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HiFiMAN HE-1000 v2 Planar Headphones

HiFiMAN HE-1000 v2 Planar Headphones
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HiFiMAN HE-1000 v2 Planar Headphones

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Date Added: Tuesday 21 February, 2017
"Precise imaging, great comfort, fantastic detail retrieval."
Date Added: Thursday 09 February, 2017
“We feel that, just as HiFiMan’s original HE1000 headphones belonged in our list of Recommended Reference Components, so do their HE1000 V2s ... The HE1000 V2s beautifully captured the sound of this record, delivering a realistic sense of reverberanc...Read moree, appropriate to the material and the period.”


Please note that this item is ordered on demand from the manufacturer. Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, stock is currently highly limited. Your back-order will be fulfilled as soon as possible and AMP3 can be contacted for updates.

HiFiMAN HE-1000 v2 Planar Headphones

Not content to rest on their laurels, HiFiMan now present the HE-1000 V2 Planar Headphones, their most luxurious headphone yet. With the original HE-1000 headphones as a starting point, Dr. Fang Bian and his team at HiFiMan have redesigned and updated their award-winning flagship to produce something even greater in the HE-1000 v2.

The HE1000 V2 remains a cutting-edge, full-size headphone intended for reference use in the home or studio. At much less than 0.001 mm, its Nanotech planar magnetic driver is so thin it is not visible from the side with the naked eye. New features include an improved headband design that is lighter and stiffer yet will accommodate a wider range of head sizes. The ear cups are also slimmer further reducing weight and increasing comfort.

Asymmetrical Planar Driver

Window Shade Grill System

HiFiMan needed to create a special design solution that provides driver protection, is optimized for open-back design and that also yields the best possible sound quality. For HE1000 V2 "Window Shade" grill made with premium alloys is the solution, precisely structured to gain greater openness in the headphone design. Its openness keeps the sound waves from second refraction to avoid unwanted vibration and distortion. The result is a wider soundstage, outstanding imaging and remarkable clarity. Aesthetically, as an added benefit, the Window Shade Grill also provides a unique, high-tech look to the headphones and an appropriate design complement to HE1000s premium alloys and wood trim.

Form Follows Function: Asymmetrical Ear Cups + Beveled Hybrid Ear Pads

The ear cups have been specially designed in an asymmetrical shape that follows the form of human ears. The HE-1000 V2 ear cups are now slimmer to reduce weight and increase comfort. The ear pads are beveled so that they contour to the shape of the user's head for superb comfort and extended listening as well as a good acoustic seal. The hybrid design of the V2 now utilizes polyester for increased resolution.

Ergonomic headband design for Extra Comfort

The revised headband is the result of clever industrial design. Entirely new thinking was needed that would accommodate the widely varied sizes of people's heads while applying or distributing correct pressure evenly. This provides not only improved comfort but also a better seal of the pads around the ears and on the head for improved bass.

The headband on HE1000 V2 combines a special metal alloy with fine calf's skin to form a sturdy arch structure. The perforation on the calf's skin helps to dissipate the heat. For additional comfort, the light mass also contributes to lessen the overall weight of the headphone.

HE1000 V2

Making the Connection

HiFiMan only uses the finest cables for their headphones and each model features a newly upgraded cable specially designed for it. HE1000 V2 is now supplied with a three core, crystalline copper with silver plated wire custom designed for wide frequency range, low signal loss and enhanced emphasis on the low end for quality audio reproduction. The HE1000 package includes three different types of plugs: mini 6.35mm, 1/4" 3.5mm and 4-pin XLR connector so it can be used with a wide array of equipment. The plugs are easy to switch and quickly connected to different cables and amplifiers.

Meticulously Crafted

With its unique design, exceptional function and exquisite craftsmanship, the HE1000 is quality checked by hand ensuring the item you receive is of total luxury standards.

Please note this item is ordered on demand and may take 1 - 2 weeks to arrive.


  • World's First Diaphragm in Nanometer Thickness
  • Advanced Asymmetrical Magnetic Circuit offering perfect reproduction of live music
  • Ergonomic and comfortable design fit for most people, with greater reliability and durability
  • Patented "Window Shade" System reduces sound reflection to gain wider sound stage

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