HIFIMAN Susvara Planar Magnetic Headphone
The Susvara is HIFIMAN’s flagship open back planar magnetic headphone. Deriving from the Sanskrit word for “harmonious,” the Susvara lives up to its name with a nanometer-thick diaphragm and acoustically invisible stealth magnets. The Headphone Show reviewed it as “the best headphone money can buy,” adding that “the detail retrieval is the best...there’s nothing that I’ve heard that’s better for detail retrieval.”
Nanometer diaphragm for perfect detail
When it comes to detail retrieval, no factor is more important than the diaphragm. Required to oscillate up to 20,000 times a second, most diaphragms, which are made of plastic or cardboard, can’t overcome the hurdle of their own inertia to reproduce lifelike detail. The Susvara, on the other hand, features a diaphragm that’s a nanometer thick. This exceptional thinness allows it to reproduce unparalleled details and lifelike imaging that you won’t find on other headphones.
Protection meets purity
The Susvara features a “window shade” grill that both protects the driver with its sturdy metallic material and allows ample space for sound waves to escape, resulting in both durability and sonic purity.
Acoustically-invisible stealth magnets
While many open back headphones prevent sound waves from escaping with poorly designed drivers, the Susvara utilizes a specially-shaped magnet which allows waves to pass through without generating interference. The result is a massive reduction in wave diffraction turbulence and far less distortion.
- Frequency Response: 6Hz-75kHz
- Impedance: 60Ω
- Sensitivity: 83dB
- Weight: 15.9oz (450g)
"Great, even performance...extremely well-rounded." -Joshua Valour
"If you're looking to hear every single detail exactly as it was recorded then I think the Susvara is absolutely unbeatable." -Passion for Sound
"Ultimate levels of transparency and detail-retrieval. It cannot get better than this." -SoundNews