FiiO Hybrid IEMs Discussion & Impressions Thread
Apr 24, 2023 at 9:21 AM Post #2,506 of 2,785
Very interesting :beerchug:

For the part I know :

The FH9 sounds like how you would want music to sound like, big, dynamic and hyper adrenal.

It's not only very well said, but that's exactly what it is. :sunglasses: :L3000:

Dave, have you had a chance to compare FH9 with any of the Penon iems? I am considering to get one from this brand, have seen you followed them too. Thanks
 
Apr 24, 2023 at 9:27 AM Post #2,507 of 2,785
Dave, have you had a chance to compare FH9 with any of the Penon iems? I am considering to get one from this brand, have seen you followed them too. Thanks
I like a lot the Penon Serial... :heart_eyes:

(very) Warm, very musical... pure pleasure.

Like an old and vintage tube amp : the "rounded and colored" type, but holy crap ! Pleasure... :L3000:

Technically, I found the Fh9 better, no doubt about that, but the Serial... They are juste soulfull at an incredible level. :heart_eyes:

About the other Penon IEM's : never heard them, so I don't know :sweat:

You should thinking about Aür and Sound Rhyme too. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

But never heard them, so I don't know too...
 
Apr 24, 2023 at 9:31 AM Post #2,508 of 2,785
I like a lot the Penon Serial... :heart_eyes:

(very) Warm, very musical... pure pleasure.

Like an old and vintage tube amp : the "rounded and colored" type, but holy crap ! Pleasure... :L3000:

Technically, I found the Fh9 better, no doubt about that, but the Serial... They are juste soulfull at an incredible level. :heart_eyes:

About the other Penon IEM's : never heard them, so I don't know :sweat:

You should thinking about Aür and Sound Rhyme too. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

But never heard them, so I don't know too...

Thanks, this helps... I am considering Volt or Serial ... later on would love to try / get the Legends. That Serial's 3DD setup is very tempting indeed plus thier price too.
Once I get them i will make some detailed comparison with FH9. Cant wait.
 
Apr 24, 2023 at 9:38 AM Post #2,509 of 2,785
Thanks, this helps... I am considering Volt or Serial ... later on would love to try / get the Legends. That Serial's 3DD setup is very tempting indeed plus thier price too.
Once I get them i will make some detailed comparison with FH9. Cant wait.
These are two different approaches. Which are not really comparable.
It's like fine wines or great whiskies : different tastes, styles... :beerchug:
 
Apr 24, 2023 at 9:50 AM Post #2,510 of 2,785
These are two different approaches. Which are not really comparable.
It's like fine wines or great whiskies : different tastes, styles... :beerchug:
Agree... thats why I like different types / setups. One day vintage, speaker like relaxed sound and other day pure analytical techno feel like only the FH9 can produce.

FH9 is fantastic with all kinds of genres I throw at them including classical music, jazz, soundtracks even great with movies and games. But once I feed it with some
good quality complex electronic sound / music then its OMG feeling. That bass, speed and details... just pure pleasure to my ears.

Just some sample if you wish to try somthing maybe new:
 
Apr 24, 2023 at 12:28 PM Post #2,511 of 2,785
This is it

That's exactly right.
:beerchug:
 
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May 7, 2023 at 12:31 PM Post #2,513 of 2,785
As always, with true "elite" products...

"Details" are very important :

1/ tips selection (by far the most important thing). My endgame choice : https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/CWU-GECL-Eartips-Isolating-Prevent-Enhanced/dp/B0991RL358. Maximum phonic isolation and maximum precision, definition, resolution, dynamics, etc. without sacrificing nothing at all. No coloration. Maximum CLARITY ! 😎👑
2/ over filtering of the shell vents, 550 value (300 plus 250, 3mm diameter) : https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fii...ced-armature-iem.960580/page-51#post-17389532. This is my tuning contribution. The bottom end became epic (every criteria) but totally under control !!!! Bass and RUMBLE unleashed ! 😎💪
3/ impregnate these tiny paper filters listed above with a (black because it's pretty 🥰) indelible marker : https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fii...ced-armature-iem.960580/page-51#post-17402038. It tighten the (monstrous) bass : maximum impact, precision, articulation. 😎👍
4/ green filters on the canula : treble unleashed ! 😎👌
5/ this cable : https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fii...ced-armature-iem.960580/page-50#post-17364400. Everything unleashed ! 😎🥰🤘

The secret is the implementation in order to exploit the maximum potential of the product.

