Again, I shall be announcing a new brand called Fidue, they have been mentioned in the Chinese models thread, but I think they deserve a thread of their own as their products seem very promising and it would be great to have a feedback thread.
Fidue are a new brand, brought to my attention by Robin at Hifiheadphones, as I went over and he had them on his desk and we proceded to open them and give them a listen.
The first model that grabbed our attention were the AF63, a IEM priced around $55 and with great SQ, a fairly balanced sound with a slight boost in the lows but with very well detailed mids and also not too recessed highs, a good all rounded for the price.
Next up is the AF81 which comes with a very luxurious package, this IEM is priced at around $299 so that brings it in to some tough territory, and how well do they hold up? Well personally I think there is better for the price, the AF81 has quite big and impactful lows, the could however be better controlled, the mids are nicely detailed and clean, and the highs are well extended but could also be slightly more refined too, it does however have a big spacious sound, quite an exciting and engaging sound. The fit however takes a while to get used to.
So that is a quick guide to the 2 models that have released so far, I will be reviewing them in full soon, as I received both models from Fidue for review.
Also they posed on their facebook page, that they are developing a Hybrid IEM with dual BA and single DD driver design, and after talking to them about the fit of the AF81, they have said they are working to overcome that problem with the hybrid model (as a few people commented on the slightly awkward fit of the AF81) so the hybrid model looks great and very interesting, I will be getting it to review also.
Fidue AF63 Review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/708358/review-fidue-af63
Edited by ostewart - 3/4/14 at 2:55am