the HE1000se Planar Magnetic Headphone,
Sensitivity and Superb Performance
HIFIMAN’s New HE1000se
Builds Upon the Legacy of the Original Model
The HE1000 signature
sound on an easy to drive headphone!
The new HE1000se [Special Edition] is the third version of
HiFiMan’s distinguished HE1000, featuring increased sensitivity for superior
performance when paired with every imaginable source, from audiophile-grade
source components to high-resolution digital audio players -- even tablets and
“The HE1000 is by far one of our most popular
high-performance luxury headphones to date, and with good reason,” said Dr.
Fang Bian, Founder and CEO, HIFIMAN. “No other headphone in its price range
comes close to offering the same level of engagement when listening to high fidelity
“As popular as it may be, I believe it’s important to keep
pushing the envelope with revisions that present a dramatic improvement in
sound while maintaining the essence of what made the original such an
overwhelming success with music fans and audiophiles who invest in the best
equipment for enjoying their favorite recordings.”
The previous model, HE1000 V2, is one of the best reviewed
headphones in the highperformance personal audio market. Cited by multiple
reviewers as being the finest headphone in its price range, it could easily
have been left as is, but Dr. Bian is a firm believer that even the best can
always be made demonstrably better.
By increasing the sensitivity from 91 to 96 dB (decibels),
HiFiMan’s HE1000se is easier to drive from any source, with a greater sense of
presence and realism, especially when paired with high-performance
New to the HE1000se are neodymium magnets that increase
efficiency and lower distortion for true purity of sound. Neodymium, widely recognized
for providing incomparable magnetic strength in a compact size, providing
consistently exceptional output that is equal to larger and heavier ferrite
magnets. With neodymium, the new model’s driver is faster and more dynamic,
presenting every sonic detail for a more compelling performance.
Similar to the previous version, a patented “window shade”
open back design minimizes distortion by avoiding unwanted reflections and
vibrations that misrepresent the artist’s performance. The result is a wide,
natural soundstage that mirrors the experience of listening to live music in an
acoustically accurate club or concert hall.
The diaphragm is only one nanometer yielding faster response
and a high dynamic range that makes recordings come to life, satisfying the
most demanding listeners, no matter the genre, from soft acoustic music to high
energy rock & roll, and every genre in between.
Ergonomically, the HE1000se is exceptionally comfortable,
thanks to a specially designed headband that features a steady arch structure
for stability and durability for years of usage without change in fit. A new
matte finish with ebony wood trim adds a smart, attractive touch that enhances
the overall design.
Added Dr. Bian: “The HE1000se makes it easy to exceed the
legendary HE1000 V2 performance without an expensive amplifier. I couldn’t be
more proud of this headphone.”
Nanometer Thickness Diaphragm
A breakthrough core technology developed by HiFiMan and
first of its kind in headphone application. Working with this advanced material
is extremely challenging yet the successful incorporation of this film as the
HE1000’s planar driver is the cornerstone of its remarkable sound.
Acoustically Invisible Stealth Magnets
The advanced magnet design used on the HE1000se, aims to be
acoustically transparent, dramatically reducing wave diffraction turbulence which
degrades the integrity of the sound waves. The result is reduced distortion,
yielding a purer, more harmonious sound that is audibly so.
Unlike the sound waves created by a conventional magnet, the
special shape of stealth magnet of HE1000se enables the waves to pass through
the magnet without generating interference.
Degradation of sound quality in a conventional planar
magnetic headphone is caused by the magnets getting in the way of the sound
The same happens in conventional electrostatic headphone,
the degradation of sound quality caused by the stator's interference.
A conventional dynamic driver’s frequency response can be
altered due to distortions and vibrations across the diaphragm surface.
Patented “Window Shade” System
Created to meet the need for driver protection and optimized
Sturdy 3.5mm User-replaceable Connector Design
Allows easy cable swapping, giving both maximum durability
and enhanced customizability.
The HE1000se package includes two cables with two different
jack, a 3.5mm plus adapter and the new 4.4mm Balanced jack.
Impedance : 35 Ohms
Frequency Response : 8Hz-65KHz
Sensitivity : 96dB
Weight : 440g