Yinyoo IN8

ø8mm Dynamic Driver + Balanced Armature

4.0/5.0
$20~$25

The Yinyoo IN8 is a nice pair when it comes to bass. Their mids, however, are not what I would expect from hybrid earphones, and their highs are rather disappointing and unnatural. For these earphones' price, I expected some higher level of audio transparancy and definition, but what I got was more like a louder and upfront version of YINJW P8.

Also known as: Aigo A680

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Pros

  • Overall a nice vocal performance for those who are sensitive to sharp treble.
  • Very potent sub-bass and mid-bass.
  • The build quality is excellent, especially the cable and the proper strain reliefs.

Cons

  • The mids sound artificial and a bit harsh and positioned awkwardly close.
  • The treble sounds discolored and darkish. Not transparent enough to justify the earphones' specifications and price.
  • Not the most ergonomic pair, and the included ear tips are rather disappointing.
  • The housings' design is rather distasteful, in my opinion.

Package & Accessories

Package:

Paperboard (multilayer)

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

M, white (translucent), ø6mm bores

S+L, white (translucent), ø4mm bores

Shirt Clip:

Black, 360° cable holder, generic

Case:

Black, rectangular, branded

Build & Materials

Housings:

Metal + TPE, ø6mm nozzles (ø4.5mm openings), soft strain reliefs

Remote:

Metal, single-button

Y-Split:

Metal, no strain reliefs

Cable:

Silicone-coated (smooth), 111cm, soft, bend-retaining

Plug:

Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief

Comfort & Fit

The IN8 come with the cheapest, most generic translucent white ear tips that is possible to get. The pre-applied M sized tips are so thin and soft that I found them to be quite useless when it comes to getting a seal. The L size tips are narrow-bore, but they did the job. Overall, the earphones are light but quite long, which means they stick out a lot and there's nothing besides the tips that's keeping them inside your ears.

Lows / Bass

The bass sound quite nice and warm. The lows are mainly focused on the mid-bass, rather than the sub-bass, which inflates the sound a bit. However, the bass gives enough warmth and impact to every music genre, even the most bassy ones, without overpowering the mids.

Mids / Vocals

The mids sound overemphasiszed and a bit harsh, especially noticeable when listening for more than just a while on above-the-average volume. With that, not much impressive detail to be expected as a result of lackluster and discolored treble. The soundstage seems to be narrower than usual, probably because of the very upfront vocals and mid-based instruments. Vocals and instruments sound a bit metallic and darkish. Guitars sound smoothened/blurry and veiled.

Highs / Treble

The weirdness of IN8 begins in the treble. The upper-mids and lower-highs are very emphasized and even somewhat harsh. The timbre is just not right - it's a bit dark and noticeably lacks brilliance and subtle detail. The best subject for comparison are Tennmak Pro and URBANFUN Hi-Fi MARK II (Beryllium). While these two keep a balanced and natural experience for the mids and treble, the IN8 just don't have that shine and sparkle in its treble and the detail isn't that impressive.

Frequency Response

IN8
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