FLC Technology FLC8 and FLC8s Impressions Thread
Apr 17, 2017 at 12:11 PM Post #6,331 of 7,899

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How about a balanced cable for the FLC8?


If you want an inexpensive option, Fiio makes a UE balanced cable that may work with the FLC8S. The part number is RC-UE2B. Just got the equivalent cable for my LZ-A4.

If you wanna go big then there are any number of options available.
 
Apr 17, 2017 at 2:43 PM Post #6,334 of 7,899

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  hey headfiers,
 
I read a lot of reviews and threads now, but still cant decide.
Im currently on the verge to buy one of these two: FLC8s or Fidue A83
 
Currently have the LZ-A4, strong and deep bass, which I really like, but they are quite chunky/sharp and a tiny bit too strong with their bass.
 
Can someone compare these two? Maybe even with the A4?
How strong is the Midbass / Subbass? Highs with sibilance / harshness? Overall liking?

 
Its pretty hard to give a definitive answer on the sound signature because of the tuning flexibility.  But in reference tuning, I would call it fairly balanced, good but not overbearing bass (can be enhanced with tuning).  I haven't tried the green nozzle, which is the brightest, but treble is not harsh or sibilant with other nozzles but has good detail.  The red/gray/gold which is one of the more popular configurations is somewhat mid-focused with some enhanced sub-bass.  I prefer the gray nozzle as I feel is gives better treble definition.  The 8S conveys a lot of detail, but remains very musical and enjoyable.  I haven't heard either of the other IEM's you mentioned.
 
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Its pretty hard to give a definitive answer on the sound signature because of the tuning flexibility.  But in reference tuning, I would call it fairly balanced, good but not overbearing bass (can be enhanced with tuning).  I haven't tried the green nozzle, which is the brightest, but treble is not harsh or sibilant with other nozzles but has good detail.  The red/gray/gold which is one of the more popular configurations is somewhat mid-focused with some enhanced sub-bass.  I prefer the gray nozzle as I feel is gives better treble definition.  The 8S conveys a lot of detail, but remains very musical and enjoyable.  I haven't heard either of the other IEM's you mentioned.

 
Jeah I know, but I would most likely use one of the following:
ULF: Red or Grey
LF: Black or Grey
MF /HF: Gold or Black
 
since im more into Bass.
The thing is, I had ordered and tested a few IEMs now and im a little sick of ordering and noticing that the bass amount isnt the one I was looking for or even that they are sibilant and I would have to return them. :s
Thats why I am asking so much
 
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Jeah I know, but I would most likely use one of the following:
ULF: Red or Grey
LF: Black or Grey
MF /HF: Gold or Black
 
since im more into Bass.
The thing is, I had ordered and tested a few IEMs now and im a little sick of ordering and noticing that the bass amount isnt the one I was looking for or even that they are sibilant and I would have to return them. :s
Thats why I am asking so much

I personally don't consider  them as a basshead IEM, although a few people do.  They do go low and have good impact though, definitely not a weak bass.  So bass quality is excellent, quantity with red and black is above neutral but still not out of control.  You won't get sibilance.
 
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I personally don't consider  them as a basshead IEM, although a few people do.  They do go low and have good impact though, definitely not a weak bass.  So bass quality is excellent, quantity with red and black is above neutral but still not out of control.  You won't get sibilance.


As a fellow FLC8S owner, I am with you here. They have lovely bass, no question. But bass head, well visit the item bass head thread - this is not kindergarten :). In order to earn basshead badges.... I doubt the FLC8S has what it takes. However, again, the bass is lovely and if you are a bass lover and not a bass head, you are in for a treat, but bass heads are dialed up to 11 - so careful with calling something bass head- it's not that easy....
Cheers.
 
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  I personally don't consider  them as a basshead IEM, although a few people do.  They do go low and have good impact though, definitely not a weak bass.  So bass quality is excellent, quantity with red and black is above neutral but still not out of control.  You won't get sibilance.

 
 
As a fellow FLC8S owner, I am with you here. They have lovely bass, no question. But bass head, well visit the item bass head thread - this is not kindergarten
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. In order to earn basshead badges.... I doubt the FLC8S has what it takes. However, again, the bass is lovely and if you are a bass lover and not a bass head, you are in for a treat, but bass heads are dialed up to 11 - so careful with calling something bass head- it's not that easy....
Cheers.

 
 
Jeah, koolpep maybe got it. :) I dont want that basshead IEM (then I would to the LZ-A4, they have very very strong rumble, and still they arent probably basshead).
I like to feel the bass rumbling, but still to hear the mids and highs clear and get them separated. :)
 
Thank you guys! :)
 
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I have the LZ-A2 and a pair of the LZ-A4 on the way. I think the LZ-A2 has stronger bass but not as good in other areas.

You can dial in plenty of bass on the FLC8S but I don't think it ever hits "bass head" territory. The bass tends to being accurate rather than overwhelming.

Personally I like that approach. But then again right now I am living in "reference" land for my tuning, which is gray - gray - gunmetal. I did live in pseudo bass head land for a while, which would be red -gray -gold or something like that. I like the multiple personality disorder aspect of these (and look forward to that on the LZ-A4
 
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I have the LZ-A2 and a pair of the LZ-A4 on the way. I think the LZ-A2 has stronger bass but not as good in other areas.

You can dial in plenty of bass on the FLC8S but I don't think it ever hits "bass head" territory. The bass tends to being accurate rather than overwhelming.

Personally I like that approach. But then again right now I am living in "reference" land for my tuning, which is gray - gray - gunmetal. I did live in pseudo bass head land for a while, which would be red -gray -gold or something like that. I like the multiple personality disorder aspect of these (and look forward to that on the LZ-A4


When it comes to textures and agility, the Flc8s is top of the class. I believe Brooko really documented both rather nicely. Quantity is there with the LZ-A4. The mids and up is really a preferential thing. I liked the grey-clear-gunmetal. I didn't get the fit I would have liked, so the bass coming out the Flc8s sounded best with the grey or clear IME. Flc8s spherical staging is really some thing (via Aune M2), wished I can try this with my Opus1...
 
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After reading a few reviews, it seems like this is a good upgrade to Phonak PFEs with somewhat sparkly treble and good mids. The PFEs used to go toe to toe with IEMs up to $100-200 more expensive and the FLC8S do something similar. Both IEMs had a good following because of their tunable sound signature with filters. I remember reading about FLC8 when they first came out, and it was so unique compared to other IEMs. I'm glad to see they lived up to the hype.
 
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When it comes to textures and agility, the Flc8s is top of the class. I believe Brooko really documented both rather nicely. Quantity is there with the LZ-A4. The mids and up is really a preferential thing. I liked the grey-clear-gunmetal. I didn't get the fit I would have liked, so the bass coming out the Flc8s sounded best with the grey or clear IME. Flc8s spherical staging is really some thing (via Aune M2), wished I can try this with my Opus1...


so Bass impact is nearly on par with the LZ A4?
 
I noticed that they include cleaning tool, dont they have filters?
 
Apr 18, 2017 at 8:24 AM Post #6,345 of 7,899

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Yes, the front filters lack any kind of wax-guard/protective mesh.

 
There are comply tips with filter, right?
Or do you have any other solution (for the lazy people here who dont want to clean them every week) 
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