HIFIMAN SUNDARA vs Fostex T60RP

HIFIMAN SUNDARA review
vs
Fostex T60RP review

The question of whether the headphones Fostex T60RP have a beautiful or weird design is debatable. However, now I am going to compare HIFIMAN SUNDARA vs Fostex T60RP considering not only their outlook but the technical characteristics as well. These headphones are over-ear, but the first pair is open-back, while the second one is semi-open. One more thing that they have in common is that both appliances are wired.

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Features

There is no noticeable distinction in their sensitivity as Fostex T60RP vs HIFIMAN SUNDARA has 92 dB, while the other one has 94 dB. When it comes to impedance, this feature is 37 Ohm in the case with the device made by Fostex and 50 Ohm in the case with HIFIMAN product. The thing that makes HIFIMAN SUNDARA special is a super wide frequency response, which is 6 Hz – 75 kHz. Comparatively, Fostex T60RP has a range of 15 Hz – 35 kHz.

Sound

The SUNDARA's imaging is exceptional, partially aided by good driver matching without any channel imbalance. Classical, ambient, and drone are some of the genres that suit the HIFIMAN SUNDARA best.

The highs of Fostex T60RP extend with ease and have a natural quality to them, along with an incredible sense of space and air. The bass is deep, tight, and effortless.

Comfort and design

These headphones do not feel heavy since the weight of Fostex T60RP is 380 g and HIFIMAN SUNDARA has 372 g. They have a different length of the audio cable. The first appliance has the 120 cm long wire, meanwhile, the other one comes with the 150 cm long cable. It is detachable in both cases.

Fostex T60RP has a balanced connection and comes with a carry case, which makes the headphones different from the other model. These devices have an adjustable headband but are not equipped with a microphone and built-in buttons. Moreover, none of them folds.

HIFIMAN SUNDARA pros and cons

HIFIMAN SUNDARA pros and cons

Pros

  • Enhanced strength of the gimbals
  • You get a quarter jack converter as an additional accessory
  • The earpads are replaceable

Cons

  • Some grain or haze in treble
  • The headband is so tight that all the paint is rubbed off the adjustment mechanism within a few days

Fostex T60RP pros and cons

Fostex T60RP pros and cons

Pros

  • The headband is metal and leather, with a real leather suspension strap that makes it comfortable
  • The wood design looks superb
  • Excellent for long listening sessions

Cons

  • You do need a powerful source to drive it

Votes 2 2
Rating 4.5 4.5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
HIFIMAN SUNDARA
8
Fostex T60RP
7.5
7
7
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Common

Product

HIFIMAN SUNDARA
Fostex T60RP

Model

SUNDARA
T60RP

Brand

HIFIMAN
Fostex

Reviews

160
28

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

open back
semi-open

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

planar magnetic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

37
50

Frequency response, Hz

6Hz-75KHz
15Hz-35KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

94
92

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

372/13.1
380/13.4

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
120/3.9

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
Fostex T60RP
HIFIMAN SUNDARA
Fostex T60RP

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 8HIFIMAN SUNDARA
  • 7.5Fostex T60RP

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