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For Sale or Trade: Final Audio Design Heaven IV [LIKE NEW]

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For Sale or Trade:
Final Audio Design Heaven IV [LIKE NEW]

Will Ship To: Anywhere

Final Audio Design Heaven IV (FI-HE4BWH)

SOLD

 

Color: White

Condition: Like New, bought from Musica Acoustics in late May, rarely used (because I mostly use the FI-BA-SS)

Description:

  • This is the entry-level [no longer entry-level because of the introduction of the Heaven II] model of the Heaven series from Final Audio Design.
  • It's a very pleasant-sounding product, but I already have other, more high-end stuff from them that sounds more definitively 'FAD'.
  • In terms of sound, it is perhaps the most laid back of the 'Heaven' lineup. Some people have complained about sharp treble in the FI-BA-SS, FI-BA-SB 'Heaven S', and FI-BA-SA/A1 'Heaven C' models, but the Heaven IV has none of that. Tonally, it is most like the Heaven S --- balanced with a healthy low end, while the mids are clear, and the highs are smooth and well-extended. The biggest difference between the Heaven IV and the Heaven S is that the Heaven IV lacks the brassy resonance of the Heaven S. Some people like it, some people don't. I believe that, while the Heaven S is a better earphone, the Heaven IV gives most people a 'preview taste' of what Final Audio is all about.
  • Swimsonny wrote a review on the Heaven IV here
  • The design, IMO, is elegant and stylish, suitable for both males or females. It utilizes flat cords and is probably the first FAD product to have proper strain reliefs on their cables, and is perhaps the most isolating Heaven model, since it is easy to insert deeply and the BAM (balanced air movement) mechanism is sealed now.
  • The Heaven IV retails for 14800 yen, which is ~$185-190 (depending on the exchange rate); overseas retailers sell regularly over $220.

 

Note(s): 

  • Willing to trade only for a Phonak Audéo PFE 112 or ACS T15 (with additional cash considerations) in good, working condition.
  • Price includes shipping via Registered (with Tracking) International Mail. Reaches most places within 7-10 days. You can also pay the difference for EMS (an additional $10), which will reach almost everyone within 3-6 days.
  • Buyer pays PayPal fees, or pay by gift.

Edited by tomscy2000 - 11/22/12 at 10:48pm
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Just chiming in to say these are excellent sounding earphones in my opinion, and they serve as a good introduction to the mysterious and charming world of Final Audio. They also come with an incredible storage case that resembles a cigarette case, all metal and velvet-lined. Fancy shmancy!

 

Tom is also a great guy, and this is probably one of the easier ways to get these headphones if you're outside of Asia.

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Thanks for the endorsement! Yes, it does come with a fancy-schmancy cigarette case, but unfortunately it does scuff rather easily (despite my keeping it under wraps in layers of microfiber cloth). I can provide the normal FAD hard case in lieu of the chrome case if anyone so desires.

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Final Price Drop. $155 is firm.
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