Most great headphones are not that portable. Even with folding sides, many still take up little space in the bag. This allows you to take decent headphones with you when you plan to take your VR headset with you, and it takes up even more space when you’re walking around every day. You can go for headphones or look at smarter headphones.
After spending a couple of weeks with the Fiil Diva headphones, it’s clear that these are the headphones VR fans should be looking for for their next audio fix.
Fiil headphones are weird. These are in-ear headphones with more buttons than most, but none of them control volume or skip tracks while listening. For these functions, there is a touch panel on the right side of the headphones. These physical buttons are instead used to control noise filtering modes, of which there are three. The default setting is that there should be no interference on behalf of the headset, which means you hear what you normally hear with something to cover your ears. Slide that button back and you’ll have complete noise reduction, completely immersed in what you’re doing. Slide this button forward and the microphones on your headset are activated and you can hear what’s going on in the world around you.
It’s the small details of Fiil nails with their design that makes them great headphones that you can enjoy almost anywhere.
Each of these modes has its place, and they are all significant. Full noise cancellation in VR means you can’t hear anything but the world you’re currently roaming around. Audio passthrough means you can enjoy the VR experience without worrying about someone accidentally walking towards you and contacting you. It also means you can play games like Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes with headphones, which is a lot better.
Fiil, not limited to noise filtering, offers 3D audio in its software. This creates a virtualized echo that you would lead if your speakers were in a small room or auditorium. It’s a small thing to add depth to the music, but in a 360-degree video, it can help you feel like you’re in a real theater, not a virtual one.
The most important part of the Fiil Diva headphones is that they are only wireless when you want them to be. The included 3.5mm headphone jack means you can listen to wired audio without lag when playing in VR mode, and switch back to wireless when listening to music or watching movies. The microphone on the headset is good enough if you decide to make a phone call while wearing these headphones. It’s the small details of Fiil nails with their design that makes them great headphones that you can enjoy almost anywhere.