Editor’s brief: IEMs (in-ear monitors) are all the rage, even during the ongoing endemic, because musicians and music enthusiasts are still jamming hard in studios or home (studios), to keep the music loud and thriving. The FiiO FH5s is the latest from innovator FiiO, with great sound isolation in the same comfortable and diminutive package. Read more below.
SINGAPORE – The leader in lossless audio players, FiiO today announces the arrival of the FiiO FH5s in-ear monitor (IEM) in Singapore. The new FH5s is a true upgrade from its predecessor – the veteran FiiO FH5, with significant advancements and innovations in all aspects including appearance, comfort, and sound quality.
Better sound in a brand new 2+2 architecture
The new FiiO FH5s features double dynamic drivers and double balanced armature acoustic architecture. Replacing the balanced armature used for mid frequencies in the original FH5, the new mids dynamic driver provides better vocals and soundstage in the FH5s. The dual dynamic driver setup also connects the bass and mids together, allowing a smoother and more coherent bass. Simply put, the new and improved dual dynamic drivers build a better sense of atmosphere and truly envelop you into the music.
This is made possible by the 12mm Beryllium-plated dome and PU gasket dynamic low frequency driver, giving the FH5s a powerful and deep bass. The low and mid frequencies are taken care of by a 6mm Beryllium-plated dynamic mid frequency driver that is meticulously tuned to connect to the other drivers seamlessly, resulting in addicting, luscious yet pure vocals that soothes the ears. Treble is handled by the Knowles TWFK-30017 balanced armature driver, which has proven to be wildly popular among music listeners. This driver is placed directly in the sound tube to be as close to the ear as possible for less high-frequency loss and better extension, giving the FH5s it’s exquisite treble.
TriShell Acoustic Design – Supercar-Inspired Technology for Maximum Performance
The FH5s has employed the TRISHELL “sandwich” structural design, with 5 axis CNC machined aluminium magnesium alloy rear shell, body and front that covers solidly fixed together at 3 points to reduce resonance and distortion. Much like an exotic supercar with its super-rigid chassis to maximise performance, the FiiO FH5s is built for maximum performance that will be sure to impress.
Other features include:
- 3 Tuning Switches for 8 Different Exciting Listening Experience: With 3 tuning switches to customise your bass, mids and trebles, music lovers can define your own sound and set the tone to create your very own music taste. On top of that, the FiiO FH5s also supports over 8 different settings, so that you can achieve the perfect listening experience that can fit your mood of the day.
- Hi-Res audio certification: A testament to the FH5s’ promise to deliver quality audio
- Abundant accessories for customisations: From swappable plugs to a carrying case and an abundance of customisable ear tips, listeners are spoilt with options.
- Expanded MMCX connector: Detachable cable that utilises the stable expanded MMCX connector with blue and red markings to easily distinguish the left and right channels.
- Headphone type: Over the ear
- Frequency Response: 10Hz – 40kHz
- Drivers: 12mm beryllium plated diaphragm/PU gasket + 6mm Beryllium-plated + Knowles TWFK-30017 compound BA
- Impedance: 40Ω（@1kHz)
- Sensitivity: 106dB/mW
- Max Power Input: 100mW
- Headphone Plug: 2.5/3.5/4.4mm gold-plated plug
- Cable Length: 120cm
- Weight: Approx 8.8g (Single ear unit)
Pricing and Availability
FiiO FH5s is available in Black and at a recommended retail price of S$399 and can be found at AV One (av1group.com.sg), Connect-IT, E1 Personal Audio, FiiO LazMall (lazada.sg/shop/fiio), Headphones.SG, Jaben, Stereo Electronics, SAM audio and Treoo.com.