FiiO - FD3 (Unboxed)

In-Ears With 1 Dynamic Driver
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V-Shaped Sound Signature

Wired Earphones with a V-Shaped sound signature present an exciting and energetic listening experience with punchy bass and a sparkling shine. Listening to music on headphones with a V-shaped sound signature is stimulating as the audio seems brighter and pleasing to our ears. This happens because the booming bass and sparkling highs are the great formulae for breathing a new life into your music. This sound signature is preferred by music listeners favouring an exhilarating sound and is well suited for music genres like Rock, Pop and Bollywood.


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Ideal for Commuting

If you’re someone who enjoys listening to music while commuting, then you know the value of a good pair of earphones/IEMs. These earphones/IEMs allow you to listen to your favourite track or block out the world for a focused podcast listening experience.


You can expect these earphones/IEMs to offer a seamless connectivity experience. They are lightweight in design and provide noise isolation as an added functionality.


Ideal for Audiophiles

These earphones/IEMs are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of earphones/IEMs like these. You can expect them to present a Hi-Fidelity listening experience.


The audio quality exhibited by these earphones/IEMs is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These earphones/IEMs deliver a spacious and open soundstage with utmost clarity and detail. Delve into pure sonic bliss with these earphones/IEMs!


Best Suited for Portable Use

The ability to carry your favourite earphones/IEMs around is priceless for those who value them. These earphones/IEMs offer the ultimate portability experience without sacrificing sound quality. 



If you’re someone who appreciates cutting-edge engineering, quality sound and portability, look no further. These earphones/IEMs are designed to be trusty companions and are cleverly engineered with the latest technology to offer the ultimate combination of Portability & Hi-Fidelity.

12mm Large Dynamic
Drivers

Replaceable Cables

A pair of headphones with a replaceable cable has many benefits, and one of them is if the connecting cable has a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new one. If the connecting cable gets pulled or damaged, you can replace it and keep using your good-old headphones or IEMs. This way, your headphones will be protected and will last longer. With the advancements in cable manufacturing, you now get a variety of replacement cables with various termination options, lengths and quality.


Works with Android & iOS

One thing all of our phones have in common is that they have replaced the portable media player. These headphones and devices are perfect to pair with your Android and iOS devices and offer functionality previously unknown. If you’re someone who usually switches between a variety of devices with different OS, then these are suited for you. You can expect these headphones and devices to connect seamlessly without any hassle and even offer OS-specific functionality depending on the device. Headphones and devices designed to work with Android and iOS come in wired and wireless formats. Quite often you will also find Hi-Fi equipment offering direct connectivity to devices with Android and iOS to simplify the connectivity process.


Tangle-Free Cables

Every time you reach for earphone/IEM cables to connect them to your earphones/IEM, no matter how neatly you "wrapped" them up, they end up in a giant Gordian knot of frustration. Tangled cables are the bane of modern existence, and everyone owning a wired pair of earphones/IEM can attest to this.


With advances in cable-making techniques and radical approaches to manufacturing, there are now several solutions to this universal problem. You get Flat cables, Mesh Design cables, cables coated with exterior covers and cables designed with a zipper style design to avoid Tangle and attempt to solve the issue.


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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this FiiO - FD3 (Unboxed) comes with a 1 Year warranty from FiiO that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Headfonics

"Excellent balanced tuning with 2 nozzle filters balanced and enhanced treble nozzles which is improved from their previous FD5. Two more distinctive sound tunings due to how good the nozzles work."

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Customer Reviews

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SAI ROHIT LINGAMPALLI (Bengaluru)
Just close ur eyes, and order

Okay a really long review.... Soo just trust me!
I'm a music producer soo i know the sound when i listen to it.
I was have beyerdynamics dt990, audio technica ath-m50x. In IEMs I have kz zex pro, tripowin mele, fiio fd1, kz zs10 pro, moondrop aria.
Now idc about the comfort and quality and all (FYI its comfortable and has premium quality) so let's get into the sound..

Technicalities:
Soundstage: 8.9/10
Resolution: 8.3/10
Imaging: 7.9/10
The soundstage is really good... Like if this is ur first iem then after listening to fd3s for the first time u might think it's narrow and it's not good but comparing all IEMs in this price range this has the best soundstage maybe it competes even with few higher priced IEMs. I used VE avani dongle so yaa.. dongles matter.
Imaging and resolution i mean it's good but don't expect tooo much cause it's gud according to tuning.... It's a fun iem so yaa

Sound:
Treble: 8.8/10
Mids: 8/10
Bass: 9.1/10
Keep in mind i used "black nozzle with vocal eartips"! With avani dac
Now first and foremost, u need a dac to use this don't listen to all other reviews.. u will get a hissing sound if u connect this iem directly to devices.. so i recommend dac.. any dac that's upon u, avani is cheap and i use it for this iem so it's a gud choice.
Now let's start with bass.. u will get rich super punchy bass.. very rarely it bleeds into the mids that too if u listen in high volume.. everyone will enjoy the low end bass of this iem.. there's nothing else to say
Now treble, actually believe me i didn't expect a good treble in this iem after looking at tuning graph.. but the treble is actually good. It's not like aria or know balanced IEMs... But for a fun iem it's really good.. if u r worried that treble will be compressed and clarity will suffer... Don't worry it's nothing like that! And It's far from fatiguing.
Mids:
Okay I'll be honest the mids can be better there is less body.. i won't say there's no body in tuning... But I'll say there's less body..... Again u won't lose any mids... Mids r present but they are a bit laid back..
Overall for sound I'll give 9.4/10..
Why?? Cause it's versatile and it's a tuning which 99% people will like and the soundstage damnnn is soo good

