HiFiman Arya Stealth Review: An Upgrade and a Sidegrade – Headphones.com

HiFiMan Arya Stealth Review

Review written by @Fc-Construct

HiFiMan is a brand that’s made a name for itself with their specialization in planar headphones across every price point. Since writing for Headphones.com, I’ve had the chance to cover most of HiFiMan’s modern headphone line-up. Working from the bottom up, I’ve written on the HE400se, Sundara, Edition XS, and Ananda. Despite all of them sharing a very similar frequency response, I found that I enjoyed each step up for different reasons each time. Today, I have before me the $1,300 HiFiMan Arya. Originally priced at $1,600, I consider the Arya to be the last headphone in HiFiMan’s modern line-up before the jump to their $6,000 flagship Susvara. Not only does the Arya face stiff competition from headphones in its price tier like the legendary Sennheiser HD800S and Focal Clear, but it’ll also have to bring significant improvements from the HiFiMan Ananda to make it a compelling upgrade. Let’s see if the Arya can pull it off.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://headphones.com/blogs/reviews/hifiman-arya-stealth-review-an-upgrade-and-a-sidegrade