Triple Driver Hybrid IEMs by FiiO F9 SE & Fiio F9 Full Review (2018)

Design: Making Waves

Do you know what inspired the design for FiiO F9 ?

Ans: Water

The sleek smooth lines remind us of the ripple caused by a drop in water. Making these earphones more connected and humane.

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FiiO F9 SE Fiio F9Good Music is Never off-line 

That’s what Fiio says for it’s black 3.5mm single-ended cable. The cabel is designed by using 5N purity oxygen-free copper (OFC) wires which enable maximum sound purity. The cable is durable and soft in exterior.

L shaped plug makes it easier to plug and more durable for long term use.

Triple Driver HybridTriple Driver Hybrid

The FiiO F9 SE are triple driver hybrid in ear earphones.It has 1 dynamic driver and 2 balanced armatures for clear and quality sound.

The 9.2mm dynamic driver is specifically tuned to produce bottomless lows while the two BA drivers precisely portray extended upper-mids and highs.

The F9 SE utilizes a dynamic driver made of PEK (polyether ketone) polymer nanocomposite, known for not only being tough but also being light.

This allows the F9 SE’s dynamic driver to be highly capable of producing quick, detailed, and extended bass.

Waterproof Case

It comes with FiiO HB1 waterproof carry case.

Hi-Res Audio

The F9 SE has been certified by the Japan Audio Society to be “Hi-Res Audio” capable. This means that the F9 SE is capable of a frequency response up to 40kHz (lowest at 15 Hz), which can fully reproduce the audio and give you a natural and life-like listening experience that truly lets you listen to the music the way the artists wanted it to sound.

The cost difference is also very minimal.

The FiiO F9 SE earphones with inline remote-control cost Rs. 7,990 and the ones without it cost Rs. 7,290.

Both the models come in two colours, Red and Black.

FiiO F9 SE & Fiio F9Over-the-ear Design For Comfort

Their over the ear design , which they came up with after a lot of feedback make these earphones even more worth the price providing a comfortable fit. It reduces the fatigue allowing long hour listening.

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F9 SE Vs Fiio F9

These earphones come in two models, one with an inline remote control, and one without it. This is the only major difference between them.

 ModelF9F9 SE
Type1 dynamic and 2 balanced armature drivers1 dynamic and 2 balanced armature drivers
Frequency response15Hz ~ 40kHz15Hz ~ 40kHz
Sensitivity106 dB/mW106 dB/mW
Impedance28 Ω28 Ω
Cord length1.2 m1.2 m
WeightAbout 3.76 g/per unitAbout 3.76 g/per unit
Detachable cable designYes (standard MMCX connector)N/A
CableComes standard with 2 cablesThe 3.5mm single-ended cable: Black, without in-line controls, four carefully-woven core, 5N purity oxygen-free copper (OFC) wires
1. The 3.5mm single-ended cable: Black, with in-line controls, TPE material for the exterior and tin-plated copper for the core;
2. The 2.5mm balanced cable: Black, four carefully-woven core, 5N purity oxygen-free copper (OFC) wires
PlugBoth the 3.5mm single-ended cable and the 2.5mm balanced cable are with 3.5mm straight 4-pole plug3.5mm L-type 3-pole plug without in-line controls
Accessories1. Carrying case x 11. Carrying case x 1
2. Silicone ear tips x 6 pairs2. Silicone ear tips x 6 pairs
3. Warranty card x 13. Warranty card x 1
4. 3.5mm single-ended cable with in-line controls x 1
3. 2.5mm balanced cable x 1


As these products are relatively new, not many users have purchased them yet. But the ones that have, have given it full rating. These may seem a bit costly but they are actually very well priced. With specs like these, it could take on with slightly higher priced options from companies like Bose, Shure, etc.

FiiO claims to perform many tests to ensure its durability and quality like-

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About FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

FiiO designs, produces and sells high-quality products at favorable prices to those who love music and style.

FiiO’s aspiration: to raise the reputation of “Made in China”.

FiiO was established in 2007 and has experience in researching and developing countless portable music products of different types and sell FiiO-branded products through sales agents worldwide. FiiO is focused on product quality, adheres strictly to ISO9001 standards in quality management and works hard to attain the lowest repair-related product returns rate.

Several products from FiiO have created record sales in their respective product segments; our portable headphone amplifiers, DACs and high-resolution digital audio players have all received praise from the majority of users.

FiiO places great importance on users’ needs and ceaselessly pursues perfection in product design and manufacturing, to supply users with the best audio products at the best prices.

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