48points

HiFiMAN HE-500

42points

HiFiMAN HE-560

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HiFiMAN HE-500 vs HiFiMAN HE-560

HiFiMAN HE-500
HiFiMAN HE-560
HiFiMAN HE-500
HiFiMAN HE-560

Why is HiFiMAN HE-500 better than HiFiMAN HE-560?

  • 12 Ohms lower impedance
    38 Ohmsvs50 Ohms
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector

Why is HiFiMAN HE-560 better than HiFiMAN HE-500?

  • 127g lighter
    375gvs502g
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    90dB/mWvs89dB/mW

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Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
HiFiMAN HE-500
HiFiMAN HE-560

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.weight

502g

375g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a detachable cable
HiFiMAN HE-500
HiFiMAN HE-560

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.has included ear pads
HiFiMAN HE-500
HiFiMAN HE-560

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.travel bag is included
HiFiMAN HE-500
HiFiMAN HE-560

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has a straight plug
HiFiMAN HE-500
HiFiMAN HE-560

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

15Hz

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

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

50000Hz

50000Hz

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

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.sound pressure level

89dB/mW

90dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.impedance

38 Ohms

50 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
HiFiMAN HE-500
HiFiMAN HE-560

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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