We, at MajorHiFi have a bit of a love affair with Final Audio’s in-ear headphones, especially their most affordable models. The E3000, for example, may be the best sound on the market for around fifty-five bucks, and should be worth way more. So, I’m always excited to hear Final’s newest, reasonably priced creations. At 27 bucks, the E1000 is advertised as an “entry-level” earphone for sophisticated young folks who appreciate great sound but are on a tight budget. So, will Final Audio, once again, blow us away with phenomenal sound for pennies? Let’s find out in this Final Audio E1000 In-Ear Headphones Review.
Final Audio E1000 In-Ear Headphones Review
FIT and DESIGN
One of the best things about Final Audio’s in-ear headphones is the fit. Super light, with an elegant, minimalist design, these buds not only feel comfortable, but provide premium sound isolation from outside crap. Final Audio has included 4 different sized eartips in addition to the ones that come dressed on the earphones. And if you’re unfamiliar with the company, you should know that they’re one of the leading brands with respect to eartips as well. In fact, when sold separately, the eartips alone are worth about 6 bucks a pair.
So, what makes these buds cheaper than the rest? The housing is made from plastic, and the cable is not detachable. But the E1000 still shares the 6.4mm dynamic driver of some of the higher priced models, and the sound remains undeniably Final Audio.
The E1000 does not come with a carrying case, but these babies are so precious, I suggest you purchase a pouch made from the finest Indian silk to keep them warm and comfortable while travelling.
And if you need a little pizzazz to go with your Ariana Grande, may I suggest getting them in red or blue.
Wow. Considering the price, I’m floored. Holy freq. Let’s start with the fact that I’ve never heard anything better for under 30 bucks. Never. Now, let’s get into the details:
One of my favorite things about these headphones is that they’re extremely versatile. Every genre sounds fantastic. The bass is certainly powerful enough to satiate those hungry for some punch in their pop, but it’s far from overblown. Indeed, these headphones are designed for kids with a precocious palate. Listening to JT, I got all the oomph I wanted without compromising Final Audio’s talent for equilibrium and clarity. When you combine the E1000’s warm low-end with a perfectly balanced and forward-leaning midrange, rock songs sound full-bodied and sweeping. And there’s no sign of harshness. No hint of cheap muddiness. Listening to folk music, guitar strums felt natural with a decent amount of separation and detail, even in the lower midrange. The highs are generally smooth and fatigue free, lending themselves well to strings and even high pitched brass instruments. And going back to pop, percussion instruments in the high frequencies had a crisp sparkle that gave the tracks some serious snap. Indeed, there’s no song that the E1000 can’t conquer.
This is the easiest of no brainers. I hardly ever do this…But I have no hesitation in bestowing the coveted MajorHiFi Gold Award upon the extraordinary and endearingly humble, E1000. Finally, and audiophile-worthy earphone for the masses. As tears of joy saturate my computer screen, I say, bravo. Too much? Perhaps, not enough.
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Driver: 6.4mm dynamic
Impedance: 16 Ohms
Cord Length: 1.2m