FEARLESS Audio IEM's Discussion/Impressions
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Will the new DD iem be ready for 11/11? Feels like it wont.

I asked a few local physical stores in Asia about the Fearless Audio Stellar (new DD), the sellers said it is a regional exclusive release for the initial phase. So it won't release in certain countries for physical shops (so it might pose an issue to audition it), but perhaps it can be gotten from online retailers. 11/11 is only a few days away and so far I've not seen much marketing about it, though we never know, it might be a stealth release LOL.
 
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Golly, I'm so excited. Wish I could say why :D
 
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Your customs got shipped today like mine? Just got an email.
Yes. And my DAP.

These customs have a little extra mojo- can't wait to hear how they turned out!
 
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Anyone have fit issues with s8 series? I find them comfortable no sharp edges but just a bit too large causing ear fatigue sometimes after 30 min and sometimes after 2-3 hrs.
I brought S8F and Blon bl-03 on my 3-week vacation and 90% of the time I'm using Blon.
 
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Can anyone recommend cable for S8F from AliExpress price not an issue but I am looking for a cable which comes with adapters to work with 2.5mm, 3.5 balanced and SE. Thanks


| DUNU HULK Upgrade Cable for HIFI AUDIO Earphone IME Detachable MMCX 2 Pin 0.78mm/QDC Plug with 4 connectors 3.5/2.5/3.5pro/4.4mm
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/o9e5gWOy


Well...I am technically correct for this recommendation...............
 
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Can anyone recommend cable for S8F from AliExpress price not an issue but I am looking for a cable which comes with adapters to work with 2.5mm, 3.5 balanced and SE. Thanks

Electro Acousti cables have the best value for price. 4 core Neotech Up-OCC Litz cable sells for around $82. You can also have them make custom adapter cables for you for different terminations. Everything from the jack, y-split, connectors, etc, is customizable with a lot of options to choose from. I use that and one of their other cables with my Fearless S8F. Have a look - https://www.aliexpress.com/store/all-wholesale-products/5003206.html
 
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I thought I'd provide an update for those who might be interested and/or considering this and wanted to be aware of process, costs, and risks involved.

I contacted DD-Audio Store on AliExpress as I had some questions about the process before buying. After they were answered without issue, I paid for the S5H's and added the order # to our ongoing communication thread. They sent an address in China to ship my impressions. Once they receive them, I will pay the extra $ via Paypal to cover the custom costs.

The box containing my ear impressions/molds was small & light (5x7x2in, 0.25lbs approx). Air shipping options from Canada were: $13 for 6-12 bus days untracked, or $75+ ~6 business day guarantee tracked. I selected the former.

If this information is useful to anyone, I will continue to post updates until I receive the CIEMs. Likewise if this is not appropriate for this forum, let me know and I'll stop :)

Quick update - my impressions arrived in China (pretty much bang-on the ~10 business day estimate). I sent the additional $, and they confirmed my order details. Will apparently be 12 days for manufacture.

Aside from some minor language issues, I am happy with the process thus far.
 
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Can anyone recommend cable for S8F from AliExpress price not an issue but I am looking for a cable which comes with adapters to work with 2.5mm, 3.5 balanced and SE. Thanks
Electro Acousti cables have the best value for price. 4 core Neotech Up-OCC Litz cable sells for around $82. You can also have them make custom adapter cables for you for different terminations. Everything from the jack, y-split, connectors, etc, is customizable with a lot of options to choose from. I use that and one of their other cables with my Fearless S8F. Have a look - https://www.aliexpress.com/store/all-wholesale-products/5003206.html

This cable: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1000007909452.html?spm=a2g1y.12024536.productList_48890756.subject_1
Request this end: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000021771334.html?spm=2114.12010615.8148356.44.314a51a4DUQPsF
 
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New goodie day!
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These are intense! Fearless did a super cool thing. I asked about a fully custom IEM, and they put the DD from the Roland plus the 6x mid-treble BAs from the S8F in a custom with the 2 ESTs from the Roland along for the ride. The detail retrieval is absolutely next level, and with a tiny bit of EQ to tame the predictably crazy treble (and sometimes crank that DD), they're absolutely end game. Love, love, love these IEMs!

FWIW, the new cable is great, too. I still prefer a pure copper cable on the Rolands- they seem to sweeten them up a bit- but construction and signal are both worlds ahead of the old cable.
 
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New goodie day!


These are intense! Fearless did a super cool thing. I asked about a fully custom IEM, and they put the DD from the Roland plus the 6x mid-treble BAs from the S8F in a custom with the 2 ESTs from the Roland along for the ride. The detail retrieval is absolutely next level, and with a tiny bit of EQ to tame the predictably crazy treble (and sometimes crank that DD), they're absolutely end game. Love, love, love these IEMs!

FWIW, the new cable is great, too. I still prefer a pure copper cable on the Rolands- they seem to sweeten them up a bit- but construction and signal are both worlds ahead of the old cable.

That ear canal.... How long is your inner ear?!
 
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That ear canal.... How long is your inner ear?!
There is a reason I've gone to CIEMs, and I'm not even showing the worst parts of that LOL. :wink:
 
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These are intense! Fearless did a super cool thing. I asked about a fully custom IEM, and they put the DD from the Roland plus the 6x mid-treble BAs from the S8F in a custom with the 2 ESTs from the Roland along for the ride. The detail retrieval is absolutely next level, and with a tiny bit of EQ to tame the predictably crazy treble (and sometimes crank that DD), they're absolutely end game. Love, love, love these IEMs!

FWIW, the new cable is great, too. I still prefer a pure copper cable on the Rolands- they seem to sweeten them up a bit- but construction and signal are both worlds ahead of the old cable.
Congrats!!!!

Wait, is this roland or the fully custom tune that we have talk about?
 

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