AHB2 Driving Hifiman Susvara Headphones - Sandu Vitalie, SoundNews.net

by Benchmark Media Systems November 29, 2021 1 min read

AHB2 Driving Hifiman Susvara Headphones - Sandu Vitalie, SoundNews.net

"When I’ve received the mighty Hifiman Susvara, I felt overwhelmed by…disappointment. I said to myself: “This is really it? This is how the world’s best headphones are sounding?”"

"Months later, I’ve received a special adapter cable so I could power them with all sorts of integrated and power amplifiers (speaker amplifiers) and that’s when I felt connected to the all known universe, turning them into a gemstone of a headphone."

Benchmark AHB2 Power Amplifier – My Daily Driver V2.0

"Holy mother of Thor, this is dynamics, speed, transient response, resolution and transparency incarnate into a single metal box. There isn’t a clearer, a more resolving or a more transparent sounding amplifier out there, this is a wire with gain amplifier that doesn’t add anything into the mix."

"You can’t get a more impactful, a faster or cleaner sounding amplifier.

Resolution/Details: 10
Transient Response: 9.5
Dynamics: 9.5
Tonality: 7.5
Power/Control: 9
Stage Size: 8
Overall Score: 8.92

Benchmark AHB2 Power Amplifier

!Two Benchmark AHB2 Power Amplifiers in Bridged Mode!

"380 Watts in 8 Ohms or around ~55 Watts in 60 Ohms…this is the pure definition of overkill."

"Be prepared hearing the most impactful Susvara, can it ever be too much bass slam and impact? It can! Electronica could become tiresome in the long run, it’s way too impactful sounding, but oh boy… I’ve never heard such dynamics anywhere else."

"This is next level, but if you already have an AHB2, I wouldn’t get a second one only for your Susvara. I’ve got the second one for my loudspeaker setup."

Resolution/Details: 10
Transient Response: 10
Dynamics: 10
Tonality: 7.5
Power/Control: 10
Stage Size: 8
Overall Score: 9.25

- Sandu Vitalie, SoundNews.net

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