Design & Build Quality
The Fearless Audio S8F comes in so much colours, that you may need a full day to choose. Linsoul’s website gives a list of “ready to buy” models, like a car dealership who’s in-stock vehicles can be purchased immediately.
I received an S8F with a clear shell and a blue face plate. Okay, it’s a bit more than blue, as it looks like as if a slice of gems has been cut and fit inside my IEM. The exact model is : Fearless Audio S8F + B15 + WL10, B15 referring to the colour of the shell, grey translucent here.
The shell itself is 3D printed, so there is no visual difference with the previous models we received : perfect build in every way. That’s even more impressive when you know that you can get it as a CIEM, for maximum comfort.
Again, I’m always keen on translucent shells, as they allow you to take a glimpse at the inner side of your IEM. Even better when it’s a multi-driver like this one, 8 drivers and a crossovers never cease to amaze me. I mean, look at how thin the cables can be !
That said, let’s take a closer look at the S8F.
Build quality of the Fearless Audio S8F is flawless. No real surprises here, but sometimes it’s good to state the obvious.
Almost everything I like on the Crystal Clear is embedded in the S8F :
- recessed socket for sturdiness
- semi-custom shape and high-quality acrylic
- superb craftsmanship from top to bottom
The only drawback would be the lack of a slit for the tips, so they won’t fall off from time to time. I didn’t have any issue, but better double check when you unplug them.
Isolation is excellent and on that field, these IEMs remains untouched. In my opinion, Fearless Audio IEMs achieve incredible results, whatever the situation. Impressive ! Even some of my CIEM cannot compete and seem not to block as much noise as the S8F does.
The cable is a bit thick but it’s not too heavy and the braiding is flawless. Not bad for a sub-500$ IEM.
Let’s check what’s the S8F bundle now.
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