E eu esperava justamente o oposto. Essa galera dava uma equalizada com certa enfase nos baixos e ficou muito bom. Minha esposa gostou, mas disse que o HD650 foi o fone mais gostoso que ela ouviu aqui em casa...rs. Os graves do HE-300 ficaram mais justos no sansui. Vê-se que mesmo fácil de empurrar é um fone que se beneficia de potência/dumping factor, pelo menos nesta faixa de frequência. Porém os médios no meier ficam muito mais líquidos e doces. É isso. o que um dia de audições não faz. rsrsrs. Acho que como contribuinte pro nosso hobby é isso que posso acrescentar.

     
  9. phcassa

    phcassa Usuário


    Desde 16 Mar 2008
    Volta Redonda - RJ
    Best phone u can buy for the money it sells


    November 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

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    Reviewed by hifimanrookie
    Pros: For the price u wont get better phone
    Cons: Comfort is a bit to get used to,and is. A bit dark sounding
    Best phone u can buy bar none for the price
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    [Impression] HifiMan HE300


    April 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm

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    Reviewed by ClieOS[​IMG]
    Pros: Euphonic and easy going sound, Price, Packaging,
    Cons: Warmish sound might not suit every genre.
    First, I’ll like to thank HifiMan for the HE-300 sample. For the last couple of years, Fang @ HifiMan has brought a lot of attention to the company’s line of full size headphones by releasing some of the best planar magnetic headphone there ever are. However, the HE-300 is the company’s first entry to the full size dynamic headphone – perhaps a challenge Fang sat for himself to release a (*price wise) class leading dynamic headphone. If that’s his goal, I would say HE-300 is doing very well. Note: though never announced officially, the second batch (and onward) of HE-300 (*known also as the ‘rev2’) is tuned differently to the first batch and being considered better by most who had listened to both. My impression however will be based on the first batch, which is what I have with me.

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    Packaging, Accessories and Build Quality
    HE-300 comes in a rather big wooden box, which is akin to most of current HifiMan’s headphone packaging. While it is very well made for storing the headphone itself, the only grief I have with the box is that you can’t store the headphone with the cable attached (*the cable is designed to screw onto the headphone and comes unattached at first) – this makes the good looking box not a particularly useful choice for short term storage since cable needs to be unscrewed every times.

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    The cable itself is made from the Canare 4S6 star quad speaker cable, so the build quality is really good even though it is slightly on the heavier side. But that shouldn’t be too much of a problem for home use. The original headphone plug (as the one in this impression) is 3.5mm metal with a 6.5mm adapter, the later version however comes with a fully molded rubber plug to improve durability. The original batch comes with velour headphone pad, while the later also comes with pleather pad. I have both and for overall comfort and sound quality, I rather prefer the velour pad. The holding ring (the part that clips onto the headphone) of the original ear pad is a bit fragile looking and doesn’t look like they will survive for long, but the good news is HifiMan has replaced them with something much more sturdy on the later batch.

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    The design of the HE-300 resembles that of HifiMan’s planar magnetic headphone. It is function over form with a rustic industrial look. It might not win any beauty contest, but the simplicity in itself has a kind of attraction of its own. It is not the best build quality I have seen, but it is also far from being the worst. Overall, I’ll say it is quite a decent and comfortable full size headphone for day to day use.

    Sound Quality
    The headphone has been given no less than 50 hours of bun-in, though no significant change was observed. Gears used for review: Hifiman HM801 (line-out and balanced amp module), Meier Audio Corda 3MOVE and StepDance.

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    Warm, smooth, with a beautiful mid – HE300 has a more musical presentation that is more toward being euphonic than it is to reference sounding. One of the first things that grab my attention on the HE300’s sound is its bass. While it is far from being a bass monster per se, it is actually quite snappy and hard hitting for an open-back design. The mid range is definitely the strong point of the headphone. While it does sound a tiny bit grainy on the upper vocal, it is overall forwarded, easy-going and highly enjoyable, particularly for most mainstream vocal centric music genres, i.e. Pop, Folk, Country, etc. Treble is smooth and well extended – not lacking in any aspect but certainly not the main the focus in the overall presentation and not the best for analytical listener.

