FiiO - EX1 - In-Ear Monitors
The FiiO EX1 In-Ear Monitors are FiiO's first earphone product, developed in cooperation with Dunu, and features Aerospace Nanotech Titanium Diaphragms with anodized duralumin, stainless steel and Kevlar-strengthened high-purity multi-strand OFC cable.
Aerospace engineering material for driver diaphragms
The diaphragm is the heart of the sound production facility of earphones, determining the sound quality of the earphones to a great extent. To produce better sound, sound engineers have always been looking for a lighter yet stiffer material to transduce sound with less distortion.
We have discovered that titanium, a material more often found in aerospace engineering, is very light, with high sound conduction speed, yet several times stiffer than steel; we have been able to design a full-range dynamic driver around this material with breakup frequency above the audible range, thus ensuring precise & even high-frequency reproduction.
Highly researched duralumin / stainless steel housing:
All components of the earphone housing are precision CNC milled, with the back made of anodized duralumin and the front stainless steel, the "beehive" of tuning ports of the front being precisely sized and positioned to deliver the desired sound tuning properties.
Nanotech titanium diaphragm driver
Delivering even power response across frequencies and a natural yet energetic sound, the titanium diaphragm can handle high power without distortion while preserving exemplary transient response, unlike traditional dynamic driver diaphragms.
Kevlar-strengthened high-purity multi-strand OFC cable
The EX1 headphone cable consists of 42 strands of high-purity OFC copper intertwined with 250D Kevlar fibre strands, ensuring superior sonics as well as great strain resistance and longevity. The outer sheathing is composed of medical-grade TPE for minimum microphonics and maximum biocompatibility (avoiding skin allergies)
Non-resonating metal body
The metal body is designed to suppress resonances to the maximum extent, preserving the superior transient response of the nanotech titanium diaphragms for lifelike reproduction of live sound.
Ergonomic offset nozzle design
With small rounded on-ear driver housings and shallow in-ear nozzles, ensuring long-term wearing comfort.
Fiio has already established itself as one of the top brands in the niche of personal audio equipment. And now, after constant demands from its fans, Fiio has come with its very first earphones, the EX1! Designed with the same quality standards and ideology as its other products, the EX1 are performance In-Ear-Monitors that ensure satisfaction for auditory senses of every audiophile.
A good audio driver has diaphragm that is light weight, yet stiff, and has high oscillation speeds to match the frequency of audio signals. Taking inspiration from aerospace engineering, Fiio incorporated diaphragms that are made out of titanium. These diaphragms produce full range of audio frequency without any distortion and noise. These drivers are housed in a CNC-milled stainless steel and duralumin casing. This casing suppresses resonances, while preserving the transient response of the diaphragms.
The headphone cable of the EX1 comprises of 42 strands of high-purity OFC copper and 250D Kevlar fiber strands, interweaved with each other to form a high-strength cable with superior strain resistance and durability. Medical-grade TPE material is used for forming the outer sheathing to ensure minimum micro-phonics and compatibility with all skin types. The ergonomic, offset nozzle design of the EX1 IEMs securely sit inside the ears and ensure you do not feel any discomfort even if you are wearing them for a long time. To ensure compatibility with all ear shapes and sizes, the headphones come with several pairs of ear-tips with different designs and sizes.