HiFiMAN - SUNDARA Closed-Back

Planar Magnetic Closed-Backs

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Balanced Sound Signature

Wired 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.


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Ideal for Audiophiles

These headphones are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality "deeply," you'll want a pair of headphones like these.


You can expect them to present a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these headphones is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.


These headphones deliver a spacious and open soundstage with utmost clarity and detail. Delve into pure sonic bliss with these headphones!


Planar Magnetic Drivers

Planar magnetic drivers combine characteristics of several driver types. They employ magnetic fields akin to dynamic and balanced armature drivers. However, planar magnetic drivers, like electrostatic drivers, use a flat, thin diaphragm in contrast to a coil. The planar drivers are known for their quick transient response.


Closed-Back Design

Headphones with a Closed-Back design are completely sealed around the ear cup, allowing the sound to travel directly into your ears. This means that closed-back headphones block out outside noise, giving much better isolation, and minimising sound leakage to those around you.


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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

Headphones and IEMs require a certain level of power to sound their best and work at their full potential. When your headphones or IEMs are underpowered, they can sound thin or muffled.


Amplifiers are required to provide adequate power to your headphone or IEMs to perform at their best. Simply put, amplifiers allow a weak audio signal to be boosted to a powerful one.


To put it into perspective, devices such as your phones and laptops come with an amplifier, but they offer very limited output power. This output may not be sufficient to power headphones and IEMs to shine at their best. This is where a dedicated amplifier is required to deliver adequate power to hear your music in all its glory.


If you’re looking for a planar magnetic headphone that has a closed-back design, then the HiFiMAN Sundara Closed-Back are probably one of the most appealing and fun-sounding headphones that you are likely to find in this price segment. They sound fun, punchy, and wide for a closed-back headphone.
RAGHAV SOMANI

About RAGHAV SOMANI

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.

HIFIMAN PRESENTS AN AWARD-WINNING SUNDARA CLOSED-BACK PLANAR MAGNETIC HEADPHONE

HiFiMAN has pushed boundaries in incorporating planar magnetic technology in its headphones. HiFiMAN has grown through the decade and has developed some revolutionary headphones that sound phenomenal. HiFiMAN is known to incorporate Stealth Magnet technology in its headphone line-up. Stealth Magnet technology has revolutionised the way planar magnetic headphones perform. The SUNDARA open-back planar has seen great success and has amazed critics with its price-to-performance ratio. HiFiMAN, building on the lineage, is proud to introduce its all-new SUNDARA closed-back headphone. It shares the same DNA as the SUNDARA open-back but with structural changes to the new SUNDARA with its closed-back design and hand-assembled wood grain ear cups. The SUNDARA closed-back has won multiple awards, which makes it the most commendable headphone ever made.

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FEATURES STEALTH MAGNETS FUSED WITH NEO SUPERNANO DIAPHRAGM THAT DELIVERS FLAWLESS SONIC PERFORMANCE

One of two driver technologies—the more conventional "dynamic" driver and the more advanced "planar magnetic" driver—is generally used in modern headphones. SUNDARA closed-back has planar magnetic drivers that produce quick transient responses across the frequency spectrum. The advanced magnet design featured in the SUNDARA closed-back is acoustically transparent, dramatically reducing wave diffraction turbulence that typically degrades the integrity of the sound waves. The result is reduced distortion, yielding a purer, more harmonious sound. In contrast to the sound waves produced by regular magnets, the shape of Stealth Magnets allows sound waves to pass through them without generating interference. HiFiMAN spent a lot of effort developing a diaphragm with a nano-scale thickness that enables a lightning-fast response that yields astounding levels of detail and also; extremely low distortion. Beyond expectations, SUNDARA Closed-back provides performance levels and melodic purity.

