HiFiMAN HE-6 on test
Just arrived in the post is the Hifiman HE-6 planar magnetic headphones worth a cool £760. I applied for and got onto a list of head-fiers who get a loan of these for a week to try out. Pictures and review to follow.
They are hand made in China and feature orthodynamic drivers, which is a diaphragm of conductive light membrane over magnets. That makes them the heaviest and biggest headphones I have ever tried. Early versions needed a speaker amp to drive them they are so insensitive. The version I have is not so bad and my X-CANV8P works fine driving them.