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I wanted to buy this until I saw Joshua Valor's review, not a very positive review, he said even Sundara is better, those of you guys who saw his review do u agree? please share your thoughts.
The comfort is meh. The build quality is very good. The sound is meh, it does nothing special or necessarily better than some other headphones that I have.
I don't have a sundara but I do have edition xx, ananda, he6-se and I would take either of those any other day of the week. Not everyone is going to have the same opinion for example he likes the dt 1990 pros while I think out of the box with stock pads no eq they are not good headphones.
Not a huge fan of Joshua's review; I respect him being a very detailed reviewer, but I just cant agree with him on multiple aspects of different headphones. I would say Aiva is a pretty good headphone at this price, however, M570 would be a better deal.
I respects Velour's opinion, but I have to agree with Zeos, in that these cans are amazing. The highs, and low are pristine. The mids are a little back, but not too much. Really great if you like the music in the song. And like I said the vocals are also very good. Be careful with the volume. These things can really crank.
Everyone's personal experience will be different but there's some things in that review I don't agree with. He talks about the headphone making songs sound "lifeless" and I really disagree with that. To me, it's a fun, energetic headphone with good bass (not super bassy but enough punch to get your head bobbing to the song) and really detailed, energetic treble (I don't find the highs harsh at all). I think the detail and separation is much better than he suggests.
Also, it's important to note that he's talking about this headphone at $600. At that price, I might agree with him more but at $480 I think it's a really good value. I am absolutely having a blast with this headphone. On top of the really great sound, the build, cable, pads and case are just amazing.
I don't have a Sundara to compare it to but when making my decision, the Sundara was in the mix . From what I've heard, it's a great headphone and seems somewhat similar to the Sendy Aiva (good bass but not bass monsters, slightly recessed mids, bright treble, decent soundstage and good detail). What pushed me to the Sendy Aiva was honestly the aesthetics. It's a beautiful headphone with one of the best (if not the best) stock cables I've seen (and when similar after market cables can run you $200, that's a big deal). But the Sundara is $100 cheapier (usually on sale for $360 I think). If the looks aren't worth it to you, then maybe the Sundara is the way to go. All I know is I'm super happy with the Aiva.
I'm glad that you waited, I think this is an example of all style no substance. The Sendy's seem like a generic repackaging of many other types of ChiFi planars whereas I feel as though HiFiMan (which is referenced) is still a "unique" headphone, e.g.: thought out specifically for the headphone and not for more applications beyond it's intended use. The foil to my argument is, of course, the price per unit of value. Sendy gives you the style and experience of a much more expensive headphone, without breaking out of the category of "good enough" sound. Survey of one here, but thought I'd share my two cents
think there has been a lot of variance with these... Z reviews loves his but all his supporters that got them say they don't sound how he described at all he got his from cam jam though so probably a cherry picked good one that they wanted to show off
He said the Sivgas, and the Blons, and the monoprice ones. Thought they all sounded pretty much the same and loved them all. He just likes the drivers, and not EVERY person disagrees with him-the majority of people like these headphones. I think they sound good for music, but all of this drivers versions sound off to me when listening to podcasts or just human voices alone without music or instruments.