FIDUE A83 impressions and discussion thread
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Here is my review
 
http://www.head-fi.org/products/fidue-a83-reference-class-triple-hybrid-iem/reviews/11426
 
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Great review! Especially the comparisons.
 
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Ended up ordering the A83 and got them yesterday. I have a slight problem with my right ear with the tip slowly sliding out and breaking the seal, but otherwise they are very comfortable to wear. I tried looking at some Comply tips since I see people recommending them for various IEMs but I'm not sure about the size since this is my first proper in-ear. Anyone know which size series fits the A83?
 
Edit: Looking through djvkool's review mentioning using TF10 tips for it, I guess the Comply Foam 500 series would be the right one, as they're matched with UE TF10 in their finder.
 
I'm actually now getting a pretty decent seal with one of the larger silicones that came with the phones. I probably just have to get used to actually wearing IEMs in general and clean my ears properly. ^^;
 
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Hi all,

Just purchased a pair of a83.

Have been testing them for a week a. The store and finally bought them.

I have been using a pair or im02 with custom off silver plated cables.

I find that a83 offers even more detail and a more raw meatier natural sound as compared to my im02 (which is smoother) but u will be rewarded if the source is good.

However, upon unboxing I found a either with the left driver or cable. I phoned up the authorized dealer and offered to swap the whole set.

Hope I have better luck when I go to the shop for the exchange.
 
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What issue did you have?
 
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Not sure if faulty cable, connector, or driver itself. The left side reduces in sound or becomes mutated when I walk or turn my head with the iem on my ears.
 
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Sounds like a poor connection or maybe the wrong tip for your ears.
 
See if you can recreate the problem by holding your head still (not turning) and pulling slightly on the cable from behind your ear. If that doesn't do it, try pushing gently on the IEM in your left ear to see if that recreates the issue.
 
Also, what tips are you using? It sounds to me like maybe the tip is being squeezed out of shape or slightly shut when you are moving - the opening may be getting too close to the wall of your ear canal (I have this problem with some tips)
 
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I tried a couple of tips, all exhibiting the same result, I even tried it with the sony hybrid tips that I use with my im02 with no avail.

I think it is the cable. Have will it exchange tomorrow when I pass by shop after work.
 
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Sorry to hear. I hope the swap sorts it out quickly and easily!
 
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Just swapped, perfect.:D

Just noticed that the ba are jammed right at the spout of the iem in front of the dynamic driver
 
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Are these legit?
 
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fly-to-Guangzhou-Smart-Duo-Fidue-A83-flagship-enthusiast-Unit-3-laps-iron-spot-Ear-Headphones/1921337241.html
 
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The images look like the real deal, but hard to know if the product you'll get is also real
 
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  Are these legit?
 
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fly-to-Guangzhou-Smart-Duo-Fidue-A83-flagship-enthusiast-Unit-3-laps-iron-spot-Ear-Headphones/1921337241.html
The price seems much lower than MSRP. However, FIDUE is a relatively small, new company. So I would think that most products for sale are genuine. But don't quote me on that. 
 
Just using logic as they aren't big enough to be cloned yet in my opinion. 
 
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