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HiFiMan Ananda BT - Biggest, Baddest, Bluetooth Headphones

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  1. Edwood
    While not the first Bluetooth Planar Headphones/earphones, the upcoming HiFiMan Ananda BT is definitely the first serious audiophile attempt at full sized wireless bluetooth headphones.

    Not at all surprised that HiFiMan is first. It's supposed to be using Huawei's HWA Audio Codec (LDHC). Not sure how well it will be supported. Kind of bummed that only Huawei phones are listed as supported. Hopefully there's a bluetooth dongle or firmware update that allows more devices to use it. I'd like at the very least to be able to use it on my Laptop. Even better if I can use LDHC on my LG V30+ phone, but I'm not holding my breath. At least it'll support APTx as well.

    I've often had a pair of HE1000's on my head without the wires attached and thought, "wouldn't it be great if these were wireless?" Well, I guess it's happening! Anyone else excited? Anyone brave enough to use these out and about in public? Forcefully "sharing" your music with everyone near you? :p
  2. TeamHiFiMAN
    Hi there, just to let you know that if you use the HIFIMAN app as found in the Play Store it will enable the use of hi-res Bluetooth. So you are not limited only to Huawei phones as long as you use our app. Using a phone with built in LDHC such as a Huawei phone, any app will allow its use.
    HiFiMAN Innovating the art of listening. Stay updated on HiFiMAN at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
  3. VandyMan
    When will it be released?
  4. detlev24
    What a bummer! Such a great potential got lost by this restriction.

    I certainly would consider buying it if possible to use HiRes BT from a supporting laptop without extra or proprietary soft-/hardware and also from any other Android or iOS device, e.g., with Neutron Music Player. Up to date there are simply no head- or earphones available (whatever the cost!) that do not require sophisticated DSP for accurate sound reproduction, so I would never exclude this option by any manufacturer specification. And I would also not buy an extra Huawei smartphone just to 'unlock' some restriction. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    Well, other companies (Audeze, Focal, HARMAN etc.) will follow and hopefully not make the same mistakes. Let us be patient...
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2019
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  5. The Socialist Nerd
    I ordered a pair of Audeze Mobius headphones so I will post an update regarding how they sound. This HiFiman looks good too!
  6. Dobrescu George
    Man, this looks interesting!

    Haven't heard Hi-Res BT yet, but I have some Metallica albums in Hi-Res that would surely do it justice! :)

    I was even using Audeze LCD-MX4 outdoors before :)
  7. Edwood

    HiFiMan App supports Tidal as well? Awesome!

    What support is there, if any for Apple and LDHC?
  8. Edwood
    Pics, or it didn't happen! :floatsmile:
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  9. Dobrescu George
    Actually, I did take one. Using xDSD and Mi Max 2, LCD-MX4 on my neck! :)

  10. VandyMan
    @TeamHiFiMAN: Are these still expected to be released this month? I plan to order as soon as they are available.
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  11. TeamHiFiMAN
    Good things come to those who wait :wink:

    HiFiMAN Innovating the art of listening. Stay updated on HiFiMAN at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
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  12. AlwaysForward
    Are the batteries user replaceable?
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  13. TeamHiFiMAN
    Hi there, the batteries are not user replaceable.

    HiFiMAN Innovating the art of listening. Stay updated on HiFiMAN at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
  14. Zhangmikoto
    That’s awesome! Hope it lasts longer than 5hr.
  15. AlwaysForward
    I’m more concerned with 3-5 years out when the battery dies. A 1200 dollar headphone should be a longer term investment.
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