FiiO FD5 - 1DD Flagship from FiiO
Jan 17, 2021 at 11:22 AM Post #496 of 1,427

davidmolliere

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So I have given a run to the RHA filters and indeed the bass filters do make the FD5 overall smoother and a bit more bass presence but I find you loose the benefit of the outstanding soundstage too much. I rolled to Penon Mix cable and it was a smoother experience, the stock cable is definitely brighter sounding. I think cable rolling has a lot of potential to make the FD5 sound as you want it.

I also tried the FD5 with iBasso DX300 and Shaling M8.

The DX300 brings soundstage a bit further yet, it's clearly its outstanding strength as well as its black background and smooth relaxed character. This makes for a great pairing with FD5 making it yet more holographic sounding with super layering and smoother as well especially in the midrange. Sub bass has more presence than Hiby R8 as well.

The M8 brings its superb power in the bass department, with the best slam of all DAP I paired it with bringing the FD5 into even more impressive territory. Mids are fuller bodied without affecting separation and everything has superb articulation there, mids have more bite in the upper section so it doesn't smoothen the FD5 as the DX300 does. Lower treble is a bit different where M8 is smoother than DX300 so it's not a clear cut picture. Upper treble is more extended and the M8 brings the FD5 to its full potential I think.
 
Jan 18, 2021 at 9:07 AM Post #497 of 1,427

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Where can I buy FD5 in Europe please?
I don't want to order from Ali Express and wait for 1-2 months
 
Jan 18, 2021 at 9:09 AM Post #498 of 1,427

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Where can I buy FD5 in Europe please?
I don't want to order from Ali Express and wait for 1-2 months
They ship with DHL from Ali, you will have it in 3 days.
 
Jan 18, 2021 at 9:09 AM Post #499 of 1,427

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Where can I buy FD5 in Europe please?
I don't want to order from Ali Express and wait for 1-2 months
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free shipping with dhl, super fast delivery with them.
 
Jan 18, 2021 at 9:59 AM Post #501 of 1,427

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Add applicable taxes to this...

Exactly, which comes to 390 usd, a bit too much. I'll be happy to pay 320 usd total.
 
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Jan 18, 2021 at 10:15 AM Post #503 of 1,427

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Jan 18, 2021 at 10:26 AM Post #504 of 1,427

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Jan 18, 2021 at 11:02 AM Post #507 of 1,427

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Jan 18, 2021 at 11:56 PM Post #509 of 1,427

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Same for me!! Except....
Got the Believe in today. So far, this is a far more similar sound to FH3 than FD5. Sick bass... FD5 is sounding more and more 'monitor'-ish. More about accuracy and detail, than music enjoyment. But both have very few hours so far. Better fit on Believe; no random tubes or edges sticking out the back lol.
 
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Jan 19, 2021 at 9:17 AM Post #510 of 1,427

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@lgcubana What material is that you are using for your mod? I’m always looking for good modding material.

Are you getting the FD5?, if so I will wait till I hear your impressions before buying those :).
 

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