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TRN V80 IEMs

TRN V80 IEMs

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I listened again to these a few times, and liked them. I paid more, so this seems a decent buy. They occasionally are a bit sibilant on some tracks, or perhaps it's related to how much fluid collected in my ears.. I listen to rock, folk, and jazz, so I'm not so mid-centric. I like the bass, but the treble not so much.
Think this will be good for electronic drums? Or will I need something more high-priced.
Anyone know where this ships from?
If you own V20’s and you are comfortable with their plastic shells, IMO you actually don’t need to buy v80’s. V20’s and V80’s sound pretty similar. With the same eartips and cable (not the crappy stock ones), v80’s have a little more bass and slightly brighter highs than V20’s. V20’s and V80’s have potentials, don‘t be fooled by their stock eartips abs cables. V20’s are one of the most neutral IEMs under $100 and V80’s are slightly more colored. I actually prefer v20’s over any other sub-50 Chi-fi IEMs.
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Spinfit tips and Massdrop’s VE balanced cable
T2’s are softer and warmer but at the same time they are more muffled.
Which would sound better all around, these or the KZ AS10??
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Bob3600
I own the KZ AS10, KZ ZS10, and the TRN V80.
Both KZs are far more detailed on the high end, and the ZS10 is quite bright. The V80 has a nice all-around sound in the mids and highs.
The bass on the AS10 is fast and tight, but not very strong or deep. The bass on the ZS10 is slow, boomy, one-note, and detached (odd). The bass on the V80 is powerful, all-encompassing, and colors everything with warmth.
Overall:
AS10s -- aiming to compete with audiophile products and pretty decent overall ZS10s -- many, many quirks; requires tip experimentation to get their best V80s -- really good deal for bass heads, but they let in a lot of noise in public areas and then they become shrill
G3n3r1c
Thanks for the complete comparison!!! Looks like I made te right move by selling the V80 and buying the AS10. If I had a bit more money I could own them both lol. What a hobby!!
I wrote a recent review of these here: https://www.antdroid.net/2018/09/trn-v80-heavy-metal.html
They are excellent earphones for under $50. Good detail and a slightly warm signature. I would recommend these over many other IEMs in this price range, including the AS10/BA10.
I'm listening to these right now. I've been using them for the past week as my primary monitor iems for editing a video and listening to music. I loved the trnv20s and bought a few extras. The v80 is more comfortable (to my ears) and sounds clearer, more transparent with more accurate bass (while still being tastefully boosted). A truly great buy! I'm just an audio junkie, maybe an audiophile, I'm on head-fi and have listened to at least 100 different iems and these are my current favorite under $200.
As colder temperatures are coming nearer and nearer I prefer plastic shells to metal ones. KZ AS10 for instance or iBasso IT01. And not only for the plastic but also for the sound. The TRN V80 is too bright for my taste.
MiniMax
same here
Build quality compared to the V20s? I got the V20 and they sound great, but the only thing about them that concerns me is the quality of the plastic for the housing itself. If the V80's have a similar sound signature with better build I might invest and add them to my quickly-growing collection
DaveTheBrassman
I actually had both the V20 and the V80. V80 is slightly less bassy (but still V shaped), is slightly more detailed, and much better build quality.
I listened again to the V80 (it's been weeks), and think it's *too* V-shaped. Perhaps that company should tweak the tuning, since they could do quite well with little fixes.
The treble is distorted or sibilant sometimes, but not mostly. And there's a bit of congested mid-bass in side 2 of Abbey Road. Mostly the bass sounds great -- there's a nice deep slam and it gets plenty loud on a phone. EQ on an iPhone sucks, and using Apple presets isn't optimal.
I think that Final Audio E200 and E3000 is perhaps better but a little more money. I haven't heard the T2 or KZ AS10. For the latest price, the V80 is probably worth a try, but I'd skip the V80 if you're very treble sensitive.
I'm back and forth about it, sorry.
