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.
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. This is very clean , airy and open sounding iem . 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 .
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