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Updated January 10, 2024·

The 7hz Timeless earbuds are a more affordable choice compared to the HifiMan Arya Stealth headphones, offering excellent overall sound quality and a strong performance for music enthusiasts. However, the soundstage and imaging qualities do not quite match the Arya Stealth, which excels here, providing a more immersive experience for critical listening. The Arya Stealth also offers a larger soundstage and superior comfort, making them well-suited for extended listening sessions, although they are less portable due to their size and open-back design, which offers minimal noise isolation. The 7hz Timeless earbuds are a practical alternative for mobile use and casual listening, given their closed design, which provides better noise isolation. Both models come with a detachable cable and do not support wireless connectivity. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • The 7hz Timeless has no clear advantages over the HifiMan Arya Stealth.
Advantages of the HifiMan Arya Stealth
  • Best in class for music
  • Good for gaming
  • Excellent for TV and video
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Arya Stealth
10.0
The HifiMan Arya Stealth is best in class for music, while the 7hz Timeless is very good.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Arya Stealth
7.1
The HifiMan Arya Stealth is good for gaming, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Arya Stealth
5.1
The HifiMan Arya Stealth and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the HifiMan Arya Stealth is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Arya Stealth
8.1
The HifiMan Arya Stealth is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Arya Stealth
9.4
The HifiMan Arya Stealth is excellent for TV and video, while the 7hz Timeless is good.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Arya Stealth
2.5
The 7hz Timeless and HifiMan Arya Stealth are both poor for noise reduction, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Cost

$170
Timeless
Arya Stealth
$759
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $170 and the HifiMan Arya Stealth costs $759.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Arya Stealth
9.0
The HifiMan Arya Stealth has excellent build quality, while the 7hz Timeless has very good build quality.
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How the 7hz Timeless and the HifiMan Arya Stealth compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessHifiMan Arya Stealth
7hz TimelessHifiMan Arya Stealth

GENERAL

Price
$170
$759
Brand
7hzHifiMan
Release Date
August 1, 2021November 1, 2018
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/1010/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
6.7/107.2/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/109.5/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.5/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/102.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7/108.4/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams408.2 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00

Shopping

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7hz Timeless

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

HifiMan Arya Stealth

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Headphonesty

Eric D Hieger | October 2022
"The Arya can easily be end-game headphones for 99% of consumers, satisfying most audio desires. Priced well above USD$1000, the Arya are obviously and gloriously not for the mass market consumer; they are designed and built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts – especially those who view their expenses on this level of gear as investments."

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About HifiMan

HiFiMAN is a Chinese, high-end, audio product manufacturer, with 20 years of experience, that specializes in amplifiers, digital audio players and planar magnetic headphones, some of which have become a staple in the audiophile community such as the entry-level Sundara, the midrange Edition X, and the very well-regarded, high-end, Arya.

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