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Introduction and Specification

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HiFiMAN is one of the few companies really pushing the envelope when it comes to planar magnetic headphones, and while doing so they also manage to have it trickle down into their more affordable headphones. The ANANDA and ANANDA-BT are brilliant examples of this. While the ANANDA-BT is a Bluetooth and USB-C planar magnetic headphone, the non-BT version is a regular wired headphone, which allows you to directly hook it up to your favorite source and headphone amplifier.

The ANANDA is currently priced at $699, which is a good $300 below the ANANDA-BT, so if you are looking for a headphone mostly to use around your desk, the ANANDA is a good choice. $300 would also get you a pretty decent desktop DAC/amp to pair it with.

Like other recently released high-end headphones from HiFiMAN, the ANANDA uses the new NsD driver. The general design is a mix of HiFiMAN's biggest ear cups and one of the more modern headbands in their lineup. While the ANANDA does not look as extravagant as the HE-1000 type headphones, it features most of the technology from its bigger brethren.


  • Frequency Response: 8–55 kHz
  • Impedance: 25 ohm
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB
  • Weight: 399 g
  • Socket: TRS 3.5 mm
HiFiMAN's recent planar magnetic headphones have all had close to 100 dB/mW sensitivity, and the ANANDA follows this trend. Weight is a little on the heavy side at 399 g.
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