HIFIMAN Audiophiles/Studio Arya Stealth FS Over Ear Magnetic Planar Headphone
The HIFIMAN Arya is an open back planar magnetic headphone. Featuring a nanometer-thick diaphragm, a “window shade” grill, and acoustically invisible stealth magnets, the Arya is a true audiophile headphone that Joshua Valour calls “The best so far.”
While many open back headphones prevent sound waves from escaping with poorly designed drivers, the Arya utilizes a specially-shaped magnet which allows waves to pass through without generating interference. The result is a massive reduction in wave diffraction turbulence and far less distortion.
When it comes to detail retrieval, no factor is more important than the diaphragm. Required to oscillate up to 20,000 times a second, most diaphragms, which are made of plastic or cardboard, can’t overcome the hurdle of their own inertia to reproduce lifelike detail. The Arya, on the other hand, features a diaphragm that’s only a nanometer thick. This exceptional thinness allows it to reproduce unparalleled details and lifelike imaging that you won’t find on other headphones.