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Updated January 10, 2024·

The 7hz Timeless earbuds are a solid choice if you're looking for something portable and relatively affordable compared to over-ear options like the HifiMan Edition XS. However, choosing between these two depends on your priorities. If you value comfort for long listening sessions and potentially better soundstage due to their over-ear design, the HifiMan Edition XS might be worth the extra cost. Earbuds like the 7hz Timeless offer convenience and discreetness, suitable for commuting or exercising, but might not provide the same level of immersion as over-ear headphones like the HifiMan Edition XS, which can offer richer and more detailed sound. Additionally, the build quality and aesthetic design might differ, so choose the HifiMan if you prefer premium materials and a more robust construction. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • The 7hz Timeless has no clear advantages over the HifiMan Edition XS.
Advantages of the HifiMan Edition XS
  • Good for gaming
  • Best in class for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Edition XS
7.4
The HifiMan Edition XS is good for gaming, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Edition XS
5.0
The HifiMan Edition XS and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the HifiMan Edition XS is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Edition XS
7.9
The HifiMan Edition XS is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Edition XS
9.5
The HifiMan Edition XS is best in class for TV and video, while the 7hz Timeless is good.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Edition XS
2.5
The 7hz Timeless and HifiMan Edition XS are both poor for noise reduction, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Cost

$170
Timeless
Edition XS
$379
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $170 and the HifiMan Edition XS costs $379.
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Key similarities

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Edition XS
8.8
The HifiMan Edition XS and 7hz Timeless are both very good for music.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Edition XS
8.5
The 7hz Timeless and HifiMan Edition XS both have very good build quality.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the HifiMan Edition XS compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessHifiMan Edition XS
7hz TimelessHifiMan Edition XS

GENERAL

Price
$170
$379
Brand
7hzHifiMan
Release Date
August 1, 2021December 1, 2021
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/108.9/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
6.7/107.5/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/109.5/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.4/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams421 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

HifiMan Edition XS

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Headphonesty

Eric D Hieger | January 2023
"The Edition XS easily compete with headphones in their price range with a very high price-to-performance ratio. The XS are an amazing value and offer performance not far off from headphones more than twice their cost. These will be a mind-blowing revelation for enthusiasts and music lovers who have only heard standard big-brand mainstream headphones."

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About HifiMan

HiFiMAN is a Chinese, high-end, audio product manufacturer, with 20 years of experience, that specializes in amplifiers, digital audio players and planar magnetic headphones, some of which have become a staple in the audiophile community such as the entry-level Sundara, the midrange Edition X, and the very well-regarded, high-end, Arya.

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