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Tin Audio T2 Pro IEM

Tin Audio T2 Pro IEM

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So I got the Tin Audio T2 Pro, and for about a week, I was really enthused about them. Then the right ear monitor started to get staticky and then was cutting out. It’s the monitor, because it does the same thing with any replacement cable. Very disappointing, as I was really enjoying the timbre and clarity of these IEM’s. So now I have a right ear monitor that needs replacing. What do I need to do to get these replaced?
I got these a while ago and they are phenomenal. I still cannot believe how much I like them, I tend to stay away from cheap hifi but the reviews for the T2 were intriguing. Changed the cable to the preformed Tenmak MMCX w/ mic, and got red / blue foam tips, with these small changes they are very pretty and comfortable. Almost analytical sound signature which matches my preferences. Could not be more pleased.
My T2 Pro's arrived recently, and yes as all the reviews say, they have a large amount of high frequencies. However, these headphones are not sibilant, the high frequency boost is not in the painful range, its a more pleasant simmering of cymbals frequency, the boost being around 10-12khz. this boost adds texture to vocals and guitars, punch to kicks and snares, and overall sparkle. The sound stage is very broad surprises me with its openness for a pair of IEMS, although it doesn't stand up to a good pair of over ears. The bass is not for bass heads, the highs highlighting smooth mids and an overall flat response minus the apparent high boost. The bass however is clean and has a good amount of extension. The different ear tips are a nice touch to the purchase, I think I have oddly shaped ears, and (including foams) fit the smalls of the large, medium, and small hole sized ear tips. The T2 pros having metal housings aren't the lightest of IEM's, and they aren't the comfiest, but I can wear them comfortably for a day (on and off). They protrude slightly from your ears, so you wont be able to sleep with them on. In my opinion the foams and large holed ear tips are the best sounding. The reason for this is because they both have large openings, and allow all the transients from the drivers to be let through. having the smaller openings reduces some high frequencies but also reduces the sound stage by a similar amount and to be honest, I quite having a big sound stage. the bass also increases slightly, but intrudes on the low mids which is not good. With the large holed ear tips or foams in, the separation between instruments is pretty good. allowing for different details through mainly due to that high frequency boost. The build quality of the ear pieces is very good: they are solid in the hand and have metal housings. The cable is very flexible and solid as well, although it is more consistent with the feeling of a rope than an electricity cable which means they tangle fairly easy. The connector on the end of the cable is also very solid... and heavy which makes it slightly annoying, but its not a huge hindrance to daily use. Overall, these headphones have a solid build quality, fairly good build quality and comfort, and a sparkly, crunchy sound signature with a wide sound stage and great clarity.
I just received my T2 Pro's a few days ago. I'm currently using it with the blue foams running off a series of test via Spotify, android player, laptop, various amps. I noticed that many had indicated the lack of bass on both the T2 and T2 pro. Just like the T2, i tried a trick which i stumbled upon previously. If you look closely at the foams and your unit, you should see there is some space between them and there is a hole(vent), you can actually push the foams all the way in to close up that gap (and also the hole/vent) which would bring up the low ends by quite a fair bit (if the fit is good), however, the earphones become a fair bit more sibilant as well. Here are some pictures before and after to illustrate my point (After closing the gap)
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(Before closing the gap, "stock position")
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Give it a try!
My thoughts on the T2 Pro. Really nice earphone and worth checking out, but I don't think the tuning adjustments over the original were necessary. https://thecontraptionist.blog/2018/10/29/tinhifi-t2-pro-update-to-a-modern-classic/
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Just arrived today. After a quick listen it would seem like the entire bandwidth is shifted up. The highs are "crispy" and sub bass have less emphasis. Depending on the material and instruments highs there is some siblance. As for fit I found that reversing left and drivers and wearing them in down position forms a secure fit. I am going to give it some burn in time and then submit my review.
hchanrn
Sorry everyone...scratch all my comments about the sound characteristics. I just realized that my hearing has been screwed up....been battling flu for past few days. Congested sinuses and probably have crap up the eustachain tubes. I noticed something odd with all my gear when I was doing a quick comparison with the t2 pro's with the rest of my gear. I know how my gear all sounds....just came to an epiphany that my ears are all jacked up right now and nothing sounds right...LOL!!
hchanrn
Hope your ears recover and enjoy the music soon !!! Please do re-review once you recover from flu :) I'm waiting for my shipment, drop is just confirmed.
