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
- Frequency Response：5-55Khz
- Sensitivity: 96db
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Weight: 420g
SENDYAUDIO (SHI YI Technology Co., LTD.) 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
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!
Very clear sound
These are the most beautiful amazing headphones I own. If you have the funds buy them.
I bought these headphones, based on a ZeosPantera recommendation and I could not be happier. I was looking for an open back planar for music listening and gaming. These so far have delivered for both. They look great and are very comfortable. They do need a good amount of power. I am currently running them off a THX AAA 789 hooked up to an RME ADI-2 DAC and the volume knob is at 2 o'clock on medium gain. The one downside I didn't like about the headphone was the cable. I would have liked these offered with a 4 pin xlr cable or a 4.4mm to xlr adapter. Other than the 1 downside, I am extremely happy with my purchase and I would highly recommend these to someone with a $600.00 budget.