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HIFIMAN ARYA 2022 Stealth Magnets Version | Planar Magnetic Open-Back Headphones

Regular price $1,299.00 Sale price$999.00   Save 23%


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HiFiMAN's Stealth Magnet Version of the Planar Magnetic Open-back Champion, the Arya

  • Open-back headphones utilizing HiFiMAN's innovative, low-distortion planar magnetic technology
  • Known for incredible imaging and soundstage
  • Flagship like performance at a fraction of the price

Bloom's Take

Arya has skyrocketed to become one of our best-selling headphones. It's quite easy to see why. It offers among the very best price to performance ratio of anything on the market and easily is one of the best-sounding open back headphones under $2000. With its balanced and lifelike sound, Arya is incredibly coherent and transparent across all musical ranges with sonic space for everything and everything in its place.

Check out our full review here to learn more.

Upgrade the stock HFM cable with a higher quality Eletech Inferno dual 3.5mm for HiFiMAN upgrade cable.

HiFiMAN Arya Stealth on headphone stand with pro mixing board and equipment

From HiFiMAN

The HiFiMAN Arya has become a household name in the audiophile community and for good reason. The latest Arya is the culmination of HiFiMAN's commitment to performance and re-engineering. Never before has a company brought this kind of Planar performance at this price point. Fast, wide soundstage and mind-blowing detail make the Arya a must-listen. HiFiMAN Arya features a driver based on the HE1000 V2 headphones, one of the best drivers on the market, which raises the sonic characteristics to a considerably higher level than similarly priced products.

"When we first developed Stealth Magnets, I knew the design held tremendous value for the pro audio market. Our experience working and reworking the technology until we reached sonic perfection gave us the ability to adapt many of the same technical features in a headphone that is accessible to a wider audience of music lovers."

Dr. Fang Bian - President, and CEO, HiFiMAN Electronics


With an ergonomic design to comfortably fit most listeners, the Arya incorporates unique HiFiMAN features such as the patented “window shade” system that reduces reflections to widen the soundstage. A super-thin diaphragm guarantees faster response and bare minimum distortion.

As with all new HiFiMAN products, the Arya features 3.5mm headphone connectors that are angled at 10°, thereby lessening the pressure points associated with straight-angled connectors. These pressure points sometimes stress the connection, but the new design ensures a solid, reliable and long-lasting link between the headphone and the cable.

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The Power of Stealth

Traditional magnets generate sound waves that can introduce interference. The special shape of HiFiMAN's Stealth Magnets enable the waves to pass through without interference. This design is acoustically transparent minimizing the degradation of the sound waves and lowering distortion to produce accurate sonic output.

Nanometer Thickness Diaphragm

A breakthrough core technology developed by HiFiMAN, it’s the first of its kind in headphone applications. Working with this advanced material is extremely challenging, but the successful incorporation of this film as the Arya’s planar driver is the cornerstone of its remarkable sound.

Advanced Asymmetrical Magnetic Circuit

Years of research into planar driver optimization led HiFiMAN to utilize an asymmetrical design with smaller magnets on the ear-facing side. This reduces interference in sound wave transmissions from the diaphragm.

Metal and High-Grade Plastic Construction

HiFiMAN designed the Arya’s high-quality metal headband with extra strength in view and a special high-grade plastic for lightweight comfort and rugged durability.

Bold, Black Aesthetic

With its class HE1000-style shape and the strikingly good looks of its all-black exterior, the Arya is a statement of both aesthetics and sonic excellence.


In the Box

  • HiFiMAN Arya Headphones
  • Crystalline Copper cable with 6.3mm termination

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Perry Bean
Excellent customer service



These headphones are awesome. If you live bass then buy these. If you love detail then buy these. If you love ergonomics then buy these. Hifi man has knocked it out of the park with these headphones!! Only 5 hours in and they sound this good? Wow!!

Arya Stealth

These headphones along with the EF400 Amp/Dac are Incredible. Also, the service from Steve and Andrew have been terrific. Will continue to do business with Bloom Audio.

S. Hamburg
Vibrantly Musical

HIFIMAN ARYA 2022 Stealth Magnets Version exceeded my expectations by being anything but too bright or constricted sounding. Rather, they present a vivid and colorful musical picture, with excellent delineation of detail and layering all wrapped in a rich–but not too rich—harmonic envelope. The bass is muscular without being overpowering. The mids are stout and forthright and the highs are sparkly without being piercing or shrill. Even powered by the middle-range iFi iDSD Black Label, the Arya is totally transporting. Having owned TOTL Abyss, Focal, and Empire Audio, I've been seriously impressed by—and smitten with—this Arya.

A Balancing Act

Sonically, I have nothing negative to say about the Arya Stealth. It's detailed without sacrificing musicality or coherency. It's tuning leans bright but does not lack for bass or mid-range. Dynamics are excellent. Layering and imaging are very good. Soundstage is taller than wide but while vocals will present more closely, the depth of the stage can wow on certain sources and recordings. This would be my #1 headphone to demo for friends and family outside of the hobby to showcase what modern hi-fi can sound like.

While I do like the build and the ergonomics work for me, this will not be the case for those with smaller heads. These are large earcups and I do find that where you situate them on head can make a difference in their sonic presentation. I am a fan of the suspension strap headband but the material used is underwhelming for the price point. Comfort is not the issue, it's plenty comfortable it's just plastic-y and doesn't befit the price imo. The pads are comfortable, breathable, and feel quality but can creak, it can be a mild annoyance. The stock cable is also unacceptable. I'm assuming most in the hobby will have replacements to spare but that doesn't forgive a economy included cable. For these reasons I'd say it's a 4-star package.

This can be the only headphone you need (provided you don't need sound isolation). They work with all genres, require some drive but nothing unmanageable, and are just extremely well balanced tonally to please a diversity of tastes. I give HiFiMan a lot of credit, the dynamics with some of these Stealth versions seem to really punch without overdoing it.

I use mine with a Schiit Lyr running an RCA black plate fed by a SMSL Sanskrit and a Mojo 2. No issues on either setup. No real need to EQ. Love them for environmental gaming as well.

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