I have the standard T2's and LOVE 'em. I am however curious whether anyone knows of a cable for these that has a built-in loop for hooking them on the ear (not sure what you'd call the 'loop'), I'm thinking more like on the Trn IEMs where the part near where the cable meets the housing, it's a bit of stiffer casing that's bent into a slight loop. Hoping not to spend too much either... Otherwise I'll just stick with the provided cable or create my own solution for it
Anyone know what's the difference between this Pro and original one specially? I heard that Pro is better than original one. But can't find any specific differences in appearances. Though I have joined this drop few minutes ago.
Not terribly enthusiastic about them just yet... Came with lots of rubber earpieces but none of them actually fit properly. I have never before had a set of earbuds not fit me. But I have a suspicion that is due to the OD of the barrel. You can tell it is larger than it should be as ALL of the tips are difficult to slip on. They are much tighter than they need or should be. The opaque color coded sets of tips will actually creep themselves right off the barrel when I handle them! After the warranty is up I will be shaving those things down on a lathe but in the meantime the memory foam tips work ok. Hopefully the bass improves a little bit in time. These do sound better with a decent DAC. Nice and clear. Unfortunately I can hear more clicks and I am guessing microphone saturation in some recordings.
AmbientSix
In same boat on the tips. I'm not sure if ear canal size corresponds with height but I'm 6'2" and the memory foam tips feel like they'd fit Andre the Giant. I had a lot of difficulty getting the rubber tips on, helped to squeeze the in ear side to expose the mating end. But once I got it going I think the sound is amazing, but I primarily listen to old country.
fyi, aliexpress.com has pre-order for $27.00
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scottlu
Actually, they are $59 on AliExpress. https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20181024234838&SearchText=Tin+Audio+T2+Pro The Tin2 is $27 pre-order. https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20181024235159&SearchText=Tin+Audio+T2+
Anybody know of any Bluetooth cables I could get for these? Good earphones, but my headphone plug on my phone is dying :l
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Wow. It ends my long wait then. Thank you bro.
AeonAegis
Actually I didn't know about ES200 until I saw your comment. I searched and was disappointed to find that it is a different product, not an upgraded ES100.
How do these compare with the NuForce EDC? If anyone has the TFZ exclusive 5 or maybe even the TFZ series 2, please share a comparison.
I found that my EDCs were quiet (given its low sensitivity) and I did not enjoy them very much. I really enjoy my TFZ exclusive 5s but I feel as if its V shaped sound signature may be too much sometimes even though the mids do become less recessed after some burn in. The IEMs are loud which I appreciate, even at 80-90% volume (when powered by a phone or iPad). I listen to a lot of orchestral works and many instrumental pieces so I would love an IEM that has good balance rather than emphasis on bass and treble. Do these IEMs do that?
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I think problem is not the included tips, but the nozzles itself: they're kinda wide and very very short, and housings are pretty wide for being a cylinder-like IEM, which means you have to fit longer than usual tips or you won't be able to insert the housings into your ear canal (each ear is different, so YMMV). I've tried a few foam tips, and the ones that fit me better are comply-like foams, by far. Included foam tips were ok, but other brands fit me better smh. Specifically this ones are cheap and effective, I ordered 3 blue and 3 red to get R/L color marking on the tips (convenient!). Check how mine look here:
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BEAUTIFUL <3 BTW cable is also aftermarket, stock cable got "rusty" (green-ish tint) after a few months and it missed some kind of memory wire, so this one is definitely a worthy $6 upgrade. And it looks pretty cool too. Here's the link of the cable in case you're interested.
Try other foam tips, I managed to get a proper seal with comply-like foam tips bough from AliExpress (link above), and sound improved a lot, specially bass.
Can someone recommend a cable with mic? Thanks.
Just got notified that the pro has been shipped out yesterday.
Just FYI. These are available for pre-order on Amazon for $57 (w/coupon applied). If this drop opens again today, they will still arrive at the same time if not earlier. To me, it's worth the extra $7 to not have to keep checking here and hoping another drop will happen.
jdown
there's another drop
They really need to bring back this drop. There’s way more of a demand now for the Pros than the original.
