SINGAPORE, @mcgallen #microwireinfo, April 16, 2019 — FiiO introduced FA1, a unique pair of specially customised single balanced armature in-ear monitors in both form and function, created with advanced 3D printers to make sound truly consistent across any lavishly created pair of FA1.
An artisanal jewel of picturesque sound
- Aesthetically appealing transparent housing with wave design in premium resin
- Natural clean sound from single balance armature driver
- Light and comfortable fit moulded to the ear
- Premium packaging and accessories
The eye-catching wavy texture design on the transparent, smooth-to-the-touch skin friendly resin, delivers maximum comfort and excellent sound. Unlike most in-ear monitors which uses a mixture of dynamic drivers and a single balanced armature driver to deliver the high frequencies, FA1 is a standalone, single balanced armature in-ear monitor.
Unparalleled precision from cutting-edge 3D printing
The FA1 is created with advanced industrial-grade 3D printers utilising Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D printing technology with resolution up to 25um. Compared to the traditional moulding or injection moulding processes, 3D printing, in conjunction with sophisticated digital modelling, achieved more unit-to-unit consistency and better overall sound.
The outer shell of the FA1 employs a skin-friendly resin material, specifically chosen for an unparalleled wearing comfort and for its ability to durably retain its colour and lustre for years to come. The shape of the FA1 was designed from the input of tens of thousands of human ear shapes to ensure maximum comfort so that the sound flows unimpeded to your ears.
This results in a stunning transparent body with an arresting ripple texture faceplate that is extremely lightweight. Each ear unit weighs a mere 4.5 g.
Smooth, velvety yet precise balanced armature sound
The specially-customised balanced armature driver co-developed by FiiO and Knowles capitalises on the strengths of balanced armature drivers for excellent sound.
Tuned to provide a natural, clean and smooth sounding frequency response, free from any dips or peaks, the FA1 produces robust yet quick bass, wonderfully rich mids, and treble glistening with detail, and speed that only balanced armature drivers can provide.
With its low 15-ohm impedance FA1 can function well even on a lower power source such as a smartphone.
Detachable cables for unleashed sound
The included MMCX cable has top notch construction with MMCX connections shrouded in thick protective cable sleeve reinforcements, enhances the sound produced and durability of the FA1, making it easy to replace. The included 3.5mm terminated cable is made of oxygen-free copper-plated silver wire for supreme clarity and a vast soundstage.
Premium packaging and accessories
Included with the FA1 is a sturdy and waterproof carrying case, which contains a cleaning brush, ear tips optimised for bass (3 pairs), and ear tips optimised for a balanced sound signature (3 pairs) so that the user can immediately listen according to personal preferences.
Pricing and Availability
The FiiO FA1 is available at a recommended retail price (RRP) of S$179 (including GST) at authorized retailers including AV One, Challenger (selected outlets), Connect IT, Stereo Electronics, E1 Personal Audio and Treoo.com.
About FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
FiiO was established in 2007 and has experience in researching and developing countless portable music products of different types, and sell FiiO-branded products through sales agents worldwide. The brand name FiiO is composed of Fi(fidelity from HiFi) and iO(number 1&0), representing the real feeling and convenient life that digital brings to life. FiiO is focused on product quality, adheres strictly to ISO9001 standards in quality management and works hard to attain the lowest repair- related product returns rate. FiiO places great importance on users’ needs and ceaselessly pursues perfection in product design and manufacturing, to supply users with the best audio products at the best prices. FiiO products have won awards including iF Design Award, Reddot Award, EISA Award, VGP Award, etc. FiiO aims to provide excellent sounding products of good value that is affordable.