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FiiO FH7-Flagship 5-Driver (1DD + 4BAs) Hybrid In-Ear Monitors, Knowles DFK + SWFK Composite BA Drivers, 13.6mm Beryllium DD Driver

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  1. TooPoorForHiFi
    3rd party Cable would work with these correct? nothing out of the ordinary? I know some Sony IEM tends to be picky with these things.
     
  2. JamesFiiO Contributor
    Yes, the mmcx is standard type so it should compatible with 3rd party MMCX cable.
     
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  3. Marco Angel
    The fh5 plus es100 are a monster in balanced. Can't recommend enough the es100 with most in ears
     
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  4. cjfreitag
    Early impressions
    I got my FH7s last night, shipped from the FiiO store on Aliexpress. As the various unboxing videos have already pointed out, the packaging is very nice, you get lots of ear tips, and the whole presentation is first class. I listened to just a couple of tracks last night: Shelby Lynne's "Just a Little Lovin'" and the title track from Graceland. Initially I didn't like to vocal sound at all...it seemed too far forward and sort of fuzzy. I confess I don't really believe in the whole "burn-in" thing, but I went ahead and let the M11 run all night and this morning with the FH7s plugged in on a balanced cable to 2.5mm.

    For whatever reason, listening this afternoon I like it a lot better. The vocals no longer sound weird to me like they did last night. And, overall, I like the sound. There is really good separation, a wide stage, rich bass, lots of sparkle in the treble. I did a lot of back and forth listening with my Shure 846s (they are on a balanced cable to 4.4). My comparison tracks:
    Shelby Lynne - Just a Little Lovin'
    Paul Simon - Graceland
    Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters
    Prince - Little Red Corvette
    Led Zeppelin - That's The Way and Since I've Been Loving You
    Paco de Lucia - Entra dos aguas

    I find that the FH7s are a little more transparent than the Shures, and slightly more detailed. For example, in the Jimmy Page solo that opens "Since I've Been Loving You" the sound of the strings scratching the frets when he does vibrato is more obvious on the FH7s. To be honest, I hadn't really taken note of it before. When I went back to the Shure I could hear it there too, but I had to listen for it...it wasn't as obvious.

    Another difference is the bass. At first I was thinking that the Shure has more sub-bass than the FiiO, but that isn't quite it. It is that the sub-bass in the Shures tends to saturate the whole sound space a bit more, so that the other sounds are laying on top of it. With the FiiO, there is as much sub-bass but it doesn't suffuse the whole track in the same way. It's underneath, rather than behind, the other sounds...if that makes sense. In this regard, I think I like the FiiO better.

    I do have a couple of issues with the FH7. None of the supplied tips work really well for me--the memory foam is the best, but on the small side. And the sound tube is shorter on the FiiO than the Shure, which for my ears is a bit of a disadvantage. I've ordered up a set of the Comply tips that I used on the Shures to see if they work better.

    Both sets are using the standard filters. I've never changed them on the Shures, but I will probably try the FiiO filters just because they are so easy to swap in and out.

    In the end I am not sure which of these I will like better. I've been wearing the Shures for a long time (8 years...it hardly seems possible) and have never had reason to complain about them. But when I got the M11 I just thought it was time to try something new. And it's remarkable that the performance is so comparable given the difference in price.
     
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  5. 91Dokuganryu
    Ordered mine today i hope the fit and isolation is better than fh5 because those didn't isolate at all :frowning2:
     
  6. mikroski
    @FiiO Please kindly let me know, when will you ship FH7 to your distributor in Thailand? I already pre-order and cant wait to get it. Thanks
     
  7. stenog
    Where did you pre-order it? Which store.

    And how much in THB.
     
  8. mikroski
    from this dealer. Please check price from their shop in this link https://bit.ly/2XllTwn. I purchased many things from them since FiiO X3 first gen. Very good support
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  9. cleg
    My video review about FH7

     
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  10. Caguioa
    how would this compare to something like Shure 846?

    also

    for these do i need an AMP or DAC?

    currently gona try to upgrade to an Fiio M11
     
  11. Vitandus
    What's your source? I am not saying you need a good DAC, but you need a good DAC. The M11 is solid.
     
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  12. Caguioa
    i have FLAC music files
    trying to justify other dac like the upcoming KANN CUBE and other dap like the sp1000.. do u ever need an dac or amp to go along with those 2?
     
  13. cjfreitag
    If you look at my post above you will see how I compare them to my Share 846s.

    I replied to your question about the Shure 846/M11 pairing on the M11 thread. No need for an amp, the M11 has plenty of power for the Shures.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
  14. SaveTheMantaRays
    Has anyone compared Fiio FH7 vs Sennheiser IE 400 Pro vs Sennheiser IE 500 Pro vs Campfire Polaris II, and obviously it now seems the FH7 is better than FA7.

    Anyone have a comparison?

    Or does anyone have a few other newly hyped IEMs to throw into the comparison
     
  15. Focux
    Wow I thought I was the only one who still kept this..
     
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