Meet the latest flagship in-ear monitor in FiiO's arsenal — the FD5. It houses a 12mm dynamic driver for a powerful performance. The best part? You can easily customise your IEMs with the wide variety of accessories.
Powerful Sound by Hi-Res IEMs
Unlike complicated IEMs that come with multiple drivers, the FiiO FD5 comes with a carefully tuned massive 12mm dynamic driver. The N52 magnets offer an incredibly high magnetic flux of 1.5 Tesla. The diaphragm has a Beryllium and diamond-like coating that's rigid and more responsive to voice coil movements. This in-ear monitor has a 'Hi-Res Audio' certification by the Japan Audio Society for its lifelike details, minimal distortion and the perfect balance of robust bass with excellent treble.
Designed To Deliver Only the Best
Since the FD5 uses only one driver, the sound comes from a single point resulting in accurate sound positioning. To ensure that there's no delay in the sound waves, an acoustic prism system i.e. a conical device is placed near the front of the diaphragm. This controls how the waves travel in the sound tube and eliminates high-frequency standing waves. This has been inspired by the technology used for tweeters in high-end audio products. The lower-frequency standing waves are reduced via a 'volcanic field.'
Comfortable and Stunning
The FD5 is designed for comfort and stunning looks. The curves are inspired by majestic mountains and waterfalls. It also effectively reduces unwanted sound reflections. It uses a semi-open design that relieves air pressure on the ear. The 3D embossed stainless steel faceplate looks striking while reducing harmonic distortion and staying durable.
Your Music, Your Rules
Make your FD5 truly your own with a variety of customisable accessories. You can switch between two sound tubes for a better fit as well as to adjust the sound — the large tube is balanced while the smaller tube is more bass-focused. The 8-strand high-purity monocrystalline silver-plated copper cable comes with interchangeable audio plugs that connect seamlessly with audio sources having a 2.5mm, 3.5mm or 4.4mm output. In addition, you also get a plethora of eartips, MMCX clips and a protective case.
These are my primary audio decice at the moment paired with the cayin n3 pro.
Easy to carry around and they sound as good as my momentum 3 (the details might even be better, but I would say they both aound good juat different sound signatures)
After last few weeks of trying out different tips amd nozzle, I settled on the thinner nozzle with vocal ear trips medium.
Good mid range flagship iem specially for bass along with triflange ear tips. Sound stage also wide.
This is a very good single DD earphone.
1. Bass- good strong tight bass. No bleed to mids. Sub-bass is not as prominent as I thought a single DD earphone should deliver. The bass has good definition and weight to it but is not the thumping slamming annoying type bass of non-audiophile consumer earphones. Its precise and as natural as it should sound.
Mids- the vocals are lively and feels natural. Best for female vocals. Male vocals also sound good. Guitar and other sounds in this frequency range seems natural and engaging.
High- it lacks much extension into the highs, its nicely rolled off. No sibilance. The sparkle of multi BA flagships is lacking here.
Imaging- imaging is good. Localisation of instruments and layering feels natural and well delineated.
Resolution- its lacking in resolution compared to amy multi BA flagship. But it excells in the bass part.
Soundstage- wide soundstage.
Verdict- if you have multi BA flagship iems, you might miss the detail, clarity, airiness, sparkle in FD5. It compensates through good bass and natural timbre.
I first auditioned the Fiio FD5 from a friend. Since then I knew I wanted them. An all DD iem, with a beautiful tonality, good bass and detailed presentation! The presentation is speaker like, great height in soundstsage, good width and depth. The overall presentation is very vintage like, with technicalities not the priority (but certainly not lacking in any respect) rather the presentation is the priorty. What not to love in Fiio FD5. The build quality is beautiful, the accessories with the package is so premium, even kilobuck iems will shy away. Overall Fiio FD5 is one of the best iems I have tried, and finally owned. Apart from FD5, I also own CA Andromeda and JVC FDX1 and hold all of them equally capable regardless of the price.
