HiFiMAN SUNDARA

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£299
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HiFiMAN SUNDARA

Over Ear Open Back Headphones
£299
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Order with your local store

We’re here for you 7 days a week!

  • Order in-store or by phone
  • Arrange home delivery from warehouse
  • Provide our expert advice
  • Video calls
  • Add to basket and Click & Collect from our stores with a pick-up slot

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Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.

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All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability. Find out more

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”With the Sundara the music was enjoyable, having good channel separation and clearly focused central information.” ’Hi-Fi News’ – Editor’s Choice.

Planar magnetic headphones for low distortion

Although more expensive to make, planar magnetic headphones offer a number of advantages over conventional dynamic ones. These include lighter diaphragms for a faster response and a linear spread of sound across the speaker, reducing the level of distortion.

Super-thin diaphragms for enhanced detail and speed
Featuring supernano diaphragms that are 80% thinner than previous designs, the SUNDARA’s benefit acoustically. Thinner diaphragms are lighter, meaning music is faster to respond and react to differences in tempo. Lighter weight also makes for superior high-end detail and a more nuanced sound. In short, the sound is more lifelike than ever.

Easy to drive
A relatively high sensitivity makes the SUNDARA easy to power. Although a dedicated headphone amp will always sound best, the SUNDARA’s are efficient enough to be driven by most built-in headphone stages or even a smartphone.

Robust yet light
With a chassis constructed from sheet metal, not plastic, the SUNDARA headphones are durable and long lasting. Despite this, the slim, aluminium chassis design means they’re comparatively lightweight – especially given their enveloping design.

Built for comfort
Large earcups envelope your ears for immersive comfort. The wide headband evenly distributes weight over your head, making these headphones supremely comfortable to wear for hours on end.

Hear the difference that planar magnetic design makes, for less, with the HIFIMAN SUNDARA.
Overview
Cable Length
1.5m
Type
Over Ear, Open Back, Planar Magnetic
Plug size
3.5mm
Audio
Sensitivity
94
Features
Open back
Yes
Over Ear
Yes
Planar magnetic
Yes
Weight
Weight (KG)
372g
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HifiMan Sundara Extremely happy with these headphones. My first open back set and wanted something to compliment the sound I get from my Rega amp and Kef LS50 speakers. Very pleased with the detailed sound I get from them, only thing I’m not crazy on is the cable being a bit stiff and an awkward length but that’s easy replaced. But definitely recommended if you want comfortable detailed headphones.
Date published: 2021-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good headphones Bough a week ago, they sound very good and balanced. Good for listening to music as they are very detailed, bass a bit lacking for bass heavy genres. Also, cable is poor so probably suggest buying a replacement one.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headphones I bought these headphones based on the online reviews. When I first started to listen with them, they were awful, worse than the AKG K451 I was already using. However after running them for a number of hours, they are now sounding very good. They sound very similar to my Graham Audio bookshelf speakers and justify all the praise in the online reviews. In addition my iPod classic 5.5 can drive them, maybe not to their full potential, but none the less a pleasant listen.
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Punch well above their weight These replaced a pair of Grado SR125 headphones, themselves pretty good but now a couple of generations old. Quite a difference, and more than I was expecting. The Grados are comparatively ‘in your head’, whereas the Sundaras can get the sound to appear well outside your head with a much expanded soundstage. Perhaps the biggest difference is detail retrieval, but it never comes at the expense of a fatiguing listen. The detail is there right throughout the frequency range. The bass end is not artificially blown up, being flat, extended and there when it’s in the recording. Neutral delivery with good dynamics, and comfortable to wear for long periods... I still find them comfortable wearing glasses. Pairs really well with the Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M. Do replace the supplied cable however, as it isn’t really long enough.
Date published: 2021-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear sound Used these pretty solidly for a few months now and I'm extremely happy. Was difficult for me to justify such a price for headphones but I have no regrets. Really comfortable and super enjoyable sound. When listening to something really quiet there was a faint clicking noise, but after some testing and googling I realised it was coming from the pads not the headphones themselves, but after reseating those it's barely there, and you could always swap them out if you really wanted to.
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound for a relative bargain! What an amazing sound for in the audiophile world a relative bargain! These are fantastic and for £299 they sound (when driven properly with an amp) like a pair of £500 headphones. There is nothing that comes close for this price, the build is very good too with no issues at all. One thing I could say is the ear cups are relatively small so if you have big ears the pads may sit on them, but even then I would say they should still be comfortable due to them being not too grippy or tight. The clarity and sound that these things reproduce for the cost is astounding, perfect instrument placement, decent to strong bass but not overpowering, mids are present and forward, voice is so clear and u can hear all the little breaths and even the lips touching when the mouth is closing! Finally the treble is strong too but not shrill or painful, so all in they are simply fantastic and for the £299 they are a bargain! As always richer sounds delivery and service was 2nd to none and they really do care and so there best for you, advice and price. One last note I drive these with a Chord Mojo.
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Headphones for this money At its current price this headphone is tremendous value. Its comfortable and despite claims to the contrary it seems solid and well built. Sound quality is well balanced and clarity is good. Although the sound stage is not particularly wide the imaging is good. The supplied cable has been criticized and I cannot disagree. As one reviewer indicated a piece of string with a note on the end telling you to get your cable elsewhere would have been just as useful. Nevertheless he loved the headphones, as do I, and after market cables are easily and cheaply available. I don't think anybody buying these headphones will be disappointed.
Date published: 2021-04-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beyond what I expected Very good headphones for the price, almost as good as my Adeze lcl2s and a bargain I would say However, the connection cable is not up to scratch very poor quality & 3rd rate I had to change mine cost me around £20 no big deal I am now happy with the Sundara.
Date published: 2021-04-07
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Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.