East End Hi-Fi are an authorized dealer for HIFIMAN, and is showing one of HFIMAN's brand new products! It's their new Ananda Planar Magnetic headphones. They have improved and made thinner the planar diaphragm over the recent Edition X model. Equally important, it's $500.00 less expensive!!
The Ananda just won Forbes "Best Headphones for Music 2018"
"The best overall headphones for music are the HiFiman Ananda.
These open over-ears are one of the best sounding headphones we’ve measured so
far, and they’re slightly less expensive than the often compared Sennheiser HD
“They have an improved build quality over the previous
generation, the HiFiMan Edition X, and their sound quality packs enough bass
despite their open design. Their mid and treble range are expertly balanced and
reproduce instrument and vocals with great fidelity.”
“Their sound quality will make you want to re-listen to your
entire music library.”
Jim Hannon from this month's The Absolute Sound said:
since the driver (Planer-Magnetic) is evenly driven, the Ananda’s tonal balance
is fundamentally neutral, smooth, and undistorted. Some may even be
surprised by it’s ability to reproduce deep bass with extension, power, and
details emerge with clearly but without any brightness. There is a touch
of warmth that encourages long-term listening and helps reduce listener
Ananda captures the excitement and energy of the live performance.”
Ananda coming surprisingly close on these important sonic attributes, as well
as in deep bass extension, and top to bottom coherence.”
advance planar-magnetic technology and ultra-thin diaphragm, the Ananda sounds
similar to the company’s more expensive offerings.”
Ananda is a top performer in its price class and a great value”
Here's what Steve Guttenberg had to say about them:
Ananda sounds like it's not doing anything at all. That's audiophile speak for transparency, as if you're hearing back through time to the recording
session. I used a Mytek
Brooklyn digital converter and a Pass
Labs HPA-1 headphone amp for my listening tests.” (You can hear this exact set-up at East End Hi-Fi!!)
“ Wilco's Schmilco album was pretty decent, especially over the
Ananda. It revealed more about what was going on with John Stirratt's bass
playing, the HD800S' bass was less clear. The HD800S flattened the sound, made
it more two-dimensional than the more full-bodied Ananda.”
“A set of Audeze
LCD2 Classic planar magnetic headphones ($799, £899, AU$999) tapped down
the music's high spirits. There was a big difference in the two headphones'
clarity -- the LCD2 Classic couldn't keep up.”
“So yes, the Hifiman Ananda is something of a "bargain" to the
right audiophile. It's a straight-up high-end headphone at a more reasonable
price than what was heretofore available under four figures”
Whether it's Classical, Jazz, or other genres, the HIFIMAN performs mightily. For interested parties in the Long Island area, please visit East End Hi-Fi for a demo. We will help you transform your CD/LP collection back into music again!!
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