The HiFiMAN Ananda Stealth Magnet is an impressive-sounding full-sized open-back headphone that offers a top-of-the-line detail retrieval with excellent frequency response. Ananda Stealth Magnet is the culmination of years of development and with a lightweight design and ultra-fine planar drivers at its heart, it presents unmatched agility and power sensitivity.
THE ALL-NEW HIFIMAN ANANDA WITH EFFICIENT PLANAR EXCELLENCY EMBEDDED WITH NEO SUPER NANO DIAPHRAGM
A well-crafted HiFiMAN is known for keeping the heritage of the best Planar Magnetic Driver configurations all through the years. HiFiMAN has been the powerhouse in producing Planar Magnetic Headphones with Stealth Magnet Technology. The all-new Ananda Stealth Magnet Version includes ultra-lightweight planar drivers with unrivalled agility and power sensitivity. Embedded with the latest "supernano" Diaphragm (NsD) is 80% thinner, allowing for a faster, more detailed response while maintaining luscious musicality. The HiFiMAN Ananda Stealth Magnet version, on the other hand, features a diaphragm which is only a nanometer thick. This exceptional thinness allows it to reproduce unparalleled details and lifelike imaging.
ACOUSTICALLY INVISIBLE STEALTH MAGNET TECHNOLOGY FOR CLEAN SOUND
HiFiMAN has been a pioneer in developing Stealth Magnet technology over the years with precision. The stealth magnets are nothing but curved at the ends to reduce distortion and produce a clean and spatial sound. This performs significantly faster and offers superior performance compared to its peers.
DELIVERS EXCEPTIONAL SOUNDSTAGE, TONALITY, CLARITY, SCALE, AND DYNAMICS WITH ACCURATE IMAGING
The HiFiMAN Ananda Stealth Magnet Version has an impedance of 27 Ohms and a sensitivity of 103dB. The improved Planar Magnets with the all-new "supernano" Diaphragm (NsD) drivers in the HiFiMAN Ananda Stealth Magnet Version have their magnets rounded on the edges to reduce distortion. The HiFiMAN Ananda Stealth Magnet version has a frequency response of 8Hz-55kHz. When it comes to the four primary aspects of audio, tonality, scale, dynamics, and clarity, the HiFiMAN Ananda Stealth Magnet version performs brilliantly. It produces excellent balance delivering full-range sound with a decent soundstage that will give your music life and breathing room. They have a holographic and airy presentation that provides a soothing listening experience. The HiFiMAN Ananda Stealth Magnet version provides excellent imaging, and a sense of depth and space thanks to its open-back design.
ASYMMETRICAL EAR CUPS WITH PATENTED WINDOW SHADE SYSTEM
The HiFiMAN Ananda Stealth Magnet Version has focused on remarkable sound due to its open-back nature. To support the sound, the Ananda Stealth Magnet Version has been equipped with asymmetrical ear cups to follow the natural shape of the human ears and offer a snug fit. The company's innovative window shade technology, which was developed to address the demand for driver protection and provide enough room for sound waves to escape, has also improved these headphones, making them more robust and sonically clean.
COMFORT, CONVENIENCE, AND EASY CONNECTIVITY DELIVERED
The upgraded 3.5mm headphone connectors on Ananda Stealth Magnet Version are the most durable, providing an increased lifetime. The HiFiMAN Ananda Stealth Magnet Version have dual 3.5mm ports on each ear cup. Ananda Stealth Magnet Version's over-ear design presents unmatched comfort with ear pads constructed of incredibly soft cushions perfect for long listening periods. Ananda Stealth Magnet Version is the first portable device, a sound match made in heaven that allows you to enjoy sonic bliss wherever you are.
BRANDISHES A CLASS-LEADING BUILD QUALITY EMBEDDED WITH A HYBRID HEADBAND DESIGN
With your hands, feel the funk! The HiFiMAN Ananda Stealth Magnet Version sports a dual headband design, with one side fixed (metal) and the other adjustable leather for resting and balancing the headphone weight. With a precisely constructed weight dispersing strap, the Ananda Stealth Magnet Version's headband may provide great long-term comfort weighing 440g. Metal construction paired with a sleek and luscious matte black finish for optimal durability. The ear cups themselves mimic the natural shape of the human ear for maximum comfort.
|DRIVER TYPE||Planar Magnetic|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||8Hz – 55kHz|
|CABLE TYPE||Detachable cable|
1. HiFiMAN Ananda (Stealth Magnet Version) Over-Ear Headphones
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||China|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Hifiman Electronics India Pvt. Ltd
Address: No: 229, Ground Floor, 18th Main, 5th Cross,6th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560076
Contact No: 080-48534996
Meet the King of HiFi
HiFiMAN is a leading audio brand that makes high-class headphones. It started in New York in 2007 and has since been making headphones that have broken all kinds of audio records. Today, the brand has its presence the world-over.