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    Going by my memory of how HD600 and K701 sounds like (and please take this with a big grain of salt since I personally believe audio memory is not particularly accurate in general), I’ll say HE300 isn’t quite on the same level just yet. But when compared to headphone of the same price range, the SR-325i which I do own, I can see myself reaching for the HE300 every time as SR-325i just sounds tinny and bright in comparison. Perhaps I am just not quite a Grado fan. While not quite as neutral as my previous favorite bang of the bucks full size, the Fischer Audio FA-003, I too find HE300 sounding better in comparison - likely because HE300 is more opened, dynamic and fun that makes music really comes to live.

    Since I have the balanced amp module with the HM-801 and it has a balanced cable that is designed for the HE series, I take a quick listen to both HE300 under single-end and balanced configuration. HE300, when balanced, sounds richer and fuller in tone, in exchange for a bit of air when compared to single end configuration. The lower end, especially bass note, sounds grander and almost like listening to a closed back version of the HE300.The slight graininess on the upper vocal is all but smoothed out. Unfortunately, it also takes out of some air and closes in the soundstage, which seems to be typical for how balanced amp generally sounds like to me, as far as my experience with balanced amp goes. Overall, the balanced amp module adds some detail to the lower and mid range with the expense on soundstage, so I won’t say the overall improvement is night and day.

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    Final Thought
    Overall, I really enjoy the HE300. It was priced around $300 at first but now it is lower to $250 or so, and that makes it a pretty good buy when compared to other alternative on the same price range. The euphonic sound is probably not for everyone and every genre, but I think the easy-going nature of the presentation has made HE300 a great headphone for casual listening – something you can just put on just to enjoy the music. Well, isn’t that music is all about?


     
  10. phcassa

    phcassa Usuário


    Desde 16 Mar 2008
    Volta Redonda - RJ
    HE-300 review


    September 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

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    Reviewed by .Sup
    Pros: very good mids, comfortable, perfect bass quantity
    Cons: bass is not as tight
    I have these for about two weeks now and I can hardly believe how these have changed during this time. Always when I get new headphones I listen with them and leave other headphones dusting. The only ones that didn't impress me when I got them were HD800. I know sounds odd but that's how it was. Anyway when I heard the HE-300 I said to myself these probably aren't for me as I got used to brighter sound signatures but I wanted something different, something closer to HD600 and from the past experiences I knew headphones need time to start working as they should and for my ears to get accustomed to their sound signature.
    I tried different amps, DACs and settled on the sightly brighter Opus dac. I am using a speaker amp's headphone outputs. I know, you must be asking what am I doing with a speaker amp if there are dedicated headphone amps (which I also own btw) which are designed to headphone's specifications and theoretically should sound better. Well this speaker amp (Azur 350A) gives me a much fuller and overall more pleasing sound than my dedicated solid state headphone amplifier. HE-300 sound really nice with it.
    The headphones when I got them and also the first 30 hours sounded really muffled, like some cheap headphones which sounds like they completely forgot about treble. Coming from HD800 and HE-4 the lack of treble was even more apparent.
    I kept saying to myself I need to give them more time, if nothing changes they could replace HD555 which I use for gaming and movies as they are both very comfortable.
    Bass actually reminded me of HD555, while everything else reminded me of HD600.
    Bass is still not as tight as the HE-4 bass but treble has really opened noticeably and they are now much more appealing than HD600 were to me.
    Everything is well balanced only, as I said before, bass is not tight and extended as I would like it to be but at least there are enough quantities of it so I'm not that bothered.
    I must point out that I have never tried these with the stick cable which is still wrapped and stored inside the box that everything came with. I am using the HE-6 cable (V1) which is much lighter. The finish quality of the headphones is a bit below HE-4 finish, most noticeably is the area around connectors on the cups. Velour pads are much softer and better made than the ones on HE-4, now the are at least the same thickness all around. The plastic ring that is keeping velour pads in place is skewed and consequently there is a gap between the pad and ear cup.
    I don't notice any affection to the sound regarding this matter.
    Most welcome change is the clamping force thanks to a less stiff headband. At first I thought these might fall off my head because I am doing so many stuff while listening with headphones but they are not loose and I was worrying for nothing. In fact after HD555 and then HD800 these are now my most comfortable headphones due to perfect clamping force, soft velour cushions and light weight.
    The price is exactly the same as the one I paid for HD600. I do not own HD600 any more but those really were my reference headphones. I cannot forget its sound signature.
    Comparing the two quickly I prefer HD600's tighter bass and even more intimate sound signature. HE-300 has more bass quantity, more open treble and fantastic mids. If I had to chose one over the other I would choose HE-300.
    When I was ordering this headphone I only hoped it would be different enough from HE-4, which I enjoy very much, so I could have two different sound signatures for different mods; HE-4 for aggressiveness, HE-300 for relaxation but at the same time I wanted an enjoying headphone, not something I would keep just I could say I have more headphones than the next guy. And now I can happily say I got what I wanted. Two very different headphones with two different sound presentations and approaches to music and both very enjoyable.

