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HiFiMAN’s Bluetooth Ananda-BT come with a USB twist

By | March 6th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ananda. For Buddhists, a state of extreme happiness. For Chinese headphone manufacturer, a mid-tier headphone model: full-size, circumaural and open back with the 1-2 micron-thick ‘NSD’ planar magnetic diaphragm easing power thirst. At 25 Ohms input impedance and 103 dB input sensitivity, the Ananda demands no muscle amp. Pretty much any portable player (or integrated amplifier headphone socket) would do.

But which player? The tyranny of choice wades into view with numerous options from Astell&Kern, Sony, FiiO, iBasso, Shanling, Pioneer, Onkyo, HiBy, Opus or HiFiMAN’s own offerings.… Read the full article

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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.

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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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RMAF 2018: HiFiMAN Introduces the Jade II

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

As usual at Rocky Mountain, the CanJam area was full of energy.  I went down there to cover the latest from Pro-Ject before hitting their room in the tower.  It’s a shame I don’t have time to cover as much of CanJam as in the past but I did run into Scot and he asked me to add HiFiMAN to the coverage list so I ambled over to their tables and ran into my friend Adam Sohmer who does their public relations work.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2018: Can Jam – highlights and high-sounds

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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I am not a headphone guy. Even in my youth, I was all about the room filling stereo experience. Seeking to learn more about the culture of head-fi that has sailed far off port without me, I tap my friend Jameson to be my guide.

This is a sound I can really get used to. When we talk about loudspeaker voicing we talk about the sound a brand is often known for, the way they blend and present the various frequencies of the music.… Read the full article

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Review: Hifiman RE-2000 and RE-800 – Silver

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this article we look at the Hifiman RE-2000 Silver and RE-800 Silver. A variation of the two top IEMs from the Chinese Hifiman.

Disclaimer : Hifiman sent us the RE-800 and RE-2000 for free in exchange of an honest review.

About Hifiman

Hifiman is a Chinese brand of audiophile players, headphones and earphones. The brand was founded in 2007 and they released their first product in 2010: the mighty HM-801, allegedly one of the first audiophile players available on the market.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Hifiman HE1000 V1-V2-SE

By | October 21st, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The HE1000SE is a new version of the HE1000 from the Chinese Hifiman Electronics.

Disclaimer: The star of this weeks’ picture Sunday is the HE1000SE. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series and the HE1000SE was sent to us for a full review including comparison to the previous models.

Hifiman Electronics

If you don’t know Hifiman Electronics by now then you’ve been hiding in a cave on a deserted island. For me it’s one of my personal favourite brands and then I’m mostly looking at the Edition X V2, the good old HE-500, the HE-560, the RE-800 and of course the HE1000 series.… Read the full article

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HiFiMAN Arya, R2R200, HE5se and Jade II – RMAF 2018

By | October 20th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Yes, that is a total of four new products on the way from HiFiMAN. The planar-loving personal audio company now offers a long and wide cross section of gear that offers a little bit for anyone and everyone. Designer Fang Bian is never one to sit back and relax in this regard, and it really doesn’t come as much of a surprise that he’s got not only a new $2.5k electrostatic system, but also a new HE1000 V2 planar update AND a new micro-sized DAP with LHDC wireless codex.… Read the full article

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Audio Advice: Music Matters 2018, and 40th Anniversary Celebration

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Audio Advice celebrates forty years in business by pulling out all the stops during their annual Music Matters event.

Music Matters, is an annual celebration of music listening. However this year is an extra special event as Audio Advice not only celebrates their love of music, but also 40 years in business. With nearly twice as many brands as usual on hand to meet with customers and demonstrate some of the most exciting audio gear on the planet, everyone was ready for this year’s event to be bigger than ever.… Read the full article

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