Hifiman is a name that instantly comes to mind when one thinks of open-back headphones. Planar magnetic designs have constituted the vast majority of their line-up besides their electrostatic flagship and many have achieved nigh unanimous recommendation for their price/performance. In line with their higher-end models, the company is now turning their attention towards closed-back headphones.
In fact, the new HE-R9 is one of their most radical designs yet as not only is it closed, but it sports a dynamic driver type that hasn’t yet been seen from the company. This new model targets those valuing higher isolation and reduced sound leakage. It sports a Topology diaphragm design that saw good success on the company’s IEMs.
The HE-R9 just launched for $599 USD. You can read all about it and treat yourself to a set on Apos Audio!