HiFiMan Arya Stealth Edition Planar Headphones
I am excited to be able to offer the HiFiMan Arya Stealth Edition headphones as part of the expansive yet select portfolio at Audio Concierge. Having sold HiFiMan products pretty much since their inception I was never completely satisfied with their overall sound and they never grabbed me when they were competing with the likes of the Audeze LCD range and HD800 etc from Sennheiser.
Now introducing Arya, a headphone that offers a completely amazing sound signature that you can’t help but fall in love with from the off. Providing a really fun sound that provides an exceptional bass quantity without clouding any of the sensual vocals that ensue from Arya. The various, unique and patented technologies built into the Arya headphone enable a sonic performance that is simply amazing at this price bracket. Treble remains luscious and crisp without getting to harsh and the faintest nuances are fed to your ears with utmost ease. I would wholeheartedly recommend Arya to anyone looking for a comfortable open back headphone under £2000.
The ease of which Arya compliments any system makes it a perfect addition to anyones headphone solution. Powered just as well from a Chord Mojo or through a dCS Bartok, the Arya will provide a fun and involving sonic experience that will be sure to impress.
- Nanometer Thickness Diaphragm
- Advanced Asymmetrical Stealth Magnetic Circuit
- Window Shade System
Nanometer Thickness Diaphragm
Arya uses planar magenetic technology to create sound. Unlike conventional dynamic drivers, HiFiMAN planar headphones utilize a very thin film in proximity to a magnet to create sount that is detailed and lifelike with outstanding clarity. Generally, the thinner the film means lower mass, yielding faster response and lower distortion which in turn create a natural sound reproduction.
In the Arya, the film used is so thin, it is a diaphragm in nanometer thickness which is a breakthrough core technology developed by HiFiMAN and first of its kind in headphone application. To give you an idea of how thin the film is, if you were to view it from the side, it would be invisible to the naked eye. Working with this advanced material is extremely challenging yet the successful incorporation of this film as the Arya’s planar driver is the cornerstone of its remarkable sound.
Advanced Asymmetrical Magnetic Circuit
It took the HiFiMAN team years to obtain the optimum balance between high driver efficiency and high sound quality. The innovative design of the double-sided, asymmetrical magnetic circuit is the perfect marriage of the nanometre thick disphragm and its magnetic partners. The result is planar magnetic magic.
Window Shade System
HiFiMAN utilizes an “Open Back” design for best possible sound. With the Arya, a patented “Window Shade” is precisely structured to gain greater openness in the headphone design. The Window Shade keeps the sound waves from second refraction to avoid unwanted vibration and distortion. The result is a wider soundstage, outstanding imaging and remarkable clarity.
Aesthetically, the “Window Shade” also provides a unique, high-tech look to the Arya.
The headband is the result of clever industrial design. It will accommodate a wider range of head sizes while applying pressure evenly over the wearers head.
The metal headband structure is created via CNC milling and hand polishing. To adjust the headband, simply move each ear cup up or down until the top of the headband rests comfortably on your head and the ear cups surround your ears.
The Arya keeps things simple witha single Crystalline Copper cable. With a jet black woven exterior finish, it’s the perfect complement to the sound and look of the Arya.
The cables are user-replaceable and have channel orientation for left and right. An “L” and “R” are indicated inside the headband. Once the cable is installed with correct channel orientation, an easy way to tell left and right is the cable is connected toward the front of the ear cup. The cable will drape on the user’s chest for greater comfort.
The Ear Pads
The Arya ear pads have been specially designed to be thicker with an asymmetrical shape that follows the form of the ear. The pads are beveled so that they contour to the shape of your head for superb comfort and extended listening.
The premium ear pads also have a new surface that makes contact with the head. This material had been changed from Velour to Polyester to increase sound transparency. The surrounding pleather material has not been altered.
- Frequency Response: 8Hz-65kHz
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Sensitivity: 94dB
- Weight: 404g (14.3oz)
- (1) Pair of headphones
- (1) 1.5m headphone cable (6.35mm)
- (1) Pair of ear pads (Mounted on headphone)
- (1) Owner’s guide