Founded by Dr Fang Bian in 2007, HiFiMAN is widely regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance headphones and portable audio products. HiFiMAN is especially known for its critically-acclaimed Planar-Magnetic headphones that feature state-of-the-art driver technology. The company also designs and manufactures best-in-class dynamic in-ear drivers which have also garnered awards and rave reviews. HiFiMAN also owns and operates Head-Direct, an online website featuring the finest headphones and portable audio players available today, including HiFiMAN products.
Details: The Sanskrit word “Sundara” literally means “Beautiful” and this all-new Planar Magnetic headphone fits this description in every way. Ultra-fine diaphragm All New Planar Headphone Inherited from Hi-Fi man’s Advanced Technology Featuring Newly Developed diaphragm that is 80% Thinner than the HE400 Series Resulting in a Wider frequency response Faster and More Detailed Hybrid Headband Design With the weight spreading strap for outstanding comfort but with a more fashion conscious look with its sleek and sumptuous matte black finish. Form Follows Function With its all-metal headband the SUNDARA is built to take the rigours of urban street life. The SUNDARA is as tough as it is beautiful. New 3. 5mm Headphone connector for enhanced durability Pocket Powered Performance The slim line Supermini is the perfect partner for the SUNDARA. The Supermini with its abundance of audio power output and the SUNDARA’s grace and poise makes them the velvet glove over a marble fist. Technical Data Specifications frequency response: 6Hz - 75kHz Impedance: 37 ohms Sensitivity: 94dB Weight: 372g
First release date: 25-10-2018
Frequency response: 6Hz - 75kHz
Impedance: 37 ohms
Driver type: Ortho-dynamic
Driver size: 60 mm
Connectivity: 1,5m cable length and 3,5mm headphone connectors
Package dimensions: 11.9 x 10.4 x 7.0 inches
The Planar magnetic operating principle:
You can think of planar magnetic drivers as a sort of crossbreed between dynamic and electrostatic drivers. Like a standard dynamic headphones, planar magnetic headphones use the magnetic field around a conductor that has an electrical current flowing through it to drive the diaphragm. Like an electrostatic driver, the diaphragm of a planar magnetic speaker is a thin sheet of flexible transparent film, but unlike an electrostatic, the film has very thin, flat electrical conductors (wires ... but very flat ones) in it.
Hybrid headband design:
The new headband design offers a separate head strap which allows for the headphone weight to be spread perfectly evenly over the wearer's head. It delivers both a more comfortable fit but also a more eye-pleasing look. The all-new Headband gives a structure intended to be practically street friendly, built to take the wear and tear of everyday life while looking great as it does it - The SUNDARA is as tough as it is beautiful.
Standard 3.5mm socket
(New 3.5mm Headphone connector for enhanced durability)
The Headphone cable attachment uses the standard 3.5mm socket which gives improved connectivity and is a more physically robust connector too.
Improved earpads & cable
This latest version of SUNDARA now is supplied with newly improved earpads for enhanced durability and a newly upgraded cable made with stronger, further improved materials (of OFC wire) custom designed for the headphone.
New hi-tech diaphragm:
A newly developed diaphragm that is 80% Thinner than the HE400 Series results in a wider, faster and more detailed frequency response.
Utilising a new, hi-tech diaphragm means that the diaphragm is 80% thinner than was in the previous series. This results in more detail, faster transients and extended frequency response.
The Sundara has 94dB of sensibility and 37 Ohms impedance. They seem easy to drive on paper, but planar headphones do generally require a lot of currents. Is it possible to Connect them to an iPhone or a smartphone? Yes, and the volume Will be Ok, but they can do far more and better. To let it open they need a Portable amp like the FiiO A5 or a desktop one like the Lake People G103 or G100.
What's in the box?
1 x Hifiman Sundara open-back headphones
1 x 1.5m removable cable
1 x 6.35mm 1/4″ adapter
1 x Owner’s guide
1 x Warranty card