HiFiMan RE-400

The Good The affordable HiFiMan RE-400 In-Ear Monitor earphones have an attractive, understated design with machined-aluminum earpieces. They're lightweight and comfortable to wear and offer exceptionally pure and refined sound.

The Bad No inline remote/microphone for cell phone calls; no protective carrying case included.

The Bottom Line While they're light on extras, the well-priced HiFiMan RE-400s offer excellent, accurate sound that's aimed at audiophiles on a budget.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Sound 8.0
  • Value 8.0
7.9 Overall

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Review

Audiophile earphones for less than $100

First, an admission: I've never really liked any of HiFiMan's in-ear headphone models. For whatever reason, they just didn't sound all that great and never measured up to the Chinese company's HE family of full-size headphones, which employ proprietary thin-film "Planar-Magnetic" flat drivers that produce clear, dynamic sound. The HE models have earned a following among audiophiles.

The good news is I feel a lot better about the new $99 RE-400 "Waterline" in-ear model. It sounds a lot better than HiFiMan's previous in-ear offerings, all of which have been discontinued.

While the RE-400s don't have the in-line remote/microphone found on a lot of today's mobile pairs, their comfortable fit and clear sound will appeal to audiophiles or anyone craving in-ear headphones without exaggerated bass or overly crisp treble.

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