I’m surprised they introduced Bluetooth functionality at the Ananda level first. Seems like a bit of a gamble. Especially if they can only be driven wirelessly or through their built-in DAC/amp (I can’t find anything that indicates whether there’s a fully-passive mode/connection or not).
On the upside, the built-in electronics means they could, if they choose to, implement on-board DSP to maximize the performance. That’s been used to very good effect with a number of much-less-loftily priced wireless headphones (with and without fully-passive modes).
I cannot personally see buying a $1,000 headphone with a $200 wireless/DAC/amp module in it and not wanting to be able to bypass said $200-electronics to run them straight off my high-end gear when convenient to do so.