AFUL - Performer 8

In-Ears With 1 DD + 7 BA

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Why AFUL is Special

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Designed in China

Young Maverick Brand

New on the scene, but bringing seasoned expertise!


This headphone or gear might come from a fresh, up-and-coming brand, but it boasts the quality and innovation of a well-established name.


If you see a product marked as "🥊 Young Maverick Brand”, it means you're getting cutting-edge technology and top-notch performance from a brand that's already making waves in the industry.

Specialist

A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!


This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.


If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.

Revered by Audiophiles

Audiophiles can be really picky and tough to impress and if the audiophile community says something sounds good, you can bet it's great!


This headphone or gear has gained recognition and admiration from audiophiles, who are known for their discerning taste in high-fidelity audio. They appreciate its precision, attention to detail and its ability to deliver an immersive sonic experience.


If you see a product marked as "🙌🏻 Revered by Audiophiles", it means that it meets the highest standards of sound quality and performance, making it a top choice for anyone who values exceptional audio experiences.

Why we love this IEM

Premium Economy

Sensible spending and class above in quality. 


This headphone or gear offers top-notch sound and performance without much impact on your pocket, promising a delightful experience that exceeds your expectations at an economical price point.


If you see a product marked as “💎 Premium Economy," it indicates that you're getting a high-quality audio product with exceptional sound clarity and reliable performance, all at a budget-friendly price.

Serious Audiophiles Only

Diving deeper into exploring the hobby is never enough.


If you're an audiophile on a hunt for a device that meets your high standards, this is one such headphone or gear designed for discerning audiophiles like you in mind.


If you see a product marked with “🦈 Serious Audiophiles Only" we assure you that this device can match your depth of knowledge and expertise to take your passion for audio to the next level.

Audiophile Community Favourite

This headphone or gear has a seal of approval from our audiophile community.


It is hit among the pickiest of audio enthusiasts. It comes with two thumbs up and is the community’s and one of our favourites.


If you see a product marked as “🦋 Audiophile Community Favourite”, you're in for a sonic treat with top-tier sound quality that will make your ears swoon and elevate your listening experience to new heights!

Incredibly Popular

Some things deserve all the attention.


This headphone or gear is a crowd favourite, winning over fans everywhere with its undeniable audio quality.


If you see products marked as “🥇 Incredibly Popular”, you’re opting for a tried-and-true choice that’s loved by many, ensuring you're getting something that’s proven to be awesome and widely acclaimed.

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4.4mm Balanced Plug

Upgradeable Cable

Not happy with your current cable? Swap it out!


If you're searching for an in-ear monitor with a detachable design, these IEMs fit the bill.


If you see an IEM marked with "🔌 Upgradeable Cable," it means it comes with a detachable cable. You can easily swap or upgrade the cable, allowing for customization or maintenance whenever you desire.

Why it Sounds Amazing

Hybrid Drivers

Looking for a combo of rich and detailed sound? Here’s the perfect blend!"


This headphone or gear features hybrid drivers, combining different types of drivers to deliver both rich, full-bodied sound and intricate, detailed audio. It's like having the best of both worlds in one device.


If you see a product marked with "🔈 Hybrid Drivers”, it means you're getting a device that expertly balances multiple driver technologies to provide an exceptional listening experience, blending the depth of dynamic drivers with the precision of balanced armature drivers. Perfect for those who want it all in their music.

Balanced Sound Signature

Perfectly Balanced, Accurately Presented.


This headphone or gear delivers a perfectly balanced audio profile, with highs, mids, and lows in sweet equilibrium.


If you see products marked as “⚖️ Balanced Sound Signature”, you’re set to enjoy a well-rounded listening experience where no single element overpowers the others, making your music sound just as the artist intended.

Layered and Nuanced Sound

Imagine sitting on the second row of a music hall. Instruments should sound like they are coming from different places on the stage - Layered and nuanced.


This headphone or gear is designed to deliver a rich, detailed audio experience, with every note and subtlety coming through crystal clear.


If you see a product marked with "🍰 Layered and Nuanced Sound," it means this device is crafted to provide an intricate soundscape, perfect for audiophiles who appreciate the depth and complexity in their music.

Crisp Vocals & Instruments

Vocals and Instruments sound too good, its like a warm hug.


This headphone or gear excels at delivering clear, clean vocals and instruments, making every sound pop.


If you see products marked as “🍿 Crisp Vocals & Instruments”, prepare for an audio experience where every word and note is perfectly articulated, letting you enjoy your music with pristine clarity and detail.

Perfect to Analyse Music

Delve deeper into the Bassline, Riffs and Harmonies.


This headphone or gear is designed for those who dive deep into the nuances of sound, offering precision for music analysis.


