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(Headphones Review) Sivga Phoenix: Great headphones for days when your ears are tired.

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Sivga Phoenix



  • This review is based on a sample provided by Sivga to convey a sincere quality review to our readers.
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  • People who like bright sounds
  • People who value listening comfort
  • People who value wearing comfort


audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 8.2 / 10.0
  • Package: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Fitment: 9.0 / 10.0
  • High range: 9.5 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 6.0 / 10.0
  • Low range: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0


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Overview of Sivga Phoenix

This review will give an overview of Sivga Phoenix. A complete review of this product can be found here.


Basic Specifications
  • Frequency range: 20Hz-20000Hz
  • Impedance: 32Ω
  • Sensitivity: 103dB



SIVGA is known for its high-performance, high-quality headphones, and many of SIVGA's lineup models incorporate wood and other exotic materials in their exterior housings. After nearly endless trial and error with many different types of wood, SIVGA finally chose Zebrawood as the best material for the headphone shell.


The new headphone model is called SIVGA PHOENIX and uses dynamic drivers to create an open-back over-ear headphone that provides high-quality, low-distortion sound.



The SIVGA PHOENIX headphones feature dynamic drivers embedded in a beautiful zebra wood housing. The padded headband and ear pads are both soft and comfortable and are designed to provide maximum comfort during extended listening sessions.


The outer stainless steel grill wires are covered with a black coating lacquer and treated with aviation-grade aluminum CNC. As a finishing touch, the aluminum is anodized and sandblasted.


With its vast soundstage, deep, rich sound, and superior craftsmanship, the SIVGA PHOENIX offers extremely high value for money to headphone users worldwide.


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50mm dynamic driver delivers high-impact low-frequency performance

Equipped with SIVGA's proprietary ultra-thin polycarbonate diaphragm, these headphones are made for all types of music. However, their true value is revealed when listening to dubstep, EDM, hip-hop, and other bass-heavy music.


The ultra-thin polycarbonate diaphragm is a proprietary development of the SIVGA team, and the driver, tuned to be optimized for PHOENIX, is combined with a uniquely designed diaphragm structure that eliminates the common drawbacks of dynamic drivers. The result is PHOENIX.


As a result, PHOENIX is able to deliver a powerful low-frequency response with unprecedented levels of clarity and articulation.


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Comfortable ear pads

The combined suede leather covers the entire elastic headband, providing ample comfort on the top of the head. Each ear cup is equipped with a stainless steel grille. The open-back design produces a more expansive sound field, allowing the user to grasp the pinpoint resolution of the music.


The ear pads are ergonomic and soft for maximum comfort. The inner layer of the ear muffs is made of inert sponge. The ear cups have enough space to avoid pressure on the ears and also provide a good seal.


The outer material of the ear pads is made of skin-friendly velvet, which is luxurious, soft, and allows for long periods of listening without fatigue.


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Sound Quality

PHOENIX uses 50mm dynamic drivers to deliver amazing sound quality. Powerful lows, clear mids, and fully extended highs combine to produce a fatigue-free sound with very little distortion.



The package is above standard for the price. It seems luxurious.


Package contents
  • Sivga Phoenix
  • 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter
  • Manual


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Build Quality

Build quality meets price standards.


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The fit is comfortable. Lightweight and breathable.


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Sound quality

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Sound quality description

The following review was tested with a FiiO M15.


Sivga Phoenix has a full midrange sound signature that is reminiscent of the Harman Target Curve OE. The sound balance seems to be very good at first glance, with good high-frequency extension as if it were an open-type speaker.


This may sound appealing to Harman fans, but Sivga is actually just a rough approximation of the Harman Target Curve, and does not seem to have been tuned with an understanding of the essentials of the Harman Target Curve. Therefore, the rough features of the measurement, which look good at first glance, are immediately unmasked when examined microscopically. A careful examination will quickly confirm that the reproducibility of the midrange, the heart of a piece of music, is severely flawed.


Because the Phoenix lacks overwhelmingly the ability to express a sense of musical structure and framework, the overall sound is squishy, blurred, and unnatural. An audio amateur might mistake this scuzziness for a sense of openness, feel as if the sound field is expanding, and start praising it, saying things like, "That's the open Phoenix! However, if an audiophile with a little experience listens, he or she will immediately realize that this is simply a lack of expressive power.


Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.


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Lows / Bass

The Sivga Phoenix's low frequencies are linearly extended, and for headphones, they are reasonably deep with excellent perspective.


While the impact of drum kicks is not bad, electric bass is a bit bright and lacks in depth.


It will not satisfy bass lovers.



The midrange, which looks good when looking at the frequency response roughly, is in fact Phoenix's biggest problem. It lacks a sense of structure, and its ability to reproduce the framework of the music is poor.


The guitars and violins have weak axes and are just squishy. Vocals are fuzzy and difficult to understand, and the three-dimensionality of the sound is too vague and the sense of localization is somewhat weak. Overall, the music lacks vitality and sounds dead, almost eerie.


When your ears are really tired, this kind of fuzzy sound may be pleasant to the ear, but most of the time it is so indistinct that you will want to throw it away while listening to it.


Highs / Treble

The high-frequency adjustment is not too bad, with relatively good extension.


There is a sense that the brightness of the highs is not balanced by the brightness of the midrange, which leads to a lack of tightness, but this is more a midrange problem than a high frequency problem.


The highs are rather good quality when viewed on their own.


Sound quality general comment
  • Original Sound Fidelity: A+
  • Recommendation: C
  • Personal preference: C


At first glance, the Sivga Phoenix does not have a bad sound balance, and at first listeners may think it is an excellent headphone with a wide soundstage, partly due to its open appearance.


In reality, however, it is just flawed in the midrange.


Basically, they are just a pair of overstuffed headphones that produce a bland sound with a significant lack of constructiveness for listening to music, but they may not be bad as an ear-resting model that gently lets you listen to music when your ears are tired.


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Sound quality features

  • Easy to listen to
  • Bright and cheerful
  • Monitor-like low frequency
  • Good resolution
  • Good high-frequency extension


  • Lacks in depth of low frequency range
  • Unnatural texture
  • Lack of sense of structure


General comment

If you are looking for headphones that give you a bright, comfortable sound, the Sivga Phoenix might be a good candidate. However, it has a weakness in that it basically lacks the ability to portray the three-dimensionality of music and tends to sound blurry and scuzzy.


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