The forums have been buzzing with wonder and excitement over the new Hifiman Sundara planar magnetic headphones. Are they worth the price? Today I’ll try to answer that questions with this Hifiman Sundara planar magnetic headphones review.
Hifiman Sundara Planar Magnetic Headphones Review
In the Box
-Hifiman Sundara headphones
The Hifiman Sundara sports a headband with a rounder shape than others in the HE series. It still has the two-tiered style: a metal band hovering above a strip of leather. It fits securely over the ears, although the tightness was a little too much for my preferences. Despite this fact, the headband felt durable and stable, and the strip of leather did a good job of padding the head.
The earcups are large and circular. They are heavy, but the weight is manageable and not too overbearing. I love the matte black finish on the earcups, and this sets the look apart from the others. Additionally, the cups are free to swivel in their yolks.
The earpads have a breathable, yet thick spandex type material. They are comfortable and fit fully over the ears.
The low end of the Hifiman Sundara was bigger and thicker than I was expecting. This thickness contributes nicely to heavy guitars, bass guitars, and deep strings. In general, the headphones reacted quicker in the sub frequencies than in the higher lows.
In general, the high-mids felt boosted. Vocals sat at a good place in the mix. I particularly liked the representation of electric gutiars and synths in the midrange, which had bite and body.
The headphones have nice high frequency extension. Vocals sounded airy but sometimes felt sibilant depending on the song. There was some extra energy in the high frequencies, particularly around 8 kHz and 11 kHz.
I was impressed by the sense of depth in the Hifiman Sundara. Additionally, the sense of width was really nice and expansive. Listening to EDM was especially fun. Lastly, it’s sense of height was also pretty nice and accurate overall.
The Hifiman Sundara planar magnetic headphones are a good set of cans and will make Hifiman lovers proud.
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