FiiO has released the EM5 in-ears, which is – for the manufacturer – the flagship of the IEM-range.
The FiiO EM5 in-ears are different from the other in-ears. The housing of the caps is made by a 3D printer. Where the appearance is inspired by that of dragons. The material used is a high quality resin and indeed we see – with a little imagination – a kind of dragon’s tail when you look at a cap. Inside you will find a 14.2mm beryllium coated driver. Of course there is one in each cap.
Silver braided cable
The connection between caps and source is provided by a 120-core pure silver and braided cable. FiiO also supplies a 3.5 mm unbalanced, a 2.5 mm balanced and a 4.4 mm balanced plug with the EM5. It makes the in-ears usable for just about every conceivable application (and source of course).
You also get a HB3 leather carrying case and no less than 18 pairs of spongy foam cushions. The price of the FiiO EM5 plus mentioned accessories is $299.99 American dollar. Something for anyone who wants to score just that little bit better without immediately wanting to pay an extreme amount of money.