Fidue A31s

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Fidue A31s

Post by Belial » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:14 pm

My well loved AF33s finally died. Given how they were treated, they lasted particularly well.

I was about to buy another pair and noticed the Fidues for $10 more and with the coveted 'recommended' tag. They arrived today (ordered Tues night - great work as usual guys).

For $40 these are pretty goddamn good. Although I don't have them around to compare any more, they seem a lot closer to my old RE0s or Brainwavz M3s than the AF33s. I seems like there could be a bit too much mid-bass, but otherwise they're much better than I expected for the price.

The over-ear hooks and case are nice, and they're crazy-small. The pause button on the cable is handy too. I could have done with a bit more range in the tips (the biggest single flanges are *just* big enough), and the cable is a bit tangle-happy. But again, $40.
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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by Marcus » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:45 pm

Yeah, $40 right!
I think they're pretty great for the price, super slim and easy to fit as well which is a bonus.
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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by warisz00r » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:53 pm

Can these be worn nicely over the ear?
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Post by Marcus » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:57 pm

Yep!
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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by slaine » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:08 pm

What about the A83? Any thoughts compared to the usual suspects?

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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by Marcus » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:44 am

Nice rich sound, great build, tricky to fit.
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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by slaine » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:05 am

How do the A83 hold up against the earsonics range and the audiofly? Are they in sm3 or sm64 territory or just different?

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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by bleeding » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:58 am

Got my A31s yesterday, very happy for the sound for the price. The mid-bass sounds overpronounced, but I like this in an earbud. No harsh trebel (I have a problem with on some headphones and earbuds).

Didn't think they were going to fit because they only came with one set of biflange tips and they are larger than what I used with my RE-400; but they seem to fit quite well so far maybe the rubber is a little thinner/more flexible.

Build quality is what I would expect for a $40 set of earbuds. Cable looks like it may tangle easy, but that remains to be seen.

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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by Marcus » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:07 am

slaine wrote:How do the A83 hold up against the earsonics range and the audiofly? Are they in sm3 or sm64 territory or just different?
Assuming you get a decent fit I'd rate the A83 pretty highly. Not as good as the SM3/SM64 but up there with stuff like the SE535.
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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by bleeding » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:45 am

Said above I was worried about the cable being tangly. Had them about a week, cable doesn't seem to tanked whasoever. It's actually a really good cable.

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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by Belial » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:09 am

The longer I have mine the happier I am with them. For $40 they're a steal.

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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by bleeding » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:26 am

Belial wrote:The longer I have mine the happier I am with them. For $40 they're a steal.
Agreed, my only problem is they don't always fit (especially my right ear, must be a funny shape), sometimes they stay in for an hour sometimes they keep popping out. The best fitting canals I have had are the Hifiman RE-400. But that's just my ears and what fits them, not really a knock on the product. For $40 you can't go wrong with these.

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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by KniteFire » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:44 am

Just wanted to add that I picked up a set of these and they're fantastic for the price. Can't go wrong with these as a starter for in-ears.

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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by Marcus » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:57 am

Sweet!

I'm still super impressed by their performance for the price :)
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Re: Fidue A31s

Post by bleeding » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:24 am

Already lost mine but not worried because they are so cheap hahah

Still considering going back to the RE-400 though because they fit my ears better. I actually prefer the sound of the A31.

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