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Final Audio Design FI-BA-SS Reviews


Passionate yet Magical, A Journey Towards The Pinnacle of Music


Pros: Organic & Resolving, Top Clarity, Massive Extension

Cons: Cable

Introduction The Final Audio Design FI-BA-SS is the flagship model of the Heaven Series. Like other iems in the Heaven Series, it utilises a single balanced armature driver. On the website, it states “Our Flagship BA-SS takes balanced armature earphones to another level of performance”. With only a single balanced armature driver, it is hard to imagine the level of sonic performance that the FI-BA-SS can produce. “With our special “BAM Mechanism” design, air movement inside the housing is optimized, allowing the BA-SS to produce deep bass without the distortion and muddiness normally reproduced by BA unit earphones. The design theory of this breakthrough earphone rests on a single...
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Raw & Emotional; Vivid & Vibrant


Pros: Great Sound Quality; Transparent; Detaled

Cons: Fragile non-detachable cable

The narrative of how I came upon Final Audio Design is found in my reviews of Sonorous X and the Piano Forte X. Suffice to say that I do enjoy the unique music presentation proposed by Takai-san, the man who was behind Final Audio Design. I am proud owner of the FI-BA-SS, the Heaven S, the Heaven VI, the Pianoforte VIII, IX and X, the 1601SB (predecessor to the Pianoforte series), Lab 1 and AKR02 (special edition FI-BA-SS in collaboration with AK). I also have the Hope VI and the Sonorous X.   I remember when I first started with the Heaven S, the Final Audio Design FI-BA-SS was spoken of in almost hushed tones. It was supposed to be this amazing single balanced armature from Final...
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My Precioussssssss!


Pros: My Precious!

Cons: Sneaky little hobbitses.

We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious.   They cursed us. Murderer they called us. They cursed us, and drove us away. And we wept, Precious, we wept to be so alone. And we only wish to catch fish so juicy sweet. And we forgot the taste of bread... the sound of trees... the softness of the wind. We even forgot our own name. My Precious.  

The Unorthodox SS


Pros: Irreverent, Impetuous and Cruel

Cons: Irreverent, Impetuous and Cruel

This is not a proper review, just really some rambling from the appreciation thread... ________     I have no idea why I didn't really like them so much the first time.  I guess it is their unorthodox nature.  They are a bit impetuous, however I have really been enjoying them the last couple days, prompting me to write some unorthodox impressions. Please excuse their rambling and possibly incoherent nature. _______     The SS is a dirty little vixen, devoid of etiquette. She can turn on a dime from prim and proper to screeching, kicking and clawing; so goes the quality of the recording, there goes the SS. The vocalist is who she...
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