HiFiMAN - Sundara (2021) + EarMen - TR-Amp
The Headphone is, of course, the most important part of a good audiophile chain. The heart and the soul, its what ensures that Hi-Resolution music is finally delivered to our ears with the best sound results. Good-sounding headphones can sound better with a high-quality chain, but a weak headphone can never ever sound good. Choose your headphones keeping that in mind.
The Headphone AMP
Every loudspeaker you’ve ever heard or seen needs an Amp to sound loud and clear. Period. It is like the engine of the car that propels the vehicle. Having the right amp for the right headphone is very crucial. You need a dedicated amp that’ll make sure that the headphone you own sings as enchantingly as it is intended to.
Headphone Designed with
AMP Designed & Made
Best Suited for
Headphone with Planar
Design for Headphone
ESS Sabre ES9038Q2M
RAGHAV SOMANIHeadphone Guru
FROM THE REFERENCE-TUNED SOUND TO A STUNNING DESIGN SUNDARA HAS IT ALL
Evolving over the years, the latest version of the HiFiMAN Sundara is an absolute delight to any audiophile out there. Justifying its name, the Sundara is among the most beautifully designed planar magnetic headphones available. The core highlights of the Sundara are its powerful planar magnetic drivers offering unrivalled audiophile-grade sound, the NEO Supernano Diaphragm (NSD) highlighting every nuance of the audio and a hybrid headband design for all-round comfort. The sleek and striking matte black finish is the icing on the cake adding charm to the already beautiful planar magnetic headphones.
PORTABLE AND SMARTLY TUNED EARMEN TR-AMP WITH PLUG & PLAY CONVENIENCE
Supporting Tidal Masters (MQA) and Qobuz’s Hi-Res playback, the EarMen TR-AMP is a powerful DAC/AMP delivering a high-grade and distortion-free balanced sound. Made in collaboration with Auris Audio, the TR-AMP can drive almost all headphones with up to 400mW of power. You can even connect two headphones at a time. Designed and developed in Europe, the TR-AMP is made of high-quality components like the HyperStreamO II QUAD DACTM architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator. With a 3700 mA battery, you can listen to music on the TR-AMP for as long as 10 hours.
HiFiMAN - Sundara
|DRIVER TYPE||Planar Magnetic|
|WIRED CONNECTIVITY||3.5 mm|
|CABLE TYPE||1.5m x OFC copper crystal cable|
1. HiFiMAN - Sundara headphone
|2. 1.5m headphone cable (3.5mm plug)|
|3. Pair of ear pads (mounted on headphone)|
|4. Owner’s Guidee|
EarMen - TR-Amp
|INPUTS||USB C / DATA
USB C CHRG
|POWER||16Ω - >2.5V/400mW
32Ω - >3.4V/350mW
|THD+N (2.7V, 32R)||<0.005%|
|DSD||DSD 128 Native / DSD 256 (DoP)|
|PCM||Up to 384 kHz|
|MQA RENDERING||Up to 384 kHz|
|CHANNEL SEPERATION||>107dB (1kHz)|
|CHANNEL SEPERATION||>103dB (1kHz)|
|BATTERY||3700 mAh / Up to 10 Hrs|
|DIMENSIONS||129 X 66 X 30mm
5.08" X 2.6" X 1.18"
|WEIGHT||240gr / 0.53lbs|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. EarMen TR-Amp|
|2. Remax USB-A to USB-C cable|
|3. Rubber band|
|4. Mesh carrying bag|
|5. Information sheet|
How do Amps, DACs, DAPs and Cables make a difference?
Every loudspeaker you’ve ever heard or seen needs an Amp to sound loud and clear. Period. It is like the engine of the car that propels the vehicle.
Having the right amp for the right headphone is very crucial. You need a dedicated amp that’ll make sure that the headphone you own sings as enchantingly as it is intended to.
The audio you hear, natural or otherwise, is analogue - that’s how humans function. The music that you store on electronic gadgets like computers, iPads, smartphones and such is all digital.
A quality DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) translates digital files so you get to hear beautiful music with all its nuances kept intact, as intended.
When you use good quality headphones, it only makes sense that the quality of your audio files are good enough so as to be maximizing your headphones' full potential.
With a high-resolution DAP or Digital Audio Player that is capable of playing lossless file formats like FLAC, ALAC, WAV you get the best of both worlds and superior listening experience.
Connecting your headphones with a DAC or an Amp, cables are an important link in one’s quest for audio nirvana.
Cables are available in different materials, ranging from copper to gold plated ones. They also feature different connectors like 3.5mm (AUX), USB, XLR among others to provide the best of connectivity and improve the sound.