If you see products marked as “🔍 Perfect to Analyse Music”, get ready to dissect every beat, note, and harmony with exceptional clarity, making it an ideal tool for musicians, producers, and audiophiles who crave detailed insights into their music.

Needs Amplification

I need more power to thrive.


This headphone or gear shines brightest with a bit of extra power. It’s designed to deliver top-notch performance when paired with an amplifier, giving you that full, rich sound you crave.


If you see a product marked as "🚂 Needs Amplification", it means this device is built to excel with an amp, ensuring you get the most out of your music with enhanced volume and clarity. Perfect for audiophiles who love their sound big and bold.

Presenting AFUL's All-New Flagship In-Ear Monitor - The Performer 8

The Performer 8 is a flagship creation from AFUL, featuring an eight-driver hybrid configuration and multiple patented technologies. Its craftsmanship showcases an autumn-inspired shell design. The AFUL Performer 8 is engineered to deliver outstanding sound performance with unmatched clarity and rich tonality. It's easy to drive and offers an exciting sound that complements various genres. AFUL includes a high-quality monocrystalline copper silver-plated cable for smooth audio transmission and silicone ear tips for wearing comfort.

Enjoy Exceptional Audio Presentation With 1 DD + 7 BA Drivers

The AFUL Performer 8 features a hybrid driver setup, including one 8mm dynamic driver with a biological diaphragm for powerful bass and seven balanced armature drivers for full-range sound. With an impedance of 30Ω, a sensitivity of 115dB@1kHz and a frequency response of 5Hz-35kHz, it delivers deep bass, natural vocals and high-resolution treble. The AFUL Performer 8 is easy to drive, scales well with audio players and provides 26dB of passive noise reduction.

4-Way Frequency Crossover System For Coherent Sound

The AFUL Performer 8 utilises a 4-way frequency crossover with one dynamic driver for powerful bass, two BA drivers for lower midrange, two for crisp midrange and three for high frequencies. This setup ensures a coherent sound with balanced tuning that enhances vocals and instruments, suitable for various music genres. Its broad frequency response captures both main frequencies and harmonic overtones, providing tight bass, clear midrange and extended treble.

Featuring RCL Network Frequency Division Correction Technology

The AFUL Performer 8 utilises RCL Network Frequency Division Correction Technology, which employs limited resistors, capacitors and inductors to adjust the sound of the drivers simultaneously. Unlike traditional frequency division, which can cause resonance peaks, this technology directly impacts the sound frequency response. It smoothens out treble frequencies and ensures that the balanced armature drivers deliver a response similar to electrostatic units. This results in a more refined and accurate sound profile in your music listening experience. 


Optimised Frequency Division With 3D Printed Acoustic Tube

The AFUL Performer 8 features a high-precision 3D printed acoustic tube structure, using physical frequency division to adjust its sound frequency response. This technology harmonises sound waves from different tubes, eliminating resonance peaks commonly seen in traditional frequency divisions. It includes an ultra-long low-frequency acoustic tube for deeper bass, a 10.67mm mid-range acoustic tube, a 46.77mm mid-bass acoustic tube, and a 62.55mm ultra-long and ultra-thin bass tube, ensuring optimised sound quality across all frequencies.

Refined Listening Experience With Filters And Damping System

The AFUL Performer 8 includes a bass and treble smoothing filter for smooth high-frequency extension and a high-frequency texture close to the sound of electrostatic drivers. It features a treble filter, fish-mouth type nozzle and bass filter for accurate performance. The high-damping air-pressure balance system uses air-pressure relief technology to balance ear canal pressure. It aims at reducing listening fatigue and discomfort while improving low-frequency depth and maintaining sound elasticity.

Ergonomically Designed And Showcases Autumn Leaves Inspired Theme

The AFUL Performer 8 is crafted with ergonomics and durability in mind, featuring ear shells made with a high-precision 3D printing process. The shell underwent various physical and chemical treatments to ensure its structure remains stable and maintains sound quality over long-term use. Each earpiece is meticulously crafted with multiple layers of hand-painted aluminium foil, adding a premium touch. AFUL also offers soft silicone ear tips to provide comfort and allow for the smooth extension of high frequencies, ensuring precise instrument expression and sound localization. 

Enjoy Exceptional Audio Presentation With 1 DD + 7 BA Drivers

The AFUL Performer 8 features a hybrid driver setup, including one 8mm dynamic driver with a biological diaphragm for powerful bass and seven balanced armature drivers for full-range sound. With an impedance of 30Ω, a sensitivity of 115dB@1kHz and a frequency response of 5Hz-35kHz, it delivers deep bass, natural vocals and high-resolution treble. The AFUL Performer 8 is easy to drive, scales well with audio players and provides 26dB of passive noise reduction.

