Hifiman - Sundara
Josselin Marvie from HiFiMan explains that "We spent some time designing this headphone to be more reliable and comfortable, so we have a new headband design which is more lightweight as well. We also have new cups, and everything has been redesigned to make the headphone last longer."
Inside is also a new diaphragm that is 80% thinner than the older versions, "which results in a wider frequency response from 6Hz to 76kHz at 37 ohms and 94dB sensitivity." These indeed fit very nicely on my head and first impressions were very positive (I'd need to spend more time with these to properly evaluate).
Steph Durwin comment
"I was impressed by the sense of depth in the Hifiman Sundara. It is a bigger sense of depth than the 400i and felt on par with the HE-560. Additionally, the sense of width was really nice and expansive. Listening to EDM was especially fun. Lastly, it’s sense of height was also pretty nice and accurate overall.
The Hifiman Sundara planar magnetic headphones are certainly an upgrade from the HE-400i. And as a standalone headphone, there are some things I like, some things I don’t. I do think the HE-560 is better for most purposes, although it is more difficult to drive. However if you listen to music without drums, you may just prefer the thickness of the Hifiman Sundara."
- Frequency Response: 6Hz - 75kHz
- Impedance: 37 ohms
- Sensitivity: 94dB
- Weight: 372g
- 80% Thinner than the HE400 Series Resulting in a Wider Frequency Response, Faster and More Detailed
- Matte black finish.
- Metal headband
- New 3.5mm Headphone connector
-Hifiman Sundara headphones