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Sendy Aiva

Sendy Aiva

Overview SendyAudio is a fairly new Chinese company, only started in 2015, the Aiva is their entry into the open back headphone market. It features a 97x76mm planar magnetic driver in a stylish wood and metal enclosure. This unit was provided sent to me by a friend and has since been returned. In the box Previous Next Headphones Case 4.4mm balanced 6n OCC cable 4.4mm to 3.5mm adapter Build quality and accessories The headphones themselves feel good quality, the headband is…

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Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000

Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000

Overview The ATH-ADX5000 is the flagship open back headphone from Audio-Technica. As on of their top end models it is hand assembled in Japan. It features a 58mm Tungsten coated diaphragm driver.  In the box Carrying Case 1/4″ 3m cable  Headphones Paperwork Build quality and accessories Build quality is very impressive, the headphones feel super light and yet extremely sturdy, the magnesium frame provides enough rigidity to not feel flimsy. The pattern on the cups has no sharp edges, all the…

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Sennheiser HD800s

Sennheiser HD800s

Overview The HD800s is the flagship open back headphone from Sennheiser being the successor of the HD800. It features a 56mm dynamic driver housed in a very light body. This unit was sent to me by a friend and has since been returned. In the box Headphones 3m 1/4″ Cable 3m XLR Balanced Cable Warranty Information guide book Soft pouch for the cables Build quality and accessories Let’s start with the packaging, the headphones come in a premium feeling box with soft…

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Sennheiser HD660s

Sennheiser HD660s

Overview HD660s is the newest addition to the Sennheiser HD600 line, while also being the most expensive of them all. Because of the legacy of the HD600 this is a headphone a lot of people were looking forward to hearing.  In the box HD660s Headphones Display box 6.35mm  OFC cable 4.4mm OFC cable Paperwork Build quality and accessories Build quality of the headphones themselves is very good, everything feels solid from the hinges to the plastic cups and the outside…

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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee

Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee

Overview Massdrop (currently Drop) collaborated with Sennheiser to create an entry level open back headphones. It borrows the design of the Sennheiser HD580 Jubilee (which then became HD600) while being price fairly low in comparison of the HD600 lineup. In the box HD58X Headphones 3.5mm OFC Cable ¼ in (6.35 mm) adapter Build quality and accessories Build quality feels good however the materials used feel average at best. The plastic feels cheap, the grills don’t feel premium as on higher…

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Audeze LCD-2 Classic

Audeze LCD-2 Classic

Overview The LCD-2 Classic is an entry level open back planar headphone from Audeze, an American headphone manufacturer. It features a 106mm planar magnetic driver with an impedance of 70 ohms and sensitivity of 101dB.   In the box Headphones 6.3mm single ended cable Warranty card Build quality and accessories The build quality of the LCD-2C feels extremely solid, everything is made out of really hard plastic or metal. Hinges hold their position well once adjusted, the pads are nice…

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