About the Fiil Wireless IICON
Tricky name, but unmistakable performance
Tricky name, but unmistakable performance
Fiil headphones don't have the brand recognition of Beats or Bose here in the U.S. — in fact, I had to ask the company representative how to pronounce their name (it's like "fill" or "Phil.") But from my brief demo with the Fiil IICON over-ear wireless noise-canceling headphones, I can tell you this: Their sound, comfort, and feature set are right up there with the heavy-hitters in this category.
The earcups are roomy and nicely padded. But they fit firmly so they don't move around. The noise-canceling circuitry is strong enought to knock out the hustle and bustle of our HQ break room. And their sound signature is forward with deep yet tightly focused bass.
Long-range Bluetooth and full control
I wasn't able to test it out in our break room, but these headphones feature an extended Bluetooth range — Fiil promises up to 300 feet! I did get to play around with their mobile app a bit, and it is one of the slicker, more useful apps I've tried.
You can adjust the noise-cancellation and tweak the sound signature to meet your preference. You can even save presets for different situations or music genres. The on-ear touch controls are also very intuitive, and let you control music and calls with the tap of your finger.
- Over-the-ear design with adjustable noise canceling
- ambient filter presets let you choose the level of noise cancellation
- Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
- Class 1 Bluetooth helps extend wireless range up to 300 feet
- aptX® decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
- forward, well-rounded sound with deep bass presence
- "3D sound mode" opens up soundstage
- built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 33 hours of wireless use with noise cancellation
- touch-panel on right earcup offers easy control of music, calls, and volume
- built-in echo-canceling mic for clear phone conversations
- memory-foam ear pads lined with protein leather
- portable folding design
- free Fiil app for Apple and Android allows you to adjust settings, customize sound, and view battery life status on your phone
- manage the headphone burn-in process for peak driver performance
- detachable 3.5mm headphone cable with one-button remote/mic for wired use
- wired music playback with or without noise canceling
- USB charging cable included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 99-00003-060201
What's in the box:
- Over-ear wireless headphones (anodize black)
- 52" Audio cable for Android with in-line remote and microphone (3.5mm plugs on both ends)
- 52" Audio cable for iOS with in-line remote and microphone (3.5mm plugs on both ends)
- 26" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
- Carabiner buckle
- Zippered storage case
- User Guide
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Features & specs
|Earcup Width x Height||3.438" x 3.438"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Frequency Response||15-22k Hz|
|Cord Length||52" + 52"|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Fiil IICON over-ear Bluetooth headphones offer the convenience of wireless listening, active noise-cancellation, on-board controls, and a long-lasting battery. The Fiil+ app on your smartphone or tablet lets you tweak the sound to your liking. With the supplied audio cable, you can also listen to your favorite audio tracks when the battery is exhausted. The IICON headphones come with separate audio cables for iOS and Android, as well as a USB charging cable, and a zippered storage case.
Drivers: The headphones feature large 40mm high-fidelity, titanium alloy drivers with neodymium magnets.
User Modes: The Fiil IICON over-ear headphones have three user modes: Bluetooth wireless, Active Wired mode (headphone powered on with audio cable connected), and Passive Wired mode (headphone powered off with audio cable connected). One of the included audio cables is used with the Active and Passive Wired Modes.
On-board Controls: The IICON's right earcup has a Multi-Function Button (MFB) which controls many of the headphones' functionality. The MFB turns the headphones on or off, switches ANC on/off (double press), and switches the Fiil logo light on/off (triple press). You can also access Siri/voice assistant, and answer, reject, or end phone calls. Also on the right earcup is a touch-sensitive area for controlling volume and playback with forward, backward, up, or down swipe motions.
In-line Remote: On the included iOS and Android cables is an in-line remote and microphone. The remote has two outer buttons for controlling volume up and down. The center button controls music playback and phone calls with single, double, and triple short presses and long presses.
Fiil+ App: The Fiil+ app provides tools to optimize the sound of your music and phone calls. The app has EQ, bass/treble boost, sound effects, and ANC controls, as well as a pink noise generator to help "burn-in" your headphones. You can also view the battery status of your headphones right on the app. The app also has on online version of the instruction manual. The Fiil+ app is available for iOS (8.0 or later) and Android (4.1 and up).
Gesture Control/Smart Sensor: The headphones have a touch-sensitive area on the outside of the right earcup. You can control volume and music playback with swiping motions or long touch. Swiping with your finger upward or downward on the touch panel turns the volume up or down. Long touches at the top or bottom of the earcup quickly turns the volume up or down. For music playback, you can skip to next or previous track with forward or backward swipe motions. Long touches at the front or back of the control pad begins a fast forward or fast backward command. The built-in Smart Sensor can detect whether the user is wearing the headphone or not. When listening to music, the headphones will pause your music when you take them off, or resume playback when you put them back on.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC): The IICON' closed-back and over-ear design passively cancels out up to about 98% of the high frequencies in ambient noise. Active Noise Cancellation, when engaged, helps to eliminate up to 85% of the low frequencies in your surroundings where most of the annoying traffic and airline noise resides. This ambient sound is canceled out by an audio signal that's out of phase with the original sound. You hear nothing but your music, no matter where you're listening.
Bluetooth: The Fiil IICON is equipped with Bluetooth 4.1 to allow you to listen to your music and conduct your phone calls without plugging into your smartphone. The headphones support AAC, apt-X, and SBC codecs, as well as HSP (v1.2), HFP (v1.6), A2DP (v1.3), as AVRCP (v1.5) Bluetooth protocols. You can pair up to 8 Bluetooth devices, and simultaneously connect with two.
NFC: The Fiil IICON is compatible with NFC (near-field communication), allowing you to easily pair with an NFC-compatible Bluetooth device by simply touching the device to the NFC-detection area on the left earcup. The headphones must be powered on and the device enabled to connect via NFC.
Rechargeable Battery: The IICON has a long-lasting rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery to power Bluetooth and ANC. When fully charged, the battery gives you up to 31.5 hours of music/talk time at mid volume. With ANC off, standby time is up to 28 days. The battery charges in approximately 2.5 hours via the included USB charging cable. The left earcup has a battery indicator with the following color codes: Green: >80% battery, Yellow: 20%-80% battery, Red: 10%-20% battery, and Flickering Red: <10% battery.
- Frequency Response: 15Hz - 22kHz
- Dimensions: Earcup Diameter: 3.438", Depth: 1.842" Headband Width: 1.269"
- Weight: 9.6 ounces
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