- Mar 26, 2010
At 350g, the same weight as my HE-4, can anyone confirm if the ear cups are metal or plastic. My thinking is that they are metal same as the HE-4, with plastic gimbals. The automotive finish on the cups, and cooler to the touch than the plastic gimbals, imo gives them away as metal, but I can't find any info to verify that. I can't imagine that they aren't using their previous design from their other headphones in tis series.
It's a plastic material. You can tell when you take off one of the ear pads and look at the cross section.
Wouldn't that make it much lighter than 350g? Doesn't figure Hifiman would redesign the cups, when they already have them in metal.....maybe Hifiman can confirm!