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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 are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the noise isolation. There are some mixed reviews about 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 (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HiFiMAN HE-560

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HiFiMAN HE-560 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design. The comfort also gets good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability and usability.

durability, comfort, design

portability, price, usability, reliability

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HiFiMAN HE-560

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of HiFiMAN HE-560 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and bass quality. The comfort and price are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the size.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, portability

size

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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

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 (hometheaterhifi.com)

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 (hometheaterreview.com)

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 (soundandvision.com)

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! (techpowerup.com)

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 (head-fi.org)

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

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

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

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

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

 

Hifiman HE-560 Review Introduction Many thanks to samma3a.com 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 (head-fi.org)

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 (head-fi.org)

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

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