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Hifiman Edition XS Headphones

Hifiman Edition XS Headphones

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Regular price $269
Sale price $269 Regular price $499.00
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HiFi Sound for under $500

Cup style More information
Open-back headphone designs are often higher-performance but have poor noise isolation and leak sound. Closed-back designs provide better noise isolation and leak less sound.


Wearing style More information
Over-ear headphones sit over your ear and surround your ear with a ring of padding. On-ear headphones are padded but rest on top of your ear. In-ear monitors are worn inside your ear canal.


Driver type More information
Speakers and headphones use a device called a 'driver' to create sound. Different types of drivers have different strengths and weaknesses, but can all produce great sound. Common varieties include dynamic, planar magnetic, and electrostatic.

Planar Magnetic

Amp required More information
Some headphones require the power of an amplifier to reach comfortable listening volumes.


Connectivity More information
Connectivity refers to the method in which the headphones connect to the audio source. Headphones can be either wired or wireless.


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Hifiman Edition XS Headphones

Regular price $269
Sale price $269 Regular price $499.00
Save 46%

Edition XS: A Major Upgrade on the Popular Edition X

Our Take: The Hifiman Edition XS was released in late 2021 and bridges the gap perfectly between the Hifiman Sundara and the Hifiman Ananda. Ditching the circular cups of the Sundara for Hifiman's traditional teardrop shaped cups, the Edition XS presents a large soundstage with excellent detail. For our money, the Edition XS is incredibly hard to beat in the under $500 range.

Check out FC Construct's written review of the Hifiman Edition XS along with comparisons to the Hifiman Sundara 2020 and Hifiman Ananda. Read his full review and comparisons here

Check out Resolve's review of the Hifiman Edition XS Planar Magnetic Headphones in the video below.

Hifiman Edition XS Planar Magnetic Headphones

The new Hifiman Edition XS Planar Magnetic Headphones expands on its predecessor's achievements with several essential upgrades. Featuring Stealth Magnet Technology and the company's NEO supernano diaphragm, the Edition XS Planar headphones produce a wide, natural soundstage that puts the listener in the best seat of the house. The NEO supernano diaphragm is 75% thinner than the original version, resulting in lightning-fast response for detailed sonic output without discernible distortion. 

The Hifiman Edition XS Open-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones bring the depth and range of well-recorded music to an affordably priced headphone.

Hifiman Edition XS Planar Magnetic Over-Ear open-back headphones

Acoustically Invisible Stealth Magnet

Unlike the sound waves generated by a traditional magnet, the special shape of the Stealth Magnets enables its waves to pass through the magnets without generating interference. 

Hifiman's advanced magnet design is acoustically transparent, dramatically reducing wave diffraction turbulence that degrades the integrity of the sound waves. The reduced distortion yields pure sonic output that is accurate and full range.

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