44points

Focal Utopia

47points

HiFiMAN HE-500

Focal Utopia
HiFiMAN HE-500
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Focal Utopia vs HiFiMAN HE-500

Focal Utopia
HiFiMAN HE-500
44
points
Focal Utopia
47
points
HiFiMAN HE-500

Why is Focal Utopia better than HiFiMAN HE-500?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs15Hz
  • 15dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    104dB/mWvs89dB/mW
  • 12g lighter
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    490gvs502g
  • 1m longer cable
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    4mvs3m

Why is HiFiMAN HE-500 better than Focal Utopia?

  • 52 Ohms lower impedance
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    38 Ohmsvs90 Ohms
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Has included ear pads
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Price comparison

HiFiMAN HE-500

Buy used:

$149.00

ProductStorePrice
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-Size Plana...HIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphones Adjustable Headphone with Comfortable Earpads Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping
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$179.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN SUNDARA Over-ear Full-size Plana...HIFIMAN SUNDARA Over-ear Full-size Planar Magnetic Headphones with High Fidelity Design Easy to Drive by iPhone /Android Comfortable Headband Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping Black
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$349.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE-560 V2 Premium Planar Magneti...HIFIMAN HE-560 V2 Premium Planar Magnetic Headphones
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$489.99
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonDrop + HIFIMAN HE4XX Planar Magnetic Ove...Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX Planar Magnetic Over-ear Open-back Headphones,midnight-blue
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$180.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN TWS600 True Wireless HiFi Waterp...HIFIMAN TWS600 True Wireless HiFi Waterproof Noise-Isolated Sports Earphones with Mic Charging Case,38.5H Playtime,Bluetooth 5.0,Low Latency
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$69.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE400i Over Ear Open Back Magnet...HIFIMAN HE400i Over Ear Open Back Magnetic Planar Reference Studio Headphone with 3.5mm Plug-in Connector-Extended Manufacturer's Warranty
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$169.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE5se Full-Size Over Ear Planar ...HIFIMAN HE5se Full-Size Over Ear Planar Magnetic Audiophile Adjustable Headphone Comfortable Earpads Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping
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$495.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonDROP + HIFIMAN HE-35X Planar Magnetic Ov...DROP + HIFIMAN HE-35X Planar Magnetic Over-Ear Open-Back Headphones, Gray
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$115.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN Sundara Hi-Fi Headphone with 3.5...HIFIMAN Sundara Hi-Fi Headphone with 3.5mm Connector Cable for Audiophiles, Planar Magnetic, Comfortable Fit- Extended Manufacturer's Warranty
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$349.00

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
Focal Utopia
HiFiMAN HE-500
Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
2.has a detachable cable
Focal Utopia
HiFiMAN HE-500
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.weight

490g

502g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.travel bag is included
Focal Utopia
HiFiMAN HE-500
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
5.has included ear pads
Focal Utopia
HiFiMAN HE-500
Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
6.cable length

4m

3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

50000Hz

50000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
2.lowest frequency

5Hz

15Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.sound pressure level

104dB/mW

89dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
4.impedance

90 Ohms

38 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Focal Utopia
HiFiMAN HE-500
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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