According to OALD and some other dictionaries, fastidious is pronounced as /fæˈstɪdiəs/ in BrE. But when I listen to the pronunciation, it sounds /fəˈstɪdiəs/ to me. Which is correct in BrE?

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I would say /fæˈstɪdiəs/. But I probably wouldn't notice if somebody else said /fəˈstɪdiəs/.

I never know quite what people mean by "correct", but I don't find either odd or unacceptable.

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