Sendy Aiva planar magnetic open back headphone. Aiva has a gorgeous Zebra wood housing - hand dried / polished / stained - with steel headband and machined aluminum joints and housing parts - the build quality is top notch in the under $1000 category. Ear pads feature cloth side facing the wearer for cooler comfort and deep angled pads.
Aiva sounds clear and powerful with no sibilance and great dynamics across the spectrum. Reasonably easy to drive with a 4.4mm plug balanced cable included, making it easy to use with balanced dacs and music players, like the iFi HIP, Zen and Shanling UP5. Great with the ZEN Can amp too!
*Aiva is an upgraded model from the P-II, from sister brand, Sivga. Key differences are: Joints / frame are more precise on Aiva; Aiva has more elaborately designed rear cover; Aiva cable connectors are steel / wood, vs aluminum; The biggest difference is the driver - while the same size, the Aiva driver is 3 microns thick vs 15 for the P-II, giving the Aiva a more transparent sound, great clarity in the mids / treble and vivid sound stage.