These five points... : TOTL TIME. 🫣👑🏆😅👉🎉
Finally got the tips dude, and just Wow, listening to music with this combo is amazing, am hearing so much more detail, and separation.
 
May 7, 2023 at 12:38 PM Post #2,514 of 2,785
Finally got the tips dude, and just Wow, listening to music with this combo is amazing, am hearing so much more detail, and separation.
My pleasure 🏆👉😉
 
May 12, 2023 at 4:45 AM Post #2,516 of 2,785
Which filter and ear tips are you guys using and how did it impact the sound of FH9?

My personal new favorite is green filter with vocal tips. Everything is so smooth and perfect!
I tried a lot of combinations, my preferred one is SpinFit W1 tips with balanced black filter. I tried the green filter a lot of times, but it does something strange with the sound which I cannot really explain in words, makes it sound a bit unnatural. I think FH9 was really meant to be used with the balanced filters, but that is just my experience with my particular set of ears with low listening levels (60-65 DB), others on this forum really like the green filter.
 
May 12, 2023 at 5:28 AM Post #2,517 of 2,785
As always, with true "elite" products...

"Details" are very important :

1/ tips selection (by far the most important thing). My endgame choice : https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/CWU-GECL-Eartips-Isolating-Prevent-Enhanced/dp/B0991RL358. Maximum phonic isolation and maximum precision, definition, resolution, dynamics, etc. without sacrificing nothing at all. No coloration. Maximum CLARITY ! 😎👑
2/ over filtering of the shell vents, 550 value (300 plus 250, 3mm diameter) : https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fii...ced-armature-iem.960580/page-51#post-17389532. This is my tuning contribution. The bottom end became epic (every criteria) but totally under control !!!! Bass and RUMBLE unleashed ! 😎💪
3/ impregnate these tiny paper filters listed above with a (black because it's pretty 🥰) indelible marker : https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fii...ced-armature-iem.960580/page-51#post-17402038. It tighten the (monstrous) bass : maximum impact, precision, articulation. 😎👍
4/ green filters on the canula : treble unleashed ! 😎👌
5/ this cable : https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fii...ced-armature-iem.960580/page-50#post-17364400. Everything unleashed ! 😎🥰🤘

The secret is the implementation in order to exploit the maximum potential of the product.

These five points... : TOTL TIME. 🫣👑🏆😅👉🎉

@Frozendiary, sorry for the answer's delay....
Here is my full personal recipe :beerchug:

Apparently a few people here have tried it and also find it "not bad". :sunglasses::L3000::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
 
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May 12, 2023 at 6:14 AM Post #2,518 of 2,785
Which filter and ear tips are you guys using and how did it impact the sound of FH9?

My personal new favorite is green filter with vocal tips. Everything is so smooth and perfect!
What are these vocal tips ?
Otherwise, for me it's green filter... Better balance and DDHIHI eartips
https://a.aliexpress.com/_EylnkfT
 
May 12, 2023 at 8:05 AM Post #2,519 of 2,785
This is about the tips collection delivered natively with the FH9, by Fiio.

"vocal tips", "Bass tips", etc... :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Well... : I wasn't very impressed by this selection. :sweat:
 
May 13, 2023 at 1:30 AM Post #2,520 of 2,785
My silver FH9 is up for sale. I really wanted black but they sent silver instead. It’s a very very capable set but it doesn’t always make my weekly top7. Includes one of the nicest stock cable I’ve seen in a while as well.
 

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