SendyAudio Aiva Black Beauty Series 97*76mm Planar Magnetic Headphones Traditionally Handcrafted
Aiva is equipped with a 97*76mm ultra-nano composite planar magnetic diaphragm unit as its transducer. Combined with the superior sound characteristics of the zebra wood housing, the overall direction of its sound signature is one that is very comprehensive, exhibiting natural coherence across the frequencies with airiness, detailed with distinct layers of clarity and transparency.
- Driver Type: Planar Magnetic
- Driver Size: 97*76mm
- Frequency̴ Response: 20-40Khz
- Sensitivity: 96db
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Weight: 420g
SENDYAUDIO was founded in 2015 by a group of highly seasoned audio engineers, hardened by years of experience as audio pioneers since the beginning of the audio industry in China. The Black Beauty series is SENDYAUDIO's new lineup for 2019, being the culmination of three years of extensive research and development. We use traditional, meticulous craftsmanship to bring out the best in specially selected high-quality natural solid wood as the headphones housing, with a unique texture specific to each unit. Each headphone is produced only after a long and involved production process from selecting the best wood specimens, to CNC machining, to engraving, grinding, and polishing, as well as repeated oiling and drying.
In The Box:
1, Aiva Headphone
2, Headphone Hard Leather Carry Case
3, Headphone Balanced Cable with 4.4mm Plug
4, 4.4mm Female to 3.5mm (SE) Male Pigtail Adaptor
I love ❤️ the “Avia” Headphones as you may have noticed from my previous review and I just wanted to breakdown the system I’m currently using with them. First off, the source is a Cambridge Audio Azur 640C CD Player, Audio Tekne LT-8310 Line Transformer and a Erzetich Audio “Bacillus Tilia” Headphone Amp. I’m running the system single ended (RCA analogue interconnects). The Noise Destroyer pictured below is plugged into my power strip its purpose being to lower the musics noise floor which it does very effectively! I point these specifics out because cables & tweaking do make a difference in sound quality. That’s why I got so enthused about the “Asur” upgraded cable and when I literally heard what it did, well...read my first review. i hope I don’t sound like a shill for Sendy Audio, I’m just an audiophile anxious to share my experiences with other music lovers and if I’ve inspired someone to experiment with their headphone rig then more power to you!
I’ve had the Avia for about a week and a half now putting 70 to 80hrs of listening time on them. Devoting that much time to these headphones is a testament to how much I love them, but I wasn’t prepared for the improvement in sound quality when I purchased the upgraded Asura (7N-OCC) cable - it was actually quite shocking! The soundstage got bigger, the noise floor dropped further and the imaging became more distinct. I was hearing increased detail & layering of instruments because of the Jet black background being produced. It wasn’t subtle! What a cable! In my opinion, it pushes these headphones into the elite class and I’m proud to own them!
Product nicely packaged and delivered in time.
The headphone is flawless. Ah if it comes with 3.5mm balanced cable, I would give 6 stars. Anyway I knew it came with 4.4mm so I bought an adapter ahead of the headphone arrival. Nothing really to complain at all.
Someone will definitely want to know want I would say about the sound quality of the headphone. It’s subjective, so tale my words with grains of salt. I think this headphone is good for vocal, violin, country, symphony. It’s main limitation is the sound stage. as many reviews have discussed. Since I knew it won’t give me huge sound stage before purchasing, nothing to complain. I don’t own cans in 1.5k range, all that I can say is I think this headphone can compete with sub 1k cans.
I bought These from another website. But I understand that Music Teck is the vendor to the US. so I am copying what I wrote on there.
These headphones are as nice to listen to, as they are to look at. Their name is fitting. Back Beauty. The best built headphones I have experienced. They look delicate, but feel very sturdy, and do not creak or squeak at all. They are very quiet on your head, and are comfortable for hours. I am using an SMSL SU-8 Dac with an THX 789, and an Darkvoice tube amp. The sound that comes with these headphones is amazing. The lows are thumping, but not too much. The mids are a little back, but not too much. And the trebles are really something else. Very crisp and clear, but not uncomfortable. They just sing. I have the HD 6XX, HD 598, and KZ KS10 Pro's. These are in my opinion a more fun, clear head phone than the 6XX's, but I still love my 6XX's for general listening. I have also listened to HD 800's, 4XX's, Aeon Flows closed back, and M50's. The Aiva's are better for the music in the song, and trying to hear things in songs that you never heard before. Just be careful to not turn up the volume too much. These things can really crank.