SendyAudio Aiva Planar Magnetic Headphones
SendyAudio Aiva Planar Magnetic Headphones
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After 3 years of extensive research and development, SendyAudio has released their flagship Avia planar magnetic headphones to overwhelmingly positive reception. Equipped with an ultra-nano composite planar-magnetic diaphragm unit inside zebra wood housing, these headphones deliver a rich sound signature with a distinctly natural feel Read More

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carinishead
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Dec 15, 2019
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Just a warning: the pair I got has something inside the ear cup rattling around. I have been doing a fair bit of traveling so I hadn’t really taken any time to listen, and am unfortunately out of warranty period :(... https://share.icloud.com/photos/0f8jViqya4L2fx9DArzRPikYw#University_of_San_Francisco
Dec 15, 2019
Wildson
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Dec 5, 2019
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Hi all - I am looking at getting these, but am a bit confused by the plug sizes. I was planning on using these with the new JDS Labs Element II DAC/AMP, but that only has a 6.35mm/1/4" headphone jack. How would these headphones connect: 4.4mm balanced -> 3.5mm SE ->6.35mm SE? This seems like quite a confusing jumble of adapters. Particularly when some other people have mentioned having issues with the plugs when not using a balanced AMP (I know very little about such things). Thanks for any help you might be able to offer.
Dec 5, 2019
Tasunke
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Dec 5, 2019
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The easiest way would simply to get an enterely different cable if that bothers you. They take standard dual 2.5mm mono. That said I use them unbalanced with that adapter configuration on my JDS atom lab (my 789 should arrive tomorrow !!!) and they sound excellent. Will judge balanced when I can. But even if they improve a little, they don't sound bad at all single ended with the 3.5mm connector.
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Dec 5, 2019
SgtMac
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Dec 4, 2019
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Hey Drop - Get together with Sendy or whomever and come with a cable that is at least 2m in length and uses a 1/4 in or 4pin plug. I would think that the 4.4 plug is not as common as the 1/4 in or the balanced XLR. I am interested in these headphones but the 1.5m cable is just too short to reach my listening positions.
Dec 4, 2019
OZ.Bloody.Rabbit
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Jan 3, 2020
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I know exactly what you mean, I recently received my customised order of 2 mtr cable for my HD700, T60RP, DT1990, K712PRO... just to name a few, and back in the days, I have to pay for 3x1.2 mtr and have the seller terminated in 2x 1.8 mtr for me.
Jan 3, 2020
Quickanddirty
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Dec 4, 2019
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Can someone recommend a beefy and powerful warm sounding amp for the Aiva?
Dec 4, 2019
masonHsieh
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Dec 5, 2019
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It also depends on what dac you are using. For the amp, I think Xduoo Ta-20 can be a good choice. You can search related reviews on z's channel. He said it improves the soundstage a bit. If you want to change the sound, you can just change the tubes on it.
Dec 5, 2019
CobelAli
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Dec 3, 2019
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Is it possible to disassemble the pentaconn and solder XLR?
Dec 3, 2019
Tasunke
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Dec 5, 2019
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Of course it is.
Dec 5, 2019
SgtMac
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Nov 10, 2019
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The cable is just too short.
Nov 10, 2019
robo24
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Nov 7, 2019
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For those of us who don't buy animal leather, it would be good to make clear exactly what kind of leather is used on the case and the phones themselves. Thanks.
Nov 7, 2019
robo24
81
Nov 12, 2019
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No but I do farm several hundred of them.
Nov 12, 2019
BigBallBag
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Dec 2, 2019
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phopho
16
Nov 7, 2019
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These are the best, just get them! However, he6se is 699 now. Getting one and going to do a comparison with these when i get them and see how aiva stands with the big dog. headphones in this price range are getting hyper competitive.
Nov 7, 2019
Mohjong
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Nov 8, 2019
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Adorama I believe. Ya'll should visit slickdeals once a while. They got some posters there clearing warehouse overstocks in different categories. The $700 HE6SE deal reaches 5 stars.
