92points

Fiil Iicon

39points

Fostex TH-5

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Fiil Iicon vs Fostex TH-5

Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5
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39
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Why is Fiil Iicon better than Fostex TH-5?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Fostex TH-5 better than Fiil Iicon?

  • 20g lighter
    250gvs270g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

270g

250g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.has a tangle free cable
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

15Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

4.has a neodymium magnet
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

For example

Creative SXFI Air

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

6.driver unit size

40mm

30mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

4.Has WiFi
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Fiil Iicon
Fostex TH-5

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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