Lightweight luxury from SIVGA


The new SIVGA SV023 are an open-back design with 50mm dynamic drivers which have been designed and engineered by in-house. Larger drivers can sometimes deliver a significant increase in headphone weight. However, with the SV023, the engineering team has delivered a custom driver within an ergonomic headphone design weighing just 318g. Housed in a real walnut shell, the drivers are comprised of a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) composite cone with a beryllium-plated centre. The SIVGA SV023 claims a frequency response of 20Hz – 40kHz, sensitivity of 105dB, and an impedance rating of 300Ω.

With soft memory-foam earcups, perforated with air holes to ensure both improved sound-quality and breathability — and a real leather and stainless steel headband, that delivers “just the right amount” of clamping force without unnecessary pressure — the SIVGA SV023 not only feel lightweight, but are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, it says here.

The SIVGA SV023 comes with a braided 2 metre 4.4mm balanced cable. This 6N OCC cable — with 4 strands of braid, each composed of 30 0.08mm cores and 250D break-proof wire — works balanced sources such as portable DAPs and headphone amplifiers. Also supplied are both a 4.4mm balanced to 3.5mm single-ended adaptor, and a 3.5mm to 6.35mm adaptor; allowing the SIVGA SV023 to be used with a host of devices, including traditional hi-fi separates, laptops and smartphones. SIVGA SV023 are available now, priced £449/$449

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