Features Topology Diaphragm for Outstanding High Frequency Response
The Company’s second Closed-Back Dynamic Driver Headphone
Includes Super-Comfortable Earcups for Hours of Listening Pleasure
BELLMORE, NY, January 27, 2022 –HIFIMAN, the leader in high fidelity personal audio, is now shipping a new closed-back dynamic driver headphone with a specially designed lightweight earcup for hours of listening comfort.
The new HE-R9 (SRP: $599) features high sensitivity characteristics thanks to HIFIMAN’s use of rare earth magnets and the company’s classic Topology Diaphragm for detailed high frequency response to 35Hz. By applying nano scale particles to the diaphragm in a variety of patterns and layers, a high-level optimization occurs, having a positive effect on the audio characteristics.
“We originally introduced the Topology Diaphragm in a dynamic closed-back design last year in our reference R10D dynamic driver headphone,” said Dr. Fang Bian, Founder and CEO, HIFIMAN Electronics. “This latest version applies a similar design in a headphone that comes in at a lower price point, but with sonic attributes that are nearly comparable to its older sibling.”
The HE-R9 is designed for extended listening sessions. The head band features high-grade memory foam for maximum comfort and elasticity. The head band skeleton is made of steel that is lightweight and strong. On the outside, real leather gives the R9 a soft and elegant appearance. Newly designed earcups are large for substantial volume and exceptional overall acoustics.
For compatibility with the highest range of sources, the HE-R9’s socket accommodates both dual-sided 3.5mm and single-sided balanced cables. The addition of HIFIMAN’s Bluemini R2R dongle* turns the R9 into a high-resolution wireless headphone.
Frequency response is measured at 15Hz – 35kHz. Sensitivity is 100dB and impedance is 32 ohms.
The HE-R9 closed-back dynamic driver headphone is available at a suggested retail price of $599, from Amazon and HIFIMAN’s online store, http://store.hifiman.com/.
*The HE-R9 packaged with the Bluemini R2R dongle will ship later this season at a suggested retail price of $749.
HIFIMAN was founded by Dr. Fang Bian in 2007 and, two years later, introduced the acclaimed HM-801, the first digital audio player to feature true audiophile-grade performance from a pocket-size form factor. Since then, HIFIMAN, under Dr. Bian’s guidance, has developed an extensive selection of no-holds-barred headphones, digital audio players, and headphone amplifiers that are consistently recognized as the best in class, offering performance that belies their price point, no matter the cost.
For additional information, visit https://hifiman.com/.
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