An Audiophile’s Dream
HiFiMAN is known for its high-end planar magnetic headphones like the Susvara, HE1000V2 & Edition X V2. Recently it ventured into electrostatic headphones with the Shangri-La and Shangri-La Jr. No matter the driver unit, the high-end sound quality has been recommended by audiophiles and critics all over.
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Reviewing these headphones after using for more than a week. Out of the box, these cans sounded pretty ordinary. In the user guide they mentioned that these need 150 hours of burn in. After burn in the bass sounds punchier, treble sounds cleaner, vocals sound amazing, soundstage gets better (it isn't that wide like Sennheiser HD800) . Female vocals like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Adele sound mind blowing. You can easily distinguish between a mp3 and a flac file through these headphones. So, the audio source is important. One thing I didn't like is the build quality. It is pretty average for the price. No earcup swivel along the vertical axis and also a cheap headband. This isn't a big issue for me, but could be a problem for some. These are heavy headphones, but don't feel heavy on the head. Overall happy with the purchase and would recommend these. Note that bassheads may not like these. The sound is quite neutral and if you want emphasized bass, go for Audeze headphones.
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Ananda is an excellent sounding headphone and very well balanced headphone with slightly more pleasing treble timbre. I highly recommended for it.
To start with, this isn't the first time I had heard Ananda. Back in 2018 I had picked up the Sundara from Hifiman office at Bengaluru, I was hosted by the great folks at Hifiman for an entire afternoon where I sat and auditioned Sundara, Ananda and Arya. I picked up Sundara back then due to budget constraints, and I enjoyed it for some good 1.5 years without any issues, later sold it off to move on. Fast forward a few months or an year, I was back in market looking to pickup an upgrade, runs decently off portable source but scales well with desktop setup, and wouldn't strong-arm me to redo my entire chain. Initially I was looking for Arya, HD800s and Auteur, to which I realized that they will definitely need me to upgrade my entire chain - build s specific chain them. So after putting a lot of thought, I started looking for something else, and narrowed down to Ananda. As per reviews, they are decent upgrade over Sundara, pretty easy to drive, does decently with all genres and have a favorable sound signature.
So I picked up the Anandas and here I am! Soundwise I have no complaints, these sounds great, lows, mids and treble sounds pretty even to me - non of them are emphasized to overshadow the other, soundstage and imaging is great with great layering. They sound pretty intimate with lot of emotions in the presentation, energetic and to the face kind of an impactful sound. Personally this was not something I was looking for but I am getting used to it and with burnin the to the face kind of presentation is gradually taking a backstep. I have hardly used them for 20hours or so, so I am sure things will change with ~200 hours of burn in and I feel it will only get better. Buildwise, I feel they are pretty good, they do have a bit of clamp force but then that is what keeps these huge cups on our ears so that's fine I guess. The cables are okay, I just didn't like the springy characteristics. And I really dont understand the logic of providing 2 single ended cables, seems to be of mediocre quality, and only difference is length. Hifiman should have put a little thought to this and rather provided one good quality balanced cable, I think that's a fair ask for a headphone that costs 1000$.
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Super clean, non fatiguing, natural sound putting you in the centre of the music. You postpone taking it off the ears which, to me, is the truest test. A balanced cable increases the output substantially though. Bass is just about enough for me though the lower frequencies cannot match the experience of good speakers. But the overall experience of being mobile while listening to high class astonishingly detailed speaker quality sound is a bliss.
Happy to know you are loving the Ananda. They truly are a bliss..Anyway, thank you for the great review!
Great headphone with a very precise and transparant sound and big soundstage after you change the standard cable with a aftermarket cable. In my case with a pure occ balanced XLR 4 pin cable.
Thanks a lot for your detailed and genuine feedback, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product and we'll share your thoughts with the brand as well. It'll also help our fellow customers to make the right choice!