- Jul 26, 2016
We sincerely appreciate your attention to HIFIMAN and we would like to clarify about the confusion caused by the revision of the mesh .
We have revised the mesh for Arya in 2019 and instead of the original mesh we selected the new version of mesh which has the same sound penetration /reproduction rate with that of the original mesh.
And in order to ensure there are absolutely no issues on the sound output, we tested the new mesh with some Aryas and we got the identical frequency response chart.
In addition, we invited some listeners to do the blind audition to ensure there is no obvious distinction between the two types of the headphones.
Based on the data and tests we have changed the mesh, we apologise for the confusion caused but please be assured that the sound between the two versions remains identical.
Thanks for clearing things up guys. I'm going to try and give another listen to a post-revision Arya to see if I come to the same conclusion as before. My belief is that FR tests don't typically lie so if you say they matched, 100% I'm inclined to believe you. Now, I still firmly believe my unit had a different sound to it but maybe that was a one-off experience.