Machined from stainless steel and with a mirror finish, the housing firmly supports the driver unit and suppresses unnecessary vibrations; it is an important element with respect to sound quality. Fitting of a device for the mature listener, this is a design that has a simple shape and a high-quality texture matched with classic sound quality.
There is an aperture on the back of the housing which act to extend the reproduction band of low frequencies. To prevent sound leakage from the apertures there is a filter inside, and stainless steel mesh has been added to the outside.
Two types of silicon differing in rigidity are employed for the sound conduit and for the earbud that comes into contact with the user's ear. The silicon used for the sound conduit is more rigid than that used for the earbud, and by having groove processing applied to it, combines both strength and flexibility. Soft silicon has been employed for the earbud, making for a comfortable fit and a high level of sound insulation.
Ear hooks that alleviate cable touch noise
With similar existing products, it was assumed that they would be fitted to ears of differing sizes; not only were they large in size, their appearance was rather too distinct, and it took a lot to get accustomed to fitting them. Having considered what the key to fitting the ear hooks was, Final Audio covered a form that was smaller than existing ear hooks, that didn't utilize metal or resin wires and fit the ears of more people.
They have achieved something that is slim and does not have a foreign feel to it, making for the kind of comfort that has you forgetting you're wearing them.
Cable noise – the unpleasant noise that occurs when the cable touches the user's body when they are walking – is dramatically reduced.
Original cable that suppresses touch noise
Taking touch noise into consideration, soft, flexible coated material has been employed. When using ear hooks also, it moves flexibly, making for a good fit.
Aging refers to the phenomenon whereby sound changes with sustained use over a set period of time.
With the driver unit, the extremely thin film that is heated and shaped vibrates to create sound. The reason for this is not clear, but the stress from the adhesive and the stress applied when shaping the film settles down as it is used, and it is thought that perhaps micro-signals move more freely.
With the E3000, because of the small apertures, an extended length of time is necessary for changes according to aging become hard to identify. Generally, 150 ~ 200 hours of regular use increases delicacy and sound quality follows the intent of the original design.
* Since the reason for sound quality improving through aging has not been clearly established, nothing could be clearly stated about aging until now. Final Audio has been checking this phenomenon, and have decided to express their opinions so as to collect as many questions regarding aging from customers as possible.