The FL800 are visually a blatant knockoff of the highly regarded Sennheiser IE800, but the sound, obviously, differs. The FL800 are excellent bright earphones for those whole like bright V-shaped sound signatures without too much sub-bass. For those who are looking for a more fun (and detailed) sound quality, you might like to check Swing IE800 instead.
ø7mm Dynamic Driver
Package & Accessories
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, black, ø4.5mm bores
Build & Materials
Ceramic + metal, ø5mm nozzles (ø3mm bores), stiff strain reliefs
Detachable, TPE, stiff strain relief
Silicone-coated (rugged), 123cm, public sealedsemi-soft, straight
TPE, 90° angled, short, stiff strain relief
Comfort & Fit
Having adopted the Sennheiser IE800 design, these earphones offer a perfect seal straight out of the box. No issues here.
Lows / Bass
The bass focuses more on the mid-bass rather than the sub-bass, unlike Swing IE800, which makes these earphones a bit warmer, but there's less impact in the lows when it comes to sub-bass performance. The bass also tends to be less stable, sometimes on the verge of distorting.
Mids / Vocals
The mids are quite great, but feel way more recessed compared to the similar Swing IE800. Vocals sound a bit cold and even sibilant in specific sibilance-prone tracks.
Highs / Treble
The highs are almost as sharp and aggressive as Swing IE800's highs are, but something is missing this times. Some of the sparkle and extra-detail that you can hear with Swing IE800 are just not as noticeable with FL800. Just a reminder though: both earphones have sharp and aggressive highs, so if you're too sensitive to that kind of sound, be wary.
Published on 2017-12-05 12:14:57 (GMT)