After going through lots of reviews. i finally decided to purchase this gem.
Build Quality: -
Made of quality stainless steel , feels very sturdy better than Aluminium and Due to its compact size it feels comfortable on wearing . it never comes out from ear by itself. Box comes with extra narrow bore for extra bass . but wide bore which is attached already is better.
Sound Quality :-
i am giving this review after 80 hours burn in and plugging with External dac. Mids are ok but slightly muddy . Bass is very punchy with nice slam . Treble is very natural , detailed and bright . Instrument separation is also amazing . This has the best soundstage i have heard from any Iem . you wont feel the bass inside your head or ear. No doubt this iem is worth the money .
I wanted a single dd IEM for those natural sound and timbre.
I have Fiio fh3 and Blessing2, i found these to have much wider stage and depth than those.
Mids are very natural sounding but not as detailed as moondrop b2.
Highs are better on FD5.
Bass have more quality and quantity on FD5.
Overall i am in love for these I am blown away.
These are very good for EDM and bassy music but I like B2 more in case if the track is more details and have more busy passage.
Note: I used the narrow barrel instead of wide bore as wide bore make it sound a bit overwhelming in bass.
Really nice work on the Audio Store to grant an 1300 rupee discount.
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Its best wired headphone i have ever owned.
This demo unit is as perfect as the original one. The sound quality, the bass, everything is best.
For the price point of 245 rupees the quality is good.
The proliferation of the 4.4 mm (Pentaconn) connector on the output side of amps and DAPs has not been matched on the input side, except for few iFi products. The 4.4 to dual XLR is hence like heaven-sent. And TheAudioStore price is simply unbeatable.
I think earphones are just good. They are light, very minimal design, comfortable for long listening hours, sound quality is crystal clear, cable quality is also good, buttons don't work unless you have a quality converter or DAC. It has mic, what more you want. Overall it is a decent earphone.
It is my first IEM, it has good sound, first impression will be bad but as you will listen , it will be very pleasant. Use special one eartips
Friends, this is the best dac out there for the price and rightly said, it leaves no competition behind. Go for it without any second thought and this is no boasting but Pritam Ji is a good man and he will guide you in case you seek any advice.
I have been using the normal earbud style earphones earphones from ambrane, portronics etc which are priced at below 400Rs and decided to upgrade to the VE monk plus, the difference in sound clarity is easily differentiable. there is clear separation in the base, vocals etc. I guess once you use better earphones, you understand the difference in audio quality. I purchased the without mic version as i needed an earphone that works with My nokia express music 5310 as modern earphones with mic are not supported.
The HiBy R6 Pro II is an absolute triumph in terms of build and sound quality, but it wins at the cost of battery life (5.5-7.5 hours). If you're able to accommodate this design choice, I believe you'd be hard-pressed to find a better DAP for under $1000.
The R6 Pro II is built like a tank and looks stunning in purple. Album artwork pops on the crisp 2K display, and I've yet to encounter bugs with the rock-solid implementation of Android 12. Although it runs warm during operation (especially Class A mode), it's not been an issue thus far.
The AKM chipset offers musicality against a pitch-black background without compromising on neutrality. Its MSEB feature provides ample customization options and enables listeners to tweak the sound as per their preferences. The soundstage width is already excellent, and I hope the depth improves after burn-in to lend more of a holographic experience.
Works as intended!
It is amazing. The sound quality and the look both.
Sony does not disappoint with the NW-A306. I like the customization possibilities and the android interface.
The shell is big bit somehow very comfortable fo extended use. The sound signature is about what I expected soo no complaints there. The only thing is I'm not a big fan of l connectors but that's a minor gripe.
This is my first IEM and my mind is blown by the audio quality of it and also the premium feel and built quality of the IEM which is made by Zr ceramic. It not only looks and feels good but also the clarity, passive noise cancellation, and comfort are good. Definitely a 10/10 and would suggest the people to buy it. The gift packaging it came into was also very thoughtful from the side of 'The audio store' people and was impressed by it.