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Hifiman Sundara Headphones | 2020 Edition

Hifiman Sundara Headphones | 2020 Edition

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Cup style More information
Open-back headphone designs are often higher-performance but have poor noise isolation and leak sound. Closed-back designs provide better noise isolation and leak less sound.


Wearing style More information
Over-ear headphones sit over your ear and surround your ear with a ring of padding. On-ear headphones are padded but rest on top of your ear. In-ear monitors are worn inside your ear canal.


Driver type More information
Speakers and headphones use a device called a 'driver' to create sound. Different types of drivers have different strengths and weaknesses, but can all produce great sound. Common varieties include dynamic, planar magnetic, and electrostatic.

Planar Magnetic

Amp required More information
Some headphones require the power of an amplifier to reach comfortable listening volumes.


Connectivity More information
Connectivity refers to the method in which the headphones connect to the audio source. Headphones can be either wired or wireless.


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Hifiman Sundara Headphones | 2020 Edition

Regular price $279
Sale price $279 Regular price $299.00
Save 7%

Hifiman Sundara Planar Magnetic Headphones are an engineering marvel that redefines audio excellence. Designed for audiophiles and music enthusiasts seeking uncompromised sound quality, the Sundara combines cutting-edge technology with precision craftsmanship to deliver an immersive listening experience.

Our Take: The HiFiMAN Sundara Open-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones are possibly the best value in high-end headphones available right now. Not only do they outclass just about everything in its price bracket for detail retrieval, they also compete with much higher-priced headphones. The Sundara have a slightly treble-focused tonality, however it's also smooth and non-fatiguing. The bass is tight and well-defined, rolling off slightly in the sub-bass. 

The Sundara's planar magnetic drivers use ultra-thin diaphragm to deliver low distortion and high sensitivity, so they can be used with a wide range of of different sources. They guarantee fast transient response and excellent planar bass from 6 hz to 75 hz.

Hifiman Sundara Open-Back Over-Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones

Not only do the Sundara sound absolutely magnificent, they are comfortable as well. Weighing in at 372 grams with its aluminum build, the HiFiMAN Sundara is barely noticeable on your head and the headband design allows for even weight distribution across the board.

Hifiman Sundara Open-Back Over-Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones

Planar Magnetic Technology for Superior Sound

The Sundara boasts advanced Planar Magnetic technology that sets it apart from conventional headphones. The ultra-thin diaphragm, driven by a powerful magnetic array, ensures accurate sound reproduction across the entire frequency spectrum. This technology eliminates distortion and delivers crystal-clear sound with impressive clarity, making every note and detail come to life.

Unmatched Soundstage and Detail Retrieval

Experience an expansive soundstage that places you in the heart of the music. The Sundara's Planar Magnetic drivers deliver unparalleled spatial imaging, allowing you to discern the position of each instrument with remarkable accuracy. Whether you're listening to classical compositions or modern rock, the Sundara excels in detail retrieval, providing a dynamic and engaging sonic experience.

Ergonomic Design for Comfort and Isolation

The Sundara's design marries comfort with functionality. The lightweight headband and plush ear pads provide hours of fatigue-free listening, making it perfect for extended sessions. Its open-back design not only enhances soundstage but also minimizes sound reflection, resulting in improved sonic purity and reduced resonance for an unadulterated audio experience.

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 6Hz - 75kHz
  • Sensitivity: 94dB
  • Impedance: 37 Ohms
  • Diaphragm: Ultra-thin Planar Magnetic
  • Weight: 372g (13.12oz)
  • Cable: 1.5m (4.9ft) detachable cable

Unleash the Audiophile Within

Elevate your auditory journey with the Hifiman Sundara Planar Magnetic Headphones, available at Designed to captivate your senses with accurate sound reproduction, expansive soundstage, and ergonomic comfort, the Sundara is the embodiment of Hifiman's commitment to sonic excellence.


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Title Description
Headphone Design Over-Ear, Open-Back
Impedance More information
Usually between 8-600 ohm. Most consumer headphones have 32 ohm impedance. High impedance requires more power to run and requires external amplifiers to amplify the power to the required levels.
Sensitivity More information
Headphone sensitivity measures how loud a pair of headphones will be at a given signal strength. Headphones with higher sensitivity ratings will produce louder sounds than headphones with lower sensitivity ratings. It is measured in dB SPL (decibels of sound pressure level) per unit of power (typically 1 milliWatt) or sometimes unit of voltage (typically 1 Volt) from the source at a frequency of 1 kHz.
Frequency Response More information
Headphone frequency response refers to the frequency-specific sensitivity of the output. Frequency responses show the range that headphones are capable of reproducing—a graph shows which frequencies are accentuated over others. The ideal range covers the audible sound range of 20 Hz – 20 kHz.
Driver Type Planar Magnetic
Weight 372 grams
Warranty More information
Warranty differs from manufacturer to manufacturer. Warranty covers factory defects but most manufacturers do not cover drops, water damage, driver damage, mistreatment of the product, etc.. It is always best to look at the manufacturer's website for the most up to date warranty information.
1 Year

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What's In The Box?

  • HiFiMan Sundara 2020 Open-Back Headphones
  • 1/8" to 1/4" adapter
  • Audio cable
  • Manual

What is the Hifiman Sundara warranty?

The HiFiMAN Sundara comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

Does the Hifiman Sundara require a headphone amplifier?

Yes the HiFiMAN Sundara requires a headphone amplifier and shouldn't be driven straight from your smartphone or soundcard. An excellent option is the Topping DX3 Pro+ Desktop DAC & Headphone Amplifier.