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