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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. gLer
    They’ll be brighter. And if you get the balanced version they’ll be better with the M11 (or any other balanced dap). I’m not a fan of silver cables but that’s just me.
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  2. Leetransform25
    Where did you get that info from? According to what I've read it's not a raffle type of thing, as long as you're within the first 50 you'll be able to get the cable
  3. Caguioa

    Where did it say first 50? i got mines ordered on amazon...

    just feel disapointed Fiio has a better cable and not include it in FH7..
  4. Leetransform25
    I got the info from this post, you'll find it in the third bullet point in the T&C. I might just purchase the D cable since it has the L shaped jack which I like

  5. Sanger
    Yeah, the first 50 according to them. Unless they're updating the list of winners publicly as submissions come in, you have no way of knowing if you're in the first 50.
  6. Dts Bard
    So I received the FH7s about 4 days ago. I love the FH5 but was very excited about a larger sound stage and longer nozzles etc. After reading reviews and discussions about them I feel I may have a bad pair of them. The sub bass is almost non existent and the treble is quite silibant. It sounds a bit plastic. I have tried all filters and different tips, changed the cable and burned them in about 12 hours and it’s still the same. They sound no where near the FH5 in terms of fullness and sub bass but the sound stage is way bigger. Is anyone else having this issue or is it just me? I am very disappointed with the sound and feel like all the reviewers are praising them. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
  7. gLer
    Hmm, I suspect that like me you’re a fan of the FH5’s insanely good sub bass weight and rumble, linear midbass and balanced FR further along the curve. The early ‘impressions’ from reviewers I trust made me a bit wary of the FH7 - mainly because bass was reported to be much leaner than the FH5, and the overall tuning brighter. This sounds like exactly what you’re reporting here, and points to a far more neutral tuning that may not be us FH5 fans’ cup of tea.

    What are you using to drive them, by the way?
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  8. Dts Bard
    Thanks for the reply. That’s probably what it is. I was just confused because some reviews were praising the bass and said it goes deeper than FH5. The treble is quite harsh and that was praised as smooth.

    To answer your question I am using FiiO Q5.
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  9. gLer
    Those same reviews probably consider the FH5 ‘basshead’ (they certainly are not) and the treble not detailed enough (it definitely is). The FH7, from what I’ve seen, is going for a flatter “audiophile” tuning that doesn’t favour any one frequency, but coming from the FH5 will sound less weighty, brighter and more detailed. Like I said, not everyone’s cup of tea if you’re a fan of a more ‘fun’ tuning.

    The only issue I have with the FH5 is the occasional pitchy or shouty upper midrange on poor recordings. How do you find the FH7’s mids?

    Regardless, for twice the price of the FH5 I would expect the FH7 to be a significant upgrade, failing which they’re not worth the cost if you ask me.
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  10. Dts Bard
    I guess I was expecting improvements to the FH5 because the name is FH7. It’s really just a different animal geared towards a more neutral sound signature which I really enjoy. It is just too sibilant. The mids are a bit more forward than FH5 to my ears. I guess my expectations were not set correctly. I really appreciate your feedback as I am struggling with this as I compare them.
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  11. gLer
    Keep at it. Sometimes the best gear is not immediately impressive. That said, if the mids are more forward than the FH5, then it fails at the ONE aspect of the FH5 I would consider an upgrade. And if there’s even a hint of sibilance, it’s a downgrade in my opinion (considering the FH5 has zero sibilance). I did read somewhere the FH7 needs something like 100 hours burn-in, which is strange given it’s an IEM, but you never know. The FH5 sounded great out the box and didn’t change much at all over time.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
  12. Dts Bard
    Yeah I will give them a few more days to break in a bit more and see if my opinion changes. Thanks again
  13. zolom
    As for me, I found the fh7 better sounding than my previous fh5. Stage is better, separation is better, even oveall bass is better. I am not an audiophile, nor an expert, but ABing the two for a short while convinced me about that. Anyway, small EQing the lowest frequencies (on my es100) add more muscle to the bass. Happy with the fh7.
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  14. scarfacegt

    This is great to test bass and details.Its good quality.I love it on the fh7.
  15. Dts Bard
    That track is helpful thanks. Both items sound really good on that track. FH7 still a little too much treble but the bass sounded really good. Not sure why I hear such a difference with other tracks.
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