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Hifiman Sundara 2020 Edition - Open-Box

Hifiman Sundara 2020 Edition - Open-Box

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Open box items are final sale.
Regular price $249
Sale price $249 Regular price $499.00
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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.

Open-Back

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.

Over-ear

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.

Yes

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

Wired

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Hifiman

Hifiman Sundara 2020 Edition - Open-Box

Regular price $249
Sale price $249 Regular price $499.00
Save 50%

The HiFiMAN Sundara Open-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones are the perfect follow-up to HiFiMAN's critically acclaimed HE-400 series. Its not often you can get quality planar magnetic headphones at a price point that doesn't seem ridiculous but the Sundara slots in perfectly. Coming in at under $500, the HiFiMAN Sundara have a natural, detailed sound to accompany their lightweight comfort and beautiful design.

Check out Andrew Park's (Resolve Reviews) video review of the Hifiman Sundara as part of The HEADPHONE Community Preview Program

"The Sundara is possibly the best bang for the buck headphone available right now. Not only does it outclass just about everything in its price bracket for detail retrieval, it also competes with headphones at much higher price tags. The Sundara has a slightly counter-clockwise tilted frequency response, meaning it has a treble focused tonality, however it's also smooth and non-fatiguing. The bass is also tight and well-defined, however it does roll off slightly in the sub-bass. If I had one other criticism, it's that the cups don't swivel, but I did find the Sundara to be reasonably comfortable over time - it just took a bit to get used to it. Apart from that, for anyone looking for some of the best value in high end headphones, I can confidently say that this is it."

-Andrew Park (@Resolve)

The Sundara utilizes its ultra-thin diaphragm to deliver low distortion and high sensitivity so the the Sundara can be utilized with a number of different sources, including your mobile devices! The planar magnetic drivers of the Sundara guarantee fast transient response, excellent planar bass, and a frequency range of 6 hz - 75 hz.

Hifiman Sundara Open-Back Over-Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones

Not only do the Sundara sound absolutely magnificent, they are comfortable as hell 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

If you are thinking of getting into planar sound but you're not quite ready to take the plunge into the higher end offerings from MrSpeakers, Audeze or HiFiMAN, then we would tell you to look no further than the Sundara. The Sundara represents the perfect entry point into planar magnetic headphones and for a lot of people, will also be their stopping point as the need to upgrade won't be there.

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