HIFIMAN Arya vs HIFIMAN Ananda

HIFIMAN Arya review
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HIFIMAN Ananda review

I guess the review of hi-res audio headphones HIFIMAN Ananda vs Arya will be helpful for audiophiles and professional audio recorders. These open back over ear headphones with wired design are great to enjoy quality listening and mixing.

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Features

Both the HIFIMAN models reproduce a quality sound even with mobile devices and MP3 players for their 25 vs 35 Ohm impedance. An excellent sound is provided with an incredibly wide range of frequency response with a slight difference of 8Hz-55KHz vs 8Hz-65KHz. In sensitivity Ananda is 13 dB stronger, 103 vs 90 dB.

Sound

Ananda impresses with its deep lows focused and diving. The mids and highs are also very rich and full. All the stage sounds spacious and there is a place for any instrument and vocal. Everything is placed amazingly right at the scale from deepest bass to airy highs. HIFIMAN Arya gives a plenty of soundstage with a good and right balance of each range and very clear imaging placing each vocal and instrument as wide as it is required to create an airy background and give decent attention to each sound, instrument, and voice.

Comfort and design

They are not the lightest headphones, but pretty light to wear them comfortably for long hours with 400 and 404 g of weight respectively. The headbands are not tight, adjustable, and well-built. The ear cups do not fold. They are very well padded and fit comfortably on ears. They are not the most breathable open back headphones being planar magnetic that takes breathability and can make your ears warm. Still, they feel very nice on the head and ears for long listening sessions. The cable is detachable and extra audio cable is available in both the models.

HIFIMAN Arya pros and cons

HIFIMAN Arya pros and cons

Pros

  • Engaging and quality sound with open soundstage and clear imaging
  • Detachable cable and audio cable in a set
  • Large tightly padded cups create comfortable fit

Cons

  • Poor look and plasticky built
  • Bulky and a bit heavy design

HIFIMAN Ananda pros and cons

HIFIMAN Ananda pros and cons

Pros

  • Well-padded large ear cups reduce tightening of the headband
  • High-end look, quality built and materials
  • Brilliant combination of a strong, deep bass with an incredibly open soundstage

Cons

  • Not stable on the head, leaky sound, bulky design, that is quite natural for the type of open back headphones that are not intended for portability

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
HIFIMAN Arya
8
HIFIMAN Ananda
8
7
7
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Common

Product

HIFIMAN Arya
HIFIMAN Ananda

Model

Arya
Ananda

Brand

HIFIMAN
HIFIMAN

Reviews

11
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

35
25

Frequency response, Hz

8Hz-65KHz
8Hz-55KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

90
103

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

404/14.3
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 Arya
HIFIMAN Ananda
HIFIMAN Arya
HIFIMAN Ananda

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8HIFIMAN Arya
  • 8HIFIMAN Ananda

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