SendyAudio Aiva Black Beauty Series 97*76mm Planar Magnetic Headphones Traditionally Handcrafted
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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
- Frequency Response：20-40Khz
- Sensitivity: 96db
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Weight: 420g
SENDYAUDIO founded in 2015 and is made up of the elite teams who worked in audio industry earliest in China. Black Beauty Series is 2019 new positioning products of SENDYAUDIO and it took three years of hard research and development. We adhere to the use of traditional craftsmanship, coupled with the selection of high-quality natural solid wood as the material for the housing. The whole production process consumes a lot of manpower and time, which include material selection, CNC machining, engraving, grinding, polishing as well as repeated oiling and drying. The finish texture of each individual piece is unique.
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 ordered this pair of headphones and boy, listening to them is a peace of joy. The build quality is awesome. Sound quality bests my HD 660S by miles in ever area. To maximize the sound quality, you'd need to use the 4.4mm balanced output on your dap. I have been feeding this bad boy with my R6 Pro, FiiO x7 mark ii, and Sony nw-wm1a. The detail on these headphones is breathtaking. I strongly recommend it to anyone looking to enjoy the best music has to offer.
Only complaints are that the included 4.4mm to 3.5mm adapter loses the left channel if it comes just a hair loose. Also, apparently I have a smaller head than most, because the smallest position for the headband is just too big for them to stay comfortable for extended periods. Hopefully my head will grow some more so I can leave these on all day without them becoming uncomfortable after several hours.
As far as sound quality goes, these have more detail than anything I have heard to date, and have replaced my Sennheiser HD660s as my go to headphone for just about everything. Good bass extension. Overall lived up to the hype from Zeos Pantera's review and those others in his community that purchased them before me.
Running them primarily off my Massdrop THX AAA 789 but they are very easy to drive, so they work great on my LG V35, as well as my Micca Origen G2 which is just USB powered.
The case is fantastic as it lets me take them on the road with me to listen to in the evenings after work. The butt memes never end, but it is very nice for me that it is as compact as it is.
I find every opportunity I can to show these off!
Bought the Aiva and Hiby R6 Pro as a combo. Absolutely painless process and a pleasure dealing with Andrew, even though some extra arrangements were required to courier it to South Africa.
My reference listening before this new pair was a Fiio FH5 and Sony A45. In my subjective opinion, the Aiva/R6 combo is a significant upgrade in every aspect, across every piece of music I've listened to so far. I consider the price step from the FH5/A45 easily justified.
What a find! As many have remarked, treble presentation is the main attraction here - liquid and masterfully detailed without being overly forward or borderline metallic. Never before have I experienced vocals that I could describe as "textured" in any way; it really is addicting seeking out tracks I know and love and to be continually astounded by the added flavor. As for the build: the Aiva just disappears on my head the moment it's situated. Overall it feels pretty sturdy. And wow, the meticulous scale motif propagating from the grill to the terminations screams luxury.
In my listening experience, any particular drawbacks have not been damaging enough for me to deduct a star. Specifically: the more airtight seal against my temples, while not uncomfortable at all, leads to a cut in bass quantity. Lifting the cups away from the ears brings in more noticeable boom. I have experienced this with EVERY other planar magnetic I have personally worn so it might just be a quirk of this type of driver. So, maybe this would not work as your all-genres-in-one endgame. I have also noted greater distortion in the low to mid registers when applying EQ as opposed to other headphones. This however just means I get to sit back, stop fiddling with sliders for once, and just enjoy the steadfast character of this headphone.
I too bought the Aiva headphone based on the recommendation from Zeos Pantera of Z Reviews. In the ten days of receiving these headphones I had two more pairs of headphones I received in the mail. One a Kickstarter campaign I backed in August of 2018 and the other a Massdrop collaboration from October of 2018 and I could not put these Aiva headphones down to listen to the other headphones. My set-up powering the headphones includes a Geshelli Labs Enog2 Pro DAC and a Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789, so clean, the only downfall was having to order an extra adapter to run them balanced. I highly recommend these headphones, as they are the best under $800.00!