Final Audio Design Heaven IV Earphones – Violet : Apart from being visually well designed they sound excellent. I have them paired up with a FIIO

Aesthetically appealing product, with wonderful acoustics (the tone for both singing and instrumental music are truly superb), so why only three stars?. The answer is that i want to use these with an ipod while on the move, and the noise i get from the cable banging against my chest and then being transmitted through the earbud while i walk or run mars an otherwise wonderful musical experience. So would i recommend these to somebody who wanted them for quiet listening in a sedentary position; unreservedly. Would i do the same for a person with an active life-style – no way. And it also irritates that i have received nothing from their customer service desk 48 hours after calling to ask if there was a solution.

Final audio heaven iv quick review by mark2410thanks to hifiheadphones for the loan. Brief: final audio and a case to die for. Price: £139 or about us$218 though they seem a bit rare in the us. Specification: driver type: custom made balanced armature, sensitivity: 112db, impedance: 16Ω, cable length: 1. 2m, weight: 17g per earpieceaccessories: 6 pairs of white silicone tips, 3 rounded and 3 more conical. Then of course there is that case. They visually positively drip plush and priemiumness. A bit on the lower side for a ba but still great, enough for most flights and the tube if needs be.

Right from the suitably posh box to the padded inserts of the stainless steel case these earphones scream class. So far i have only tried a few pieces of reference music i always use on new gear to test. I have found vocals to be so much clearer than any other in-ears i have owned, but then i have not spent this much on in-ears before. Each instrument/voice seems clear and distinct with none over powering the others. Not overly bassy but enough to let you know it’s there. High’s are not at all shrill but strong, it blends beautifully with a strong mid-range. The units themselves are quite long and hefty but sit very comfortably in the ear. The flat cable is nice and should not get tangled too easy hopefully. A minor preference of mine would be have a clip on the wire to attacht to clothing i’ll live.

I am not sure that giving these earphones 3 stars because of the cable noise is quite fair. If you want to take a step up in your listening experience without shelling out over £1000 then these earphones are the ticket. Apart from being visually well designed they sound excellent. I have them paired up with a fiio 5 so can play 24 bit, flac and mp3. Obviously the better the recording the better these earphones sound. But in the end i am very happy with the purchase, i paid a little more for a little more and got what i expected. A nice clear sound with plenty of bass for me. They handle a guitar virtuoso piece to a symphony to well most everything well. They travel well, i have no issue with the build quality and durability. I have owned them for about 6 months now.

I bought these on the back of all the 5 star reviews but after a month with them i have to say i’m a bit disappointed. On the plus side, they’re well made, the sound is good (but not great), and i like the flat cables that tangle less than most. What i’m not that happy with is the lack of a mic/remote and the amount of noise transmitted by the cable to the headphones. I know not all headphones have a mic/remote, but for the price and what else they offer i feel that i’m not getting my moneys worth. The sound quality isn’t enough to make me happy with the lack of these. The other point, the sound transmission to the ears via the cable, it sounds like a minor issue but it certainly isn’t. While they’re great if you’re not moving, even if you’re just walking the amount of noise is just far to high to be able to filter out. I travel a lot and have tried a lot of different headphones and i would not recommend these at the price (@£130). There are headphones that offer sound just as good, or better, and have a remote/mic, and still manage to deliver when you’re on the move.

The final heaven iv exudes politesse. It does not scream, hiss or thump for attention. Its lows aren’t the lowest, its highs not the highest. Instead, it excels through refined modesty. When first listening through the final heaven, you may suspect that its sound is muffled. But then you hear the subtleties, the refinement, the veracity. It handles difficult timbres without any distortion: gabrielli’s brass sounds like brass; mahler’s 9th symphony sounds nearly the way it did from the fourth seat in the 6th row in the national concert hall (a stunning performance under the late albert rosen)–‘nearly’: with its civilised mids, the final heaven cannot but compromise somewhat on spectacular lows and fireworks highs. I can imagine that afficionados of rock, pop, hop (etc. ) may find these earphones somwehat dull. I have now listened more analytically to the ivs.

At this price the bass is a little light, but the treble is balanced and the mid tones are clear. To get the best out of them, you should run them in for a couple days. The cable is flat and therefore stops most tangling. The only real drawback is the lack of an inline controller.

Paying what many would consider a lot of money for a pair of earphones may seem a risk. Having previously enjoyed final audio’s less expensive adagio earphones i was hopeful that the extra money for the heaven iv set would be worthwhile. My confidence in this amazing company was truly well placed and i am absolutely delighted. From deep bass to high treble through a superb mid-range these earphones deliver sheer listening pleasure whether you are listening to gentle classical music or a storming rock band. They do not tire your ears as some earphones do but fully repay your investment in what is a wonderful piece of hi-fi kit. Supplied in a lovely protective metal case you can order these earphones with real confidence.

  • Musical Politesse but mellifluous as mud
  • it blends beautifully with a strong mid-range
  • Worth every penny – a true hi-fi experience!

Final Audio Design Heaven IV Earphones – Violet

Product Description, Final Audio Design Heaven IV In-Ear Balanced Armature Earphones in Violet. Heaven IV achieves the truest possible expression of live concert hall sound. With the incorporated balancing air movement mechanism the earphone body design has evolved into an uncomplicated, slender structure.
Final Audio Design’s special BAM (Balancing Air Movement) mechanism, optimises air movement inside the housing, has pushed the evolution of earphone body design to the next level with a simpler structure and slimmer body. The result is a balanced, natural sound that reduces unwanted sibilant high-frequency sounds.
The Heaven IV is handmade by Japanese sound engineers with a full-focus on ideal sound with no compromises.

Box Contains, Final Audio Design Heaven IV Earphones in VioletDeluxe storage caseEartips in two different textures (S/M/L)


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Inside The Box
  • Final Audio Design Heaven IV In-Ear Balanced Armature Stainless Steel Earphones
  • Deluxe storage case
  • Eartips in two different textures (S/M/L)

About Final Audio Design

Final Audio Design began developing HiFi magnetic cartridges and step-up transformers in 1974. It wasn’t long before they were manufacturing turntables and speakers which were well ahead of the curve. When Final Audio Design started manufacturing headphones, they wanted to relay the musicians passion for performance, as well as their own passion for engineering.

About the Heaven IV

The Heaven IV audiophile earphones achieve a superb expression of live concert hall sound. With its incorporated Balancing Air Movement mechanism the earphone body design has evolved into an uncomplicated, slender structure. The heaven IV is handmade by Japanese sound engineers with a full-focus on ideal sound with no compromises.

Spacious Sonic Performance

The Heaven IV is bright and quick with three-dimensional deep spatial expression and well-balanced natural sound quality. Capturing the feel of a live sonic atmosphere, concerts, classical music and acoustic performances are reproduced beautifully. An engaging and light sound with excellent stereo imaging and detail.

Superior Design

The highly rigid stainless steel housing helps create the clear and natural tone of the heaven IV. An exclusive flat cable design eliminates tangles and microphonic noise. Two different textures of silicone eartips, developed specifically for the Heaven IV, are included; one type with little resonance, one type with high sound isolation to suit individual requirements.

Built by Hand

The heaven IV is handmade by Japanese sound engineers with a full-focus on ideal sound with no compromise. The BAM mechanism, optimises air movement inside the housing, pushing the evolution of earphone body design to the next level with a balanced, natural sound that reduces unwanted sibilant high-frequency sounds.

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  • Musical Politesse but mellifluous as mud
  • it blends beautifully with a strong mid-range
  • Worth every penny – a true hi-fi experience!

Final Audio Design Heaven IV Earphones – Violet

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