Gearhead October 2018: From Pricey Headphones to Cheap Guitars

New and noteworthy musical instruments, accessories, and books—including a primer on building cigar box guitars

HiFiMan HE1000se Headphones
HiFiMan HE1000se Headphones

HiFiMan HE1000se Headphones

A $3,500 set of headphones? Really? Well, if that sort of thing is in your price range, you’ll want to give the HE1000se a listen. Designed with hi-res audio in mind, it uses compact neodymium magnets that increase the speaker drivers’ efficiency. The arched headband provides stability and durability, and you’ve gotta admit these ’phones look striking, with a “window shade” open-back design (which, we’re told, also minimizes audio distortion) and matte finish with ebony wood trim.

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