You can depend on the HiFiMan Sundara headphone sets to enjoy high-end audio at an affordable price. The entry-level open-back headphone is straightforward but bulky due to the planar magnetic type drivers that use several magnets. The headphone weighs 372 grams, and you need to have a neck that is strong enough to bear the weight for extended hours without fatigue. Despite the headband and the padded earcups sharing the weight, the headphones might not be comfortable for extended wear for some people. But then, it can vary from person to person as there would be people who find the Sundara headphones comfortable.
This HiFiMan Sundara review should provide detailed information about the headphones that help you determine their suitability for your use.
HiFiMan Sundara – Build
The robust build of the Sundara headphones justifies its heavy weight and the industrial looks with a similar feeling. The headphone looks stylish despite the minimalist design, and the cloth material of the earcups ensures a hassle-free experience for users with glasses. The mostly-metal headphones can survive any devastating fall, and the luxurious earcup paddings at the ends of the adjustable headband ensure a comfortable fit. The headband especially stands out by avoiding pressure points and ensuring more comfort. The headphone sits lightly on the head without the need to squeeze your head. Despite having an open-back design, it feels like less air is flowing through the ears because of the driver’s magnets.
The no-fuss HiFiMan Sundara specs point to the excellent performance that one can expect from entry-level headphones. The frequency response range of 6Hz to 75 kHz underlines the versatility of the headphone. The headphone has an impedance of 37 ohms and sensitivity of 94 dB/ mW. The headphone has two 3.5 mm connector and weighs 372 grams. There’s some concern about the HiFiMan Sundara weight, as some feel it is lightweight while others feel it could be lighter.
The headphones produce excellent sound as expected of the frequency response stated in the specifications. Despite a slight emphasis on highs, the frequency response does not deviate from the studio curve and remains closest to it. So good is the frequency response that you can even use it as a benchmark to evaluate the sound quality of some other headphones.
As with open-back headphones, you have to endure some bass rolls less than 50 Hz, but it is better than other headphones with similar designs. Using an amplifier’s equalization feature, you can nullify the bass rolls. You might experience some dip depending on how earcups sit. Noise cancellation is impossible to include.
To add a dash to the performance of the HiFiMan Sundara headphones and get the most from it, you can equalize the headphones that can do the trick. The natural sound stage ensures good instrument separation and precise imaging.