HifiMAN Arya Planar Magnetic Headphones $1,299
Arya uses an asymmetrical magnet design that places smaller magnets on the side facing the ear and therefore improving acoustic transparency, and dramatically reducing diffraction turbulence. In addition, the driver is incredibly thin and low mass, offering extreme dynamics with tremendously low distortion. The outer "window shade" has been painstakingly optimized to reduce resonant frequencies.
Impedance: 35 Ω
Sensitivity: 90 db
Frequency Response: 8 Hz-65 kHz
Weight: 404 g (14.3 oz)
HiFiMan Edition XS Planar Magnetic Headphones $499
The XS offers the NEO Supernano diaphragm and Stealth Magnet Technology producing a wide, natural soundstage. The diaphragm is 75% thinner than the original, resulting in lightning-fast dynamics and great detail without any audible distortion.
Stealth magnets are acoustically invisible, greatly reducing the diffraction issues common to planar magnetic headphones. The lightweight ergonomic headband ensures hours of comfortable listening pleasure.
Impedance: 18 Ω
Sensitivity: 92 db
Frequency Response: 8 Hz-50 kHz
Weight: 405 g (14.28 oz)
Hifiman Sundara Planar Magnetic Headphones $299
Tonally lush, vividly dynamic, easy to drive, and a pleasure to wear
HiFiMAN Sundara planar-magnetic headphones arrive ready to play with an all-new diaphragm that is a whopping 80 percent thinner than those used in the company's HE400 Series models. The upshot is extra-wide frequency responsiveness, quick speed, and generous inner detail.
And while Sundara spoils you with rich, mesmerizing sound, it will also gives your cranium a rest by way of an innovative weight-dispersing headband that results in accurate fit and addictive comfort. Weighing just 13.1 ounces, Sundara uses all-aluminum ear enclosures and touts a welcoming 94dB sensitivity that makes them a great match with smartphones.
A sleek matte-black finish, fashion-forward looks, and a durable 3.5mm connector complete 'phones sonically and aesthetically true to the meaning of their Sanskrit name: beautiful.
Frequency Response: 6 Hz-75 kHz
Impedance: 37 Ω
Sensitivity: 94 dB
Weight: 372 g