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    Top-class product for $249


    December 19, 2011 at 1:06 am

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    Reviewed by WoahReQQuiem
    Pros: Build quality, Great bass, Smooth mids and treble, forgiving of poor quality recordings, incredible packaging, not demanding with amplification
    Cons: Tight clamp for my head, somewhat stiff cable, pad locking system, lacks technicalities
    Information :
    Hifiman / Head-Direct was kind enough to give me a review sample of the HE-300. Please take note that the fact that this was given to me for free will not affect my bias for this review.

    Equipment used :

    Amplifiers : Onkyo TX-SR308 / iBasso T4 / Meier Porta Corda III
    Sources : iPod classic (line out) / Samsung BD-D5300 / Meier Porta Corda III (USB DAC)
    Other headphones used : Grado SR325i

    EDIT (1/1/2012) : I have a new amp / DAC, the Meier Porta Corda III with the USB DAC. I will put my impressions with the amp at the bottom of the "Sound" section.


    Packaging & Accessories :

    The packaging is simply superb. Although the box may look a little cheapish, once you open it, it really is wonderful. That silk really looks luxurious. Inside, you have another velour bag holding the cables (along with the 6.3mm adapter) , the manual and the headphone itself.

    *pictures coming soon*

    Fit & Finish :

    The HE-300 looks like a luxurious product. Although I think the paint ruins it (it looks plasticky), and the yoke as well (it looks like it was used for a good long time), once you get them out of the equation, it feels like quality in your hands. The weight is perfect. Not too light to look flimsy, but not too heavy to make it unbearable in your head.
    The clamping force is definitely on the strong side. I can't bear wearing it for more than 2 hours. But eventually, you will get used to the pressure, and it is definitely comfortable. Not as comfortable as the Sennheiser HD650, but for the price, I wouldn't complain.
    Two things I also don't like is the cable locking system and the pad locking system. The cable locking system may get a little loose overtime, but it is a good thing my dad is a DIYer and fixed it for me. The pad locking system takes too much time to fit all the slots in, IMO. A more solid solution would be more welcome.

    *pictures coming soon*

    The Sound :

    Concise Sound Signature Impressions : It definitely leans into the warm side. They pack a strong bass punch, and although it isn't as tight as some may prefer, I really like its woofer-ish quality. It's not too boomy, but it isn't tight. The midrange is incredibly smooth. They don't stand out, but they aren't recessed as well. They are very balanced. Voices and instruments sound natural, although not as natural as the Audez'e LCD-2, which it shouldn't, given the price and difference of technology. The treble slightly lacks energy, but it is smooth and forgiving. It isn't sibilant, but it is present enough to make high-tone instruments sound natural. Overall, a very balanced can with slight emphasis on the warmer side. But don't mistake warmth for lack of detail, as I think they are more detailed than the Grado SR325i. They are not picky with amplification, so a portable amp / budget desktop amp will do you well.

    Bass : The bass is round, has decent impact and slightly rumbly. It is powerful and musical. Percussion is decently snappy. Most bassy instruments are well presented, and they sound natural instead of neutral. Electronic bass with these is incredible, but don't expect them to trump Ultrasones with Dubstep / Trance / EDM anytime. They are a little too slow for those genres.

