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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Marcus22687
167
Nov 17, 2020
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Nov 9, 2020
I just upgraded from a Topping DX7 Pro w/ Senn HD6XX and purchased a THX AAA 789 amp + Topping D90. Is this THE headphones I should be purchasing to take full advantage of my new setup?
iucoen
51
Nov 9, 2020
These would’ve been fine with your old setup too
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ClarkinBinary
17
Nov 8, 2020
So now that these are back on DROP, and they just recently “dropped” the HiFiMan 5XX what should I get first? I’ve never had planar headphones before and I’d like to step up my audiophilia a bit. What I have heard before are AKG 7XX and the Sennheiser 6XX.
fishcanfly
5
Nov 9, 2020
I would recommend the 4xx over 5xx right now honestly. The 5xx has thusly been reviewed to be very technical, which isnt really great as an introduction to planars. The 4xx is easy to drive, sounds great, and overall very nice budget entry to planars.
iucoen
51
Nov 9, 2020
Yeah I would second that. 4XX went on sale last holiday season for $130. At that price I would definitely take them over 5xx.
RayF
23775
Sep 14, 2020
Must be a typo; I’m sure they meant “SPENDYAUDIO”.
mahon232
12
Aug 25, 2020
Bought these headphones but even on the smallest setting they basically sit on the top of my ears. This creates pressure on the temples of my head basically causing me to feel like I have a headache. I was wondering if anyone else had the same experience and if so what fix did you come up with? I really love the sound of the headphones but the comfort is really bad for my small head.
mahon232
12
Sep 8, 2020
Hey I found a solution for myself personally. https://www.zmfheadphones.com/pads-and-cables/zmf-auteur-pads I replaced the stock pads with these and they no longer ride on my ear. Another thing I did was buy https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B010LD2U80/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and just stick it on the middle of the strap that touches your head. Basically your goal is to somehow put more distance between you and the ear pads vertically.
scottlu
294
Nov 8, 2020
wear a hat before you put this on. it will be much more comfort
siliway
43
Jul 24, 2020
No more add-on the get the balanced adapters/ additional cable option at the same time......
jackl
23
Jul 10, 2020
What is included in this drop? Is it all the same like in Musicteck?
popoe
1
Jul 7, 2020
A few have complained that these just don't like being ran as single-ended and that balanced is the only way to go. All of those with this complaint mentions that they have a Drop THX 789 (if they mention their amp at all). Is there maybe some fundamental shortcoming that the 789 has in its circuitry for SE vs balanced? These reviewers also don't describe how long their cable runs are but I'm assuming that they're at a desk and just using the cable that is shipped with the Aiva, with no extensions. Has anyone tried plugging these Aiva's into any different amps, maybe one that is solely designed for SE, or even only as balanced? I have a Schiit Asgard 3 and I'm sure it has far beyond the power needed to drive these. The Asgard does not have balanced output though and that is the only thing holding up my purchase here.
The 789 also uses a log scale volume pot so changes below around Noon on the dial don't greatly increase the resulting volume. This is in contrast to the SP200 that uses a linear pot and probably isn't the best option for just IEM use because of it. I'm not surprised you don't have to make much adjustment for other iems, damn near all of them can be driven by a hamster wheel as long as noise and OI are low enough.
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quicklytoo4
239
Jul 17, 2020
ohhhh I see that makes sense thanks for the info
WHO23
104
Jul 7, 2020
