FiiO introduces FA7: Quad-Driver Balanced Armature In-Ear Monitors

FiiO FA7 | Tech Coffee House

FiiO introduced FA7, embedded in a 3D printed skin-friendly shell made with German high transparency resin, featuring the quad Knowles balanced armature (BA) drivers per ear.

Key features

A skin-friendly shell with remarkable resilience

Unlike typical pedestrian in-ear products, the shell of the FA7 is made with German high-transparency resin, which are medically designed for ears and with EU IIA medical certification. The skin-friendly resin is both comfortable and antimicrobial while also being extremely durable and resistant to discoloration, ensuring the FA7 to exhibit its striking transparent appearance for years to come.

Design unrestricted by the limitations of traditional means

Unlike traditional manufacturing processes with inherent constraints, 3D printing creates an IEM that is both pleasant to wear and maximizes sound quality through an acoustic-optimized shell design.

Stunning sound from 4 Knowles balanced armatures

Four Knowles BA drivers are embedded in each FA7 ear unit. Bass is handled with sturdy poise by the CI-22955, which provides robust yet quick and low-distortion bass. Mids are provided by the classic and proven ED-29689, with its full, sweet, and thoroughly unfatiguing sound. Treble is produced by the dual-BA SWFK-31736 drivers, specifically customized for the FA7 to bring extremely extended and detailed highs, for a supremely natural and clear sound.

Masterfully-tuned four-way crossover

Along with the optimised shell design made possible with 3D printing, a painstakingly-tuned four-way crossover in the FA7 allows the four drivers to work perfectly in symphony for an absolutely expansive sound.

Different tune of music

The FA7 with its BA drivers, produces a different type of sound as compared to hybrid IEMs. With its highly resolving nature and an excellent transient response unique to BA drivers, the FA7 provides an alternative exhilarating experience that complements the audio experience found in hybrid IEMs such as the FH5.

Inspired by nature

The texture of the FA7’s shell allude to water ripples that naturally come with turbulent waves or from gently flowing streams, giving the IEM an elegant and yet subtly powerful look. The various colours of the shell are inspired from nature too (Red of the fiery sun, Blue of the vast seas, Black of the quiet nights, and White of the full moon).

An elegant style with comfort

The result of countless ideas and revisions is the final three complex yet visually-arresting designs. Each design is wonderfully stimulating with its layers upon layers, and is largely possible due to the precision of 3D printing systems. It is an IEM with comfort that rivals those of custom models – so comfortable that the FA7 almost disappears when worn on your ears.

The finest high-purity silver wire

The standard FA7 cable, detachable and replaceable, is made of high-purity monocrystalline copper-plated silver wire, ensuring that your music is transferred with minimal distortion and without loss, for the most lucid sound possible.

Pricing and Availability

The FiiO FA7 is available at a recommended retail price (RRP) of S$499 (including GST) at authorized retailers including AV One, Connect IT, Stereo Electronics, E1 Personal Audio and Treoo.com.

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Mark Ko

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