Hifiman Ananda Headphones

Hifiman Ananda Headphones
Looria Grade
A

Based on 52 reviews

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Review highlights
  • Great for critical listening at home
  • Not well suited to portable use
  • Sound quality is amazing for the price
  • Soundstage is wide
  • A little bit of an unfair comparison

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HiFiMan Ananda Review

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Tim Gideon
1 month ago
pcmag.com
pcmag.com

Fine headphone, not made in a clean enough area. Avoid.

Had read about people commenting on poor quality control on the headphone in the reviews due to the scratch that some have seen on the driver on their review units, or even some people after owning the headphone. So something i looked for before even listening to the headphone and to my recall I did...

2.0
Xiao Di
4 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

If audio is an addictive drug, welcome to the hard stuff.

This review is for anyone considering these awesome headphones with an emphasis on comparing them to the Hifiman 400i's and Sundara's. Negatives- While they sound shockingly good driven from a phone, they are not well suited to portable use (due to size, cost, transparency etc.) but are perfect for ...

5.0
Bearclaw
4 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

Beats The Competition

TLDR first: The Hifiman Ananda in a shootout against other various headphones I own, they blew the competition away. However may not be worth the paying double the price over the Hifiman Sundara which gives em a run for their money. Tested with various music in the Metal, Indie, Rap, Jazz, and Elect...

5.0
Raven
2 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

The only headphones you'll ever need!

TL;DR - Get these headphones! It's really the best-in-class cans you can buy. First Impression: 1.) UNBOXING - The box is really quite cool. It sets the stage nicely and lets you know that the headphones inside will be substantial in sound and quality. The box itself is a hard shell with a leatheris...

5.0
Xiao Zhao
4 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

Fantastic sound and light and comfortable especially for a planar.

My first planar was the HiFiMAN HE-400 as that was the first planar at an affordable price.($400) However it was heavy, uncomfortable, and difficult to drive. The sound quality was on the muddy side especially in the mid and high end which is supposed to be what planars excel in. I picked up my old ...

5.0
Aldous Huxley
2 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

Best Headphone under $2000 that I've tried

I've been on the headphone journey. Tried a lot. Most of the well known stuff under $2000 and I landed on the Ananda. Price was not an issue, I would have kept the double-expensive Arya if I preferred it, but I didn't. The sound signature of the Ananda is superior for me. Keep in mind I am very open...

5.0
Janine W.
10 months ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

One of the best headphones you can get

I've had my far share of headphones over the years ranging in price from a couple hundred to over a thousand and these might just be the best so far. The Ananda is a very detailed headphone with great clarity but it's not overly bright or harsh. The bass is very clean with good impact and depth but ...

5.0
DJ
2 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

Excellent, Friendly, Comfortable - 1 Year Update

These are awesome. Idk about quality issues for others, as mine were pristine. I love how they sound, and I paired them with the monolith thx dac/amp. I put them on to do a sound check and listened to music for 40 minutes before prying myself back to reality. They are completely comfortable on me. A...

5.0
Dr. Nick Delgado
3 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

Great sound not so great Build/QC

I bought this for music/gaming. (primarily music) I have tried the Hifiman Sundara and Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro prior to purchasing this and it sounded much better than the other two, but I was not impressed with the build quality. The provided cord looks cheap, the ear pads are mediocre and you can...

3.0
Rory
2 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

Specs

Design

Over-the-ear (Circumaural)

Earcup style

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