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HIFIMAN HE5SE Open-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones

The much-loved HE5 is back with a more comfortable, suspension-style headband. HE5se is a well-balanced headphone that comes to life when fed clean power from our Gilmore Lite Mk2 or GS-X Mini. Build a great system around this headphone, and it will reward you.

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  • All-new Hybrid Headband: Lighter and more adjustable for maximum comfort, even after hours of listening.
  • New 3.5mm Connectors: Angled at 10 degrees to reduce pressure and ensure a long-lasting link between the headphone and the cable.
  • Proprietary Focus Pad: Featuring memory foam surrounded by pleather and soft velour outer layers that gently envelope the ear.
  • The Cable: It is user-replaceable and has channel orientation for left and right. The cable will then drape across the user’s chest for greater comfort.
  • Outstand Sound Quality: The planar magnetic technology offers largely superior sounding experience in terms of quality and soundstage.


  • Type: Open-Back
  • Fit: Over-Ear
  • Weight: 387g
  • Impedance: 40 ohm
  • Efficiency: 92 dB/mW


HIFIMAN is a world leader in planar magnetic and electrostatic headphones. They have a knack for hitting the sweet spot in crystal clear sound and value with headphones like the Sundara and Arya.