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HiFiMAN Ananda

HiFiMAN Ananda
alaScore 91

5 reviews

Jul, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of HiFiMAN Ananda. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The comfort and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the bass quality. Many are negative about the usability and noise isolation.

sound, portability, comfort, size, reliability

design, noise isolation, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the HiFiMAN Ananda is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

HiFiMan Ananda


The HiFiMan Ananda headphones deliver stunning audio performance, providing a superb sense of space and detail.

Phenomenal audio performance with superb sense of space, accurate bass, and lovely detail throughout frequency range. Comfortable over long listening sessions. Ships with two detachable cables.

Open design leaks audio. Cables lack inline remote control or mic.

I suppose the best compliment I can give the HiFiMan Ananda is this: Sometimes when I'm goofing around at my testing space, I'll wear headphones and forget that the audio I'm monitoring through the Apogee Symphony is also being fed through my desktop...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Barbier (

HiFiMan ANANDA-BT Wireless Review


The HiFiMan ANANDA-BT are the Bluetooth version of the HiFiMan Ananda and they support aptX SBC as well as aptX HD, which is designed for high-quality audio. The...

Open and spacious soundstage. Consistent performance across users. Detachable boom microphone. Neutral, well-balanced sound profile. Very comfortable.

Not compatible with PS4 or Xbox One. Lacks a bit of sub-bass. Not stable enough for light exercise. Leaks a lot of noise. Not very portable. Terrible noise isolation performance. Poor microphone recording quality.

The HiFiMan ANANDA-BT are mediocre for mixed usage. They have an impressively neutral audio reproduction that makes them ideal for audiophiles, but they aren't very versatile. These open-back headphones are designed to allow background noise to enter...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Marc Henney , Sam Vafaei, Yannick Khong (



The HiFiMan Ananda are great critical listening headphones and a good redesign of the . They sound practically the same as the Edition X but with a tad better mid-range and harmonic distortion. They also have the headband design and metal yokes of the...

Excellent audio reproduction. ; Comfortable, premium-looking design. ; A better headband than the Edition X.

Poor isolation by design. ; Bulky and cumbersome ear cups.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Marcus (

Hifiman Ananda BT Review | Headfonics Audio Reviews


The Hifiman Ananda BT is a wireless edition of the original open-back full-sized Ananda planar headphone featuring LDAC. It is priced at $999

Apr, 2020

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