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Bought them off Amazon, glad I did. A few dollars more is worth the shipping speed
everetta
Thanks for be the heads up. When a new drop piques my interest I never think to look to see if Amazon has it. I did get my DMG on Amazon over 2 weeks ago and I know many people are still waiting for theirs. Its nice to know we have options. One more iem......damn.
How many requests will it take to make this drop active again?
Kalibur
that many
I don't use the foam eartips- as such, I think it will be too treble-focused for me with this new tuning. Would be a different case if they also improved the bass extension though, which would balance out the sound somewhat
phoenixsong
Apparently, covering the vent hole assists with bass isolation and improves that side of the range. I haven't tried this yet (waiting for the next drop), but I've seen it all over the boards.
jdown
Yeah, according to the discussions it works in increasing the bass quantity and extension. However, I find the bass quantity to be adequate in the original T2, it's the extension into the lower mid and sub bass that's lacking. The frequency response measurements for the mods indicates that the bass could be overly boosted for my personal tastes
Will there be another drop?
I missed the drop, where will these be sold besides Massdrop?
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Just saw on Amazon in stock on Oct 25
TommyEdy
Thank you. This made my day. Hopefully MassDrop will pull together another $50 order before then so we can save on that.
How do these compare to the nuforce EDCs ignoring price? I thought the EDCs base was overpowering and the highs were too sharp.
CastleHoney
These will be bright, but less bassy. Been a while since I've heard EDCs so I'm not sure 100% about their treble, just know that t2 is neutral bright, and this will be a bit more bright (supposedly the treble also is improved not just in quantity though).
Just received my 'regluar' T2 from the last drop, so that is a little annoying... now I will have to buy these too... By the way the regular T2 sound completely different than some other chinese IEM's I have, they actually quite decent for the price and a good buy, so I'm guessing these should be a good value for money as well.
Should I get this or new hifiman he-400i earpads
Ilikedifferentthings
Dekoni ones? Those are pretty nice - I have the Elite Hybrids for my HE560 and I love it. That said, the T2 Pro is a better $50 spent. Umm really, get both. :)
antdroid
Lol, got both. Have the zmf ori suedes and they are giant compared to the old earpads. My hand was sorta forced because the old earpads basically shredded off from the glue. They are so much more comfy than the original and boost the highs and sound stage is larger.
Is it correct that there is no microphone on this cable for phone calls?
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Eh, they're good earphones, people can use them however they'd like.
mrsallee
Im saying what the designers had in mind when they made them. Didn't say that people could only use them that way.
Should I get this if I listen to a lot of TOKiMONSTA, KAYTRANADA, and on occasion Beastie Boys and 80s music. Or is there something that would hit the spot around 150$ or less? I'm considering the iBasso IT01 too. The IEM's are for school/bus and just when I'm not at home pretty much. So noise cancellation would be nice. Headphones I have experience with are the HD6xx.
gilbs
What are Tyhe IEMs?
PoorCollegeStudent
Typo.
Purely in terms of isolation, how would these compare with Shure SE215s? Would I notice a massive difference?
ppops
Yeah, the se215s isolate much better than these. I wouldn't use these on like a motorcycle for instance, but they'll be fine for walking around town.
Just posted my review to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCB3Wg05hAU I'm a big fan of the original T2s -- gone through a bunch of IEMs lately, and keep coming back to the T2. Honestly, didn't like the Pro at first...but then I tried them with Comply foam tips and I'm in love 😍 Warning, IMO these headphones require foam tips (and they come with some). I think they're too sibilant with the supplied silicone tips
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At some point they rebranded the boxes from "Tin Audio" to "Tin Hifi." Both my T2 and T2 Pro boxes say "Tin Hifi." Interestingly, no one calls them that, even this Massdrop posting.
mrsallee
Yep, I mentioned that in my review of the T2 Pro too.
Sure they're only 50 bucks, but a carrying case would be a nice add
Will this really only be shipping on Oct 28? That’s the ship date I’m seeing.
My review is now live. I can say I like the Pro version more than the original T2. Better detail retrieval is a high here:
https://ngoshawksounds.blog/2018/09/22/tin-audio-t2-becomes-a-pro/
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That is the Shanling M0 I have on hand for review purposes. Touchscreen, wonderfully slightly warm Shanling sound. Excellent player for $109.
ngoshawk
Thanks👍