Hifiman Ananda Headphones
B

Based on 64 reviews

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  • 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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But if your budget allows and the open design fits your needs, the HiFiMan Ananda will not disappoint, and earns our Editors' Choice. The HiFiMan Ananda headphones deliver stunning audio performance, providing a superb sense of space and detail. Sign up for Lab Report to get the latest reviews and top product advice delivered right to your inbox
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Tim Gideon
5 months ago
pcmag.com
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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...
2/5
Xiao Di
4 years ago
amazon.com
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HiFiMan Ananda
The HiFiMan Ananda are great critical listening headphones and a good redesign of the HiFiMan Edition X. They sound practically the same as the Edition X but with a tad better mid-range and harmonic distortion. They also have the headband design and metal yokes of the HiFiMan Sundara, so they have a...
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Marc Henney
1 month ago
rtings.com
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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 ...
5/5
Bearclaw
4 years ago
amazon.com
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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...
5/5
Raven
2 years ago
amazon.com
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WHAT THE ****
These are the best things I have ever heard. And I have heard a LOT of headphones. A LOT. Some of The things I have either owned or listened to(there is a lot more but to much to list): Focal Clear, AT w5000, sennheiser hd800 and hd650, harmonicdyne zeus, denon 7200d, audeze lcd x, lcd 2, lcd 2c, hi...
5/5
Nicolas E.
6 months ago
amazon.com
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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...
5/5
Xiao Zhao
4 years ago
amazon.com
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Nice Upgrade From the HE400i.
First, note that I listen only to classical music, OK, so I'm a musical snob! Our first planar magnetics were Hifiman HE400i's and their sound was a revelation. Frequency response and sound stage were a new experience. The Ananda is clearly a step up in every sonic dimension. One clear effect of pla...
5/5
Kenneth Youngstrom
2 months ago
amazon.com
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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 ...
5/5
Aldous Huxley
2 years ago
amazon.com
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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...
5/5
Janine W.
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Specs

Form Factor

Over Ear

Material

Metal

Connectivity Technology

Wired

Brand

HIFIMAN