HIFIMAN updates their signature portable headphone with improvements to fit, ergonomics, weight, and build quality! The high-sensitivity headphone is designed to provide reference quality sound from everyday devices like smartphones, tables, and portable audio players. See the graphic below for the updates and changes relative to the original Edition X.

 

Edition X V1 VS V2

 

Our Take

The Edition X V2 builds on the successes of its’ predecessor, by offering improved build quality with more metal parts in place of plastic, and lower weight for improved comfort.  The result is an easy-to-wear, easy-to-drive headphone that can produce outstanding sound with minimal supporting equipment. It’s an ideal headphone for the user who simply wants to plug in a high-end headphone to their existing devices, and enjoy the sound straight away. While not quite to level of detail or transparency as its’ big brother, the HE1000 V2, the Edition X V2 outperforms its’ sibling when used without an amplifier. With the signature smooth, rich midrange of HIFIMAN, the Edition X always serves up an enjoyable listening session, and is one of our most highly recommended headphones for use without an amplifier.