Final Audio Design Adagio III Headphones : Good for modern pop/electronica

Shame that bass dominated using primary buds. Had to change buds to lower the bass stages that dominated seem.

Good quality output on these ear phones. Ear buds are cozy and smug to wear. Earphones glimpse fantastic, like the crimson and white bands on the earphones much easier to explain to them apart when fitting.

Incredibly good audio – quite fiddly to use. The seem on these is quite fantastic in truth – baggage of base and seriously gives a large soundthere is certainly some sound leakage from them but in the tranquil carriage on the educate i did not get any reviews from the men and women in close proximity to me (i did talk to) and i could could even now listen to the announcementsnegative factors – not extremely fantastic for functioning – saved dropping out which was a bindalso the ear buds kept falling off in the bag and possessing to hunt all over to uncover thembut the seems was incredibly very good for the dimensions and i use them when not accomplishing activity.Here are the specifications for the Final Audio Design Adagio III Headphones:

  • Compact Driver: The 8mm dynamic driver unit of the Adagio V produces speedy and accurate delivery of sound from a compact size.
  • Balancing Air Movement: BAM mechanism optimises the air movement inside the housing and controls unwanted vibrations for powerful bass and a deep 3D spatial expression.
  • Optimized Air Flow: The shape of the housing optimises highly-efficient air flow inside the cabinet ensuring the best in sound reproduction.
  • Original Design: The original elastic cable eliminates microphonic noise travelling up the cable while the original eartips ensure enhanced sound insulation.

Rather outstanding even straight out of the box. I hesitated over shopping for these mainly because i wanted some thing similar to my seinheiser ie8’s and my shure se535’s both equally of which i very own. You never can notify with peoples views of headphones considering the fact that the assessments are quite subjective to what you have listened to right before. Obviously a thing will sound great in comparison to apple headphones or in the same way cheapies. I have to say although that if it is bass you want these are really specific even straight from the box. They in good shape really great and snugly with the standard plugs and i was quickly amazed by them inside 30 seconds of listening to anjunabeats volume 6. I can very easily listen to these in the health and fitness center and not fret much too substantially about ruining them as i would with the shures or ie8’s. Looks like a fantastic rate stage for high-quality phones with wonderful bass and audio. Definitely the shures are better but the gap is not enormous. No notion on their longevity as just opened the box.

Audio great, but not that a lot superior than less expensive choices. . These seem wonderful but do need to have rather a while to settle in, have examine sixty-80 hours on line. I discover they audio very best if you angle them marginally diagonal. While the bass can be pretty weak until you’ve got positioned them flawlessly.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Taut, Punchy Bass
  • Boom! Boom! Boom!
  • Disappointing bass heavy earphones
  • Good for modern pop/electronica
  • good for audio-books and dvds, but not really for music
  • Good for fans of R&B but not so good if you’re into rock

Excellent in ear headphone alternative. Very good seem, compact and really comfy – these headphones feel properly made and appear with a selection of rubber ear buds in unique sizes. Not a make i had beforehand heard of but joyful to advocate.

Uniquely comfy and close to perfect and musical seem, with placement of individual orchestral instruments plainly definable. A little high priced but worth each penny.

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  • Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
    Satisfactory, based on a good stuff magazine review. Purchased on behalf of a stuff magazine review. They should come with a caution, these earphones are bass heavy. I appreciate that beats headphones have set the tone for the market these days but some people still like their music to sound like the artists and producers intended. Cable rattle isn’t too bad but don’t run with these. I’ve yet to find a bud size that fits my ear and doesn’t fall out but thats more to do with my ear shape than audio quality so i won’t delve into that canal. Final thoughts, for £40ish they do look a little on the cheap side aesthetically but i’m not too concerned with that, just thought it was worth the mention for anyone that it does concern.
    • Colour Name: Red/White Verified Purchase
      Unusual design and great looks. . Lovely clear sound and great quality. Would have kept them ‘for life’ but unfortunately they were stolen from me.
  • Colour Name: Black
    Disappointing bass heavy earphones. Pros: looks, microphonicscons: overall sound quality, cable gets easily tangled, isolation, lack of accessoriespackaging & accessories: 4/10build quality: 8/10design & look: 8. 5/10microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 9/10isolation: 6. 5/10comfort: 8/10sound quality: 6. 5/10my final rating: 6/10review date: august 2015review price: £50first of all i would like to thank mark from ks distribution for sending me out the final adagio iii for review. The adagio iii can be found on amazonuk for £50 and on amazonusa for $82. Before getting into the review, i should state that final has had a little bit of a re-brand, going from final audio design to final. The explanation from mark being: “the idea behind the name is that final are the absolute pinnacle of headphone design. The final destination for audiophiles, if you will. The head designer, who is now the ceo, seems to take his inspiration from super high-end swiss watch designers and that’s very apparent in the top-of-the-line products they produce. “with that out of the way let’s get to it and see if it really is the “final” design/audio quality that the brand intends to deliverpackaging & accessoriesthe packaging and accessories were very disappointing. I know the earphones are only £50, but i still expect a little more than just a s, m, l set of silicone tips and a manual. Earphones that are £10 even have a better set of accessories than this. I feel that final have really ignored consumers here, there simply isn’t enough included for me to be happy about a £50 purchase.
    • Colour Name: Black
      Shame that bass dominated using original buds. Had to change buds to reduce the bass levels that dominated sound.
  • Colour Name: Red/White Verified Purchase

