Freedom Is Here!
PROS: Excellent price to performance ratio under $500, sound & build quality, highly detailed and resolving, good bass for a BA, comfortable fit, good isolation, customization options.
CONS: Detailed signature might not be for people who prefer a smooth and warm sound.
I would like to thank Fearless for sending me the S8F to test and review. I am not affiliated with the company or any of its sellers and write this review with an unbiased opinion regardless of how the review turns out.
I am a professional musician, producer and audio engineer with experience in the performing, recording and pro-audio industry. I test products on a technical and musical level and try to write reviews as simple as possible from a music fan’s perspective.
I majorly listen to rock, acoustic, pop and metal and occasionally listen to EDM songs which are doing the rounds on the radio and charts.
- Driver – 8 Balanced Armatures (1 Sonion compound ultra-low frequency, 1 Sonion compound middle-low frequency, 2 Knowles independent middle-high frequency, 1 Knowles compound ultra-high frequency)
- Frequency response range: 15Hz-20kHz
- Impedance: 15Ω
- Sensitivity: 113dB/MW
- Passive noise reduction: 26dB
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Fearless Audio (Wuwei in Chinese) is a brand based out of China. They specialize in making universal and custom fit in-ear monitors and have a vast range of products ranging from a single BA driver to 12 BA drivers. They offer multiple customization options for shells and faceplates where sky’s the limit. You can either select from their stock charts or send them images of shells, faceplates and logos that you like and they can make it happen.
Included in the box.
- Fearless S8 Freedom
- Ear tips – Wide bore ear tips (SML)
- Leather Carry case
- 2-pin 8 Core cable
- Metal plaque with information pertaining to the model
S8F shells are 3D printed and made up of resin. They are crystal clear and you can clearly see the drivers inside which have the model number, ‘S8 Freedom’ inscribed onto them. The faceplates now spot the new Fearless logo. The shells do not have any bubbles and the seam between the faceplate and the bottom shell is flawless too. The 2-pin sockets are recessed which enables part of plastic before the 2-pins of the cable to go in. The sound bores in the nozzles have been drilled very neatly too.
The 2-pin 8 core cable provided in the package has an attractive silvery white color and feels very well made. It’s not the most flexible cable but it has a very good feel to it and isn’t microphonic. Impedance of the cable is around 200-250mΩ.
Fit and Comfort.
S8F has an extremely comfortable fit for me, probably one of the best I’ve tried under $500. I get a very snug fit with excellent isolation for a universal fit. All the curves of the shell are well polished and feel nice around the concha of the ear. It is also very comfortable to wear for long durations of time.