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    The premium planar magnetic segment of the headphone market is proof that healthy competition can bring down prices while spurring innovation. At CanJam 2020, Planar magnetic headphone specialists HiFiMan showed off a new model, the DEVA, that ships with a dedicated Bluetooth/USB DAC module...
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    Debuting at the Hong Kong High End Audio Visual Show 2018, HiFiMan HE1000se ($3499) are a new planar-magnetic headphone model that provides a sizeable boost in sensitivity over the HE1000 V2 ($2799 on Amazon) that it updates. According to the company, this new model is so easy to drive it will...
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    HiFiMan is well known for its outstanding headphones. Most of its high-end "reference" models are based on planar-magnetic technology, from the Sundara ($499) to the Susvara ($6000). Now, a new model joins that illustrious family as the second-least-expensive member—the HiFiMan Ananda ($999)...
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    Headphones are among the most popular ways to consume music and well as multimedia such as video games and streaming shows plus movies. Thanks to the countless options at every imaginable price point and form factor, choosing the right headphones—whether for exercise, travel, home listening...
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    CanJam NYC 2018 may be over but you can check out these brief video I made that are based on show floor interviews. Klipsch Heritage Headphones and Amplifier Klipsch steps up its headphones game with the super-premium Heritage HP-3 headphones and the Heritage headphone amp. Check out...
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    HiFiMan is well known for outstanding planar-magnetic and electrostatic headphones, in-ear monitors, portable audio players, and related products. At the pinnacle of the company's lineup is the Shangri-La, which combines a bodacious tube amp with a pair of no-compromise electrostatic cans for a...
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    CanJam NYC 2018 is just a couple short weeks away and I look forward to stopping by the HiFiMan booth when I am there. The headphones and headphone amplifier company will be at the show with its latest planar-magnetic offering called Sundara ($499) featuring a newly designed diaphragm that is...
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    High-end headphones specialist HiFiMan has announced two new reference-class in-ear monitor (IEM) headphones, the RE2000 ($2000) and RE800 ($699). Both models feature nanotechnology the company calls Topology Drivers that is said to reduce distortion and improve sound quality. HiFiMan...
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    The race to build ultra-premium headphones with ever lower distortion and broader frequency response continues unabated. The new HiFiMan Susvara continues this trend by promising uncompromised performance at a price point of $6000. At the core of Susvara (previously known as the Edition 6...
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    There's nothing quite like the sublime experience of hearing your favorite music played on a pair of high-end headphones. During my recent visit to CanJam New York City 2017, I had a chance to try a wide variety of personal-audio gear. While there, I chatted with Fang Bien—founder of HiFiMan—and...
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    Check out this video report I made from my visit to CanJam NYC 2017: Show report from CanJam NYC 2017. Narration, video, and music by Mark Henninger CanJam New York City 2017 was heaven for headphone and personal audio enthusiasts. During my visit, I saw and heard products such as...
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    Headphone specialist HiFiMan has a new flagship, the $50,000 Shangri-La Electrostatic Headphone System. Yes, $50,000, which may seem a bit high but is actually 10% less than the only other system I am aware of at this price point, the Sennheiser Orpheus. Shangri-La is the result of several...
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    There are plenty of reasons to buy a great pair of headphones. They are great for travel, or listen to tunes at work. At home, headphones can be a solution for apartment dwelling audio enthusiasts with noise sensitive neighbors. Whether you are simply upgrading the earbuds that came with your...
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    While smartphones are the most popular way to take music with you, audiophiles on the go often opt for a dedicated portable player to get the most out of modern high-fidelity headphones. Now they have a new option; the HiFiMan SuperMini ($400) is a robust ultra-compact hi-res player that's for...
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    Can $300 headphones serve as a reference by which to judge high-end stereo systems? That question popped into my mind as I spoke with Fang Bian—the founder and CEO of HiFiMan—when I was at AXPONA a couple months ago. It came up because one of the challenges of covering high-end audio shows is...
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    One of the true pleasures of attending CES is having opportunities to be among the first to try out esoteric gear. In the headphones category, one such system was the Shangri-La by HIFIMAN, which is the company’s new flagship. This combination of tube headphone amplifier and electrostatic...
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