For mass consumers, it is not difficult to choose an entry-level HiFi earphones under $100 from the market. But if you want to choose a pair of earphones with excellent workmanship, comfortable wearing and good sound, you still need to spend some time on “Google”. When you see the FiiO JD7, you might as well take a look at what people say about it. At least here I can give you a positive answer: I dare not say that it is the best HiFi earphones under $100, but it must be one of the most worth buying HiFi earphones in this price range.
FiiO JD7 specs and features:
- 10mm dual magnetic circuit dynamic driver
- Semi-crystalline PU polymer diaphragm
- 32Ω impedance and 108dB sensitivity
- 316L stainless steel construction
- Comes with 7 sets of eartips, storage case, MMCX quick release tool
- $79 -Check latest price on AliExpress (Official Store)
Design & Comfort
If I didn’t see “JD7” printed on the box, I would have thought it was FiiO FA7S. How else can you say that FiiO will grasp the psychology of consumers, you must know that the price of FiiO FA7S is $340. Now put the same material and design on the $89 FiiO JD7, this idea can be said to be very ingenious.
The shell material of the earphones is made of 316L stainless, and the details are well-crafted and very textured. In addition, the wearing comfort of FiiO JD7 is very good. Although the shell is made of metal, the weight is evenly distributed, and the semi-open acoustic cavity can balance the air pressure in the earphone cavity. There is no obvious pressure on the eardrum when wearing it, and the overall wearing comfort can be praised.
A pair of entry-level HiFi earphones for $89, with a lot of accessories included in the box. Especially eartips, FiiO JD7 box contains 3 pairs of white silicone eartips, 3 pairs of FiiO HS18 eartips and 1 pair of black memory foam eartips. In addition, there are transparent storage case and MMCX quick release tool. Every time I see so many accessories, I always feel a sense of satisfaction beyond expectations.
I personally like the FiiO HS18 eartips very much, not only because it is thin (it does not squeeze the ear canal when wearing it), but also uses an opening design with the same size as the earphone sound tube. The advantage of this is that it can reduce the transmission of sound waves from the earphone to the eardrum and ensure the “authentic” sound. If you like a friend with a thicker low frequency, you can replace the memory foam eartips, but the comfort will also decrease.
Sound Quality of FiiO JD7
FiiO JD7 is equipped with a 10mm dynamic driver, thanks to the internal and external composite magnetic circuit design, it can increase the magnetic line density of the unit space and enhance the driving capability. In addition, the impedance of this earphones is only 32Ω, and the sensitivity has reached 108dB. There is no problem with listening to music on mobile phones, iPads, and laptops. Of course, friends with conditions still recommend using an audio player.
In terms of listening experience, the sound of FiiO JD7 is centre, clean, balanced, with low distortion and very little sound coloration. As stated in the promotion of FiiO JD7, the frequency response curve of this earphones is close to the “Harman Reference Target Curve (In Ear 2019)”, which can meet the listening needs of most people.
In addition, thanks to the fact that the earphone is relatively easy to drive, whether it is a mobile device or a professional player to drive the FiiO JD7, its sound energy can be released relatively easily. In other words, the sound of FiiO JD7 is quite full. I think it is the most comfortable to listen to when paired with FiiO HS18 eartips, and the tri-band is also the most balanced.
When listening to the two songs “Easy On Me” and “Thinking Out Loud”, the separation between instruments, vocals, and low frequencies is very layered, and it also makes the originally more lyrical songs more energetic. You know, a good pair of earphones can easily mobilize the listener’s emotions, and FiiO JD7 is such earphones.
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