If you’re an audiophile who has been following the portable audio scene for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about final. Founded in 1974 by the late Kanemori Takai, final has a long list of achievements including a host of iconic headphones and earphones.
Producing a true wireless earphone has been an attractive idea to final for many years but due to the brand’s pursuit of utmost sound quality, final wanted to make sure they did it right. To achieve this goal, final developed a specific technology, the ultra-low distortion driver, the “f-Core for Wireless”.
The f-Core utilizes a special silicone surround to achieve accurate pistonic motion and an aluminium base cable for a faster transient response. After much consideration, final decided that a single dynamic driver was the best way to accomplish minimal phasing issues and handle all frequency ranges effortlessly.
In addition, ZE3000 utilizes an f-LINK damping system to regulate the air pressure change inside the enclosed housing without the need for a vent. This was necessary to achieve ZE3000’s IPX4 water resistance rating.
The ZE3000 comes equipped with Bluetooth 5.2 and aptX Adaptive which supports lossless CD-quality music files up to 24bit/48kHz. To top it off, final’s first TWS comes with a special wireless version of the renowned TYPE E eartips designed specifically for TWS earphones.
There’s a lot more to talk about when it comes to the final ZE3000 TWS earphones but we’ll be covering all of that in our upcoming review. Stay tuned!
Bluetooth ver: 5.2 Driver: 6mm f-Core for Wireless Codec: AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX Adaptive Battery life: Earphone: Max 7 hours / Case: Max 35 hours Charging time: Earphone: 1.5 hour / Case: 2 hours Water resistance: IPX4