Nov 8, 2019
phopho
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Jan 15, 2020
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well, he6se is more transparent than aiva. Aiva's high is slightly brighter, but he6se's high does extends better. he6se has more energy in the mids which is just precious. Aiva's low is somehow slightly more apparent and elastic which is something I really appreciate considering the nature of planar magnetic. But again, we are talking about two totally different price point product. For 699, he6se could be justified, for 1799, no. The difference in performance is much smaller than in price. And there are 1000 differences that words just cannot describe. How do I put this? At this price point, aiva practically annihilated hd650, hd660s, a2000z, dt1990, sundara, m1060, x2, elex. I appreciate everything aiva does for this price, the sound quality is just simply unbelievable. Nonetheless, he6se does sounds more realistic. However you need a much higher power amp for he6se, preferably, a speaker amp with he adapter. I use the monoprice thx aaa 887 which has 6w power for 32 ohms. For he6se, i recommend the amp that has power no less than this. ef1000's 20w would be lovable here. soundaware p1's 6w and ifi ican pro's 12w will get you started, but won't be ideal. sp200 just simply won't cut it, since I have personally tried, dead quiet with certain songs. Get a high power amp that is higher than sp200 before you get he6se. For aiva, any 3w amp can pump this thing with plenty reserve left. So, for anyone who just have 479 and want absolutely great sound, there is nothing to hesitate, just buy the aiva. For anyone who is willing to invest in amp and love to test with different equipment and want slightly better than already great sound, he6se will benefit you better.
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Jan 15, 2020
Ho1y
60
Oct 21, 2019
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help me decide HD-660s vs these... I had the HD-58X and loved them after modding them and don't have them anymore. I'm in the market to buy some new headphones and I am looking at the HD-660s cause I love the HD-58X so much but if these are better please let me know
Oct 21, 2019
tkyc
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Dec 6, 2019
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I really like the Sendy Aiva headphones, a lot. They were pretty good out of the box but the cable is weird. I am still experimenting with cables but listening with cheap cables I got somewhere right now and they sound really great. They are not balanced cables. I also have the HD 660s and it took a really, really long time to burn these in. I liked the HD 650's and HD 58x better until recently. I am using aftermarket, silver coated cables with the HD 660s. I used many other cables before I tried the silver-plated cables. Spent a lot of money but the stock cables were better until these. I think the Sendy's are better and cheaper by $100 here on Drop. All the Sennheiser above are good. too, just a little different sounding. I also have the Trakstar HR 580 I bought on Aliexpress for $200 which sound very much like the Sendy's but not built as well and not quite as smooth. Good luck.
Dec 6, 2019
tkyc
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Dec 6, 2019
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I have the Hifiman Sundara's, as well as, the Sendy Avia's. I like the Avia's a lot more. I got the Sundara's to sound decent with a lot of cable experimentation but they are still a little boring. I like the HE 4xx better than the Sundara's and they are $130 on Drop.
Dec 6, 2019
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well, he6se is more transparent than aiva. Aiva's high is slightly brighter, but he6se's high does extends better. he6se has more energy in the mids which is just precious. Aiva's low is somehow slightly more apparent and elastic which is something I really appreciate considering the nature of planar magnetic. But again, we are talking about two totally different price point product. For 699, he6se could be justified, for 1799, no. The difference in performance is much smaller than in price. And there are 1000 differences that words just cannot describe. How do I put this? At this price point, aiva practically annihilated hd650, hd660s, a2000z, dt1990, sundara, m1060, x2, elex. I appreciate everything aiva does for this price, the sound quality is just simply unbelievable. Nonetheless, he6se does sounds more realistic. However you need a much higher power amp for he6se, preferably, a speaker amp with he adapter. I use the monoprice thx aaa 887 which has 6w power for 32 ohms. For he6se, i recommend the amp that has power no less than this. ef1000's 20w would be lovable here. soundaware p1's 6w and ifi ican pro's 12w will get you started, but won't be ideal. sp200 just simply won't cut it, since I have personally tried, dead quiet with certain songs. Get a high power amp that is higher than sp200 before you get he6se. For aiva, any 3w amp can pump this thing with plenty reserve left. So, for anyone who just have 479 and want absolutely great sound, there is nothing to hesitate, just buy the aiva. For anyone who is willing to invest in amp and love to test with different equipment and want slightly better than already great sound, he6se will benefit you better.
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