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HiFiMAN ANANDA NANO | Planar Magnetic Open-Back Headphones

Regular price$599.00


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HiFiMAN's Latest 2023 Version of the Open-back Planar ANANDA Featuring Nanometer Thickness Diaphragm

  • New ANANDA NANO 3rd iteration with demonstrable improvement in dynamics and overall details
  • Diaphragm design based on the SUSVARA resulting in ultra-low distortion and lightning fast transient response
  • Features HiFiMAN's Stealth Magnets for detailed and transparent sonics

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Bloom's Take

Priced between the budget-friendly Sundara and the flagship Arya, it’s easy to feel bad for ‘ole Ananda which seemed like it was getting squeezed out without a clear identity in the HFM lineup. But with a facelift, a slight adjustment to the fit, a tweak to the tuning and efficiency, and a new hard-molded carry case, the new Ananda NANO seems to fully realize its place in the roster.

It’s the most natural sounding version of Ananda we’ve gotten yet with extra punch in the bass (a noteworthy distinction) and a slight but focused deviation from high end brightness to mids, so it lands just outside of the typical HiFiMAN house sound. It’s also worth mentioning that we got substantial slam from a simple dongle DAC but were rewarded with significant sonic excellence when we fed the NANO some juice, highlighting its sensitivity but also high ceiling. Our favorite portable pairing in our tests was with the iBasso DX170 DAP, singing sweet songs over the 4.4mm balanced.

Read our full review here.

Third Time's the Charm

HiFiMAN is now shipping the ANANDA NANO, its 3rd iteration and long-anticipated update to one of the company’s most popular open-back planar headphones, the ANANDA.

The Nano represents a generational leap forward for the popular headphone and features the company’s Nanometer Thickness Diaphragm. Based on HiFiMAN's reference SUSVARA open-back headphone, the diaphragm results in ultra-low distortion, lightning fast transient response, and a demonstrable improvement in dynamics and overall details when compared to the original, highly-acclaimed model.

"The ANANDA has been one of our most popular headphones since we introduced it in 2018. But with the development of the Nanometer Thickness Diaphragm, we saw a clear path to improving on its performance while maintaining the wide soundstage and pleasing musicality that made the original model an audiophile favorite."

Dr. Fang Bian - President, and CEO, HiFiMAN Electronics

The Power of Stealth

Traditional magnets generate sound waves that can introduce interference. The special shape of HiFiMAN's Stealth Magnets enable the waves to pass through without interference. This design is acoustically transparent minimizing the degradation of the sound waves and lowering distortion to produce accurate sonic output.

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Nanometer Thickness Diaphragm Based on SUSVARA

Why do planar magnetic headphones often sound better than traditional dynamic headphones? Since the conductor layer (voice coil) on the diaphragm of the planar is evenly distributed on the surface of the diaphragm, the electromagnetic force that drives the diaphragm to vibrate and produce sound acts much more uniformly than the voice coil acts on the surface of the cone-type diaphragm on a dynamic headphone. Ultimately, the phase distortion is lower, and the spatial information of sound reproduction suffers less loss than dynamic headphones, while providing a much larger sound stage and better positioning.

The result: ANANDA NANO has a wide frequency range: 5Hz to 55kHz. The 3-dimensional sound field wraps around the listener's ears, with the positioning and imaging of musical instruments precisely located, like listening to a live performance.

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Additional Features

Window Shade Grill Design
Greatly reduces sonic reflections for clearer sound.

Asymmetrical Ear Cups
Follows the natural shape of the human ear for longer listening and less fatigue.

Hybrid Headband Design
ANANDA NANO has a carefully designed weight dispersing strap allowing the headband to afford outstanding levels of long-term comfort. The sleek and sumptuous matte black finish is combined with a metal earcup holder for maximum durability.

Changeable Connection Design
ANAND NANO features 3.5mm headphone jacks for maximum connectivity over the life of the headphone.

Portable Device, Ready to Drive
High sensitivity that allows use with virtually any smartphone or portable audio device. Low distortion and amazing sound quality.

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In the Box

  • HiFiMAN ANANDA NANO headphone
  • TRS cable with 6.3mm termination
  • New HiFiMAN case

HiFiMAN Ananda Nano, packaging, and all included accessories

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Jose Cumba
From Demo to Deal!

I initially wanted to test out two headsets to decide which one was worthy of the price tag. Once I decided the one I wanted, they informed me it was an open-box deal. I was able to save 100 dollars on my purchase! Great experience overall!

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