- Type: Over Ear
- Amp needed: No, but better with and is recommended
- Closed Back
Sivga has just announced their new closed back headphone - SV021
Being a fan of both the SV006 and the Phoenix, I’m really looking forvard to this.
Are they using the same driver technology as in the Phoenix?
And am I the only one who’s not a fan of that obviously fake russet leather look?
HOly shit it looks beautiful. Holy moly. And it looks so sorted the erganomics *Look * on point. I guess we’ll have to wait till someone get them. But wow I’m super impressed with the finish Wood. Metal Leather.
I’m not sure. I think SIVGA is able to deliver spectacular sound performance at a very low price. However, I don’t think they have gotten to the design level that Meze has taken things.
As most of you know, Meze is now a “commercial” company, in the same league of Sennehsier and Focal. In my opinion, Meze’s thing is design.
SIVGA has high build quality and amazing sound performance. But it is not a big company. You will not walk into an electronics store and find their products. I personally love the company, and am also looking forward to writing a review for this headphone.
Am I the only one who can see the similarity to the ORA GQ?
It’s $150 probably not at that level.
I can definitely see the resemblance to the ORA GQ, and i’m also seeing small similarities to the Audioquest Nighthawk, in regards to the shape of the cup.
The Neo is 199. If it’s anywhere near that performance I’d love to hear it
The Neo is around 300$ in my country (Denmark), due to taxes, customs and import fees, and for that money, I believe that i can find better.
But audio is one of the most subjective things in the entire world, and I’ve only tried the Classic 99, so maybe you’re right
I really liked the Classic 99 though…
You do realise the meze 99 neo is made in Romania right? And sold on dozens of european stores? And that denmark is in the EU.
I think you’re refering to the Noir since that’s a drop item and would be subject to american import duties?
Same I love the look of the build I hope the quality holds up. Excited for a review
Man this thing looks gorgeous!
Could be my next upgrade, i’m a sucker for chinese headphones.
300$ was maybe a little high - exaggeration promotes understanding
But no, I’m reffering to the taxes and import fees (I shouldn’t have written customs), for the businesses to getting the products imported to their store.
If we look at a danish store (which I prefer to use, to support stores in my own country, and to listen to the product before purchase), they’re around 1700 DKK. Converted to USD, that’s around 271$
If we look at Meze’s own website, I have to pay 219 euros (that’s including shipping). That’s around 260$
It’s a known fact that HiFi in the US, is cheaper than HiFi in the EU, with the exception of a few brands.
Looking at the german Amazon though, I can see that they’re 189 euros with free shipping, so maybe I should try them, just to see if they can beat my modded MMX 300
I was just gonna link you to amazon. They’ve been sitting in my cart for a while there so I knew they weren’t 300€ xD
US$180 on Aliexpress right now:
For my european brothers and sisters, I just found it on a swedish website:
I dont know about the 99 series from Meze. I have never heard it, but from what I have read online, it appears it has an amateur sound performance with muddy lower frequencies. But then, I never had a chance to listen to it in person, so I can’t comment on the sound performance. What I can comment on is the superb design and build quality. They also look quite comfy.
Regarding the SV021, the ear-pads actually look pretty damn comfortable. They finally seem to be the correct thickness and size. I’m interested to see how Sivga bares with a medium-priced closed-back headphone, because they are most well-known for their open-backs.
Interesting, the phoenix impressed me a lot and if this is the Phoenix but in a closed back. Maybe it can actually satisfy my basshead side?
That’s why I’m curious to have it compared to the Meze 99. Which is also a bassy headphone. Also Closed back. Same price in plastic (almost) but a lot more expensive in wood.