Disclaimer: I am writing a review of the FiiO FA7 based on my personal impressions. I own a pair myself and was not requested to write this in any way.
FiiO is a Chinese Company that primarily manufactures audio equipment. From portable audio players, amplifiers, DACS plus earphones, and other accessories. They started in 2007 and aim to raise the reputation of “Made in China”, adhering to strict ISO quality standards while producing affordable products. The information was sourced from Wikipedia
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Build and Packaging
With its 3D-printed shell made of medical grade resin and reflective faceplate, it is simply a beauty to look at. The fit is snug without feeling stuffy. I could put it on for hours without any pain, an issue I often find with other universal shells or sculpted shells (that end up being too sharp). Definitely a right step towards raising the reputation of “Made in China” products.
The FA7 also comes with a high-purity monocrystalline copper-plated silver wire. It feels of great quality, plus also looks sleek when paired with the iems. Given that the FA7 is mid-centered, using a silver wire does make sense to give it a fuller body.
The packaging is sleek and minimal in design. An outline of the FA7 on the outer case along with a hi-res label. It comes with a scratch code on the side that can be used to check for its authenticity online. A nice touch that would be great on any highly-priced equipment.
The inner box is even simpler. A glossy imprint of FiiO on a black box. Simple and straight to business.
The accessories that came with the FA 7 is pretty incredible. An entire array of ear tips. They give the usual silicon (balanced) along with foam and bi-flange tips. As well as 2 extra sets, Vocal ear tips and Bass ear tips, the latter which feels like spin-fits.
The Vocal tips are interesting though, with its pointed design on the bores. Changes to sound will be introduced in the sound impressions page.
It also comes with a FiiO case with cleaning equipment, a nice touch as the FA7 lacks a filter and will need to be cleaned once in a while.
All in all, it has a really good overall package without being too flashy or luxurious, while not appearing shabby. FiiO definitely knew what they were doing here, especially with the quality feel of the earpiece itself.
With the package quality out of the way, it is time to get on with what matters. The sound.
Sound impressions on the next page.