HiFiMAN - SUNDARA Closed-Back

Planar Magnetic Closed-Backs

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In case you receive the HiFiMAN - SUNDARA Closed-Back with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Warranty & Services

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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Why HiFiMAN is Special

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Designed in China

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!


This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.


If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.

Specialist

A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!


This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.


If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.

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Born in 2005

Why we love this Headphone

Value for Money

Great sound always doesn't have to come with a fancy price tag.


Every once in a while we come across a product that give you a lot more value for the price.


If you see products marked as "🥜 Value For Money" you can be sure you're getting a great bang for your buck.

Ideal for Beginners

Lost in the Audio Maze? Let Us Guide Your Beginner Audiophile Journey!


If you are a newcomer in the audio world, this headphone or gear is a stepping stone for those overwhelmed by the plethora of options available.


If you see a product marked with “🌱 Ideal for Beginners," it indicates that this device is perfect for starting your audiophile journey.

For Audiophiles On-the-Go

Are you an audiophile looking to carry your music with you wherever you go?


This headphone or gear is portable and is designed to deliver top-notch audio quality on the move, ensuring your favourite tracks sound their best no matter where you are.


If you see a product marked "🛺 For Audiophiles On-the-Go", it means this product is perfectly portable, turning every journey into a musical adventure with studio-quality sound!

Upgradeable Cable

Not happy with your current cable? Swap it out!


If you're searching for an in-ear monitor with a detachable design, these IEMs fit the bill.


If you see an IEM marked with "🔌 Upgradeable Cable," it means it comes with a detachable cable. You can easily swap or upgrade the cable, allowing for customization or maintenance whenever you desire.

Built like a Tank

No need to worry about durability.


If you're seeking a headphone or gear with a strong, rugged build, this snapshot indicates that this is the one for you.


If you see a product marked with “🪖 Built like a Tank", it means this product is crafted with metal in its design, ensuring exceptional robustness and durability.

Why it Sounds Amazing

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Planar Magnetic Drivers

Balanced Sound Signature

Perfectly Balanced, Accurately Presented.


This headphone or gear delivers a perfectly balanced audio profile, with highs, mids, and lows in sweet equilibrium.


If you see products marked as “⚖️ Balanced Sound Signature”, you’re set to enjoy a well-rounded listening experience where no single element overpowers the others, making your music sound just as the artist intended.

Thick Bass / Kickass Bass

There are some headphones that just knock your socks off with high and impactful bass. There’s only one way to describe it - Kickass.


This headphone or gear is engineered to deliver powerful and thumping bass that adds an extra punch to your music, making every beat come alive.


If you see a product marked with "💣 Kickass Bass", it means this device is perfect for bass enthusiasts for an immersive audio experience that will make your music feel more intense and impactful.

Smooth & Sweet Treble

Seeking something that sounds smooth to your ears and devoid of harshness?


This headphone or gear is designed to deliver high frequencies that are gentle on the ears, offering a listening experience that's both refined and delightful.


If you see a product marked with "🍦 Smooth & Sweet Treble," it indicates that this device offers treble that is smooth and sweet, ensuring your music is free of harshness and full of clarity, perfect for those who love crisp and detailed highs.

Great to Get Pumped Up

Need a musical energy boost? Let's get you pumped up!


This headphone or gear is designed to deliver high-energy, powerful sound that elevates your mood and gets you moving.


If you see a product marked with "💪🏻 Great to Get Pumped Up," it means this device is perfect for energizing your day with dynamic, invigorating audio that keeps you motivated and ready to take on anything.

Needs Amplification

I need more power to thrive.


This headphone or gear shines brightest with a bit of extra power. It’s designed to deliver top-notch performance when paired with an amplifier, giving you that full, rich sound you crave.


If you see a product marked as "🚂 Needs Amplification", it means this device is built to excel with an amp, ensuring you get the most out of your music with enhanced volume and clarity. Perfect for audiophiles who love their sound big and bold.

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.

A Decade of Audiophile Excellence

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Tianjin, China, HiFiMAN stands as a leading manufacturer of audio products, specializing in headphones, amplifiers, and portable audio players. Renowned for its critically acclaimed Planar Magnetic headphones, HiFiMAN is revered among audiophiles for its state-of-the-art driver technology. Led by Dr. Fang Bian, the company has garnered awards and rave reviews for its best-in-class earphones and in-ear drivers.

From the Sundara and Ananda headphones to the RE400 and RE800 earphones, HiFiMAN's products are cherished by audiophiles worldwide for their flawless performance and exceptional sound quality.

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Head-Fi

"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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Headphone-guru

"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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Customer Reviews

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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.

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