Headphone Transporter: The Hippocase

The Hippocase has been the best case I’ve seen to store and transport a headphone. It’s very lightweight, and yet the outer shell is very rigid, and so you can put the Hippocase inside a backpack without fear of your headphone being crushed or damaged by a sharp object inside your bag. It comes in several dimensions, the large size designed for full size headphones, as well as a medium size for Grado and other portable headphones. The Hippocase is much smaller than most boxes that comes with your headphones, and so you can throw it inside bigger bags along with your other gears. The case comes with precise cut foam to accomodate various headphone sizes, but if your headphones doesn’t fit in the foam, you can remove it and carry the headphone safely still inside the bag.

The Large Hippocase is 24cm x 24cm x 11cm, and it sells for $40.
The Small Hippocase is 19cm x 22cm x 6cm, and it sells for $25.

There is also a similar bag with the Alessandro brand.
The Alessandro Small ($25) size fits the SR60i and MS-1i headphones, where the Alessandro Medium ($40) fits the MS-Pro and RS-1 headpones.

You can get the bag directly from Jaben.net

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53 Comments

  • Reply November 5, 2010

    h.rav

    That's one nice case, will an Audeze LCD-2 fit in that case?

    • Reply November 4, 2010

      Mike

      Unfortunately it doesn’t.

      • Reply January 21, 2012

        Daniel C.

        Will this fit a Turtle Beach Earforce PX21? It’s pretty big

        • Reply January 21, 2012

          Mike

          Daniel,
          I’m just looking at the picture of the PX21 on the website and I think the Hippocase should be able to fit it in easily.

  • Reply November 5, 2010

    Kelvin

    That's a more elegant solution to my toilet roll and towel ensemble…

    • Reply November 5, 2010

      Mike

      Definitely more elegant than toilet roll and towel.

  • Reply November 5, 2010

    Lionel

    It seems the small case is 44$ ,and the large one is 89$.
    Lionel

    • Reply November 6, 2010

      Mike

      Are you sure? I got the price directly fron Jaben. (Those are in US dollars)

  • Reply November 5, 2010

    Kid Coleco

    What are the white cans in the first picture?

    • Reply November 6, 2010

      Kelvin

      Aren't they HD800 with balanced mod?

      • Reply November 6, 2010

        Mike

        Correct! HD800 with Whiplash TWAg balanced.

  • Reply November 8, 2010

    iyayy

    nice to see u reviewing the hippo case.

    i got one myself, can easily fit hd650, audio technica woodies (i remove the foam coz im worried of scratch).

    i got the old one, which only comes as a case. the newer ones comes with a cable holder and small ipod size pouch, sticky with velcro. imho a really good investment for protecting headphones.

    • Reply November 8, 2010

      Mike

      Yep. One nice case, and fits the Audio Technica woodies too.

  • Reply November 9, 2010

    Abraham

    @Lionel :

    I bought the large one directly from jaben for $40 😀

  • Reply November 12, 2010

    Lionel

    @Mike,
    Thank you for checkin!

    @abraham.
    By ‘directly’, you mean physically in the store, not online, correct ?

    • Reply November 15, 2010

      Mike

      n/p Lionel. Yes, I believe Abraham buys directly from the store.

  • Reply November 12, 2010

    Roscoe

    Does the Hippocase accomodate the HE-5s or HE-6s? I forget what sort of size difference there is between them and the LCD-2s.

    • Reply November 12, 2010

      Mike

      The Hippocase will fit HE5s and HE6s, though you have to take out the foam (like the illustration with the K501).

  • Reply January 24, 2011

    Sean

    Will this fit my beats solo hds well or are they too small?

    • Reply January 24, 2011

      Mike

      It will definitely fit the Solo.

  • Reply January 24, 2011

    Mike

    Just an update, I've fitted the HE-6, the LCD-2, the Omega2, the HD800, the Edition10, probably all of the biggest headphone with the exception of the K1000 into this case.

  • Reply February 2, 2011

    cwcx

    Will this work with Denon AH-D series? And the foam could potentially scratch wooden cans?

    • Reply February 2, 2011

      Anonymous

      Yes, I think so. It fits almost every headphone including the HD800 and
      the LCD-2, which are two of the largest headphones around. My friend
      also use it for his glossy finish ATH W1000X headphone.

      If you’re scared that the foam will scratch the wood clear coat, then
      you can take off the foam.

  • Reply May 1, 2011

    Sham

    I’ve noticed Pristine Note also has these Hippo cases for much less. They have medium and large sizes. Which size should I get for my DT-770 Pro? Small, medium, or large? Thanks

    • Reply May 1, 2011

      Anonymous

      Get Large.

