The excellent fit ergonomics are further enhanced by a new thicker earpad material made from a soft polyester blend replacing the old velour earpad cushions. The plush polyester pad fabric better conforms to the earlobes while also having the benefit of improved audio transparency per HiFiMAN research. The new HE1000 V2 polyester pads remain ringed in pleather for maximized cushion durability.
The polished stainless steel headband HE 1000 V2 frame shows off a stronger industrial design and high-quality CNC machining with better fit adjustability for a wider array of head sizes. It’s still a headphone that’s probably best suited ergonomically for medium and larger noggins but smaller folks will be appreciative of the more sensitive, evenly applied clamping pressure offered by the improved construction.
IN SEARCH OF THE BETTER CORD
The HiFiMAN HE 1000 V2 audiophile headphone also has newly updated high-end headphone cables. All three provided cords that come standard with the HE 1000 feature a newly developed proprietary crystalline copper/silver conductor array with a slick outer sheathing and beefy Neutrik 1/4" stereo plug or Yongsheng XLR plug terminations. The cables vary in length from about 9ft for the ¼” stereo and balanced 4-pin cords to around 4.5ft for the short mini-plug 3.5mm portable-oriented cable.
Impedance : 35 Ohms
Frequency Response : 8Hz-65KHz
Sensitivity : 90dB
Weight : 420g