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Yes...this is DEFINITELY...my favorite FiiO IEM
My review of the FH1 just posted - https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/fiio-fh1-dual-hybrid-iem.22884/reviews#review-19753
What cable is that? It looks beautiful.
Red, green, blue and black, the FH1 is bound to color up your world!
Hej guys. Is any of you had a chance to compare this IEMs to Westone's W30? I want to go balanced and I'm wondering what would be better - buying FH1 or balanced cable for my W30.
I'm not sure what you're saying. If you're missing something from your W30 and want a different sound, you should pick an Iem for that reason. You shouldn't expect anything from a balanced cable (given many people don't see any difference).
I bet tip rolling has a much bigger impact than going balanced.
To flesh out your comment, there are two benefits to going balanced:
1. Power: 4 times the power output.
2. Noise Floor: 3dB improvement in signal to noise ratio.
Sensitivity for the FH1 is 106dB/mW. Normal listening level is around 85dB, which will be achieved with .01mW. The average phone puts out 1V max, which for the 26Ω FH1 translates to roughly 40mW. So, 46dB headroom. More than plenty.
Noise floor? The average phone is dead quiet. Most people won't notice the 3dB improvement, especially in a noisy environment.
For most IEMs going balanced is complete hype. A marketing ploy to sell new DAPs and cables.
Hmm, that's interesting, thanks guys. I never heard anything through a balanced output so just wanted to try it and see (hear actually) if it is really better or change something. If this is just a hype thing than I suppose I just try to find someone with balanced cable and just give it a try. Thanks again for the info
Yes, balanced output would be different. Generally you could get bigger channel separation and enjoy stronger sense of stereo.
Hope you would get the proper choice you want.
You need to wait a long time sometimes but his cables and mods are exceptional
very helpful, and there are some comparison may help people check out which are most suitable for them.
NOICE! Thanks for the comparos. Will definitely be giving them a try too.
Oh man ! I got my FH1 the other day as my westone headsets died - and my goodness what a pleasant surprise ! I am not sure if its new toy syndrome but this iem is smooooooth. The details are fine, smooth mids and that bass hits the spot.
This is definitely the best consumer grade iem I have heard - highly recommended under 100 usd.
I have to agree with you on the smoothness... the treble is pleasant and not so eager to show off all details like other V-shaped IEMs tend to be. Detail is there but the rendering is very good.
I still have a bit of problem with the elevated bass levels but I'll tip-roll later in the week to find my favourite combo.