Tingker TK200
Ø10mm Dynamic Driver + Balanced Armature

Tingker is a new brand of high-quality high-end earphones. Every single product they make looks stunning, but TK200 especially caught my eye since they are hybrid earphones. I was very impressed by the sound quality and fidelity of these earphones, but wish the bass had more impact and depth, since it's really balanced and gentle.

They sound very similar to Xiaomi Quantie (Hybrid), but while Xiaomi's earphones emphasize the lows, TK200 emphasize the mids and highs.

By the way, the package is quite large, yet half of it is just empty space. No idea what's the point of this design choice.

Recommended for: Audiophiles.

Pros
Cons
  • Amazing fidelity in the mids and highs with a balanced bass response.

  • The build quality and design of these is something to behold.
  • Superb quality assurance. Just look at these perfectly matching frequency response curves.
  • Tingker are very honest about their frequency response graphs. If you look at the graph in TK200's ads, you'll see that it's almost identical to my graphs.
  • The bass doesn't have enough depth and lacks that wow-effect I was expecting.
  • The included tips are quite generic.
Package & Accessories
Package:
Chipboard (textured)
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
M, grey (translucent), Ø4mm red bores
S+M+L, black, Ø4mm bores
Ear Loops:
Black, generic
Shirt Clip:
Black, generic
Case:
Black, rectangular, branded
Build & Design
Housing:
Metal + plastic (matte), Ø5mm nozzles, MMCX cable connectors
Cinch:
Metal
Y-Split:
Metal, no strain reliefs
Cable:
Detachable, fabric + TPE, extra-soft, super-straight
Plug:
Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit

Personally I had a hard time keeping a good seal with these earphones, they seem to always come out eventually.

Lows / Bass

The bass is warm enough to warm up the mids and vocals, but it's quite shallow when it comes to depth. It's not really that impressive in more bass-heavy kind of music. It's smooth and precise, but dull.

Mids / Vocals

The mids are full and the vocals are warm and pleasant. Quite detailed and vivid and no unpleasant sibilance can be heard. I was really impressed.

Highs / Treble

The highs are sharp and crisp, very precise and dominant. Excellent percision with high pitch instruments.

Frequency Response
Reviewed on 2016-02-10 00:27:41 (UTC)
Tingker
TK200