It’s quite hard to put into words and details how the FiiO FH5 looks like but the bottom line is, this piece of equipment can be likened to supercars in the form of in-ears. Through the course of our research, we have confirmed that the manufacturer actually worked around this design language intentionally.
The casing of the FiiO FH5 is a CNC machined aluminum body that may seem to give an influence or impression that this is a heavy or bulky piece of equipment. However, in reality, the FiiO FH5 is surprisingly lightweight. The FH5 also offers a patented trishell design that ensures that the body and housing are fixed together with a powerful screw to reduce resonance and distortion.
At 41g, the FiiO FH5 perfectly fits right out of the box and users can simply swap the silicone ear tips to get a comfortable, molded fit that gives an impressive placement throughout the day.
Basically, the FiiO FH5 are not the typical headphones available in the market. If you desire headphones that give a more premium performance than those that come with your smartphone or iPhone, then this sign is as clear as lightning that you need to update and upgrade your hearing experience with the FiiO FH5.
The FH5 ad markets the product as a sleek and metallic beauty with its 90 degree 3.5mm connector. The wires are braided and wrapped in a high quality, transparent TPU sheath protection that makes it highly functional without sacrificing the overall feel and look. If you don’t want to face the annoying job of untangling annoying wires and cable, the FiiO FH5 is a perfect choice for you.
In terms of earbud durability, the connector is considered to be the weakest part of the earbuds, prone to damage and failure. However, this seems to be not a problem with FiiO FH5. Some of the popular materials used for high-end, durable ear equipment include titanium, copper, alloy and aluminum. With the FiiO FH5, it is designed with a tough aluminum metal combined with hard durable plastic for protection against fraying and regular wear and tear. The jack of the FiiO FH5 also provides an additional strong grip.
A little disclaimer here, while we said that the cable of the FiiO FH5 is made to be extra durable, it doesn’t mean that it is bionic and indestructible. If the cable happens to break, you don’t need to replace the entire thing because of the MMCX connectors. You simply pop the housings off so you can replace the damaged cable without worrying about the price of having to replace the whole thing.
If you’re in a dimly lit area, the FiiO FH5 has a lighted feature that puts blue and red markers to help users identify the left and right channels – red is for right, blue is for left.