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E3000 is a little congested, but I can take that more than troublesome treble. Perhaps the manufacturer could have avoided problems with slightly upgraded parts, if they do indeed matter, because it's pretty decent.
I could try Spinfit, the Complys did not help.
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Wow, the bass is amazing on these. 5 stars. 🤩
Best travel headphones ever.
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DS9, right next to the bajoran wormhole. Makes shipping faster. : )
(America)
OneLove
ah damn lucky im still waiting for mine but asendia just got stuck on "arrived to canada" for the last 2 days and usps' tracking sucks
Have a few 200 to 300 $ iems fidue,rose technics & dunu....just to name some... But got carried away from the head reviews on these ones and joined the drop.... Hope this choise is wise enough and Head room wise those VRN iems will be up to my expectations......
alexandros
if all else fails... IEMS you dont like always make great presents to those who dont care :D
Mine came today as well, they amp well and eq well. Plenty of low end/sub bass to get your feet moving. A great IEM for listening on the go! Wish I ordered a few pairs. I added comply foam tips which greatly reduced the sparkle in the treble. Love them!
mbmzor
What size of comply foam tips did you add
Just got mine today too, and these sound great! The amount of definition in the instruments and vocals, with great bass and credible highs. These are my new "go-to" iems!
Received mine today. Really solid freq response. Comfortable. Nice big, full sound. Killer deal. One problem....button on cable doesn’t work. Who do I contact for a replacement?
Help! think my wife is going to hurt me.. More Chi-Fi comming my way :)
expontherise
HAHAHA!! So True!!
Bob3600
That is exactly how I feel. I may have to keep these as a secret. :-D
I really give up on buying so many chi-fi iems because of nonsense branding(Like the font of Trn on these.) visible on them.
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perisantavsan
Feels printed on, can probably scrape it off, honestly don't mind it myself, so I'm leaving it.
zymphad
Yeah, could scrape it off or just use some alcohol or something to take it off easily.
This one or the Senfer??
They are only $40 on amazon with 2 day shipping not worth the $5 discount imho
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I'm impatient though lol
PCgaming4ever
PC, I get that for sure:) I am still on the fence!!
Quad drivers for $35? 😳
These have nice deep bass but thin mids and too much sizzle in the treble: too much V-shape. It can't be all due to seal. Would the iBasso IT01 be an improvement for someone who wants plenty of bass but smoother rolled-off treble, or at least no sibilance?
I reviewed them (Otto Motor): https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/trn-v80.23225/reviews#review-20633 I think they are great! Could not really find a quality difference compared to my beloved Focal Sphear.
This or EDC3 ?
Fenriz
I will tell you when I get them, but the ed3 are amazing though
Fenriz
Interesting. I have the Nuforce HEM6, a 3 BA IEM, and I much prefer the V80 over them. HEM6 mids/vocals were recessed and very annoying. And the highs were more prominent than even V80 which I consider a bright IEM. But the EDC3 may be a different beast, I would be interested in a comparison between EDC3/HEM6 and the V80.
I have the KZ ZSTs, and just ordered the Senfir's. Is there a good reason to get the TRNV80 given what I already have?
First listening impressions: good and different from the other $30-40 earphones I know! Very sparkly, vivid, three-dimensional, natural sound with a good slam in the nicely textured and focussed bass that is very pleasant [to addictive] on my ears. Treble may be a bit much, not sure yet. Bigger stage than (my) average. Much more life in these than in my (replacement) V60. These are definitely good, enjoyable earphones with a refined sound...and not the disappointment reported by some. A winner!
Can anyone tell me the differences between TRN IEMs? Which one might fit best for small/medium ears, used mostly for electronic music.
Just got mine today and I’m happy to say that just out of the box, these are easily the best TRN IEMs to date. Some impressions and photos below.
Skip to bottom for tl;dr.
Packaging / Aesthetics:
The packing is exactly the same as every other TRN. You get the monitors, a cable and 2 replacement tips in the most minimalist cardboard packaging (Ignore the accessories, I took this for my Taobao review.)
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Build quality is excellent for the price. The entire unit is housed in metal and look fairly stylish. The blue is slightly darker than the photos suggest. They are smaller than the V60 but the nozzle is slightly bigger and longer.
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Comfort:
Not terribly uncomfortable and certainly better than the V20 but I wish TRN would stop drastically changing their housing design every new release and in this case resulting in the only real negative I have to talk about. Simply put, these are not as comfortable as the V60. The V60 is extremely light and touched your ears slightly for extra support. The 80 is quite a bit heavier and your ears have to support all its weight from only the insertion point. Also the bigger nozzle is barely noticeable visually but you will notice a difference if you have smaller canals like me.
Sound:
With the stock cable, the V80 has a warm signature that is very pleasing to listen to. They didn’t overextend the BAs like the V10 which was a hot tuning mess with unbearably piercing treble. Instead, they took the successful mids/treble tuning of the V20 and added more detail with the additional BA.
However, the major highlight here is definitely the bass. The problem with the V60 was it essentially just added a dynamic driver to the V20’s setup in a closed housing. This completely overloaded the lows, drowning out everything else. The V80 not only improves the tuning of the dynamic drivers but adds 3 vent holes. The result is maintaining that punch but with far more control and an airiness that I’ve yet to hear at this price range. Soundstage is also vastly improved.
The trade-off is you lose some isolation but it’s not really a big deal unless you’re in very high noise level environments.
Pairing:
I have very little equipment available in China so I can’t really do much testing but I mean, it’s a $30 IEM. The gain from better sources is very minor but they sounded decent out of almost everything I plugged them into: Woo WA8, Mojo, Nextdrive Spectre, Hiby R6, Shanling M0, LG V20, Vivo NEX.
I also tried the V80 with a silver cable. Now I’m not an advocate of $500 cables for sound and certainly not for something at this price point but I do believe in audible differences between different materials and I highly recommend picking up a cheap silver cable with the V80. It ups the speed and creates a brighter sound bringing the V80 closer to neutral which I personally enjoyed more.
Conclusion / tl;dr:
The V80 is clearly the cumulative result of all TRN’s past products. It’s quite remarkable how far they’ve come since the V10. The V80 is not only the best TRN IEM to date, it is one of the best in this price range, period. You get an upgrade in detail of the V20’s already good mids/highs plus a phenomenally punchy and airy bass. If only they stopped messing with the shell design and just improved on something proven to work (ie. V60) but what’s here is already enough to challenge the likes of top budget IEMs like the KZ ZS6.
Would anyone be able to tell me if the cables are replaceable and where I can get replacement cables
mrbobfish2002
Yes they are, you can get replacements anywhere (it's a common 0.75mm 2-pin connector, there's plenty of them around from different manufacturers). I suggest you check AliExpress for cable replacements/upgrades.
Eli35
Thanks
Exact same housing shape & design as the Dunu Falcon C, pretty shameless! It's like the ZS5/ZS6 housing is to the Campfire IEMs.
jjwfr
Welcome to Chi-fi.
jjwfr
housing does look the same but there are key differences: - falcon c is a single driver iem; trn v80 is dual dynamic & dual ba - falcon c uses mmcx; trn v80 uses .75mm 2pin - trn v80 has different ventilation hole design
I wouldn't consider this a straight rip off.
Here is an example rip off of the KZ ZS6: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Yinyoo-Revonext-QT3-2DD-2BA-Hybrid-In-Ear-Earphone-HIFI-DJ-Monito-Running-Sport-Earphone-Earplug/32895768694.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000015.8.44f94793llNx8a&s=p
This one is great. Pay only $35 and you can get a great IEM. I have one from taobao. This thing got a lot of discussions in Japan (twitter) and Hong Kong (forum).
Greg7575
What is the sound profile of this iem?
Fenriz
Good balance. Nice deep bass, decent mids, some peak in treble that can trouble sensitive types. So close to making it big.