Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread - Page 3

post #31 of 4709

It is great to have another fan club of Final Audio Design at Head-fi. In Japan, FAD is categorized as their 'main stream brands', while internationally they are building up reputation. I have some FAD collection with me and I do admit they surprises me. :)

post #32 of 4709

Okay, so my Adagio III's burned in all night so i must have roughly 12 hours on them now and well i am quite impressed both as earphones and especially for there asking price. There is a slight bass emphasis but nothing huge but maybe that is just from a/bing them with Hippo VBs :P However the bass can sometime just come out of no where and literally shake your head and then go back to its more controlled format. Sub-bass is always there and whenever the music rumbles so do these. The mids are very airy and pleasant and not covered at all by the bass which is nice. The treble is actually quite sparkly so far but is in the harsher side of things at the moment. The whole signature seems to be so airy though and if you cover the port the sound muffles a tad. 

 

The biggest problem personally is the treble which can get a bit to overwhelming at times and in a harsh way.

 

Although more expensive they are out performing the Hippos and the TDK BA100s which i am currently using quite handily.

 

These are brief impressions and subject to change. 

post #33 of 4709
Thread Starter 

yeap, i do agree the treble is on the aggressive side. while the mid and bass are having their own characteristic, i believe further burn in can tone down the treble slightly.

post #34 of 4709
I left them on for the rest of the afternoon and already I have changed impressions, why I hate early impressslns.
post #35 of 4709
Thread Starter 

nice impression and unboxing you have there, looking forward for your full review of the product.

post #36 of 4709
post #37 of 4709
My Adagio III review is up!

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/newestpost/615178
Edited by Swimsonny - 6/21/12 at 3:28am
post #38 of 4709
Thread Starter 

thanks for the update!
update the first page for more information reference. 

post #39 of 4709

Back when the only reliable cars were German and Japanese, you bought an English car for the status as a pioneer dandy. FAD remind me very much of English cars of the 70's, 80's, and who knows when else. There is lots to offer, but so many strange moments that make you go: 'eh?' that balance the experience. 

 

The 22g per side 1601 is one of them. With the proper equalising amp, and if you don't tilt your head (or breathe), they are incredible. Otherwise, love was needed.

post #40 of 4709
Quote:
Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Back when the only reliable cars were German and Japanese, you bought an English car for the status as a pioneer dandy. FAD remind me very much of English cars of the 70's, 80's, and who knows when else. There is lots to offer, but so many strange moments that make you go: 'eh?' that balance the experience. 

 

The 22g per side 1601 is one of them. With the proper equalising amp, and if you don't tilt your head (or breathe), they are incredible. Otherwise, love was needed.

 

I consider myself quite the pioneer dandy lol.

 

It was actually your impressions of the 1601 that first brought FAD to my attention a while back. I've since caught "the bug" and am probably one of the biggest FAD junkies on this forum. We all have different priorities in this hobby, and their products just happen to align with much of my personal philosophy about head-fi.

post #41 of 4709

Edit: removed


Edited by MuppetFace - 6/22/12 at 4:11am
post #42 of 4709
Thread Starter 

that is the weirdest headphone stand i ever seen.
But salute for the creativity, it makes the headphone and stand blend together nicely

post #43 of 4709

I like FAD Heaven S!!

post #44 of 4709
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Back when the only reliable cars were German and Japanese, you bought an English car for the status as a pioneer dandy. FAD remind me very much of English cars of the 70's, 80's, and who knows when else. There is lots to offer, but so many strange moments that make you go: 'eh?' that balance the experience. 

 

The 22g per side 1601 is one of them. With the proper equalising amp, and if you don't tilt your head (or breathe), they are incredible. Otherwise, love was needed.


haha agree, the way they design their earphone is pretty extraordinary, which getting more and more "logic sense" into it, model such as adagio and heaven series are more standard kind of looking. 

post #45 of 4709
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanKK87 View Post

I like FAD Heaven S!!

I like FAD Heaven S too... Just got a friend in Japan to purchase it for me, can't wait to get it :)


Edited by Sparhawk69 - 6/27/12 at 7:35am
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread