For some time now, it has been suspected that FiiO Electronics Technology Co Ltd. does not want to limit its headphone range to in-ear models alone, and is therefore planning to launch an over-ear headphone. In March, these suspicions were confirmed with initial information on the FiiO EH3 NC Wireless Headphone, and the market launch is now imminent. The new FiiO EH3 NC Wireless Headphone is the first over-ear headphone from FiiO Electronics Technology Co.
The Chinese company FiiO Electronics Technology Co Ltd. has been a proven specialist for in-ear headphones for years. FiiO Electronics Technology Co Ltd. has dedicated itself specifically to personal audio solutions, and is therefore able to offer not only the aforementioned inear headphones, but also a comprehensive range of headphone accessories, portable D/A converters and headphone amplifiers, and of course portable hi-fi players.
It is interesting to note that FiiO Electronics Technology Co Ltd. has indeed, as described above, concentrated solely on in-ear headphones so far, but it has been clear for some time that there are plans to expand the range, especially with over-ear headphones.
These initially rumoured reports became a certainty in March 2019, when no one less than James Chung, CEO of FiiO Electronics Technology Co Ltd, presented on Facebook for the first time a product photo and key technical data of his company’s very first over-ear headphone, the FiiO EH3 NC Wireless Headphone.
For the first time, FiiO presents the FiiO EH3 Wireless Headphone, an over-ear headphone with Bluetooth, equipped for all relevant standards.Michael Holzinger, Editor-in-chief HiFi.BLOG
It should hardly surprise anyone who has spent a little time looking at the company’s other product range that the new FiiO EH3 NC Wireless Headphone is said to have outstanding features. Once again, the company has set itself the goal of developing a solution that can be regarded as state-of-the-art and thus offers everything that even demanding users expect.
The new FiiO EH3 NC Wireless Headphone is a Bluetooth headphone, which, as expected, is a so-called over-ear model, i.e. an ear-enclosing design.
At the heart of the FiiO EH3 NC Wireless Headphone will probably be a driver with a 45 mm titanium-coated membrane, which, according to the company, will ensure harmonious reproduction over a wide frequency range. It goes without saying that the new FiiO EH3 NC Wireless Headphone is designed for the playback of hi-res content, thus covering a very wide frequency range. The drivers are to be driven by four amplifier modules, whereby the manufacturer refers to this as symmetrical control.
The signal transmission of the FiiO EH3 NC Wireless Headphone is of course via Bluetooth, whereby the latest standard based on the Qualcomm CSR8675 Bluetooth chip is used here. This means that all relevant standards for signal transmission are available, so in addition to SBC as the lowest common denominator, AAC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, LHDC (HWA) and LDAC are supported. This means that audio data with up to 24 bits and 48 kHz can be transmitted using aptX HD, and even up to 24 bits and 96 kHz using LDAC, provided this is also supported by the source device.
By the way, the FiiO EH3 NC Wireless Headphone allows particularly fast coupling with source devices via NFC, whereby the manufacturer itself speaks of a one-touch connection.
Another outstanding feature of the new FiiO EH3 NC Wireless Headphone is its integrated active noise reduction, as FiiO Electronics Technology Co Ltd. promises to use the latest technologies to ensure that users can focus on the music, even in noisy environments.
Getting to the Point
It should come as no surprise to anyone who has studied the product range of FiiO Electronics Technology Co Ltd. that the new FiiO EH3 NC Wireless Headphone, the manufacturer’s first over-ear headphone, is designed to offer outstanding features, as almost all models in the in-ear headphone segment do. Once again, the company has set itself the goal of developing a solution that can be regarded as state-of-the-art and thus offers everything that even demanding users expect.