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HiFiMAN - Ananda (Stealth Magnet Version)

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ABOUT PRAVEEN KAMATH

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Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

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9 14% ₹ 7,649 ₹ 3,850
12 14% ₹ 5,835 ₹ 5,033
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24 15% ₹ 3,151 ₹ 10,638
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24 15% ₹ 3,151 ₹ 10,638
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9 13.50% ₹ 7,633 ₹ 3,710
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3 No Cost EMI ₹ 21,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 10,832 ₹ 0
9 13.99% ₹ 7,649 ₹ 3,847
12 13.99% ₹ 5,835 ₹ 5,030
18 14.99% ₹ 4,054 ₹ 7,983
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9 13% ₹ 7,618 ₹ 3,571
12 12% ₹ 5,774 ₹ 4,301
18 12% ₹ 3,963 ₹ 6,348
24 12% ₹ 3,059 ₹ 8,433
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 21,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 10,832 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 7,649 ₹ 3,850
12 14% ₹ 5,835 ₹ 5,033
18 15% ₹ 4,054 ₹ 7,989
24 15% ₹ 3,151 ₹ 10,638
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 21,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 10,832 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 7,680 ₹ 4,129
12 15% ₹ 5,866 ₹ 5,401
18 15% ₹ 4,054 ₹ 7,989
24 15% ₹ 3,151 ₹ 10,638
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 21,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 10,832 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 7,649 ₹ 3,850
12 14% ₹ 5,835 ₹ 5,033
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 21,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 10,832 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 7,649 ₹ 3,850
12 14% ₹ 5,835 ₹ 5,033
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 21,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 10,832 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 7,649 ₹ 3,850
12 14% ₹ 5,835 ₹ 5,033
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Balanced Sound Signature

Headphones with a Balanced sound signature presents a precise sound and an enriching listening experience, where sounds are naturally presented without extreme emphasis on any region. With a pair of headphones with this sound signature, you can hear audio with clarity and detail. The sound is vivid and revealing, a perfect mixture of instruments and vocals, lows, mids, and highs. This sound signature works for most music listeners who like switching between various music genres like Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk and Pop.

Ideal for Audiophiles

These Wired Headphones are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of Wired Headphones like these. You can expect these Wired Headphones to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these Wired Headphones is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These Wired Headphones deliver a spacious and open soundstage that compares listening to music on actual speakers.

Planar Magnetic Drivers

Planar Magnetic technology has been around for decades and headphones with Planar Magnetic drivers present a more detailed, more coherent representation of the music. Planar Magnetic driver features a series of magnets on both sides of a very large, flexible diaphragm containing tiny, electrically charged wires. When an audio signal is passed through it an electrical conductor moves between fixed magnets, reproducing sound waves. Headphones with a Planar Magnetic driver deliver an accurate and distortion-free audio signal.

Open-Back Design

Headphones with an Open-Back design are rather special in that they allow air to pass through the headphone ear cups to the speaker. What this means is that since open-back headphones don’t block surrounding noises as closed-back do, you’ll be able to enjoy an immersive sound experience. The sound is more natural and high fidelity due to the lack of pressure build-up. Open-back headphones create a feeling of space, presenting a feeling as if the musicians are all sitting around you. These headphones are perfect for critical listening sessions and mixing and mastering music due to their accurate soundstage presentation.

Replaceable Cables

A pair of headphones with a replaceable cable has many benefits, and one of them is if the connecting cable has a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new one. If the connecting cable gets pulled or damaged, you can replace it and keep using your good-old headphones or IEMs. This way, your headphones will be protected and will last longer. With the advancements in cable manufacturing, you now get a variety of replacement cables with various termination options, lengths and quality.

Needs Amplification

If you plug your wired headphones directly into your phone or laptop, you are probably not hearing them at their best. This usually happens because the amplifier in your phone or laptop is not capable enough to drive your headphones to their best. A dedicated headphone amplifier is an elegant solution for this, and it can power your wired headphones to their maximum capability. When you invest in a good pair of wired headphones that are hard to drive, it's worth getting a dedicated headphone amp as it will make your headphones sound even better.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this HiFiMAN - Ananda (Stealth Magnet Version) comes with a warranty from HiFiMAN that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Customer Reviews

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Sujit Chakraborty (Mumbai)
Clean and smooth sound

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.

Hey Sujit,
Thank you for the honest review. We will definitely take up your issue with the build with HiFiMAN. Hope it was a comfortable shopping experience. Cheers!

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Nilesh Desai, Surat, Gujarat (Miami)
Stunning Audio Performance!!

Ananda is an excellent sounding headphone and very well balanced headphone with slightly more pleasing treble timbre. I highly recommended for it.

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Debashish Kalita (Raurkela)
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Hifiman Ananda

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$.
Find me on social media for the detailed reviews coming out in a week or two.

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Onelove (Bengaluru)
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Bliss/Ananda is the word

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.

Hey,
Happy to know you are loving the Ananda. They truly are a bliss..Anyway, thank you for the great review!

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Get ready to put on some headphones, grab your mugs and rediscover your favourite music like never before. With a lineup of the world's finest headphones, food, beverages, music and conversations to share with friends and strangers alike, Headphone Connect is back!

Welcome To Our Headphone Finder

Meet our Headphone Gurus.

They obsess over every headphone so you get the perfect one. They have spent years reviewing & listening to countless headphones every day. Our Headphone Gurus are the go-to guys for everything audio.

Our Headphone Finder puts together their top recommendations. In 4 easy steps, find the perfect headphones for you.