4-Way Frequency Crossover System For Coherent Sound

The AFUL Performer 8 utilises a 4-way frequency crossover with one dynamic driver for powerful bass, two BA drivers for lower midrange, two for crisp midrange and three for high frequencies. This setup ensures a coherent sound with balanced tuning that enhances vocals and instruments, suitable for various music genres. Its broad frequency response captures both main frequencies and harmonic overtones, providing tight bass, clear midrange and extended treble.

Featuring RCL Network Frequency Division Correction Technology

The AFUL Performer 8 utilises RCL Network Frequency Division Correction Technology, which employs limited resistors, capacitors and inductors to adjust the sound of the drivers simultaneously. Unlike traditional frequency division, which can cause resonance peaks, this technology directly impacts the sound frequency response. It smoothens out treble frequencies and ensures that the balanced armature drivers deliver a response similar to electrostatic units. This results in a more refined and accurate sound profile in your music listening experience. 


Optimised Frequency Division With 3D Printed Acoustic Tube

The AFUL Performer 8 features a high-precision 3D printed acoustic tube structure, using physical frequency division to adjust its sound frequency response. This technology harmonises sound waves from different tubes, eliminating resonance peaks commonly seen in traditional frequency divisions. It includes an ultra-long low-frequency acoustic tube for deeper bass, a 10.67mm mid-range acoustic tube, a 46.77mm mid-bass acoustic tube, and a 62.55mm ultra-long and ultra-thin bass tube, ensuring optimised sound quality across all frequencies.

Refined Listening Experience With Filters And Damping System

The AFUL Performer 8 includes a bass and treble smoothing filter for smooth high-frequency extension and a high-frequency texture close to the sound of electrostatic drivers. It features a treble filter, fish-mouth type nozzle and bass filter for accurate performance. The high-damping air-pressure balance system uses air-pressure relief technology to balance ear canal pressure. It aims at reducing listening fatigue and discomfort while improving low-frequency depth and maintaining sound elasticity.

Ergonomically Designed And Showcases Autumn Leaves Inspired Theme

The AFUL Performer 8 is crafted with ergonomics and durability in mind, featuring ear shells made with a high-precision 3D printing process. The shell underwent various physical and chemical treatments to ensure its structure remains stable and maintains sound quality over long-term use. Each earpiece is meticulously crafted with multiple layers of hand-painted aluminium foil, adding a premium touch. AFUL also offers soft silicone ear tips to provide comfort and allow for the smooth extension of high frequencies, ensuring precise instrument expression and sound localization. 

Hand-painted Faceplate

Each Performer 8 has a distinct design and texture, complemented by a face plate that mimics autumn leaves using a blend of golden, purple, and orange hues.

High Quality Cable

It includes a high-purity monocrystalline copper cable with a silver-plated 98-wires into 4-strand configuration. Its equips a 3.5mm SE termination, allowing you pair it with a portable DAC & Amp.

2-Pin connector

The audio cable features a detachable 0.75mm 2-pin connector, allowing for a convenient upgrade.

Accessories to Get you Started

1. Detachable Cable
2. Carrying Case
3. Silicone Eartips (S, M, L) * 6
4. User Manual


Driver
Hybrid Driver
Driver Configuration
1 Dynamic + 7 Balanced Armature Drivers
Plug
3.5mm (Single-Ended)
4.4mm (Balanced)
Connector
2-Pin
Microphone
Not Available
Impedance
30Ω


1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this AFUL - Performer 8 comes with a 1 Year warranty from AFUL that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about AFUL's warranty in India.

AFUL's Journey in Acoustic Innovation

AFUL's journey began in 2018 with a team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of audio tech. They invested in top-notch 3D printing and testing equipment, even building a one-of-a-kind acoustic lab. This dedication led to a breakthrough in 2019: prototypes with a revolutionary design that achieved HiFi sound with just a single balanced armature driver.

AFUL kept refining their technology, securing patents for their advancements. In 2021, they brought their innovations to market and explored new uses. Their S&E Math tech even earned recognition by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. By 2022, the world embraced their acclaimed Performer series earphones, and government funding followed. Now, AFUL is ready to unveil their next masterpiece, with even more innovative audio products on the horizon.

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The Aful Performer 8 is most certainly a neutral sounding set with only very slight shades of warmth near the low end and some brighness from the highs. This is a neutral sound which is kept in check and very clean.
AFUL Audio once again impresses with the new Performer 8. It’s a great choice for any audiophile out there. If you’re relatively new to this hobby, you can get either model depending on your budget and experience a true balanced/coherent sound.

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