Seeking an Easy-to-Drive Pair of High-End Headphones Distinguished by Lush, Vivid, and Responsive Sound? Comfortable and Lightweight HiFiMAN Sundara Even Pairs Well with Smartphones
Tonally lush, vividly dynamic, easy to drive, and a pleasure to wear: HiFiMAN Sundara planar-magnetic headphones arrive ready to play with an all-new diaphragm that is a whopping 80 percent thinner than those used in the company's HE400 Series models. The upshot is extra-wide frequency responsiveness, quick speed, and generous inner detail. And while Sundara spoils you with rich, mesmerizing sound, it will also gives your cranium a rest by way of an innovative weight-dispersing headband that results in accurate fit and addictive comfort. Weighing just 13.1 ounces, Sundara uses all-aluminum ear enclosures and touts a welcoming 94dB sensitivity that makes them a great match with smartphones. A sleek matte-black finish, fashion-forward looks, and a durable 3.5mm connector complete ‘phones sonically and aesthetically true to the meaning of their Sanskrit name: beautiful.
- All new floating headband design for extended comfort and accurate fit.
- All aluminum ear enclosure ear pads
- A newly developed diaphragm resulting in a wider frequency response
Frequency Response: 6 Hertz-75,000 Hertz
Impedance: 37 Ohms
Sensitivity: 94 dB
Weight: 372 grams
In the box
Stereo 6.3 mm jack adapter
HIFIMAN - SUNDARA (Latest Revision) Over-Ear Open-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones
I haven't fully broken in the Sundaras yet, and they already sound very good. They have excellent detail and separation. They even sound better, and are far more comfortable than my Audeze EL-8's. I highly recommend these headphones.
Great headphones. Comfortable with good sounds.
So far I'm absolutely loving this purchase! Coming from an Avid HD 6xx user I now understand what all the fuss is about these. In comparison to the 6xx they have a much wider soundstage and do not suffer from the "3 blob effect" that the 6xx is prone to. They also have a much more emphasized top end and are definitely not as relaxing to listen to. The mids seem a little bit better on the 6xx with vocals feeling more intimate in your head. The mids on the sundaras are still very good but vocalists will not sound in your head but rather a bit further in front of you in the stage of music. The low end is hands down much better on the Sundara and combined with the bass boost on the Zen DAC just makes you smile on certain tracks. Overall I highly recommend these. However if you really like a more relaxing and easy going headphone I would get the 6xx as those will never be fatiguing or sharp. For those that are treble sensitive these could push you a little too far to the edge. However they are no where near the level of many other popular headphones such as Beyerdynamics!
My first pair of good headphones bought together with dedicated headphone amp/dac, so do not have much comparison basis. Had read almost universal praise of the Sundara and I am very happy with them. As with any new speaker, the first couple of hours they will not sound right as they need to break in, already after a few a few hours the change is significant, and after 10hours you are getting very close to the real sound potential. Fortunately I have experiences this several times before with normal speakers, and held back on my assessment. Now that they are broken in I am very satisfied. However, given they are open back they really do not block the outside sound, so will probably get a pair of closed back headphones in the future for travelling. No fault of the Sundara, just me experiencing the nature of open back headphones.
these Cans are as good as it gets for this price range of up to 600 Dollars. Audio46 is as good as it gets . I'm glad I decided to make this purchase from Audio46 instead of others who sell these wonderful Cans. Last i would like to say is if you are wondering about these Hifiman Sundara , they sound as good as any Cans i have ever heard.