HIFIMAN asked us to help improve the design, comfort in use, and manufacture of their HE-Series Headphones, beginning with the HE-560. Our new headband design increases the area of contact with the head, decreasing discomfort from pressure over time. The new assembly also offers a considerable weight saving from the previous version. We lent our expertise in molded wood to HIFIMAN to improve the look and durability of their ear cups. Turned solid wood had been prone to issues for HIFIMAN in the past, so we helped revamp the design with a more reliable construction featuring a durable wood lamination.