Note, the estimated ship date is August 5th, 2016.
Editor's Notes & Price Research
You will be charged when the group buy ends on or before May 19, 2016. Refer to the forum thread for additional information. -johnny_miller
This is a collaboration special edition run between Hifiman and Massdrop.com (a membership site that basically makes group buys at a discount). There are 5000 units available. I wouldn't have posted this to the masses if there weren't such a large cap.
Bang-for-buck looks top-notch:
DRAWBACK: THEY WILL NOT SHIP UNTIL AUGUST 5. But... HIFIMAN for $99?!
USER abbazaba14 has posted a link for guests to see the drop -
Here's a link to see the HE-350 product on Massdrop as a guest:
"The HE-350 ($99.99) is an open-back dynamic headphone. We started with the HE-300, replaced the driver, updated the frame to HiFiMAN's newest revision, and updated the removable cables to use HiFiMAN's latest 2.5mm termination (at the earcups, cable ends in a 3.5mm).
Understanding this will be a first headphone for many, we (and our participating community members) decided to focus on neutrality and detail. No huge bass, no massive peaks or valleys, ~12dB delta between highest and lowest point from 20Hz to 15,000Hz. Take a look at the frequency response graph on our drop page (courtesy of Head-Fi). This is a new driver developed by HiFiMAN with a mandate from Massdrop to "redefine the price-to-performance standard". At $99.99 we've raised the bar."