Because of their tiny size, balanced-armature (BA) drivers tin dismiss become where other drivers can’t, making them ideal equally in-ear monitoring systems for studio mixing together with concerts.
If you lot bring gone to a alive gig or music concert before, you lot in all probability bring noticed an earpiece inwards the ears of the creative mortal or musician. That earpiece that they vesture inwards their ears is genuinely a unmarried balanced armature inwards ear monitor that they move to remove heed themselves on noisy stages.
Most in-ear monitors are the hybrid type using a mixture of dynamic drivers together with a unmarried balanced armature driver to deliver the high frequencies.
With that said, you lot tin dismiss also larn standalone, unmarried balanced armature in-ear monitors similar the FiiO FA1 which uses customized Knowles ED-33357 balanced-armature drivers alongside a 20Hz 20kHz frequency response.
From the transparent resin torso to the eye-catching wavy texture design, the FiiO FA1 are a rather unique dyad of unmarried balanced armature IEMs.
Instead of using the traditional injection molding procedure using plastic filament, the FiiO FA1 torso is made alongside liquid resin cured nether low-cal using a Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D printer.
Each earpiece weighs 4.6 grams then the amount weight of the FiiO FA1 earpieces, excluding the cable, is a lilliputian over ix grams which is extremely lightweight.
To deliver the sound, the FiiO FA1 makes move of a 3.5mm unbalanced headphone cable alongside copper-plated oxygen gratis (OFC) argent wiring together with MMCX (micro-miniature coaxial) connectors which are a smaller version of MCX coaxial RF connectors used to connect external antennas to GPS receivers.
Balanced headphone cables exercise better the overall good character delivering clearer, stronger good alongside less noise, louder book (+5dB to a greater extent than book ) together with wider sound-stage. At commencement glance it looks similar the FA1 IEMs move a balanced cable simply genuinely they don’t.
Balanced cables tend to move a 2.5mm connecter simply you lot tin dismiss also larn IEMs alongside balanced cables alongside 3.5mm connecter (i.e. HiFiMan RE-600). Usually, if the connecter has three dark rings (TRRS) it is a balanced cable together with unbalanced if it has 2 dark rings (TRS). The add-on of a balanced cable would bring definitely made the FiiO FA1 much to a greater extent than appealing though having a 3.5mm plug way you lot tin dismiss move the FA1 IEMs alongside the M3K digital good player equally good equally the BTR3 and BTR1K Bluetooth headphone amplifiers
The FA1 earphones bring a high sensitivity(111dB) to depression impedance (15 Ohms) ratio, making them really slowly to drive really loud (more sensitive than the F3 IEMs and FB1 IEMs) and without distortion.
The FiiO FA1 unbalanced MMCX cable has transcend notch structure alongside MMCX connectors shrouded inwards gold-plated metal, thick safe strain reliefs together with thick protective cable sleeve reinforcements that tin dismiss withstand the attack of daily use.
The copper-plated oxygen gratis (OFC) argent wires make upwards each of the 4 split cables inwards the FiiO FA1, which are all braided into i good cable alongside split wires for the left together with correct channels. The length of the cable is 1.2 meters long.
Aside from the beautiful resin trounce 3D printing pattern together with MMCX unbalanced cable, the FiiO FA1 features a rather unique nozzle pattern likewise reminiscent of a scientific discipline lab exam tube.
The subway nozzles bring no network filters together with are customized alongside a shine together with natural good signature that delivers fast bass, rich mids, together with detailed treble. The FiiO FA1 IEMs move criterion silicone or foam eartips to create a proper seal inwards the ear canal.
There no foam tips included simply you lot larn s option of soft silicone eartips which brand wearing the FiiO FA1 earphones within the ears comfortable.
The FiiO FA1 gibe is secure cheers to the loop pattern that allows the cable to live worn around-the-ears rather than remove down.
Around the ears or over the ears IEMs are overnice because it minimizes accidental yanking out, equally good equally the annoying rustling “microphonics” good you lot tin dismiss sometimes larn alongside straight-down IEMs when the earphone cable rubs against something.
The send representative that is included alongside the FiiO FA1 unmarried BA in-ear monitors is non the criterion EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) representative or drawstring carrying pouch you lot larn alongside virtually IEMs.
Instead, alongside the FiiO FA1 you lot larn a transparent hardshell plastic representative that does a superb undertaking at protecting the contents spell complimenting beautifully the FA1 transparent/ripple theme. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 thoughtful send on indeed!