FiiO FH5 - Review

FiiO FH5 specs: from 15Hz to 40kHz frequency response, 1 dynamic driver + 3 BA Knowles drivers, 19 Ohm impedance, 112dB/mW sensitivity, 100mW maximum input power, 3.5mm plug type, 120cm cord length, MMCX connectors, 8g weight per single earbud.

FiiO FH5 is a flagship in-earphones which won’t fail you from the start. FiiO, the manufacturer of the unit, has brought up the mid-range tier of the earphones. FiiO is not a newcomer if we talk about in-ear monitors. Few years ago, it hit the market with its amazing EX1. Since then, many audio lovers switched to FiiO as their ear buddies. People have been raving about this because of its most selling point: the united tuning.

FH5 is a tough and incredible IEM. It has four strong drivers, three BA Knowles to handle the middle and treble. Then it has the nano-composite dynamic driver that is delivering the bass.

The packaging is very attractive. You will know for sure that it is a big deal when you see the packaging for the first time. The big box will draw your attention so that you are curious to see what’s inside.

The case is glossy black of old. You can use it right away if you want to travel out there with your buddy. The accessory set which comes with the package comes with the zippered pouch and a cleaner tool. At least you won’t need to spend a dime for maintenance at first. The cleaner tool is useful for cleaning the ear gunk.

When it comes to the design and build of this buddy, all I can say is that I am totally amazed! The FH5 build looks inspiring, appetizing, and solid. It has such aerodynamicity and vibrancy. Well, the creator was inspired by the fluid supercar design. So, you will look a little bit similar to that. The design comes with the titanium with the gold trim, making it different from its competitors at the same level.

I’d also give a thumb up to the FH5’s stock cable. It is much better than its predecessors since it comes with mono crystalline silver-plated copper. The details of the model are very satisfying. However, you might notice that the cables could be putting an extra weight because of the ear guides which bend too much.

Now I am talking about isolation. As we know, besides the comfort itself, the good isolation is the key to a great experience in using the earphone. Well, I was not expecting too much because it is an earphone that we are talking about. But the isolation is pretty much ample! The outside noise is hard to enter if it is not very powerful. If you are planning to commute with your earbuds, then you cannot go wrong with this.

The FiiO FH5 has an ergonomic design so that it will not hurt any part of your ears when you wear this for a long time. The insertion is pain free. From the look of the build, I am pretty sure that it will be convenient to wear for many years in the future.

FiiO FH5 - sound

Speaking of the quality, you won’t regret getting this from the market. It has a balanced signature that can make the audiophiles enjoy every moment with this buddy. FiiO FH5 has melted my heart. The bass is fantastic. Its texture and vibration are weaker than the headsets, but when the outside noise is decreased, the bass feels so good.

When it comes to the mid-bass, however, I feel a leaner quality of the sound. While the bass might not be kicking hard, the mid-bass offers such perfect balance in my ear palette. Anyway, the sub-bass seems to be a little extended and this is good for people who are paying a special attention to lows. If you want to get approximate same highs and mids, but with a balanced bass, then you have to move your attention to FiiO FA7, that is a little expensive (and it doesn't have a dynamic driver, it uses four Knowles balanced armatures).

The mids are stunning. I can hear the crisp sound of the string instruments when listening to the acoustic covers of my favorite songs. The treble is also perfect. While the other earphones have such ear piercing treble quality, I can sense that the FH5 has a milder one. Well, I know that each individual has a different treble tolerance level. But I am pretty sure that it will be a great choice for those who have sensitive ears to the treble.

No matter what genre I played with this buddy, FH5 wouldn’t fail me. I have played J-rock, Brit Pop, jazz, EDM, pop, disco, and even folklore songs with this IEM. So far, there are no significant shortcomings from the audio quality provided by the earphone.

What I like

- the musical tuning is very great;
- good package items;
- astonishing build quality;
- comfortable wear in long hours;
- sturdy and long lasting stock cable;
- the sub-bass is awesome.

What I don’t like

- the price of FH5 is a little expensive;
- complicated tracks get congestion between lows, mids and highs;
- short nozzles;
- the cable bends much, giving another weight to the users.

HQ Headphones: FiiO FH5 - Review
FiiO FH5 - Review
FiiO FH5 specs: from 15Hz to 40kHz frequency response, 1 dynamic driver + 3 BA Knowles drivers, 19 Ohm impedance, 112dB/mW sensitivity, 100mW maximum input power, 3.5mm plug type, 120cm cord length, MMCX connectors, 8g weight per single earbud.
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