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Adorama has HiFiMan HE5se Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones on sale for $269. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian
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  • This SE model comes with 3.5mm & 1/4" adapters.
  • This price beats the previous front page deal last month by $30.

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$269 + free s/h

these are SE. They also come with a 3.5mm adapter + 1/4" adapter.
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It's plastic and leather mainly. I wouldn't find it feel cheapish. Build feels solid and sturdy. Nothing uncomfortable or, again, cheapish.

Difference is quite obvious to me. Sound-wise I find HE5se produces super accurate sound as it would be very easy to hear low and mid range details, which HE4XX also has but not as precise. High freq range is slightly better that I wouldn't say by a lot. Sound is a bit more powerful overall too.
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Sheesh. Got these a few months back for $449. Unfortunate... but I don't regret the purchase.

They sound and feel great. I've paired them with a Magni amp and Modi DAC. High frequency is stellar! Not peaky or shrill at all; it's crystal clear. I really enjoy the "personality" of these cans.

Edit: Oh, and the Plenue D powers them very well too.
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This is a good deal on this model; can anyone speak to the material type / build quality?
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How are these compared to Hifiman HE4XX?
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How are these compared to Hifiman HE4XX?
Much better, would not think twice at this price
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This is a good deal on this model; can anyone speak to the material type / build quality?
It's plastic and leather mainly. I wouldn't find it feel cheapish. Build feels solid and sturdy. Nothing uncomfortable or, again, cheapish.
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How are these compared to Hifiman HE4XX?
Difference is quite obvious to me. Sound-wise I find HE5se produces super accurate sound as it would be very easy to hear low and mid range details, which HE4XX also has but not as precise. High freq range is slightly better that I wouldn't say by a lot. Sound is a bit more powerful overall too.
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Throw on alpha pad from mr. Speaker make it more airy sound
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It's plastic and leather mainly. I wouldn't find it feel cheapish. Build feels solid and sturdy. Nothing uncomfortable or, again, cheapish.

Difference is quite obvious to me. Sound-wise I find HE5se produces super accurate sound as it would be very easy to hear low and mid range details, which HE4XX also has but not as precise. High freq range is slightly better that I wouldn't say by a lot. Sound is a bit more powerful overall too.
which amp would you recommend for it?
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Anyone compared these to the Monolith M1060 Headphones? Both on sale for similar price.

Have limited experience with Magnetic Headphones, Ones I've tried have been AMAZING but were in the $2500.00 range.... Way to rich for me.
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which amp would you recommend for it?
Anything with a bit more power because planner drive units are a bit more power consuming, especially when driving for large offset movements like deep bass drum beats. Most modern mid to high range amp could do this easily.
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which amp would you recommend for it?
Schiit Magni3
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Is this headphone good guys, I'm on the fence on getting this, I've been to a few audio shows and never listened to headphones and the last one I attended, I listened to some really good headphones with almost jaw dropping sound, the headphones I have right now which I rarely use is a Bowers and a hd580 or 590, forgot which one, thanks
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Are these good for gaming or just music?
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How do you know if it's a good deal if your asking about quality.....?
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Sheesh. Got these a few months back for $449. Unfortunate... but I don't regret the purchase.

They sound and feel great. I've paired them with a Magni amp and Modi DAC. High frequency is stellar! Not peaky or shrill at all; it's crystal clear. I really enjoy the "personality" of these cans.

Edit: Oh, and the Plenue D powers them very well too.
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