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Hifiman HE-300 revision versions

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I just got a pair of HE-300 and was wondering how do people tell which version the HPs are? I was under the impression the newest versions came with pleather pads, but mine came with velour. Is there any other ways to tell?

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There is only one official revision. That said, there are different versions out -- Hifiman just doesn't recognize them as different. I will refer to them by their "Rev #"s, but know that it is not an official distinction.

 

HE-300 Rev 1 came in a wooden box and has 4 screws instead of 6 on the plastic driver cover. The very first batch had some manufacturing issues (see InnerFidelity measurements). 

 

HE-300 Rev 2 came in a wooden box and has 6 screws on the plastic driver cover. These were measured at InnerFidelity as Rev 2 on their graphs page. The cable is different.

 

HE-300 Rev 3 (current) comes in a plastic box and has 6 screws on the plastic driver cover. Current reports suggest that it is sonically the same as Rev 2. The cable is different than Rev 1 or Rev 2.

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the version 3 has a silver cable, and is the same driver as the version 2, but since it's s SPOFC cable, the high frequency region is more pronounced in Version 3.

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Originally Posted by SanjiWatsuki View Post
 

There is only one official revision. That said, there are different versions out -- Hifiman just doesn't recognize them as different. I will refer to them by their "Rev #"s, but know that it is not an official distinction.

 

HE-300 Rev 1 came in a wooden box and has 4 screws instead of 6 on the plastic driver cover. The very first batch had some manufacturing issues (see InnerFidelity measurements). 

 

HE-300 Rev 2 came in a wooden box and has 6 screws on the plastic driver cover. These were measured at InnerFidelity as Rev 2 on their graphs page. The cable is different.

 

HE-300 Rev 3 (current) comes in a plastic box and has 6 screws on the plastic driver cover. Current reports suggest that it is sonically the same as Rev 2. The cable is different than Rev 1 or Rev 2.

I disagree ......I have the R3 its sonically very different from the earlier ones , mine has a smooth accentuation in the upper treble with a constant spike at 3-6Khz making it a bit tinny and hollow also has rolled off bass and flat mids , overall very pleasing signature but unfortunately the driver rattles at low frequency extensions at high volumes , the treble is just gorgeous female vocals in general because of the extension up top are world class sounding for the price , if the driver had no rattle issues I would have bought another one but I forgive Fang considering he has just started with dynamics 


Edited by MrTechAgent - 12/31/13 at 8:05am
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