      • Reply May 3, 2011

        Sham

        Alright thankyou. Jaben has them for much more now ($60), have you ever dealt with Pristine Note before? They have the large for around $26 but are based in India, not sure if they ship to USA.

        • Reply May 3, 2011

          Anonymous

          Ah, sorry I’ve never dealt with Pristine Note.

          • Reply May 3, 2011

            Sham

            Alrighty no problem, I found an ebay seller who has them pretty cheap. Thanks for all the help!

            • Reply May 3, 2011

              Anonymous

              Nice! Have a link to share?

              • Reply May 3, 2011

                Sham

                http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250812309925
                I am looking at buying this or a soft leather beyerdynamic one from B and H photovideo.

                • Reply May 4, 2011

                  Anonymous

                  Yep, that’s the one.

                  The Hippocase is better at protecting headphones as you can throw the
                  case in a backpack and not worry about having the headphones crushed.
                  Soft leather ones don’t do that.

                  • Reply May 5, 2011

                    Sham

                    Yea I would imagine, I am probably going to go with the hippo one, but not yet. I have yet to even recieve my DT-770 Pro’s, the ebay seller still has to get them in stock before shipping to me (gotta love ebay…). Pristine note will not answer my emails about shipping to the USA and size difference between large and ‘medium'(probably just small) hippo case. So I might have to go with ebay again for the case or Jaben if I have to.

  • Reply May 4, 2011

    MC

    Hi does these cases fit the Denon D2000’s?

    • Reply May 4, 2011

      Anonymous

      I bet they do. HE-6, LCD-2, ATH AD2000, W1000X, all the biggest phones I’ve tried fit in there.

      • Reply March 13, 2013

        Ryan

        Do the Hifiman HE 400’s fit this case with the foam still inserted?

        • Reply March 13, 2013

          Mike

          I think you have to take out the foam.

    • Reply May 4, 2011

      Anonymous

      PS you may need to take out the foam for some headphones. Refer to the picture with the AKG K501.

  • Reply May 5, 2011

    Sham

    Hey, it’s me again. Thanks for the advice, I contacted them but they directed me to the Jaben site. I am thinking about cancelling my ebay order for the DT770 Pro’s and getting a bundle from Jaben. It comes with the DT-770 Pro’s, the large hippo case, and some Klipsch Image S4 earphones. The only problem is, the website is very vague as to what version the DT-770 Pro’s are. They look like they could be the 80 ohm but when you zoom in on the picture it has on the site, where it should say “DT-770 Pro 80 ohm”, it just says “DT-770 Pro”. If you look close, it also looks like the part where it should say 80 ohm is blurred out. Kind of fishy to me. Not saying they are a cheesy website or anything but I just thought they would specify clearly the version of the headphones. Especially when there are so many variants to the DT-770. And why is the 80 ohm part blurred in the picture. I e-mailed them about this but I have yet to recieve a reply.

    • Reply May 5, 2011

      Sham

      • Reply May 6, 2011

        Anonymous

        I’d say wait for the email response? Jaben makes very good deals on
        their bundles, and they are trustworthy. Perhaps they just forgot to
        include which version of the DT770 is on the deal.

        • Reply May 6, 2011

          Sham

          I suppose I will wait for a message back, that’s pretty much all I can do. I thought it must be pretty reputable if you put a link to it. Hopefully I get an answer fairly quick, I need to figure out if I should cancel that ebay order or not. It’s been a day or two and Jaben has yet to answer. However, their brother site Uncle Wilson’s guaranteed a response within 24 hours and I got it. Pristine has yet to respond from my e-mail sent on monday lol.

  • Reply May 16, 2011

    vtec

    does it fit the Sennheiser HD25? The small 1 or big 1? I’m looking for a case for my HD25 

    • Reply May 18, 2011

      Anonymous

      Use the small one, but I am not so sure if it will fit as the HD25
      doesn’t fold. Just use the HD25-1 without a case, it’s very shock proof.

  • Reply December 21, 2011

    Chyan

    What headphones are these?  http://one.headfonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/hippocase_02.jpg

    Velcro IEM orange casing I got for free. Still prefer my Meelec’s hard zipped casing though.

    • Reply December 21, 2011

      Mike

      Hi,
      It is the AKG K501. Yea the casing is just there to demonstrate how you can use the Hippocase.

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Dimitri

    Does the medium size suits Sennheiser HD 439? thanks

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Eli Cimino

    do these fit audio technica m550s?

    • Reply January 18, 2013

      Mike

      M50s you mean? Yes.

      Sent from my mobile device. Sorry for any mistype.

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