FLC Technology is one of the earliest companies in China to explore the hybrid balance armature and dynamic driver technology. In 2011, it is the first company to launch a hybrids customs. The FLC 8S is the first universial hybrid balance armature and dynamic earphones by FLC technology. Due to FLC Technology's extensive experience in the hybrid technology, the FLC 8S features excellent cross over technology which creates a coherent sound between the dual balanced armature drivers and the dynamic drivers.
FLC 8S recongises that there is no one size fit all sound signature for all users. Hence, it is designed to be highly tuneable so that users can tune it according to their sound preference. While tuneable earphones are not new in the market, the FLC 8S represents the pinnacle of this technology as it allows for 36 variations of sound unlike most tuneable earphones which allows only 3 different sound signature at most.
The FLC 8S comes with improved built quality and comes with braided cables as compared to the FLC 8.
One year warranty by manufacturer via seller
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Posted by Adrian Hoe on 10th Feb 2017
Great sound, with ability to change the sound to your preference. A common trait regardless of tuning is the clarity, imaging and overall quality of the sq.
One star off for the cable which is microphonic and a bit tangly. Also could come with a wider range of tips, the stock tips didnt fit me so i got the me audio pack which fit perfectly.
Posted by Jeroen on 26th Dec 2016
The tuning options make for a very personal sound signature. Excellent wide and detailed imaging, deep, controlled bass, excellent forward mids, sometimes a bit too bright for my personal preference but I have come to understand the combination of its mids + treble on these IEM´s to favor amazing separation of instruments. + lively community of FLC fans on Headfi.org. Go for this fabulous set, you will not be disappointed.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jun 2016
superb transparency and neutrality. i've cried while listening to some vocals.
Posted by Nikolaus Matheis on 18th Jan 2016
Hi all. Ive actually written a review of these over on Head-Fi as nmatheis and golden-ear.net under my full name. Feel free to check those out if you want my full take on these. What I'll say here is that as of the time of this review, these are my favorite hybrid IEM. There also my favorite customizable IEM. I'm no stranger to either, so take that as a pretty strong compliment. The 36 customizable tunings really let you get exactly the sound you want, which is great. You're not stuck with one sound signature. They're also very small and comfortable. Are they perfect? Nope. Haven't met a perfect product yet. The cable is pretty springy and a bit microphonic, but luckily the FLC8S utilizes detachable cables so you can always find one that suits you better. The tuning plugs are also pretty small, so changing them on the fly will probably result in losing some. Honestly though, you're probably going to find your favorite tuning and just leave it there. Nice that you've got options, though. Speaking of favorite tunings, I love Red-Grey-Gold. Give it a shot!
Posted by Andrew Whetstone on 1st Jan 2016
Really impressed with these phones.The ability to fine tune the sound makes these amazingly versatile,I am yet to find a genre that doesn't sound at least good with them. Adjusting the filters is a tad tricky,I find it easier to use my finger nails than the supplied tweezers,just take your time and it's fine.I look forward to trying the replacement cables as I find the stocks a little uncomfortable ( My only minor criticism,and one that is easily cancelled out by the quality in other areas,sound,build over-all comfort etc.) The supplied ear tips are okay but I am achieving better results (For me) using spin-fits.These phones represent fantastic value for money and I am excited to think about what FLC will come up with next.Finally,great service from LMUE too,fast delivery and prompt responses to Emails,what more could you ask for?
Posted by Andy Laing on 29th Dec 2015
Sound first - using all the grey filters which is as close to a baseline as you'll get, these are balanced, but not flat. Oh no, anything but flat. They are tuned to make every part of the sound both clear and musical. Bass extends low and can punch without ever bloating, and the treble is also well extended and is well detailed without being harsh. The mids are a highlight for me, finding the perfect balance between clarity and fullness.
But theres more! The soundstaging is natural and will depend on the recording, but the imaging and separation is top notch, almost scarily so. If a sound should be behind you, it will be (I've experienced that). Coming from just about anything cheaper, you'll hear stuff you've never heard before. PRaT is off the charts, its hard not to get lost in the sound or to keep your head from nodding.
The filter system is used to tilt the balance slightly. You won't make these bass cannons, for example, but most people seem to like the red low bass filter for maximum sub-bass. I leave the upper bass filter grey and put in the gold mid/treble filter for the glorious mids. Guitars, guitars guitars. And vocals too, haha. So freaking good.
I would not recommend using the tweezers for the filters, just use your nails and be careful. Its easy enough but obviously they're tiny things that can be lost. Apparently a successor is in the works that will simplify this, but it has no ETA and its not worth missing out on the FLC8s in the meantime.
The overall package is solid, the box is really cool and you get a nice solid metal storage tin, besides more tips and a cleaning tool and the filters of course. The only weakness for me is that the memory wire on the newer cables (thats the difference for the 's' version of the FLC8) is not great, can get a little annoying. But they can be worked with and hey, removable cables.
These are going out of stock all of a sudden for a reason.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Dec 2015
Well, i tried many iems and ciems, from 30$ to 1K$, and they beat all of them in every way, powerfull bass, that's really the best point of them, detailled highs, mids are very good too
Soundstage is mainly lateral but very coherent
A very good point (for me) is the seal, they are light and fit perfect instantly !
The only thing that lacks is maybe they are too bright, idk but they need some warmth sometimes like for the oldish records like james brown, but well with a dark sounding dac it could be better.
Anyway, for the FLC9 i suggest a wider soundstage, and a little bit less bright sound, but for the price, YOU CAN'T GO WRONG !
Posted by Unknown on 8th Dec 2015
I think this product worths every single penny.
Posted by Robert West on 9th Nov 2015
Product came in a nice package, but upon opening the box, I found the ear tool missing...
I emailed the company, but received no reply.
Posted by Kneat63 on 29th Oct 2015
Recently decided to upgrade from my Klipsch x7i. I really enjoyed the sound (relatively flat, great mids and vocals, a little light in bass) but build quality and microphonics are significant issues. Compared several mid-level phones including FLC8s, Audiofly AF180, Shure SE535, Grado GR10e, DUNU DN2000J. Long story short, I ended up keeping FLC8s which for my tastes outperformed and were significantly cheaper than most of the other units I auditioned. Great product and highly recommended.
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