Final Audio f7200 Balanced Armature Earphones

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Final Audio was established in 1974 in Japan by the late Kanemori Takai. The first real product it released was a cartridge designed by Yoshihisa Mori, who was renowned for his cartridge designs. And now, after years of audiophile grade product development, Final Audio is finally available for high end audio consumers outside of the US. The flagship model SONOROUS X employs a driver unit integrated with the front plate, which results in resonance being suppressed and clear sound quality. Here, monitor- like sound combined with a vast sound stage is generated owing to the same titanium diaphragm employed with SONOROUS X. Final Audio has achieved sound quality that faithfully reproduces the source music and is pleasant to listen to.

Bringing the driver unit closer to the ear drum achieves an even more realistic, vivid sound quality. In order to achieve this in the F7200, Final Audio meticulously downsized the housing with a design consisting of the minimum possible elements. With a diameter of 5.5 mm and a housing weight of 2 g, this miniaturized housing is made of stainless steel. Its design inhibits unnecessary vibration and achieves clear sound quality. Final’s unique method of using full-range balanced armature drivers across all models recreates bass tones with a fullness you would never imagine from the housing size. The company recently developed a new original silver-plated cable that achieves a wide sound stage. This cable allows re-cabling with MMCX connectors. The earphone comes with an ear hook to prevent micro phonics from the cable. This is one of Final's favorite models, realizing all aspects of sound quality and ease of use in a higher dimension.

Housing design that minimizes the distance between the ear drum and the driver unit.
User can now position the f7200 to be at the back or at the entrance of the ear canal, and change the sound quality by choosing different earpieces which enables the sound output to be at the very front face of the earpiece. This is also a way to adjust sound quality. With the sound output at the very front, you will be able to feel the sound being transmitted directly.

MMCX Connector and original high purity OFC silver coated cable
Final Audio has used high-purity OFC silver coated cables that provide a wide sound stage. These jointly-developed cables were originally designed by and are currently manufactured by the well-renowned Japanese Junkosha Corporation for the purpose of being used with the supercomputer “Kei” due to their fast signal transmission speed.

The insulator film is made from PFA which was also developed by Junkosha who used their extensive know-how through the JUNFLON® brand to create the ultimate in low-permittivity material. The outer tube is made from PVC for maximum flexibility. The user will experience surprising flexibility that both makes the cable extremely easy to use as well as reducing the likelihood of microphonics. In addition, the MMCX plug and the 3.5 mm mini-plug have a tendency to disconnect so Final has far exceeded the regular QA pass criteria of a 5,000-time bend test by changing the connection design to one that can withstand more than 50,000 bends.

Balanced armature driver developed by Final Audio
Balanced armature driver unit developed by Final Audio for optimal use as a tweeter. Final has paid special attention to their choice of materials used in the pursuit of sound quality, utilizing a permalloy with a high level of magnetic permeability in the magnetic circuit.

Ear hook
The F series comes with an ear hook to reduce microphonics. Conventional products of the same type are slightly bigger in order to accommodate a range of ear sizes. This not only makes them stand out visually, it will also take you considerable time to get used to how they fit. As a result of re-investigating what the key is in attaching the ear hook, Final Audio has discovered that making the ear hook smaller than normal, and doing away with metal or resin wires, meant the shape could fit more people’s ears.

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  • Impedance: 42Ω

  • Sensitivity: 106 dB/mW

  • Cable length: 1.2m

  • Weight: 23g

  • Housing: Stainless Steel

  • Driver Unit: Balanced Armature

  • Highlights
  • Housing design that minimizes the distance between the ear drum and the driver unit.

  • Stainless steel machined high rigidity housing

  • MMCX Connector&Original high purity OFC silver coated cable

  • Full-range balanced armature driver unit

  • Newly developed carry case

  • Newly developed Safe fit ring

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