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HIFIMAN Arya - Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by XERO1, Oct 5, 2018.
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  1. mixman
    Believe it or not it, I don’t have as big a problem with their weight as many others, but I recognize there is one. Hell I am acquiring more LCD’s. It’s pretty much every reviewers con about the LCD’s, the weight. Audeze even knows there is an issue, but unfortunately has not been able to tackle it on the lower priced LCD’s. What I am saying with all of this is that Hifiman’s problem with QC could be fixed easier than Audeze’s problem of weight, hence they have a more fundamental problem than Hifiman.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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  2. Wifiman
    The Arya's sound signature is not similar to the HE560, if u like 560's sound then hek are the one u may looking for. Arya is not as laidback and soft as hek or 560.
  3. vlach
    I personally think the 560 is a far cry from the HEK but that's just me.
    I find the 560 to be on the thin side and slightly bright while the HEK is rich, full and smooth.
    I see no resemblance between these two headphones.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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  4. Wifiman
    560 needs some kick to get going, but yeah the sq is not at the same level as hek by any means. Try ur 560 with some stereo amp or something powerful u ll be surprised.
  5. vlach
    The 560 was disqualified by the HE-500 in a direct A/B comparison at home, on my set up. I MUCH prefer the 500. Thicker, more body & depth of tone. Better solidity.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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  6. omniweltall
    Agree completely. No contest to me.
  7. CoFire
    Do you have a link?
  8. betula
    It wasn't easy to find it. Here it is.
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  9. phthora
    Hmm... Laidback and soft is not exactly the impression that I get from my 560s, but maybe I have a different understanding of the terms. Do you mean laidback and soft in the sense of lacking impact and dynamics?
  10. Wifiman
    Nah, i mean the transient wise. They are quiet impactful. IMO the hek & 560 are on the warm side and laid-back, the arya is brighter and tighter than the two.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
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  11. Hifiearspeakers
    The Arya is brighter than the 560? I would never say that. The 560 is one of the brightest headphones Hifiman has ever made. I would definitely say the Arya is closer to neutral in the upper mids and treble, and has noticeably more bass quantity.
  12. devilboy
    The Arya is not bright. I had the Focal Clear. Compared to the Arya, they are very bright.
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  13. SilverEars
    560 is definately bright, and harsh bright with a peak somwhere in the low treble. I would never say 560 is laid-back and warm. 500 is laid-back and warm in comparison.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
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  14. vlach
    Agree 100%.
  15. Wifiman
    Weirdly my 560 have more bass and warmer. The Arya sounds more bright than mine 560. But my Arya has only 500 hrs compare to 560's several thousand hrs, or maybe the fact I use very powerful amp to power them but I tried both with jds atom too... BTW my 560 are early v2
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