Tin Audio has made us a promise that T2 will be a huge improvement over the T515. Have they kept their promise? Hell yeah!
Tin Audio T2 is a beast, be it their super-deep and stable sub-bass, their vivid and natural-sounding mids, or their sharp and crisp, yet not fatiguing treble.
Initially, T2 had very thin, almost non-existent bass. That, however, was easily solved by sealing up the little holes next to the nozzles with Blu-Tack. When sealed, the bass is absolutely stunning and immersive, makes every music piece sound energetic and punchy.
T2, along with LKER i8, have easily become among my favorite daily-used earphones, and I urge you to give them a try! That, of course, unless you are too sensitive to treble. In that case, you should consider T515 instead.
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Masterful sound quality. A king among budget earphones!
After sealing the bass vents, these earphones became true bass cannons.
Truly premium build quality and very sturdy cable. Probably the most sturdy earphones on AudioBudget.
Standard MMCX connectors which makes customizing accessible and extends the lifespan of the earphones.
The evident emphasis on brilliance (above 10kHz) could be too piercing for people with very sensitive hearing.
Although the package is pretty, the contents are underwhelming.
One of the most expensive earphones on AudioBudget.
Package & Accessories
Hard paperboard (letherette-coated) + soft paperboard (glossy)
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, grey (translucent), ø4mm bores
Ear Tips - Foam:
Memory foam, blue, ø5mm bores
Build & Materials
Metal, ø6mm nozzles (ø3mm bores)
Silicone (braided), 121cm, soft, straight
Metal, straight, large, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit
Shaped perfectly, sharing design ideas with Tingker TK200, LKER i8 and Remax RM-530. The detachable cable lets you choose how you want to wear the earphones. By default, red is right and blue is left, and you should wear them over-the-ear. Once you swap the earphones (blue for right and red for left), you can use them cable straight down. The fit is flawless, even if the included silicone tips aren't the most grippy out there. The included memory foam tips, however, are top-notch.
Lows / Bass
While the front bass vents are exposed, the bass is quite thin and uninteresting, thus I urge you to seal them with Blu-Tack glue. When sealed, these earphones are bass cannons. Not as deep and overwhelming as Xiaomi Hybrid Pro's bass, but sounds just about right - very fun and not fatiguing at the same time.
Mids / Vocals
Bright and transparent mids. Vocals are very vivid and sharp, with no harshness and mostly no sibilance to be heard. With the front vents sealed, they are also properly warmed up and sound full and surrounding. Not as upfront and direct as LKER i8, which also means more bearable for long listening sessions.
Highs / Treble
Very bright with delicate brilliance and micro-detail. Unfortunately, this treble will probably be too much for people with sensitive hearing, but for the audiphiles among you - you will be delighted! The highs are more defined and less piercing than Xiaomi Hybrid Pro's highs, which makes them much easier to get used to.