Hifiman Sundara

Hifiman Sundara
Looria Grade
A

Based on 119 reviews

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Review highlights
  • Great for neutral sound
  • Comfortable
  • Good build quality
  • Open back design is good for mixing and monitoring
  • Planar magnetic drivers are good for detail and resolution

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HiFiMan Sundara 2020

They're the next generation of the HiFiMan Sundara 2018 and are advertised to have redesigned ear cup padding. They're very comfortable, although they trap more heat against your ears than the 2018 edition. They have a well-balanced sound profile, a wide and spacious soundstage, and a very consistent audio delivery

Positive
Jake Thauvette
1 month ago
rtings.com
rtings.com

Contemplated buying these as my first but opted for the Hifiman Sundara. You're gonna enjoy these though I'm sure!

Positive
Cactusonpizza
reddit.com
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It’s a bit more, but I recommend the Hifiman Sundara for a ton of detail and a brighter sound. I also hear the Beyerdynamic DT880 is good option for detail and brighter sound, but I haven’t listened to them.

Positive
HULK_INVESTOR
reddit.com
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Beginners look at the 400i first, 400i lovers look here.

This review is for anyone considering how to spend their money in pursuit of great sound without breaking the bank and trying to figure out if the Sundara can really slice and dice and make you a carmel macchiato with ultrasonic waves. I have owned Audio Technica's (give'm to somebody who doesn't kn...

4.0
Bearclaw
4 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

Get the hifiman sundara. No one has anything bad to say about them. They’re the best budget headphones

Neutral
Indie__Guy
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/headphones
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Hifiman Sundara Review

I think it definitely has great performance for certain areas, in fact superior performance in certain areas compared to other headphones.

Positive
Joshua Valour
1 month ago
youtube.com
youtube.com

Audio Technica ATH-M20X to the Hifiman Sundara

AMAZING... but not...

I bought the Sennheiser HD-660s new and HE400i headphones on the secondhand market so that I could gauge the sound signature of both products. I went into this test fully expecting to keep the HD-660s and re-sell the HE400i but figured I would give HIFIMAN a shot based off of the good reviews I read...

3.0
eric schott
3 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

These were in my list when I was given an option to buy headphones. I got interested in open back headphones, so these, shp9500's etc etc, somehow ended up buying the Hifiman Sundara.

youtube

Sundara is BACK & BETTER than ever!

Is that usually, when you have a big change in trouble response, you get a negative side effect or positive side effect for sound staging, so the more trouble you introduce uh above, like you know, 7k typically you'll see the sound staging increases a little bit in terms Of uh, the airiness of the room, the openness of the room, but then, if you reduce it, you get kind of a diminishing effect. So think of this, like an 800 mod, if you put a lot of foam in between you and the driver to take out some of those peaks on a standard 800, you start to reduce the sound stage more and more, and you kind of have to find This balancing act, the syndara, i think they found a perfect balancing act for because, while the trouble forwardness is a little bit reduced, i feel like the speed and crispiness is just about the same, and the sound staging is not affected.

Positive
Joshua Valour
1 month ago
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Specs

Frequency Range

6 Hz - 75 KHz

Sensitivity

94 db

Weight

372 g

Impedance

37 ohms