近日，HIFIMAN HE400i被《纽约时报》旗下Wirecutter网站评选为The Best Audiophile Headphones for Everyday Use最佳日常发烧耳机
Offering perhaps the most spacious and detailed music reproduction you can get for less than $500, the HE400i represents an affordable way to get true audiophile-grade sound.
Who it’s for: If you’re a serious music lover who likes to sit at home for hours listening to music—especially acoustic music such as classical, jazz, or folk—a set of open-back (unsealed) over-ear headphones is a great investment. Many headphones that are priced higher than $500, as well as almost all of the models that audiophiles praise highly, are open-back designs.
Why it’s great: For people who have never tried a good set of open-back headphones, hearing the HiFiMan HE400i may come as a shock. Its sound is far more detailed and spacious than that of a conventional, closed-back set of headphones, so the result sounds much more like you’re at a live performance. Even though our panelists’ tastes in sound vary, we all picked the HE400i as the best-sounding model among all the under-$500 headphones we heard.
Our panelists thought that the HE400i delivered the best overall performance and the most natural sound of all the open-back models we tested. The HE400i’s bass output, relative to the treble and midrange, was about on a par with that of most open-back headphones. Fans of jazz, classical, and light pop will probably like the tonal balance because it’s free of the annoying boominess that many closed-back headphones produce, but bass lovers will likely find these headphones to be lacking.The HE400i is comfortable to wear for hours. The earpads are moderately firm yet still comfortable because the parts that contact your skin are covered in soft velour, and the earpads are large enough to distribute the clamping force of the headband evenly around your ears. At 370 grams (about the weight of a can of La Croix sparkling water), this isn’t the lightest pair of audiophile headphones we’ve encountered, but it certainly doesn’t present the neck-straining weight of some high-end audiophile designs.