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HiFiMAN HE-560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of HiFiMAN HE-560. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and bass quality. The price and comfort also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the noise isolation. Views are divided on the size.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, portability

noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the HiFiMAN HE-560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HiFiMAN HE-560


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HiFiMAN HE-560 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the design. The comfort also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and usability.

durability, comfort, design

portability, price, usability, reliability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for HiFiMAN HE-560


alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of HiFiMAN HE-560 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and bass quality. The comfort and price also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the usability, and there are some negative comments about the size.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, portability


90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Tom Andry (

HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Magnetic Headphones Preview


Preview: The HiFiMAN HE-560 headphones have newly designed singled ended planar magnetic drivers, a new headband with beveled earcups, an easy to drive design, and weigh only 13.7 ounces.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Stephen Hornbrook (

HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Magnetic Over-the-Ear Headphones Review


The newest planar magnetic headphones from HiFiMAN ushers in a new generation of design. A brand new single-sided driver allows for better imaging and sounds along with significant weight savings. Considerable thought has gone into the ergonomics of...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Steven Stone (

HiFiMan HE-560 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed


Steven Stone reviews HiFiMan's $899 HE-560 planar headphone, which promises to combine the sonic attributes of HiFiMan's flagship models in a less expensive, easier-to-drive design.

The HE-560 produces a large, expansive soundstage ; The HE-560 is very well constructed ; The HE-560 has excellent bass definition and control

The HE-560 cannot be easily driven by a smartphone ; The HE-560 was not comfortable for long-term listening ; The lack of isolation makes the HE-560 unsuitable for noisy environments

For me the HiFiMan HE-560 headphones were somewhat of a mixed bag of blessings and brickbats. They are well-constructed and have a neutral sound signature, but they are not all that "portable-friendly" due to their open-back, non-isolating design and...

Mar, 2016

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Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

HiFiMan HE-560 Headphone Review


HiFiMan's heavily revised planar magnetic headphones take the sound closer to the ever-elusive goal of reproducing reality.

Transparency to die for; Planar magnetic drivers; Lighter and more comfy than most planar headphones

A stay-at-home headphone

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : techPowerUp! (

HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Magnetic Headphones


The HE-560 proves that HiFiMAN is still at the top of their game. They retained the HE-500's good price/performance ratio, which was extraordinary considering it was a true high-end headphone. The HE-560 also retains some of the principal qualities...

Classy looks, Ultra-detailed sound, Incredible low end, Broad sound stage, Comfortable, Good price/performance ratio, Neutral sounding

Quite expensive at $899, Cable could be better, Good amplifier and source required

May, 2014

Consumer review (

The HIFIMAN HE-560. Do you want it?


Note: I am not affiliated with HIFIMAN at all. I did not receive anything from them to review, nor did they have any influence on my final impressions/review. About me: As opposed to some reviewers out there, I'm usually hesitant to endorse a product...

TOTL sound for less. Comfortable for an Ortho. Bass accuracy and quality.

Gets hot after long listening sessions. Questionable long-term build quality. Makes you question owning more expensive headphones ;)

Jan, 2016

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Great detailed headphone


This is a really nice headphone. It comes with a rigid and solid stock cable and packaged in a wooden box with a sliding wood and metal lid. The amount of foam prevents damage from shipping well. It is quite smooth and actually quite forgiving of...

mosty neutral, detailed, angled pads, no discomfort after long listening sessions

everyone can hear your music in other rooms

Jul, 2015

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Don't listen to this headphone - unless you have $899


Hifiman HE-560 Review Introduction Many thanks to for providing me with a Hifiman HE-560 to review. Hifiman is a relatively young producer of audio gear. The company was started by Dr. Fang Bian in 2005 and started selling under the HiFiMAN...

Light, extremely comfortable planar magnetic headphone, amazing sound quality, cool looks

no accessories, wishing it would have tiny bit more bass

May, 2015

Consumer review (

Very impressive planar


[[SPOILER]] Build Quality, Comfort, Accessories:The build and design of the HE-560 is suitable for the price point but not very solid and is both gorgeous as well as understated. The mesh grill looks particularly great. I like the look of the headband...

Top-notch lifelike sound; non-fatiguing yet dynamic and greatly engaging / Performs with any music genre / Most comfortable headphone I've worn yet

Might require modding as it may develop build-related rattling (more in review) / Flimsy cable connectors / Low quality pads

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

Exceptional Sound; Almost Reasonable Price


Short Review: This is a fantastic headphone for anybody who wants to hear something that approaches neutrality. This produces a resolving, highly detailed sound, that comes pretty close to sounding flat. It's a little bright and aggressive and the...

Almost neutral, fantastic bass, excellent timbre, costs less than $1k

Aggressive at 4 kHz w/ stock pads, a little bright, moderate dip between 1-3 kHz, needs a semi-strong amp, price

Apr, 2015