Hi guys, I made an TWO(2) EQ settings for the SendyAudio Aiva to be used with EqualizerAPO <https://sourceforge.net/projects/equalizerapo/>. I had to make two different settings because the sound is different depending on the pad shape and sitting position on the measurement rig. It's a work in progress so I hope you guys try them out and see which one suits you best. Note: Optional EQ Settings (OFF by Default) Filter: OFF LSC 12 dB Fc 105 Hz Gain 5.5 dB (Harman +5.5dB Bass Boost) Filter: OFF PK Fc 5900 Hz Gain 7.8 dB Q 7 (Rtings PTRF Soundstage Boost) Filter: OFF PK Fc 9500 Hz Gain -10 dB Q 7 (Rtings PTRF Soundstage Boost) (*Rtings PTRF are to be used in conjunction - need to have both ON)
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------------------------- SendyAudio Aiva Measurements v1 without EQ (MiniDSP EARS. 500Hz 84dB normalized. No Smoothing. Purr1n's Compensation. Left Measurement)
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SendyAudio Aiva EQ WHO23 v1 Preamp: -8.5 dB Filter: OFF LSC 12 dB Fc 105 Hz Gain 5.5 dB Filter: OFF PK Fc 9500 Hz Gain -10 dB Q 7 Filter: OFF PK Fc 5900 Hz Gain 7.8 dB Q 7 Filter: ON PK Fc 20 Hz Gain 3 dB Q 1 Filter: ON PK Fc 50 Hz Gain -0.7 dB Q 2 Filter: ON PK Fc 470 Hz Gain -1.9 dB Q 3 Filter: ON PK Fc 535 Hz Gain 2 dB Q 7 Filter: ON PK Fc 760 Hz Gain -2 dB Q 4 Filter: ON PK Fc 830 Hz Gain 0.6 dB Q 10 Filter: ON PK Fc 950 Hz Gain -3.3 dB Q 7 Filter: ON PK Fc 1085 Hz Gain 1 dB Q 15 Filter: ON PK Fc 1275 Hz Gain -1 dB Q 10 Filter: ON PK Fc 1400 Hz Gain -1.6 dB Q 9 Filter: ON PK Fc 1620 Hz Gain 8.5 dB Q 6 Filter: ON PK Fc 1666 Hz Gain -3.4 dB Q 20 Filter: ON PK Fc 1755 Hz Gain 1 dB Q 30 Filter: ON PK Fc 1900 Hz Gain -1 dB Q 20 Filter: ON PK Fc 1990 Hz Gain 1 dB Q 20 Filter: ON PK Fc 2150 Hz Gain 2 dB Q 20 Filter: ON PK Fc 2200 Hz Gain 4 dB Q 4 Filter: ON PK Fc 3000 Hz Gain 2 dB Q 0.8 Filter: ON PK Fc 3100 Hz Gain -2.8 dB Q 5 Filter: ON PK Fc 3400 Hz Gain -2 dB Q 14 Filter: ON PK Fc 7000 Hz Gain -1.4 dB Q 10 Filter: ON PK Fc 13200 Hz Gain -6 dB Q 4.5
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------------------------- SendyAudio Aiva Measurements v2 without EQ (MiniDSP EARS. 500Hz 84dB normalized. No Smoothing. Purr1n's Compensation. Right Measurement)
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SendyAudio Aiva EQ WHO23 v2 Preamp: -8.5 dB Filter: OFF LSC 12 dB Fc 105 Hz Gain 5.5 dB Filter: OFF PK Fc 5900 Hz Gain 7.8 dB Q 7 Filter: OFF PK Fc 9500 Hz Gain -10 dB Q 7 Filter: ON PK Fc 20 Hz Gain 2.5 dB Q 1 Filter: ON PK Fc 50 Hz Gain -0.7 dB Q 2 Filter: ON PK Fc 250 Hz Gain 0.4 dB Q 4 Filter: ON PK Fc 500 Hz Gain -1.4 dB Q 3 Filter: ON PK Fc 560 Hz Gain -0.6 dB Q 7 Filter: ON PK Fc 700 Hz Gain 1.5 dB Q 10 Filter: ON PK Fc 760 Hz Gain -2 dB Q 4 Filter: ON PK Fc 830 Hz Gain 0.6 dB Q 10 Filter: ON PK Fc 900 Hz Gain -2.3 dB Q 4.5 Filter: ON PK Fc 1000 Hz Gain -1.8 dB Q 7 Filter: ON PK Fc 1085 Hz Gain 1 dB Q 15 Filter: ON PK Fc 1275 Hz Gain -1 dB Q 10 Filter: ON PK Fc 1400 Hz Gain -1.6 dB Q 9 Filter: ON PK Fc 1620 Hz Gain 8.5 dB Q 6 Filter: ON PK Fc 1666 Hz Gain -3.4 dB Q 20 Filter: ON PK Fc 1755 Hz Gain 1 dB Q 30 Filter: ON PK Fc 1900 Hz Gain -1 dB Q 20 Filter: ON PK Fc 1990 Hz Gain 1 dB Q 20 Filter: ON PK Fc 2150 Hz Gain 2 dB Q 20 Filter: ON PK Fc 2200 Hz Gain 4 dB Q 4 Filter: ON PK Fc 2800 Hz Gain 5 dB Q 7 Filter: ON PK Fc 3000 Hz Gain 2 dB Q 0.8 Filter: ON PK Fc 3100 Hz Gain -2.8 dB Q 5 Filter: ON PK Fc 3400 Hz Gain -2 dB Q 14 Filter: ON PK Fc 7000 Hz Gain -1.4 dB Q 10 Filter: ON PK Fc 13200 Hz Gain -6 dB Q 4.5
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guiver777
4
Aug 4, 2020
I actually used the EQ settings you posted on Head-Fi. I thought they were the same, but I see now the 2 here are different. I'll configure them all and compare. I use ReaEQ (Reaper) for EQ so I need to convert the Q values to BW first.
guiver777
4
Aug 5, 2020
I think I prefer a combination of your settings. I'm currently using your V2 settings as a base, but with the PTRF soundstage settings from your HeadFi settings. I also disabled the 13200 Hz setting.
Yarbo
1
Jul 7, 2020
How do these compare to the Hifiman Sundara's?
quicklytoo4
239
Jul 7, 2020
from what I've heard from other people sundar's are more detailed/accurate, if you get a good aiva (seems to be a lot of variance) they are warmer/funner, even though they are both planars they are tuned quite differently
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