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Final Audio Design Heaven IV Reviews

lin0003

Nice Offering From FAD That Stands Out From The Crowd

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Pros: Nicely Balanced Sound, Mids, Soundstage, Looks Great!

Cons: Microphonic, Lack Of Cable Clip

Final Audio Design is a relatively new company to the IEM scene, with them releasing their first models in 2009. They are a Japanese company, with their roots extending back to 1974 where they first made high-end MC cartridges and booster transformers. The model that I will be reviewing today is their Heaven IV, which is the second cheapest model in their Heaven IEM series, the most basic one being the Heaven II.           FAD has always been a brand that has constantly caught my eye, but I have not had many experiences with them. I have auditioned their FI-BA-SS model several times and always been impressed in the way that it presents the midrange. I was...
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Techno Kid

Uniquely Wonderful

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Pros: Great bass, large soundstage, unique detailed mids

Cons: Highs could have a bit more sparkle but that's really it

  Specs,   Housing - Stainless Steel Driver - Custom-made Balanced Armature S.P.L - 112 dB Impedance - 16 ohms Cable Length - 1.2m Weight - 16g   Accessories,   6 Sets of Tips Steel Carrying Case   Build Quality / Fit   The FAD Heaven IV like the e-Q5 is very well built imo with the stainless steel housing that looks really nice.  They have a flat tangle free cable not unlike Beats that also gives them a nice look, really these are one of the nicest looking IEM's I've had a chance to use.  They have a L shaped plug with the standard gold plated jack.  I've had them get caught and pulled out of my...
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Hi-Fi'er

Excellent Sounding IEM Rivals RE-600 & KCO6

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Pros: Comfortable, never fatiguing, never sibilant, tight bass, great mids

Cons: Shouty at high volume levels, some may want more bass

Madddrop did an exclusive Final Audio Audio III which is a re-branded Heaven IV. Here is my review: The only thing I don't like is how small the bore opening on the silicone tips are. They don't match the IEM's bore size. After a while of listening and adjusting I tried other wider bore tips and they sound even more open and spacious. These are never sibilant either and have just the right balance of bass in respect to the mid's and highs to never fatigue. Some may desire more bass but I think they are just right as the music calls for it. The Havi B3 don't compare, nor the VDS3s. Even the famous Zero Audio Tenore everyone raved about was a giant IEM killer is a joke. The Heaven III...
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mark2410

Final Audio Heaven IV Quick Review by mark2410

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Pros: Pretty. Beautiful and expansive sound scape.

Cons: Raw detail retrieval isn’t awesome, bit pricey.

Final Audio Heaven IV Quick Review   Thanks to Hifiheadphones for the loan.   Full review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/742825/final-audio-heaven-iv-review-by-mark2410   Brief:  Final Audio and a case to die for.   Price:  £139 or about US$218 though they seem a bit rare in the US.   Specification:  Driver Type: Custom made balanced armature, Sensitivity: 112dB, Impedance: 16Ω, Cable Length: 1.2m, Weight: 17g per earpiece   Accessories:  6 pairs of white silicone tips, 3 rounded and 3 more conical.  Then of course there is that case.   Build Quality:  Super.  They visually positively drip...
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