The Final Audio B3 is all about clarity and dynamic range. It is a superb earphone at a very reasonable price for the money. It is also very comfortable for long listening sessions.
The B3 model was designed with particular emphasis on clarity. It caters to those who wish to have the delicate sound of each musical instrument delivered gorgeously even from live recordings. It comes equipped with a standard silver coated cable and employs an MMCX connector that makes it possible to switch cables in the event of cable damage.
Classical and jazz recordings place emphasis on aspects of spaciousness such as sense of distance, broadness, and reverberation, whereas rock and PO do not place as much emphasis on spaciousness.The difference between the two does not suggest which is superior, but rather outlines differences in how music is composed and what is demanded of it. With regard to classical music, and that played by the orchestra, in particular, the spatial orientation of instruments is particularly important.
Stringed instruments are positioned nearest to the audience with wind and percussion placed behind them. Should the balance between the spatial orientation and volume of each group of instruments collapse, the music would disintegrate. For that reason, uniform clarity of sound that allows each instrument to appear before the eyes of the listener is not demanded of this type of music.
Even for classical music, a string quartet, for example, would have a narrow dynamic range and the clarity of each instrument would be more prominent. For rock and pop, on the other hand, spaciousness is not as necessary as for classical music, and so there is a greater emphasis on clarity than on spaciousness.
The Feeling of a Customised Fit
The superior fit of an earphone is determined by the lack of a feeling of pressure. Final Audio has designed an earphone with 2 holding positions and 1 supporting position to prevent slippage. Much the same as a tripod, a stable fit can be secured for any chassis with 3 holding positions.
Stainless steel housing made by Metal Injection Molding (MIM)
MIM is a process in which powdered metal is mixed with a binder to form a resin in the desired shape, and the form is achieved by applying high-temperature sintering to achieve the desired form.
Driver with x2 Balanced Armature
It employs two Balanced Armature (BA) drivers, one for the high-frequency band, and one for the mid and bass. The sound fed to each driver is not parsed into specific frequency bands by a network.
Original high purity OFC silver coated cable and MMCX connector
The MMCX connector was developed in-company. We’ve 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 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 materials. 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 we’ve 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.
High-Quality Sound with Optimum Comfort
Sound design that takes into account the relationship between spatial impression and dynamic range of music, as well as the physical properties of earphones and headphones.High clarity over the entire frequency range and beautiful high-range sound enable you to hear the delicate touch of a piano and guitar picking perfectly.
Sound design has been undertaken with consideration of the relationship between the spatial impression and dynamic range of music and the physical characteristics of earphones and headphones. Through research into the relationship between the spaciousness, clarity, and dynamic range of musical recordings and the physical characteristics of earphones and headphones, we have learned that deeper enjoyment of music can be achieved through the target curves and driver design well suited to the sound design of music recordings.
Last Thoughts about Final Audio B3
The B3 model was designed with particular emphasis on clarity. It caters to those who wish to have the delicate sound of each musical instrument delivered gorgeously, even from live recordings, and enjoy tight vocals from animated soundtracks and EDM. It comes equipped with a standard silver coat cable and employs an MMCX connector that makes it possible to switch cables in the event of a severed connection.
- Driver – 2BA
- Connector – MMCX
- Cable – OFC Silver coated cable
- Sensitivity – 102dB
- Impedance – 19Ω
- Weight – 36g
- Housing – Stainless steel (Frost silver)