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FiiO FH5 • Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors || Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers

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  1. maira
    okay, i dont want to argue here....
  2. stenog
    It would be great if you could compare it to DK-4001. And looking forward to your review of both iems :)
  3. gLer
    Thanks, would love a comparison between FH5/7/U10/RE2000!
  4. Brooko Contributor
    No point - I can show you the measured frequency response. Facts can't be questioned as untrue :wink:
  5. Brooko Contributor
    Yep - will do.
  6. maira
    As i have written, i dont wont to argue... :)
  7. Isloo
    Ok. Thanks.
  8. sanvara
    I see the LC-2.5C and LC-3.5C on Amazon for $60 shipped by Amazon.
    Last edited: May 29, 2019
  9. sanvara
    Thanks for your thoughts. I now have an FH5 and FA7 here. Limited listening so far but and I'm definitely hearing better detail retrieval with FH5 on some music. For example the opening drums on Kiko by Dead Can Dance you hear the fine detail of the drum reverberating whereas with FA7 that is lost. FH5 does seem too forward for certain music without using EQ. Is there a way to EQ the FA7 to get some of the FH5 detail or is that just how it is? My initial thought is it seems each one does certain types of music better than the other.

    Any suggestion on balanced 2.5 cables? I have an ES100 which has a balanced output. Should I get the Fiio 2.5B or 2.5C or something else? I tried a HiFiHear 8 core silver plated copper 2.5 cable and it seems to produce less bass than the stock Fiio 3.5 cable that came in the box, so I'm not sure I'm happy with it.
    Last edited: May 29, 2019
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  10. gLer
    These were my impressions as well. The FH5 is definitely more resolving/clear than the FA7 in my system, mainly because the midbass seems to bloom over some of the lower midrange details and the sub bass is more subdued as well. Your description of the ‘detail of the drum reverberating’ is exactly where the sub bass of the FH5 and linear midbass come into play. As soon as you have midbass bloom you lose that sub bass reverb, which is what I look for in a headphone/IEM. That said the FH5 can be a bit forward on tracks that were mastered with more forward vocals, or with little bass to balance out the mids. So yes, each IEM would have its uses but I think it’s much easier to EQ out the midrange peak from the FH5 than it is to remove the mid bass bloom from the FA7, which is why I ultimately kept the FH5.

    I was hoping the FH7 would maintain or improve the bass delivery (quantity and quality) of the FH5 while taking the midrange peak, but from early impressions it seems that while the midrange peak has been tamed, its come at the cost of bass quantity and also increased treble. I’ll have to hear it for myself to know for sure.
  11. ezekiel77
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  12. Janjohnnn
    I can't seem to take out the right side mmcx of my fh5. It's really loose plus I am already noticing some sound cut-off. Is changing the cable fix the sound cut off? I want to change the cable but no matter how hard I try, I couldn't take out the right mmcx connector. Help anyone?
  13. Marco Angel
    Could you post some pics of the mmxc connectors in both cable and fh5. There is a little ring in the mmxc cable that maybe is loose or missing that could explain the loose connection
  14. Janjohnnn
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2019
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