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HiFiMAN Goes Wireless With The Ananda

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , |

HiFiMAN Andanda Wireless

Long time audiophile headphone maker HiFiMAN recently announced they will be taking a leap into wireless connectivity with the release of a bluetooth-enabled version of their popular Ananda headphone.

The wireless ‘phone takes full advantage of the planar magnetic driver technology that helped establish HiFiMAN in the market, but includes wireless bluetooth built right into the same form factor. Tech specs for the headphone boast rates of 24/96 via high resolution options on that front, and 24/192 when digitally wired with a USB-C cable.… Read the full article

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BLOG: 2018 Awards – Lieven’s Selection

By | December 24th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is an article many of you, well mostly the companies actually, always anxiously wait for. This is the article in which we award the best gear of 2018. First up: My own selection!!

2018 Awards – Year overview

It was another great year that flew by even faster than last year. A year in which we somewhat saw of a comeback of desktop / full sized gear. That being said though, we’re still living in a world where DAPs and IEMs are the most used.… Read the full article

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Review: Hifiman Ananda – The saga continues

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

In this article we’re looking at the Hifiman Ananda, the Edition X V2’s successor.

Disclaimer: Hifiman sent us the Hifiman Ananda free of charge in exchange for this review. The unit doesn’t have to be returned as far as I know. The picture in this article are both ours as well as the official Hifiman ones.

Hifiman

Hifiman over the last years has quickly become a personal audio brand everyone knows and talks about. They offer a whole range of products for every budget and they strive to continuously extend, improve and update their product line-up.… Read the full article

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HiFiMAN Really Wants You To Use Your Cellphone – The New Ananda Headphone

By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

HiFiMAN is clearly positioning themselves as a perfect accompaniment to your cellphone with their newest planar magnetic creation called the Ananda ($1k). Subtle hints at portability have dropped with the last few launches, a stark contrast to the company’s first headphones that were notoriously hard to drive – even from the most powerful headphone amplifiers on the market.

The new direction also strays away from the once numeric naming convention for the product line, now individualized with more unique branding. The two most important specs that weigh heavy on the palpability of partnering up with a mobile source reign in at 103dB for the sensitivity and 25 ohms for the impedance.… Read the full article

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