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ACOUSTIC STRUCTURE SPECIALIZED TO OFFER PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCE WITH EXPANSIVE SOUNDSTAGE AND PRECISE IMAGING

The SUNDARA closed-back offers outstanding bass extension, which adds depth and rumble to the sub-bass. HiFiMAN SUNDARA closed-back has bass quality rather than quantity. The midrange tuning on the SUNDARA closed-back is excellent. It’s linear throughout, with clean fundamental tones and a good presence in the upper midrange. It has fantastic tonality, depth, and layering. Male and female vocals sound precise with body and weight to their presentation. The treble range is pretty good on the SUNDARA closed-back. It’s not warm, but it’s not bright either, and overall it’s set at a level that will be comfortable for most listeners. The SUNDARA closed-back does extend nicely into the upper treble with good holographic and airy representation, properly representing all the harmonics and overtones in that region. SUNDARA closed-back has one of the more spacious and open-sounding presentations. For soundstage width, it’s roughly on par with most open-back headphones and can convey a better sense of distance and precise instrument separation. Additionally, SUNDARA closed-back delivers exceptional layering capabilities, with all instrument and vocal lines distinguished, allowing you to experience pure sonic bliss!

NOTE: The headphones benefit from break-in to achieve optimum performance. Usually, this takes up to 150 hours. Until then, there is nothing special you need to do other than enjoy your headphones.

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EXPERIENCE SUPREME COMFORT WITH AN ERGONOMIC HEADBAND DESIGN AND BEECHWOOD EAR CUPS THAT ADDS ELEGANCE

HiFiMAN has a pretty distinctive design aesthetic, and the SUNDARA doesn't depart much from the cues of the original open-back SUNDARA but with hand-assembled wood grain ear cups that offer the dual benefits of exceptional sonics and stylish good looks. In closed-back HiFiMAN headphones, there is something about the wooden chamber that produces a more upscale and expansive soundstage. The shape of the cup influences the angles and space for the sound to bounce around before it finally strikes your eardrum. Wood has inherent reverberation properties that make the reflections come across as less distorted. The lightweight headband features a black matte appearance for exceptional style and comfort. They're relatively light and comfortable, with a moderate clamping force. To be compatible with devices: a detachable dual-sided 3.5mm cable is bundled with a 6.35mm connector.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this HiFiMAN - SUNDARA Closed-Back comes with a 1 Year warranty from HiFiMAN that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about HiFiMAN's warranty in India.

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"Revolutionary stuff! You can spend time in someone's company , your family can do their thing, you can do your thing, in splendid isolation, no longer alone. High quality sound in general, albeit not a flat-tuned pair of headphones"

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Moon-Audio

"I like the wooden ear cups as they also serve an equal role in the tuning and sound of the headphone themselves. There's something about the wooden chamber that creates a more refined and larger soundstage in closed-back Hifiman headphones."

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"Sundara Closed-Back has developed an extensive selection of no-holds-barred headphones, digital audio players, and headphone amplifiers that are consistently recognized as the best in class, offering performance that belies their price point, no matter the cost."

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Ashish Patil (Mumbai)
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Poor sound quality, waste of money

Such enhanced bass,lows and midrange absolutely submerged in the unnecessary extra bass……not recommended at all

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Prasanna D. (Delhi)
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Compared to the HD6XX, Sundara Closed Back veers more towards the V-shape sound profile rather than being balanced. That being said, classical music is still great to listen to in the Sundara Closed Back, especially guitars (Still prefer the HD6XX for piano and vocals though). But, where Sundara Closed Back really shines is electronic, EDM, synthesised music. The Battlefield 4 "Stutter Theme" (https://open.spotify.com/track/4bXehAjSzx0i5KqYKYgdha?si=d5f4928030054e25) just comes out epic from Sundara Closed Back!

Hi there, we are so happy you took out time and elaborately reviewed the product. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better and informed decision.

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Sharon Pothigai (Chennai)
Loving it!

Chose the HiFiMAN Sundara Closed back as a birthday present for my husband after much deliberation about the specs of various audiophile headphones in this price range and his use-case. It's the first audiophile headphones we are using and we are not disappointed. Definitely worth the investment. Feel like we are finally listening to music the way its meant to be heard.

Not experienced enough to provide a review of the sound quality and other specs in comparison to other audiophiles. But suffice to say, it does sound beautiful.

Using it with the FiiO KA1 amp on the phone / tablet.

Hey Sharon, thank you so much for the amazing feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services.

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Sridhar Iyer (Mumbai)
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Amazing experience and product

It’s difficult to rate two things simultaneously, However Headphone Zone did it! Amazing experience in purchasing( I took time) exceptional holding hands by Headphone Gurus, packaging and shipment. Just finished the burn in period for the headphone, am I glad I purchased it, sound is just Super!

Hey Sridhar, thank you so much for the amazing feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services.