FiiO launches FW3: True-Wireless 96kHz/24Bit Snapdragon Sound Certified Hi-Res Earbuds

Featuring Bluetooth 5.2, aptX Adaptive, LDAC and LHDC support, AK4332 DAC, and Manual 10-Band PEQ adjustment for £95 / $99 / €110

The new FW3 True Wireless Earbuds build upon the success of an award-winning range of portable audio equipment from FiiO. ​

Featuring a high-performance AK4332 DAC and Qualcomm’s latest QCC5141 Bluetooth chipset, the FW3 deliver Bluetooth version 5.2 connectivity with a wide range of codec supported, including: LDAC, LHDC, AptX Adaptive, AptX, AAC and SBC. FiiO has also equipped the FW3 with a 10-band PEQ function allowing the users to tune the output more to their liking. By default, FiiO has tuned the FW3 for pure high-resolution audio clarity. The built-in AK4332 DAC and AMP chipset ensure clear signal decoding and pure high-resolution experience.

Over the years, FiiO has gained expertise in designing high-quality In-Ear Monitor Headphones and Digital Audio Players. Featuring a 10mm carbon-based dynamic driver unit, the FiiO audio engineering team have designed the FW3 for a pure high-resolution audio experience; delivering an impressive musicality with excellent bass response, clear midrange, and a detailed treble response.

The FiiO FW3 True Wireless Earbuds are Snapdragon Sound certified. Whether listening to music, gaming, or making voice and video calls, Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sound guarantees an excellent level of HD audio quality, together with low-latency. Enabled by accessing the settings within the companion FiiO Music app for iOS and Android, the FW3 supports Low-latency Gaming Mode which significantly lowers the transmission latency to less than 100ms.

In addition to the Low-latency Gaming Mode, the FiiO Music app gives access to the following advanced settings for the FW3:

  • 10-band Parametric EQ settings. Allows for easy, precise EQ adjustments dependent upon individual listening taste.
  • Manual Bluetooth Codec Selection. Allows you to choose the codec you wish the FW3 to utilise as the default.
  • Left/Right Channel Balance Adjustment.
  • Lowpass Filter Mode Selection. Incorporating the audio expertise found on their range of DAPs, such as the M15S, the FW3 allows the user to personalise their listening by choosing from one of four Lowpass Filter modes: Steep Drop, Slow Drop, Short Delay Steep Drop, Short Delay Slow Drop.

The FW3 feature four physical buttons — two on each earbud — which allow for easy, tactile control. As well as being able to Play/Pause/Select Next Track/Select Previous Track, users can adjust the volume up and down, Answer/End/Reject an incoming call, and activate their mobile device voice assistant.

The FiiO FW3 deliver a battery life of up to 21 hours. The earbuds offer a total of 7 hours from a full charge, with an additional 14 hours from the supplied charging case.

Supplied with 3 sets of Silicon Eartips (S/M/L), 3 sets of Balanced Eartips (S/M/L), and USB Charging Cable, the FiiO FW3 are available now, priced £95 / $99 / €110.

Review samples are available now.

SPECIFICATION:

Driver Type

10mm Dynamic Carbon-based Diaphragm

DAC

AK4332

Bluetooth Chipset

Qualcomm QCC5141

Bluetooth Version

5.2

Bluetooth Protocols Supported

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

Codecs Supported

SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX Adaptive, LHDC, LDAC

Maximum Sampling Rate

96kHz / 24bit

Impedance

32Ω @1kHz

Sensitivity

106dB/mW (@1kHz)

Frequency Response

20Hz-20kHz

Earbuds Button Controls

  • Power On/Power Off
  • Pause/Play/Previous Track/Next Track
  • Volume Up/Volume Down
  • Answer Call/End Call/Reject Call
  • Activate Voice Assistant

Additional Features

(Accessed via FiiO Control App) ​ 

  • Equalizer Settings (EQ & PEQ)
  • Low Latency Game Mode (<100ms)
  • Manual Bluetooth Codec Selection
  • L/R Channel Balance Adjustment
  • Lowpass Filter Mode Selection (4 Modes)

Battery Capacity

  • 65mAh (Earbuds)
  • 380mAh (Charging Case)

Charge Time (To Capacity)

  • 1hr (Earbuds)
  • 1hr 40min (Charging Case)

Battery Life

21hrs (7hrs Earbuds + 14hrs Charging Case)

Dimensions

  • 28.4 x 22.9 x 22.6mm (Earbuds)
  • 68.4 x 43.9 x 32.5 mm (Charging Case)

Weight

  • 6.2 g × 2 (Earbuds)
  • 44.8g (Charging Case)
  • 57.2g (Earbuds in Charging Case)
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