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Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by jelt2359, Dec 30, 2014.
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  1. CanDude
    What, my old picture! [​IMG]
    I did 11 color variations of HE1000 back in January... I still like the white ones. And the champagne ones... and black... [​IMG]
    Here's some more bling:
  2. money4me247 Contributor
    +1 CanDude, i rmb ur handy work. very impressive. i rly dig the all white versiob and the black version.
  3. doctorjazz
    Not really the type of headphones you walk around or take the train with, mostly at home, so an amp would seem to be the way to go. I'm told the Cavelli Liquid Carbon sounded great with it (already put my advance order in for it, not to be released for a few months), not too expensive as these things go to be able to drive a TOTL headphone. Ray Samuels amps (I use the HR-2 for my HE-560) should also be good options, I'd guess.
  4. Trance_Gott
    How long are the cables? Is a wood box and a headphone stand also included? Have you think about providing 5 years guarantee?
  5. AppleheadMay
    Hey, I didn't invent that price.
    But it nearly made me pee in my pants indeed.
    My idea was, since the word is that the HE1000 is in the same league as an SR009 and we already have great amps for it sitting right here at home, it would be a bargain vs the SR009 with an amp on top.
    But since it seems it's gonna have a pricey amp just made for it and we're likely gonna hear stories like: "Sure, the HE1000 will sound fine with your nice little 3k+ amp but it's just so much better with it's dedicated amp." then I'll need to think twice.
    I'm gonna have a good side by side listen with the HE1000 and SR009 me thinks. Might as well go all the way and get an SR009 + BH then.
    I also read the price of the amp is not set in stone yet, but no one denying the 10k pricepoint that was mentioned here.
  6. AppleheadMay
    Seems like a beast of an amp!
    I thought the HE1000 would be easier to drive than the HE6?
  7. chowmein83
    I think Hifiman's new amp can also be used as a speaker amp - possibly one of the reasons why it it supposed to have a high price.
    The HE-1000 should be much easier to drive than the HE-6. Personally, I thought it was about as hard to drive as the HE-560 (which itself is only moderately hard to drive) when I compared volume levels between the two using Hifiman's new amp.
  8. AppleheadMay
    Ah, that's better news. The HE1000 being fairly normal to drive.
    I wouldn't need the amp then, I have no use for combined HP/speaker amps, I prefer eveything separated when possible.
  9. goldendarko
    I think it's best at this point to just think of the EF1000 and HE1000 as completely seperate entities, neither one requiring the other. If you want a top of the line amp, they've got the EF1000 for you to check out. If you want a top of the line headphone, you may want to consider the HE1000, but by no means do you NEED the EF1000 to enjoy the HE1000. The bottom line is, the HE1000 isn't even really that difficult to drive, so as long as you have a good amp that can power it, you should be fine with what you've got. If you want to go spend 10k on a headphone amp, well now there's finally an option for you to consider besides the WA234 :)
  10. money4me247 Contributor
    anyone try the liquid carbon with the he-1000?
  11. mulder01
    Where did this figure of $10k come from?  Mr. Fang?
  12. AppleheadMay
    I first noticed it in a post by Audio Addict, a few pages back.
    I quoted it here a few posts up.
    No idea if it's true or not but it's would be crazy expensive even with a speaker amp built in.
    In that size I doubt the speaker amp part would be very powerful.
  13. jibzilla
    You guys think Fang meant $7k...$10k total? That sounds more realistic to me. An 009 from price japan and BHSE is less than $10k, long wait but still less than $10k. If it is really $13k for both that is really pushing the limits.
  14. goldendarko
    It's really all speculation at this point but one thing is for sure, it won't be cheap.
  15. Alessandro1
    just 6 x 6922 are not cheap... and  two chassis, It's twice as big as the oversized EF6. 
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