FiiO EH3 NC specs: Bluetooth 5.0 with SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX LL/aptX HD/LDAC, 45mm drivers, 32 ohm impedance, up to 50h playback time, 3 hours charging time, Hi-res Audio + Hi-res Audio Wireless Certifications, ANC, Type-C USB, 3.5mm cable.
FiiO EH3 NC is one of the best over-ear headphones in the market, that can be bought for less than $200. The model comes to respect those who are fond of noise-cancelling features. FiiO is a popular brand for audio lovers. Actually known for earbuds, the brand has expanded their lines of products to the headphone models. The EH3 NC offers up to 50 hours of battery life, making it one of the best ones for battery life in the market (with a few exceptions).
The design of the EH3 is easily lovable. It comes in such an elegant ambiance thanks to the dark grey color and clear image on the front side of the headphones. There are also the dual Hi-Res certifications, one for audio, and one for the Hi-Res Audio Wireless. So, you will have the freedom to attain the specific audio experience as you desire.
The package includes the carrying case and a quick starting guide. Here are the items that you’ll get in the FiiO EH3 NC headphones box:
- FiiO EH3 NC headphone unit;
- Carrying case;
- Quick start guide;
- 3.5 mm auxiliary cable;
- USB Type-C Cable.
The fact that FiiO includes the carrying case in the package is wonderful. That means the users won’t have to get the separated case anymore. The carrying case also comes with compactness and lightweight features so it won’t affect the way you are mobile. But don’t get it wrong. It is sturdy enough to help you carry and protect your headset while you’re out there. You can also put your aux and USB cables at the back of the carrying case.
Speaking of the build and quality design, the EH3 NC is really the best representation of the modern users. As we know, modern users nowadays have different ways of using the headset. Surely, you are not only using your headphone when you’re in the desk, sometimes you just want to take a nap with the headset put on.
The foldable headset comes with the swivelling ear cups. Here is the good fact. With this swiveling factor, you will be able to sit the headset around your neck without having to worry about breaking them. With the right posture, you will be able to place the headset flat on any surface, eliminating the hardship to hang it and prepare too much space for it. When you fold it up, you will also be able to store it in the compact sized room. If you’re a person who loves to travel light, then this headphone is a perfect companion for you. There’s a reason why FiiO designed the carrying care in such a size. It also provides you with such compactness and portability.
I have weighed the model. It is around 293g, very lightweight if we are talking about the headphones weight. A sensible reason for the lightweightness is that it comes with an all-plastic build. But don’t think that it is a cheap build that you’ll find at knockout products in the market. The plastic feels solid and fairly robust. I am glad that I have had the experience to try it by myself. So, when I get a hold on this buddy, I try to knock it out a little bit just to see how strong it is. Surprisingly, this buddy is a tough one.
There is a USB Type-C port underside of the left ear cup. You can use this port to charge the headphones. When you wear it out there, the USB Type-C port isn’t visible so it won’t affect the aesthetic of the headset.
Then you can control all the features at the right earcup. The LED indicators show the battery and operational status. The Caller and bluetooth connectivity are also the positive points of this buddy.
Fiio EH3 NC - soundEspecially because EH3 NC uses the bluetooth 5.0 standard and it also offers support for AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX-HD, aptX-LL and LDAC, you can connect to all devices that support these codecs. The quality of sound is highly improved (over bluetooth connection) by codecs like aptX HD, aptX LL and LDAC. For example in the priority mode LDAC sends data up to 990 kbps - it means a significant improvement for the quality of sound compared with SBC.
The quality of sound is very high (lows, mids and highs are very well balanced, nothing overlaps). Some users are so satisfied by the sound as they compared EH3 NC with Fiio FH7 - in my opinion it's a little exaggerated. But... you'll not regret if you buy FiiO EH3 NC.
What I like- It is comfortable to wear. Its lightweightness makes it convenient to go mobile with this headset.
- The long duration of battery life: 50 hours.
- The FiiO Music App.
- Work with PC as well.
- The bluetooth codecs AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX-HD, aptX-LL and LDAC will provide you compatibility with all devices that support a bluetooth connection.
What I don’t likeI think a good brand like FiiO should pay more attention to its box contents and accessories.
When an ANC is enabled, the audio quality seems to be affected.