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Japanese Future-Fi: Hearable Lab’s flapFit FF-TW10

  • Looking for a better sounding pair of wireless IEMs? Japan’s Hearable Lab could well have you covered with their debut product: the Bluetooth-fed flapFit FF-TW10 IEM.

    TW = true wireless. IEM = in-ear monitor.

    Hearable Lab is headed up one Akihiko Hosaka (“known for developing the world’s first noise-cancelling earphone”) and one Shuichi Tasaka (“known for the development of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray standards”).

    Inside the flapFit FF-TW10’s sweatproof housing sits a German-made VARTA battery, wrapped in a robust metal case, that offers ~7 hours use between charges. Recharge comes via a microUSB socket located on the underside of each earpiece. Ergo, no charging cradle.

    Lending the Hearable Labs debut greater headphile credibility are Tokyo’s Final who were called upon to voice the flapFits for a subjectively flatter frequency response; V-shape be gone.

    The Japanese IEMs ship with a set of five eartips (SS, S, M, L, XL) – standard – but more interestingly, the ‘flap’ protrusion can be rotated according to preference.

    No word yet on pricing or availability. Chances are you’ll have to travel to Japan to snag a pair.

    The flatpFit FF-TW10 will debut at the Fujiya Avic Spring 2018 headphone festival that runs 28th – 29th April at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo.

    Further information: Hearable Lab

    John H. Darko

    Written by John H. Darko

    John is the editor of Darko.Audio, from whose ad revenues he derives an income. He is an occasional contributor to 6moons but has previously written pieces for TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile. John used to live in Sydney. Now he lives in Berlin.

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