This closed-back dynamic headphone features a 50mm dynamic driver, using HiFiMAN‘s own Topology technology, further optimized for this specific driver. It weighs only 337g, which makes it light in weight and easy to use. At the same time, the drivers have an impedance of 32Ω and a sensitivity of 103dB. Therefore, the HE-R10D is reasonably easy to drive, allowing users to enjoy the sound without depending on powerful amplifiers. The headphone can be combined with the Bluemini II to add wireless technology.
Marcus from Headfonics already reviewed the new planar version of the closed-back headphone they introduced this year. The planar is a reference version, which sits happily in between the HE-1000SE and the Susvara regarding its price-range and with no surprise scored really well. The most interesting model is the HE-R10D, which retails at €1349 incl. VAT, which is up for review now on their website.
The review starts with a solid explanation of the technology from HiFiMAN, with regards to Topology and Bluemini II, it’s wireless tech. Next up are the features and highlights of this model, including a description of the used materials, isolation values and others. Most important is the sound signature, comparisons and the final verdict. Marcus extensive review also covers its wireless capabilities, along with DAP’s, such as iBasso DX300, FiiO M15 and more. Most impressed was when he switched to desktop amplifiers, with one of his favorites the Auris Audio HA-2SF.
Comparisons are done with Audeze LCD-XC, AKG K872 and Dan Clark Audio AEON2 Noire (which was also reviewed a couple of months ago). Of the 3, 2 of them are planar headphones and just one is dynamic, namely AKG K872. The final verdict of this review:
“The HE-R10D creates a lively contrast of low-end body, warmth, and top-end brilliance in equal measure. In doing so it does sound relatively unique to my planar trained ears. It tuning gels really well with modern pop and most R’n’B mixes that tend to look for a punchy low-end, a sparser midrange, and female vocals just floating above”
You can read the complete review of the HiFiMAN HE-R10D on the Headfonics website.
HiFiMAN HE-R10D MSRP €1349 incl. VAT