TinGo FL800

ø7mm Dynamic Driver

$10~$15
4.0/5.0

The FL800 are visually a blatant knockoff of the highly regarded Sennheiser IE800, but the sound, obviously, differs. The FL800 are excellent bright earphones for those whole like bright V-shaped sound signatures without too much sub-bass. For those who are looking for a more fun (and detailed) sound quality, you might like to check Swing IE800 instead.

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Pros

  • Great level of clarity from mids to highs.
  • Extremely loud without any amplification.
  • A great build quality and an eye-candy design (as expected from a blatant Sennheiser clone).
  • The cable was rolled perfectly in the package - you get a perfectly straight cable out of the box plastic bag.

Cons

  • The bass isn't as deep as the similar Swing IE800, and even sounds a bit shaky/unstable.
  • The highs occasionally sound overemphasized and people with sensitive hearing are likely to have some listening fatigue.
  • They used trademarked logos instead of using their own.
  • The packaging doesn't scream "quality".

Package & Accessories

Package:

Plastic bag

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+M+L, black, ø4.5mm bores

Build & Materials

Housings:

Ceramic + metal, ø5mm nozzles (ø3mm openings), stiff strain reliefs

Y-Split:

Detachable, TPE, stiff strain relief

Cable:

Silicone-coated (rugged), 123cm, public sealedsemi-soft, straight

Plug:

TPE, 90° angled, short, stiff strain relief

Comfort & Fit

Having adopted the Sennheiser IE800 design, these earphones offer a perfect seal straight out of the box. No issues here.

Lows / Bass

The bass focuses more on the mid-bass rather than the sub-bass, unlike Swing IE800, which makes these earphones a bit warmer, but there's less impact in the lows when it comes to sub-bass performance. The bass also tends to be less stable, sometimes on the verge of distorting.

Mids / Vocals

The mids are quite great, but feel way more recessed compared to the similar Swing IE800. Vocals sound a bit cold and even sibilant in specific sibilance-prone tracks.

Highs / Treble

The highs are almost as sharp and aggressive as Swing IE800's highs are, but something is missing this times. Some of the sparkle and extra-detail that you can hear with Swing IE800 are just not as noticeable with FL800. Just a reminder though: both earphones have sharp and aggressive highs, so if you're too sensitive to that kind of sound, be wary.

Frequency Response

FL800