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    Sound great, but not that much better than cheaper alternatives. . These sound great but do need quite a while to settle in, have read 60-80 hours online. I find they sound best if you angle them slightly diagonal. Although the bass can be quite weak unless you’ve positioned them perfectly.
    • Colour Name: Red/White Verified Purchase
      Swapped for bigger or smaller ones fall off to easily. Surprised i haven’t lost one yet. The plastic plugs that can be swapped for bigger or smaller ones fall off to easily. Surprised i haven’t lost one yet.Quite disappointing for an expensive product.
      • Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
        I’m no audiophile but it doesn’t sound bad, clear sound. I’m no audiophile but it doesn’t sound bad, clear sound, good bass and nice design. The bass can be overpowering at times and it doesn’t come supplied with spare buds of the same size. If you want a funky looking set of headphones with decent sound at this price, i’d recommend it.
  • Colour Name: Black
    Final audio adagio iii quick review by mark2410. Final audio adagio iii quick reviewbrief: oh god, oh dear god, so much bassprice: £59 in the us they seem to vary wildlyspecification: earphone type: intraaural (in the ear), driver unit: dynamic driver, driver size: 8mm, sound pressure level: 100db, impedance: 16 ohm, housing material: abs cable length: 1. 2m, weight: 10gaccessories: 3 pairs of silicone tips. Build quality: buds look nicely constructed but cable feels very thin. Isolation: rather a lot for a dynamic. It would easily do for normal use and you could get by the odd flight or two with them. Just remember to watch where you are going with them in or be prepared to get run over. They weigh nothing and fit my ears effortlessly. Aesthetics: not bad, they come with a variety of different colour options so get a bit of choice.
    • Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
      Best earphones money can buy – especially with comply tips. . I’ve been through a number of high end earphones over the years – shure, sennheiser,bowers & wilkins, but these are just the best i’ve ever experienced, and amazing value for the sound they deliver. Every time i listen, the way my music sounds puts a smile on my face. I just some bought comply t200 tips to go with them too and now they sound even better. Comply t-200 isolation earphone tips medium black 3 pairs.
  • Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase

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    I have a pair of £300 westone 3’s which i loved. I think i like these better. For the price is amazing and the sound quality is amazing. I love electronic dance music which means bass is important to me. These have amazing bassthe westones are really good when you have lossless music, but i listen to podcasts mostly. This generally means low quality (by comparison) audio which the westones do not like as they pick up all the bad bits. These fads are exactly what the doctor (of bass?) ordered. Why people are paying for beats earphones when you can buy these bad-boys, i have no idea.
    • Colour Name: Red/White Verified Purchase
      Firstly to say i purchased these and they got lost in the post so in the end i received a refund and purchased these from another source. However the headphones are simply awesome. Sound quality better than head phone s5 x the price. Great rounded sound, excellent design and very comfortable. Item lost but refundedwould i buy again?.
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    Pretty impressive even straight out of the box. I hesitated over buying these because i wanted some thing comparable to my seinheiser ie8’s and my shure se535’s both of which i own. You never can tell with peoples opinions of headphones since the reviews are very subjective to what you have listened to before. Obviously something will sound great compared to apple headphones or similarly cheapies. I have to say though that if it is bass you want these are pretty special even straight from the box. They fit very nice and snugly with the standard plugs and i was immediately impressed by them within 30 seconds of listening to anjunabeats volume 6. I can easily listen to these in the gym and not worry too much about ruining them as i would with the shures or ie8’s. Seems like a perfect price point for quality phones with great bass and sound. Obviously the shures are better but the gap is not huge. No idea on their longevity as just opened the box.
    • Colour Name: Black What's this?
      Lightweight, comfortable and clear sound. . These are comfortable earphones that aren’t so heavy that they keep falling out when i am walking to and from work (really important). I am still waiting to notice a discerning difference sound wise to one of my other premium earphones but i will admit they are still in the wearing in period. I’ll report back when they have done 50+ hours.
  • Colour Name: Black What's this?

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    Final audio’s foray into the mid range earphone market doesn’t disappoint in terms of sound but alas the build quality and packaging are a little lacking. Maybe i’ve been a little spoiled by the phones i’ve tested recently but opening these was something of a disappointment. No case, only 3 tip options and a cable that can only be described as fragile looking, all a little underwhelming at first glance. The earpieces themselves are chunky, worryingly so for someone with small ear cavities but my fears were misplaced. Although they feel big i managed to achieve a good, comfortable seal on my first attempt. The ear pads are coloured coded so no mistakes telling which ear is which. Trying a selection of music the first thing i noticed was the punchy yet full sounding bass, not woolly but rich and very satisfying.
  • Colour Name: Black What's this?

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    I have owned and reviewed many pairs of headphones but not so many in-ear designs. I tend to like detailed, neutral reproduction of sound even when listening to bass-heavy recordings (my musical tastes are pretty wide from early medieval music through jazz, psychedelic trance and dirty dubstep). With that in mind, i tend to compare my feelings on headphones to those i’ve used the most – sennheiser hd 280 pro which i’ve had since 2002 and which give a polite and detailed response if (being closed backed) lack the space and staging of some. Of course, no one should expect a similar sound from an in-ear phone but as final audio make some very very high end in-ear phones i was hopeful that these mass-market targeted adagio iii would deliver. They fit my ears very well forming a snug and isolating closure. Even with nothing played down them you can tell that they are cutting out surrounding mid-to-bass noise preferentially and letting in the higher tones as would be expected. There’s very little noise carried up the cables and they are comfortable for extended listening. Unfortunately, as other reviewers have pointed out, they produce a shaped sound that suits some music much better than others.
    • Colour Name: Black What's this?
      Good quality output on these ear phones. Ear buds are comfortable and smug to wear. Earphones look good, like the red and white bands on the earphones easier to tell them apart when fitting.