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HE560 A Headphone in Revolution Technology
Ground-Breaking Design –¬†Premium quality, full-size planar magnetic headphone designed for reference use in the home or studio

Advanced Sound Technology
HIFIMAN, the leader in planar magnetic headphone technology, has done is again and redefined how good planar driver technology can be.

Power of the Magnetics
Using single-ended drivers, HE560 delivers a lifelike soundstage and spatial imaging that HIFIMAN is known for. Its increased efficiency allows it to be driven with a modest size amplifier.

Light Weight & Comfortable
HE560 is 30% lighter than comparable headphone allowing the listeners to comfortably enjoy music for hours on end.

Sense of Exuberance
Ebony-decorated earcups for a rich, classic look

1. Headphone Cable (2m / 6.6Ft; 6.35mm headphone plug)
2. Earpads: 1 Pair (on the Headphone)


Frequency Response : 15Hz-50KHz
Sensitivity : 90dB
Impedance : 45 Ohms
Weight : 375g
Cable Length : 2m
Plug : 6.35mm


There are some serious players in the headphone industry and HiFiMAN is one of them. I’ve read a lot about their headphones and it bothered me that I didn’t know anybody in close vicinity to lend me a pair of HE-6 or HE-560, as up until recent events we did not have a local distributor in Romania.

One day before the Christmas holidays I was feeling lucky and I thought that it doesn’t hurt to ask HiFiMAN directly for a review unit of HE-560. After sending an email, I got back to work and only a few hours later my phone informed me that I had received an email.

I never expected it to be from HiFiMAN, not this fast. Well, this might have been the promptest response I have ever got. And as you would expect, I wouldn’t babble about this if it was negative feedback. After some very quick e-mail exchange I had a tracking number of the HE-560 review unit package.

I must thank HiFiMAN for their prompt response and wonderful support.

Before getting into the review, I managed to get a mini interview with their manager.

How did you guys found HiFiMAN and what are your major achievements?

Dr. Fang Bian developed two early passions. High-end audio and portable players. The culmination of these two led to HiFiMAN marketing the world’s first high-res portable player. At the same time, he became intrigued with furthering planar magnetic technology in headphones. HiFiMAN over the years through various iterations of HE models, has become a leading designer and manufacturer of planar magnetic headphones. Today the company also offers excellent in-ear models as well as headphone amplifiers.

What was the purpose of HE-560 and what objectives did you guys have with this product?

Lighter weight, increased comfort, improved cosmetics, better packaging and serviceability.

I have heard that HE-560 had some revisions. What did the last revision improve compared to the others?

All HiFiMAN products are subject to continuous improvement. The biggest revision to HE-560 has been the ear cups. Read More