MusicTeck provided the FLC8s free of charge for the purpose of my honest review, for good or ill.
1X Dynamic Low
Impedance: 11 Ohm
Sensitivity: 93 dB/mW
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
That stalwart chap Andrew over at MusicTeck emailed me one day and asked if I was interested in reviewing FLC Technology’s flagship IEM, the FLC8s. Understand, this is a famous earphone. It took the community by storm a year or two ago. I did quite a lot of reading on it back then, and even had the briefest listen to a set in a café when I met up with a friend and fellow reviewer in my area.
Naturally, I told Andrew “Yes!”
I like almost everything about the FLC8s.
Beginning with size and shape. These are seriously comfortable IEMs. They are light-weight, and ergonomically righteous. You can insert deep, or shallow, if you have the right size tips. They do not fight you. Wherever your desires lie, the FLC8s will accommodate.
The cable is… okay. It’s light, which is good, but it’s also rather springy, and can get a little out of hand. I would like to see a tamer solution in their next release. This is really just about my only complaint about these earphones, and it’s a minor one, all things considered.
FLC Technology includes a high-endurance, anodized aluminum puck-shaped travel case. I’ve used a number of these over the years, and they work quite well. Very protective.
This IEM can be tuned using swappable parts at three points. Each point has three possible filters. This makes for a tuning variety of 36 distinct signatures. Some of these filters can be tricky to work with, due to their ridiculous small size. Always work on a flat surface, and be ever so careful. Losing one is all too possible.
Now… there’s no way I’m going to describe all 36 signatures. In fact, I have not listened to them all. After reading the manual, I installed Red, Black, Gold. Then, after speaking with a friend, switched to Red, Black, Gunmetal. I have not experimented further. That is the sound I like. It is the most bass-heavy and warmest, despite what the manual claims.
So as you read my sound description, remember, the other filters can give you significantly less bass and more treble, if that’s your thing.