Tips:
1. Buy a dac any good quality cheap dac will do
2. Experiment with nozzles and eartips to find ur sound.. don't decide the sound with the nozzle and eartips which come default...
My recommendation black nozzle and treble eartips
3. If u have more budget u can get tripowin or any other cable... Fiio fd3 default cable is a little bit tangley
4. I don't think i need to say this but i will...
Listen to good quality song file... Flac or wav or apple music lossless

Okay soo my conclusion just buy justtt buyyy.... U will love it!!
(Burn-in is not required as it is a high quality dynamic driver but I'm still buring it so i can't tell u about that)

HI SAI ROHIT LINGAMPALLI,
We are so happy you took out time & elaborately reviewed the product with a comparison. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better & informed decision.

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Niranjan Arjun (Mumbai)
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Why FD3 in a world crazy about wireless??

Why FD3, in the world of wireless and even no mic?

Quite simple. Sound quality. No wireless tech can come close to the wired ones. Especially since you can plug it in with good DACs. I already have a entry level DC02. Though entry level for audiophiles, its atleast 10 times better than what you get with your mobile phones, barring the LG phones that is(which are extinct now). Was tempting to go with FH3, but I did some research and could see this is has a wider soundstage than that, though overall sound quality is better in that. Also, this might sound a bit unnecessary but the FH3 looks cheap while this one is better built. And I already have been using the 1more triple drivers for over 3 years and its right channel stopped working hence got this. This time didn't want to go with triple driver configuration again(FH3), wanted to try something new

The sound quality is better than my 1more triple drivers. The details are better here. 1 more used to sound slightly muddy when compared to this. This one is one step ahead. Its not perfect. Has lot of treble. Tried reducing it in equaliser but that impacts originality. Usually its better to keep equaliser flat to allow earphones full freedom to express themselves. But you will get used to it. Doesn't sound harsh as such. Not balanced sound definitely v shaped but without sacrificing the tiny details. Maybe the FA1 could be more natural and represent sound exactly as is but might not be fun without bass

My take on Headphone Zone
Ordering and delivering experience was fantastic. Had a personal touch to it. Really liked it.
Headphone zone site specifically caters to the speciality in headphone buying. This is really great and interactive you even have professionals who can advise the best for you. Other giants handle all products hence could not have much of a focus driven approach. These guys are phenomenal. If you care about your music, you must come here. lots of products here are exclusive and you can't find them anywhere. i mean how many people know what a dac is. it's for niche crowd and even being a beginner doesn't matter. you can even buy headphone cables here
Am hoping we can also have a Speakers zone where we can specialize on great speakers - Like from Polk Audio/Z263/JBL studio monitors etc

My take on Fiio
If you look at the product catalog of Fiio, you will understand these guys take music seriously. They have FA series focused on balanced sound, with only balanced armatures. They have FD series for V shaped excellence while not compromising on vocals by virtue of using best quality dynamic drivers. Then they have the FH series which combines both. Then we have focus on the quality of cables(which you can buy separately and use it on your headphones), which can make huge difference in sound quality. So if you notice, their mindset and approach is purely focussed on sound quality and no fancy features. This speaks for itself. This aspect drew me in and I am sure people who are interested in pure sound quality and not just for show-off, will understand

What about higher priced models
Ofcourse they will sound better, but at this price point based on your budget, this is a bang for the buck. I believe at 1.8k, the KZ have a hybrid driver which could be best at that range and at 5.7k the Fiio FH1s would also be great. Note that these are all hi-res certified. - They can play from 10 - 40k khz range

Thank you so much for the absolutely detailed review on FD3. Our team absolutely loved your take on the brand & Headphone Zone. We do have speakers on our web yes but we do intend to expand our range in the near future. Anyway, cheers man & keep the music playing!

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Rahul Kumar Oswal (Delhi)
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Value for Money:
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Amazing

I am loving it. The bass is amazing. The mids, highs and lows are all balanced and can be tweaked by using an equaliser. The build quality is great. Using it with Tempotec DSD

Hey there, nothing makes us happier than knowing you loved your purchase, hope you had a comfortable shopping experience & thank you for the great review & ratings!

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Bhavesh Dattani (Ahmedabad)
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Value for Money:
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Awesome sounding earphone

Just close your eyes and order

Everything is perfect

It's look amezing too

Hey Bhavesh,
Thank you for the great review & ratings. Cheers!

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Abhigyan Deep (Gurgaon)
Design and Comfort:
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Sound Quality:
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Value for Money:
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FD3 Earphone

I had doubts about this website but after the purchase I can attest on the behalf of all PRO RES Listeners and audiophiles You have landed on the perfect website because it has variation for every range of earphones which suites you perfectly and fits your budget. Earphones are original and as described on website and its very exquisite in all departments. I am going to be a permanent and loyal customer after this beautiful experience.You are making a right decision if you are willing to spend a lot of money here.

Hey Abhigyan,
Feels great to know you had a great shopping experience, thank you for the delightful review & ratings. Cheers!