The HIFIMAN Ananda is an open-back planar magnetic headphone that many are calling an upgrade on the HIFIMAN Sundara. With full-range frequency response and a micrometer-thick diaphragm, the Ananda produces an open sound signature and quick, detailed imaging.
When it comes to detail retrieval, no factor is more important than the diaphragm. Required to oscillate up to 20,000 times a second, most diaphragms, which are made of plastic or cardboard, can’t overcome the hurdle of their own inertia to reproduce lifelike detail. The Ananda, on the other hand, features a diaphragm that’s less than two micrometres thick. This exceptional thinness allows it to reproduce unparalleled details and lifelike imaging that you won’t find on other headphones.
Easy to drive
With a mere 25Ω of impedance, the Ananda can easily be driven by a cell phone.
The ear cups of the Ananda are asymmetrical, following the natural shape of the human ear for a natural fit you can enjoy for marathon listening sessions.
Protection meets purity
The Ananda features a “window shade” grill that both protects the driver with its sturdy metallic material and allows ample space for sound waves to escape, resulting in both durability and sonic purity.
- Driver: Planar Magnetic
- Type: Open-back
- Frequency Response: 8Hz-55KHz
- Impedance: 25Ω
- Sensitivity: 103dB
- Weight: 14.7oz (399g)
- Includes: 1.5m cable (3.5mm) 3m cable (6.35mm)
"Overshadowed, but not outmatched!" -Passion for Sound
"I like these a lot more than a lot of other things because they fit a slot that I hadn't heard: a giant planar that's more laid back than anything I've got." -Z Reviews
"For everyday listening, critical listening, enjoyable listening...these guys can do it all." -Headphones and Coffee