HIFIMAN HE-560 has been released for about a month, and we have shipped thousands of them around the world. 6moons.com has awarded HE-560 with a Blue Moon award, which is the highest award of the 6moons.com. In the Chinese market, HE-560 is currently the best-selling hi-end headphone among all other flagship headphone from other companies.
A lot of people have asked about what’s the best amplification for HE-560. As we all know, impedance and efficiency are the two key factors. The lower the impedance and the higher the efficiency of the headphone, the easier it is to drive. Most hi-end headphones on the market, such as Sennheier HD700/HD800, Beyerdynamic T1 and AKG 801, their flagship headphones have a high impedance, therefore, most portable players cannot drive them very well, and they have to be used with desktop amplifier。 However, HE-560 has 35 Ohms impedance，but the efficiency is low to 90db/m. High impedance need high voltage, and low impedance needs high current. So the amplifier which are designed for high impedance doesn’t suit HE-560 quite well, and not even better than the portable hifiman players. Though, HE-560 customs must use the amplifier which is designed for low impedance headphones. Hfiman EF6 is a good choice of it. HE-560 paired with EF6 produces a sound that is absolutely natural, balanced and detailed. When paird with EF2A, although it doesn’t have the dynamics and high/low extension as EF6 paring the tone is still warm and smooth, and it is closed with STAX007MK2 with stoked amp in the early days. in the other words, EF2A and HE-560, which is a $1000 combo, is the best value for money around $1000.
HE-400i will be released in the mid August, and will be priced around $500. We are now inviting headfiers to participate in the touring event of HE-400i. If you are interested, please reply below with the equipments you currently have, the music style you prefer, and the reason why you are participating into this activity. HIFIMAN’s customer services will contact you soon and give you more detailed information.
Spots are limited, so sign up now!
1. We will each be getting a pair?
Yes, each participant will receive a pair of brand new HE-400i. Currently we limit this to 30 pairs in total.
2. Will they be sent? How long do we each get to demo our unit?
We are preparing the final packaging in the factory right now. Should be able to send all out next week (the week of 8/18.)
3. When that time runs out will the unit be send them back to Hifiman. At our cost or Hifiman's?
Once you have completed evaluating the headphone, the participant is responsible for shipping the headphone back to us. You will get an option (a good one ;-) ) to purchase it if you like. People from southern Asia and Russia will ship it back to our factory in China, and everyone else will ship to our US office.
4. Will be be required to pay custom fees upon receiving the unit?
Yes, although usually i was told it should be very minimum.
5. May I pass it over to another person for demo purpose?
Absolutely. We encourage everyone to pass it over to your friend or relative who might be interested in getting a taste of great headphone. We just ask that you let us know their information before you do that, so we can properly keep tracking of all the demo units.
update of return address:
people who are in US need to ship back to this US address
2032 S. Orchard St. Apt. B
Urbana, IL 61801
others who come from outside the US need to ship back to this address
HIFIMAN Customer Service
#1339 Shuixiu Rd, Yushan county, Kunshan city,
Edited by TeamHiFiMAN - 8/27/14 at 9:23pm