Published On: June 14, 2018

HiFiMan Introduces Ananda Planar Headphone for Portable Devices

Published On: June 14, 2018

HiFiMan Introduces Ananda Planar Headphone for Portable Devices

The new new open-back planar headphone is designed with greater efficiency for use with portable devices.

HiFiMan gets it. While the company is known for its incredibly affordable audiophile headphones for home use, these days mobile is where it’s at. That’s why the new Ananda is designed with efficieny in mind.

The open-backed planar headphone is rated at 103dB sensitivity with an impedance of 25 ohm. It also benefits from a newly designed 3.5mm connector engineered for enhanced strength and replacability.

From HiFiMan:

HIFIMAN, the leader in high fidelity personal audio, today announced availability of Ananda (SRP: $999), the company’s new open-back planar headphone designed to maximize performance of any personal audio source, especially smartphones and tablets.

“Ananda is designed for music lovers who want one high-performance, extraordinarily comfortable headphone for all personal listening, whether it’s a home system, high-resolution portable player, or an everyday smartphone,” said Dr. Fang Bian, Founder and CEO, HIFIMAN. “The word ‘Ananda’ is derived from the Sanskrit term for ‘bliss,’ which is what this headphone will bring to anybody who enjoys audiophile-grade performance, no matter the source.”

HIFIMAN engineers employed lightweight, ultra-fine planar drivers for the high power sensitivity necessary when used with streaming audio devices. Ananda’s rating of 103dB guarantees that it will provide consistently low distortion high-fidelity output when used with a smartphone, let alone current and upcoming high-resolution digital audio players and home audio systems.

The industrial design of the Ananda headphone represents new standards of comfort and performance for open-back planar models. The ultra-thin diaphragm produces unmatched detail and low distortion, and the window shade grill design reduces sonic reflections, resulting in pure, neutral sonics.

As good as it sounds, the new Ananda sets an equally high bar for comfort. A hybrid headband features a weight-dispersing strap for hours of comfort, and the sleek and sumptuous matte black finish is combined with metal construction for maximum durability. Newly designed ear cups follow an asymmetrical design that mirrors the natural shape of the human ear. Ananda’s 3.5mm headphone connector is the company’s strongest yet, ensuring years of secure, trouble-free performance.

Ananda weighs 14.07 oz. Frequency response is 8Hz – 55kHz, sensitivity is rated at 103dB, and impedance is 25 ohm.

The Ananda over-ear planar headphone is available from HIFIMAN dealers and the company’s online store: store.hifiman.com.

For additional information, visit hifiman.com/products/detail/290.

Additional Resources
HIFIMAN Debuts Sundara Planar Headphones at HomeTheaterReview.com.
HIFIMAN Launches Two New In-Ear Monitors at HomeTheaterReview.com.

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