A Planar Renaissance
"I give a lot of credit to HIFIMAN for the renaissance we're now seeing in high-end headphones, and in particular for the recent resurgence of interest in planar magnetic headphones. Fang Bian has done a great deal to advance the art of headphone sound." ——Brent Butterworth, www.soundstagesolo.com
HIFIMAN introduced the closed-back HE5 in 2009 The HE5 featured a headphone shell constructed of solid wood solid wood, because the company’s founder, Dr. Fang Bian, believed it produced sonic output that is natural and warm. Thanks to his strong curiosity and persistent exploration of "new technology to improve sound quality," Dr. Bian used his background in nanochemistry to reduce the weight of planar headphones while increasing tensile strength.
The advantages of HIFIMAN planar headphones are not only reflected in the technical aspects but also in the pursuit of perfect musical expression. Over the years, HIFIMAN has launched an extensive series of high-quality headphones, including such popular models as HE6, HE500, and HE400.
With every step, Dr. Bian, instead of resting on his laurels, devoted himself to research and the new product HE1000, widely lauded as one of the "world's most beautiful sounding headphones," and high-sensitivity headphones like the Edition X, designed to bring out the best in smartphones, tablets, and other low voltage sources. In 2020, HIFIMAN brings planar technology to a closed-back headphone: the HE-R10P. It is the culmination of eight years of research and hard work. The exceptional performance speaks for itself.
The ergonomic and comfortable headband is designed to fit for most people, with greater reliability and durability. The metal headband structure is created via CNC milling and hand polishing. To adjust the headband, simply move each ear cup up or down until the top of the headband rests comfortably on your head and the ear cups surround your ears.
The large internal space of the HE-R10P’s cups brings huge relative spatial volume and necessary breathing space to the powerful planar driver inside. Thanks to countless tunings, the HE-R10P offers the best attributes of closed and open-back headphones in a single model. The CNC carving creates a work of art, marrying wood and aviation-grade aluminum in graceful elegance and simple style.
The HE-R10P’s “Tranquility” ear pads feature high-quality leather on the outside, with a ring-shaped inner surface to absorb sound and prevent sound leakage through the sides of the ear pad. This forces the sound to target the listener’s ear. The contact edge is constructed of highly permeable material to ensure optimal head comfort. The outcome of this advanced engineering is a transparent, coherent, and wide soundstage and maximum comfort.
The HE-R10P's cable is the combination of a high number of strands and ratio of the various ingredients which ensure low signal loss and the unshakable strength to withstand hours of use, day after day, year after year. The HE-R10P includes three different cable options: 3.5mm, 6.35mm, and balanced XLR, for compatibility with the widest variety of audio sources, amplifiers, and professional audio equipment.
Specifications Package Details HE-R10P headphone x 1 Four-pin XLR balanced headphone cable (3m) x 1 6.35mm plug headphone cable (3m) x 1 3.5mm plug headphone cable (1.5m) x 1 Ear pads (installed on the headset) x 1 pair Manual x 1 Warranty card x 1
Vocalism Principle: Dynamic
Active Noise-Cancellation: Yes
Control Button: No
Volume Control: No
Number Of Drivers: 2
Plug Type: Line Type
Impedance Range: up to 32 Ω
Wireless Type: Bluetooth