The FA7 is the first mass-produced, 3D printed quad balanced armature in-ear monitor, which results in remarkably consistent sound between pairs of FA7’s, as well as reduced sonic resonances that allow the music to flow through unimpeded. In the FA7 is a painstakingly-tuned four-way crossover that allows the four drivers to work perfectly in harmony for an absolutely explosive sound. The shell of the FA7 is made with German high-transparency resin, specifically medically designed for ears and with EU IIA medical certification, which is both comfortable and antimicrobial while also being extremely durable and resistant to discoloration. Unlike traditional manufacturing processes with its inherent constraints, 3D printing allows us to fully realize our goals of creating an IEM that is both pleasant to wear and maximizes sound quality through an acoustic-optimized shell design.
In each FA7 ear unit are 4 Knowles BA drivers. Bass is handled with aplomb by the CI-22955, mids are provided by the classic and proven ED-29689, and treble is produced by the dual-BA SWFK-31736 driver. They offer different types of sound, not that one type is better than the other. The FH5 is the warm, inviting gentleman that moves about with grace, while the FA7 is the bold younger brother with highly resolving nature and excellent transient response which provides an alternative exciting experience that complements the one found in the FH5. The texture of the FA7’s shell recalls water ripples that naturally come with turbulent waves or from gently flowing streams and the colors take inspiration from nature too – choose from Red of the fiery sun, Blue of the vast seas, Black of the quiet nights, or White of the full moon. After having gone through countless ideas and revision, the FiiO design team came up with the final 3 complex, yet visually-arresting designs.
After sampling thousands of different ear models around the world, we have finally been able to come up with an IEM with comfort that rivals those of custom models. It’s so comfortable that you will forget you are even wearing them. The standard FA7 cable is made of high-purity monocrystalline copper-plated silver wire and is also detachable and replaceable with an MMCX design. The FA7 is certified by the Japan Audio Society to be capable of bringing you “Hi-Res Audio” with quality far beyond those of CDs. Included with the FA7 are 13 pairs of ear tips, covering balanced, bass-emphasized or vocal-emphasized sound signature as well as foam ear tips. With the FA7, get the sound signature you want by simply switching to the ear tips right for you.