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Recommended for people like this
- People who like bright sound
- People who are looking for well-designed headphones
- People who value wearing comfort
- Sivga fan
- Total Score: 7.3 / 10.0
- Package: 8.0 / 10.0
- Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
- Fitment: 9.0 / 10.0
- High range: 6.0 / 10.0
- Mid range: 5.0 / 10.0
- Low range: 7.0 / 10.0
- Less distortion: 7.5 / 10.0
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Overview of Sivga PII
- Frequency range: 20Hz-40000Hz
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Sensitivity: 98dB
Rare artwork created by SIVGA with the perfect combination of materials, workmanship and sound.
- Design - The SIVGA P-II uses a 97mm x 76mm ultra-nano double-sided magnetic planar diaphragm unit as the driver, combined with the superior sonic properties of a black walnut chamber.
- Sound - The overall sound direction of the P-II is very comprehensive. Low, mid, and high frequencies are balanced and flow naturally, the sound is rich, with optimized sound layering and transparency. Sound features: warm, raw, juicy.
- Classic - For maximum sound quality and ideal conditions, SIVGA P-II continues the classic style, choosing premium natural walnut wood material as the headphone chamber shell and sticking to traditional craftsmanship.
- Comfort - The headband sheath and ear muffs are made of high protein leather, allowing the earphones to be closer to the listener's head for greater comfort.
The package is above standard for the price.
- Sivga PII
- 4.4mm to 3.5mm adapter
- Carrying case
Build quality meets price standards.
The fit is comfortable.
Sound quality description
The following review was tested with a FiiO M15.
Sivga PII has a near-flat, full midrange sound signature.
Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.
Lows / Bass
The low frequency range of the Sivga PII is gently attenuated. It may not be bad if you like monitor speaker-like low frequencies, but it is not tight and a little short in terms of perspective, making it a hard low frequency to recommend.
The bass drum is not bad in terms of thickness and weight, but it is quite lacking in terms of depth and tends to sound a bit expansive and boom-oriented. The bass drum sounds a little gentle to the ear, but lacks tightness, and the sense of perspective is not good, and the sense of presence is also lacking.
The electric bass also lacks a bit of blackness and tightness, sounding a bit bright and with a harsh edge.
Overall, the low frequency range sounds waist-high and has a unique, fuzzy, live sound, but it lacks in terms of realism. The sound will be a bit lacking for those who like low frequencies.
The midrange of the Sivga PII is quite problematic.
While planar-drive models can reproduce a fairly wide range of sound, they tend to create split vibrations in the midrange area, similar to full-range speakers, which can affect sound quality factors such as resolution and transparency.
It is these structural issues that tend to make planar-drive headphones inferior to dynamic-driver models in these audio specifications, but manufacturers are able to adjust these characteristics of planar-drive models to make them less noticeable.
Unfortunately, the midrange of the Sivga PII is a poor example of a planar-driven model, with a significant number of split vibrations resulting in low linearity and consequently quite high distortion, which also affects texture reproduction.
There is a feeling that the sound is not direct, and some resonance is created, which makes for a pleasant listening experience, but the overall sound is very muddy and can hardly be used for serious music appreciation.
The sound is blatantly under-tuned, and it feels like you are listening to the sound of a prototype. It is not at the level of a finished product.
Highs / Treble
The highs are quite decent compared to the midrange, where the problem was blatantly apparent.
Overall, however, there is not enough energy, and detail is barely bad. Above all, the expandability is not good for a planar drive system.
Sound quality general comment
- Original Sound Fidelity: A
- Recommendation: D-
- Personal preference: D-
The Sivga PII headphones do not meet the price standard in terms of overall quality, and they do not bring out the good range that is typical of planar-drive headphones. I do not recommend them.
Sivga has produced headphones in the same price range that have excellent range and resolution like the SV023, and unless you really like the design of the PII, you would generally be better off buying the SV023, which sounds more like a planar-drive type.
Sound quality features
- Near flat sound
- Bright sounding midrange
- Front localized
- Low quality midrange
- Low resolution
- Lacks clarity
- Unnatural texture
The Sivga PII is a headphone with an overall near-flat, bright midrange that is enjoyable. However, the sound seems to bring out more drawbacks than advantages of the planar-drive type, and unfortunately, it does not reach the level of music enjoyment. The design is very cool, but it is hard to find anything good about the sound quality, so we basically do not recommend them.