Listed in The Absolute Sound 2012 High-End Audio Buyer's Guide
"In simple terms, HiFiMan's flagship HE-6 planar magnetic headphone is one of the most accurate, detailed, and revealing headphones Playback has ever reviewed…"
"Heard at its best, this headphone offers stunning bass, smooth yet ultra-articulate mids, and spectacularly detailed and extended highs, and it handles dynamics with both sensitivity and swagger. Once you get acclimated to the HE-6, it can be difficult to switch to anything else, because competing headphones often seem, by comparison, to be leaving important bits and pieces of musical information behind."
- The Absolute Sound 2012 High-End Audio Buyer's Guide, November 2011
"HiFiMan's new HE-6 is a world-class headphone that, though certainly not cheap, is reasonably priced for the quality on offer. Enthusiasts seeking the very best of the best would be wise to include this headphone on their 'must audition' lists."
"The one caveat with this design, however, is that the HE-6 is not easy to drive so that a high-powered, high-resolution amp is a must for those hoping to optimize this headphone's performance."
- Chris Martens, Playback magazine, November 17, 2010
"I was really floored by the amount of clarity that the headphone has. It was clear, it was transparent, it had a really black background, all of those good things without having the slightest hint of harshness."
- Mike, Headfonia.com, October 29, 2010
"You will enjoy the flexibility it has on detailed orientated music (think prog rock and not just classical), the smooth highs without any hint of sibilance and revel in its scalability the more power you throw at it. With the right setup the HE6 is capable of being a really involving special headphone."
- MarcusD, Headfonics.com, April 12, 2011