    Midrange : The midrange is balanced and smooth and rich. It is are slightly warm, but not laid back. It is placed nicely in the stage, front and center. Voices sound clean and natural. Guitars aren't as engaging and detailed as the Grado SR325i, but they are more life-like in tone (IMO). Male and female vocals are equally great.

    Treble : The treble of the HE-300 is smooth, very slightly laid back and refined. It isn't as open and airy sounding as the Grado SR325i but it sounds more natural. Cymbals have a decent splash and decay. Female voices are never sibilant if it is not present in the recording. They are more detailed compared to the Grado SR325i. One thing I like is that they aren't as laid back with the treble as the HD650, but aren't as energetic as the SR325i. It is very balanced, much like the HD600.

    Soundstage, Seperation & Imaging : This is the Achille's heel of the HE-300. They don't do soundstage very well. They don't have much width, and no front/back soundstaging, and much less, height. It is 2-dimensional. They also don't seperate the instruments very well, as they do get slightly mixed up. Imaging is okay, but not bad as well.

    1/1/2012 : I have a new amp/DAC, the Meier Porta Corda III with the USB DAC function. The Hifiman HE-300 sounds more alive now, with deeper and slightly more power in the bass section, midrange is now more open and detailed, and the treble gains more presence and air. Soundstage improves a little due to the midrange being more open.


    Overall :

    I think Hifiman did a good job with the HE-300. It brings top-class musicality in a bargain $249 product. Packaging, fit, finish and build quality is akin to its bigger brothers as well. What the HE-300 may lack in the technical side, its musicality really makes up for it. I think it would be fairer for Hifiman if it was priced at $299, but for $249, there's really nothing to complain about, and I think it's a steal. That said, it isn't a perfect product, and it definitely has its problems with the build and sound. But if you can live with those slight problems, you will not regret your purchase.


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  11. phcassa

    phcassa Usuário


    Desde 16 Mar 2008
    Volta Redonda - RJ
    [h=4]HiFiMan HE-300: Orthodynamic? Nope (READ UPDATES)[/h]
    October 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm

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    Reviewed by Austin Morrow
    Pros: See updates
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    There are a lot of dynamic headphones around on the market, with a very small percent being shared by orthodynamic’s and electrostatics. HiFiMan’s mostly known for their orthodynamic headphones, like the HE-500 & the HE-6. But, what if HiFiMan were to make a dynamic headphone, one that could be directly compared to more popular headphones like the K702 & the HD650? Would they share the same sound signature, or would a new dynamic king arise from the shadows? Well, that’s exactly what we are here today to take a look at. The HE-300, the first headphone by HiFiMan to incorporate a dynamic driver. So, what does HiFiMan’s $300 entry level headphone sound like?

    Sound Impressions
    See update below.

    Power Consumption
    Very little, it runs decently off the likes of the iPhone 4 and other iPods. With that being said, the HE-300’s do benefit greatly from an amplifier when it comes to power consumption. While they aren’t as inefficient as HiFiMan’s orthodynamics, I found that the everything seemed a bit more muddled with the iPhone 4 and bass wasn’t very good when it came to body and impact. If you can find yourself a cheap amplifier, like the FiiO E11 or SoundMagic A10, you’ll find that the HE-300’s will go a lot louder and sound a tad bit better. Then again, if you have something like the HiSound Audio Studio-V or the HiFiMan HM players, you shouldn’t have a problem. But, as with all open headphones, I recommend a desktop amp, since they aren’t very mobile (they’re open back headphones, they aren’t portable literally at all) and won’t necessarily find a use for a portable amp.

    The Design & Durability
    For a $300 headphone, the HE-300’s are built very well. The housings are made of an all metal construction and have a metallic glossy finish on the outside. Basically, they are almost identical to the other HE line, with a few different cosmetic changes and a much more lightweight design due to the dynamic driver on the inside. The leather headband is exactly the same as all of the other HE headphones, and feature the same padding on the inside, which, while being very comfortable, is not as soft as some of the other cans available on the market. Basically, if you have the HE-500, HE-5LE, HE-4, or the HE-6, you won’t find hardly any differences at all in design. If you need a more in-depth look at the design, look towards the pictures, they’ll provide a better look, after all, it’ll last longer. Lastly, I have only found one durability problem, a small one at that. The plastic ring around the outer end of the ear pads have started to peel slightly, which may become more of a issue in the long run.

