FAudio is a relatively young brand from Hong Kong. They have been doing reshells for third parties for a while before they decided to make their own IEMs. Today we will take a sneak peek at one of their newest models – the Symphony.
Disclaimer: This post is part of our Picture Sunday series, you can find all of the previous ones here.
When you look at personal audio, and especially portable audio, the most important market is Asia. It sets the bar for the rest of the world. Most manufacturers make their biggest bucks there. Markets like China, Japan or Singapore dominate the numbers, and it’s no surprise that new brands come out there on an almost daily basis.
I tend to look at this market for new and exciting things, I watch it as the new big things mostly come from there. It is difficult to stay on the pulse of time when it beats so fast though, and even more so, when you don’t speak the language there. Thankfully I have friends who do though, and I was told about this Hong Kong based brand, called FAudio, who make some very fine products.
I have been chatting with the main developer for a few months now, and his knowledge is impressive. No matter if it’s IEMs, electronics, cables or simply the scenery. FAudio is currently taking the Japanese and Chinese market by storm. Their single dynamic driver UIEM Major is receiving award after award and even beats the big names in this industry.
Some weeks ago I received their custom flagship. A seven BA driver monitor called Symphony. From first listen I have been wowed by it. The Symphony has great extension on both ends, a finely tuned balance and coherence of all frequencies and an excellent body throughout. I just started the review process of it, but so far I really like what I’m hearing.
Bass is dynamic, tight and controlled. Midrange is balanced, natural and comes with good body and resolution, while treble is rich, energetic and crisp. The Symphony creates a nice sound stage with decent air, for superb instrumental separation.
When we went through the design process, I showed them a picture of another set I’d like it to mimic, even if it didn’t turned out as hoped, I still like the looks, especially as a fan of the FC Barcelona the coloring speaks to me. To some extent it reminds me of the Spiderman suit.
The FAudio so far has proven to be a real gem and hidden treasure of the East. They’re certainly a brand to watch. Review to follow early 2019!