HIFIMAN SUNDARA vs HIFIMAN Ananda

HIFIMAN SUNDARA review
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HIFIMAN Ananda review

HiFiMan Ananda vs Sundara are open back over ear headphones with wired design that is perfect for home/studio mixing, critical listening, and engaging listening of a quality sound. Let’s view them closer.

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Features

These low impedance headphones create a great compatibility with mobile devices and portable MP3s. HiFiMan Ananda vs Sundara represents 25 vs 37 Ohm. Their frequency response provides an excellent sound quality, 8Hz-55KHz vs 6Hz-75KHz.

Sound

HiFiMan Ananda impresses with the crystal clear details at all ranges with a spacious soundstage. The bass is powerful and deep. The mids and highs provide excellent details for all the vocals and instruments. In one word, they are sparkling.

The sound of HiFiMan Sundara is crisp at highs. Great bass. Forward mids. Their very bright sound may seem sharp with some tracks that are already bright by themselves.

Comfort and design

HiFiMan Ananda vs Sundara weighs almost equally 400 vs 372 g. These are not the lightest headphones, but for the type they are quite comfy for a long wear. The cups are large and breathable for the open back. Unfortunately, they are not foldable, however they are not intended to carry and use out. The headband may be adjusted. It has no thick padding but feels not tight on the head with the leather lining. The look of Ananda is classic with metal grills on the cups vs the modern minimalistic look of Sundara. Plus to their comfort is the detachable cable and audio cable in a set.

HIFIMAN SUNDARA pros and cons

HIFIMAN SUNDARA pros and cons

Pros

  • Very detailed and bright sound for the improved frequency response
  • Comfortable and steady fit with well padded large ear cups and adjustable headband for long listening sessions
  • Nice-looking, smart design with matte black finish

Cons

  • Bulky, unfoldable, with leaky sound they are not for travel/sports/office

HIFIMAN Ananda pros and cons

HIFIMAN Ananda pros and cons

Pros

  • Large and comfortable, well-sealed ear cups with a decent breathability
  • Sturdy built and premium materials
  • Powerful bass an a spacious soundstage

Cons

  • A lot of ambient noise and sound leakage plus bulky unfoldable design makes them unportable and not intended to carry out

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
HIFIMAN SUNDARA
8
HIFIMAN Ananda
8
7
7
HIFIMAN SUNDARA

HIFIMAN SUNDARA review

May 27, 2020

HiFiMan Sundara is a great choice for critical listening and is intended for professional use mostly...

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Product

HIFIMAN SUNDARA
HIFIMAN Ananda

Model

SUNDARA
Ananda

Brand

HIFIMAN
HIFIMAN

Reviews

160
28

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

open back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

planar magnetic
planar magnetic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

37
25

Frequency response, Hz

6Hz-75KHz
8Hz-55KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

94
103

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

372/13.1
400/14

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

150/4.9
150/4.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

HIFIMAN SUNDARA
HIFIMAN Ananda
HIFIMAN SUNDARA
HIFIMAN Ananda

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8HIFIMAN SUNDARA
  • 8HIFIMAN Ananda

The HIFIMAN SUNDARA is better headphones in this comparison. Check HIFIMAN SUNDARA price