Headphones Fischer Audio FA-003 Ti – update top model




Headphones Fischer Audio FA-003 Ti – update top model

Hardware Review

Fischer Audio headphones on, we surveyed more than once, including the predecessor model the characters of this review FA-003 (close to the ideal in terms of price / quality). These headphones have become so successful that several other companies began selling them under its own brand, so Fischer did not relax and have released a new version of the model FA-003 Ti ( we wrote about her announcement ), in which a lot changed. Let’s see what’s new, and went to the benefit of these changes.

To begin with I advise you to read the review of the previous model FA-003, on the whole we can say that the original model FA-003 was a very, very good in its segment: the high ranking positions in the head-fi confirm this, but, as always and everywhere happens, the company does not improve its products, is doomed to failure. market headphone developing quite quickly, so relax the players can not be on it, so FA-003 has been changed both externally and internally. If external changes more or less clear – more metal, other fastening, strength and reliability, then all internal interesting.

The updated “FA-shkah” used a completely different emitters with titanium diaphragms. Why is it necessary? The fact that the traditional dynamic aperture emitters subject to slight deformations during operation, as often they are made ​​from relatively soft materials (paper, mylar, polymers). These microdeformations lead to a slight distortion of sound, which, superimposed on each other, significantly degrade the sound picture. In turn, the membrane is made of titanium is more rigid, and this allows the headphones sound much clearer and give a more controlled sound. Here’s a good example that demonstrates this – plot 300 Hz signal in the form of a square wave, as it clears the old and the new version of the FA-003.

Previously, such emitters were the prerogative of making expensive high end, but the FA-003 Ti encouraging owners an affordable price, the company store they sell for 6,500 rubles .

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Technical characteristics

Frequency range: 10-26000 Hz
Sensitivity: 101 dB
Impedance: 64 Ω
Maximum power: 500 mW
Cable: 3.0 m, replaceable
Plug: 3.5 mm

Packaging and delivery

In package decided not to change anything. It is traditional for the FA cloth case, one side of which opens on two snakes inside the box located in the foam headphones and all that is attached to them. Despite Cloth performance, an abundance of foam allows you to not worry about the safety of the contents. On top of the case has a handle for easy carrying. In general, the packaging is very convenient and practical, though not striking.

The sales package also happy. In addition to the instructions and warranty card, you get: detachable cable, an adapter for 6.3 mm plug and two pairs of ear cushions made of artificial leather and suede, giving a different sound. Honourable care about users, which is rarely seen at other manufacturers.

Design and comfortable fit

In general, the design of paint no special meaning, it is generally clear from the photographs. In the new model fork holder has been replaced by a metal that was good for strength and durability of the structure. In other headphones look the same as the previous model. Cup of soft touch plastic with metal plates on which a logo, a headband with soft leatherette, metal plate adjusting planting.

These headphones, like their predecessors, are reasonably modular design: easily removable ear pads are disconnected from the cup headband wires are detached. This opens a wide scope for modifications and improvements to headphones if desired. Sami Fischer Audio offer options of wooden cups from different types of wood that we can use to improve both sound and appearance.

Красивые чашки крупным планом

The wire of the headphones is very robust, it is removable, shared and connected to each dish separately with a standard 3.5 mm monorazemom. This allows replace the cable without any problems finding plugs. I’ve seen references on the web FA-003 Ti with a symmetrical (balanced) connections.

Ear cushions are very comfortable, they can be considered the standard of convenience. They are deep, moderately soft, suitable for even the largest ears. I personally bought a few pairs “in reserve” to be used with other headphones. Soundproofing is very good, as well as comfort wear. Since the headphones closed, they can sometimes overheat ears, but a couple of minutes rest every 2-3 hours saved from this scourge.

Оголовье с логотипом

To listen to the following equipment.

MacBook Pro Early 2011
Fiio E17 in HogMode as DAC / amplifier
Fidelia as a player
Entries for lossless-formats
Naturally, FA-003 as reference headphone

To begin with a few words about the impact on the sound of ear cushions. The default settings on the cups leatherette ear pads. They provide more detailed, more clearly defined sound with wide stereo panorama. The set also come in velor ear pads, they give a warm, mellow sound. With these conditional scene becomes narrower instruments sound closer, giving a chamber effect.

After listening to both, I’m on a “let well enough alone” stopped at kozhzamom as these ear pads have become the benchmark for me in every way, from the comfort and aesthetics and ending sound.

The sound headphones can be characterized primarily as a very smooth, having no distinct preferences. If hard to find fault, of course, you can find some of the “flaws”, but given the price headphones they seem to me very strongly “farfetched.”

Low frequencies (compared to the FA-003 is the primary “place of improvements”), and in the previous model were more than good, but with new emitters bass becomes much clearer, it is better controlled. In some genres, it gives a significant increase in the perception of bass. To me, this effect is a bit like the texture loading higher resolution in games of the genre 3D action: that in the FA-003 is seen more as a monolithic wall of bass in the Ti-shkah is easily divided into separate components, one can clearly distinguish between all the components of the low frequency range, ” barrel “, bass guitar and so on.

Mids delight melody, clarity and detail. Although, perhaps, “detail” can make all the new slogan FA-003 Ti. Therefore, vocals, guitar, piano – will be played out “completely.”

Treble also deserve criticism, surprisingly for a closed headphone, high-frequency range is not suffering pinched. All the echoes die down and the fading echo of music – here it is.


In the Ti-shkah increasingly become a “scene” (in the sense of the headphones-term) tools are better separated, and the music reveals more details.


Of course, these headphones need a good source than the higher quality the better. They are very honest in his serve and frankly will give you all the flaws and the source of the material. I listened to them with the iPod Nano 6G, iPhone 4, Sandisk Sansa Clip, they suffice for normal listening FA-003 Ti, but still buy these headphones for those sources – it’s like for the Mercedes S-class haul potatoes from the market.


Avoiding the hackneyed cliches like “a good model is even better,” and others like him, briefly summarize: constructive reliable, comfortable use, excellent sound, not high price, if you are looking for headphones for a long time and do not want to waste your money buying cheap solutions – FA-003Ti You will be pleased.


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