Hifiman Sundara full size, open back planar magnetic headphone. An upgrade from the HE400-series models, the driver is 80% lighter weight and it really shows in the sound - Sundara has excellent detail and clarity. Separation of sounds is well handled, midrange is very clean and treble extension is very impressive and much improved.
*Latest production & packaging, built Dec 2022, more stock Feb 1
Sundara shows improved build quality, with metal arms and headband, improved ear pad quality and sleek metal ear cups. Sundara has a clearly tight build quality and more mature, richer looking design. Comfort has improved as well, Sundara is now one of the more comfortable planar headphones with its suspended headband.
94dB sensitivity means these need more than a phone or computer to sound their best. Match with a dac or headphone amp for Sundara to perform to their capabilities. If you require a balanced cable for your amp, see the Meze cables in our accessories section, $79 for a good quality 4.4mm plug cable.
Impedance: 37 ohm
cable w/ dual 3.5mm connectors into headphone & single 3.5mm plug w/ 6.5mm adaptor into amp
I have been using these almost everyday since I bought them. I work from home and basically have them on the whole day. No fatigue or discomfort. Really enjoying listening to metal with these. Note that the cable is quite short (1.5m or so). It works perfectly for my use case; sitting in front of my computer with the DAC/AMP in front of me.
Yes you can believe the hype. They are that good, at least to my ears. I would describe the sound as rich but detailed. Surprisingly they even fit my very large head. Headphone Bar were also excellent as usual.