The Final Audio Design Piano Forte II series headphone was inspired by the horn speaker design of their superior stainless Opus Speaker Series. The Piano Forte II series performs to the same lofty performance standard and delivers terrific value for money.
There’s something about Final Audio Design (or ‘FAD’ for short) that speaks to certain people. Perhaps it’s the exotic materials and finishes that adorn their products; perhaps it’s the esoteric and downright mysterious nature of the company itself. In any case, what fans of the company will likely tell you is that there’s a strong emotional response at work, and that’s something that extends to the sound of these earphones as well. This isn’t just soulless audio jewelry for those who are largely disinterested in music. It’s creators have paid just as much attention to how these reproduce music as to how they look, and the end result is a complete expression on the part of its creators as to what an earphone can be. At the risk of sounding even more pretentious: this is art made for experiencing art.
Differences in air pressure levels often introduce sound artefacts. FAD installed their propriety pressure ring in the front of the diaphragm to optimise the pressure occurring around the diaphragm. The result is lively yet silky smooth sound.
The large diameter driver is made using a neodymium magnet and at 15.5mm diameter is roughly three times the size of ordinary earphones. They use a unique vent opening to fit firmly in your ears without ear pads, and also helps with soundstaging.
Impedance: 16 ohm
Cable: 1.2 Metre