    Comfort & Feel
    Not a huge amount to talk about here. As said before, the headband is very comfortable, and doesn’t hurt the top of your head or anything of the sort. The clamping force on the HE-300 wasn’t very strong either. They rest on the sides of my head very gently, and are very comfortable with the velour pads, albeit a bit itchy at times. Keep in mind though that I have a small head, and people with beefier sized noggins will have more of a clamping force. Now, HiFiMan recently announced that they will be selling their new leather ear pads with the HE-6 and the HE-500, although it is still unknown if they will be selling them with the HE-300, or as a side option. I’ve heard a lot of talk around the Head-Fi forums about requests for some leather pads, so here is hoping that HiFiMan answers that request.

    Part 2 Sneak Peak & Final Thoughts
    So hopefully next week I will be heading down to 32 Ohm Audio (ALO Audio) for some auditioning and comparisons testing the HE-300 vs. other top tiered cans in the same price range.The last time I visited and talked to Caleb, he was very enthusiastic about me trying some cans and amps, so I can’t wait to put the HE-300’s to the test. As for right now, I’m really enjoying the HE-300’s. They provide a warm, laid back, easy on the ears listening experience that is very musical but excels highly in the mids when listening to mellower music, and they don’t require an external amp to sound fantastic, unlike the HE-500 and the HE-6.

    Update (12/3/11)
    After listening to the HE-300 for well over the period of two months now, I have a few updates that I feel should be brought forth to the table about how these sound. First off, I apologize about my previous sound impressions. While I'm very well educated in judging high end IEM's (seeing as I have a vast majority of them), I wasn't at all experienced in reviewing headphones, as the HE-300 were my first pair of sub $300 headphones. I hand't listened to top tires like the HD650, the HD600, the K501 (better than the K702 IMO) and the Beyerdynamic DT900. After trying and auditioning all of those headphones, I have made some final conclusions about the HiFiMan HE-300 headphones. Please note that these updates reflect the first coming of the headphones, not the second version, which is supposed to be very similar in sound signature to something like the Sennhesier HD650.

    So, where does this leave me? Well, let's do some quick comparisons. The HE-300 is literally like a step down from almost all the cans listed above. The low end is a lot more boomy and has more surge than the HD650, but lacks rumble, speed, texture, and tightness. The mids of the HE-300 are decently well delivered, but both the AKG K702 and the HD650 beat the HE-30 to the punch. The K702's mids are brighter, the HD650's more smooth, and the HE-300's more forward, but lack any sweetness (K702) or full body-ness (HD650) that's seen in those two cans. The highs are another story. Prior to burn in, they sounded quite shrill, and not the bright, detailed shrill, but the annoying sibilance. The high end rolled off a little bit after a day or two, but both the K702 and HD650 are better yet. The K702 with a lot more sparkle and extension, and the HD650 with more warmth and smoothness.

    Oh, and did I mention the soundstage? Close, but no cigar. The HE-300 has a smaller overall soundstage than the HD650 and the K702. I find the HD650 to go a little bit deeper and achieve an overall more massive deal, but the HE-300 does have something that the HD650 doesn't, which is instrumental separation. It's not world class, but it's better than the HD650, albeit the HD650 has a much bigger stage representation.




     
  12. Okamoto

    Okamoto Usuário


    Desde 13 Abr 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    Olá phcassa.

    Surgiu a oportunidade de pegar um AKG K550 por um bom preço lá fora, portanto vou desistir da compra.

    Desculpe pela demora na resposta. Não parei em casa esses últimos dias.

    Abraços.
     
  13. phcassa

    phcassa Usuário


    Desde 16 Mar 2008
    Volta Redonda - RJ
    Imagina caro Okamoto. Não deixe de postar suas impressões sobre o fone. Abraços e boas festas de fim de ano!
     
  14. phcassa

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    Desde 16 Mar 2008
    Volta Redonda - RJ
    ainda disponível....................................................
     
  15. phcassa

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    Desde 16 Mar 2008
    Volta Redonda - RJ
    vendido - obrigado pelo espaço.
     
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