HIFIMAN SUNDARA (Latest Revision) | Planar Magnetic Open-Back Headphones

Regular price $349.00

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Our Take

The Sundara strikes a balance between detail and musicality with a sound that is revealing and has a solid energetic, physical component as well. It's a great entry point into the audiophile world.

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Named after the Sanskrit word that literally means "beautiful," the HIFIMAN Sundara Open-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones are designed to deliver a detailed and natural sound. They are easily powered from a wide variety of audio sources including smartphones, moderate-power desktop amplifiers, portable digital audio players, and more, in the comfort of your home or on the go.

Made of proprietary, light and high-tensile material, the Sundara's ultra-fine diaphragms produce a wide frequency response of 6 Hz to 75 kHz with fast transient response, low distortion levels, and high dynamic range. The hybrid headband design and gently beveled earpads evenly distribute the headphones' weight around your head to provide a secure grip and a comfortable fit for long listening sessions.

The Sundara headphones comes with a detachable 4.9' cable terminated with a 3.5mm plug.


Planar Magnetic Drivers

  • Open-back, circumaural headphones with large planar magnetic drivers, can be powered from a wide range of audio sources
  • Wide frequency response: 6 Hz to 75 kHz
  • Fast transient response
  • Detailed and natural sonic signature

Ultra-fine Diaphragm

  • Made of proprietary, light and high-tensile material
  • Low-mass and ultra-fine diaphragm delivers low distortion levels and high dynamic response

Hybrid Headband Design

  • Ergonomic and comfortable headband is contoured to fit a broad variety of head shapes
  • Headband evenly spreads headphones weight over your head
  • Unibody yoke attaches the frame to the earcups making a seamless sweeping curve that is both elegant and functional
  • Single-piece, metal construction is durable enough to withstand the rigors of modern urban life

Symmetric Earcup Design

  • Earcups and gently beveled earpads conform around your ear.
  • Weight is evenly distributed to offer a secure grip and a comfortable fit for long listening sessions


  • Outer grilles provide the diaphragms with a sturdy, protective barrier without coloring the sound
  • Glossy, jet-black finish contrasts against the matte black earcups


  • Includes a detachable 4.9' cable with 3.5mm plug
  • Crystalline copper wire provides low-resistance signal transmission and high mechanical strength for daily use

Earcup Connection Sockets

  • Sturdy physical cable connection via 3.5mm sockets on the left and right earcups
  • Large contact surface for enhanced signal transmission
  • Frequency Response : 6Hz-75kHz
  • Impedance : 37Ω
  • Sensitivity : 94dB
  • Weight : 372g
  • HIFIMAN Sundara
  • Detachable Cable with 3.5mm Plug (4.9')

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
So happy I finally picked these up.

I think the Sundaras are amazing cans. I love the light and airy way music sounds through them(almost like a Grado planar, if they existed). Especially live music! The only thing I don't like about them, is the fact they don't articulate, at all, horizontally. So they don't feel like they are making a good seal, around the ear. They actually do, but I much prefer the way the 4xx's and the he-350's feel when wearing them, due to the much better fit, I can get with ear cups that can be adjusted front-to-back, as well as up and down. But that is certainly not serious enough to cause me to enjoy the way they sound, any less. In my opinion, they are worth every penny!

Outstanding headphones for the price

Great headphones overall. I bought an open-box pair to get a better price and they were in a like-new state, I couldn't tell a difference. I've had no build quality issues so far.

The sound quality is fantastic when hooked up to a proper DAC & Amp, perhaps my only complaint would be the relaxed midrange, but that can be fixed with EQ. Highs are clear, and bass is well delineated. Soundstage and instrument separation are not exceptional but are not lacking either. They're revealing enough to scale well with better equipment.

In terms of build quality and comfort, the metal build seems durable but is a bit heavy, I would say I can wear them for ~2 hours but not more than that without taking a break. The cable is also disappointing but can be replaced with a custom one. All that aside, these headphones are terrific for the price and I can recommend buying them open-box as well.

The best for under a grand…way under. (2020 revision)

I put the Sundara as my 2nd favorite headphones. My favorite cost over 4x as much. In fact, the 2020 Sundara are best of any type (planar or dynamic) under $1000. period. The focus, detail and clarity are there without either the dark rolloff or nasty spikes in treble. Any genre of music or vocals shine on these. The do not wimp out. They are open enough so that you don’t feel like you are in a booth. Though, I am running. Mine with a powerful headphone amp and a top notch DAC. I’ve sold off my Sennheiser, Verum-1 and Beyerdynamics and kept these. At the price? Just get them! Now.


HIFIMAN SUNDARA (Latest Revision) | Planar Magnetic Open-Back Headphones

Excellence of sound

Totally satisfied with the hifiman sundara! Love the sound! I hope to enjoy it for a while long long time!