Sometimes it takes me a while to appreciate qualities of certain earphones. This is the case with Yinyoo V2. Having got used to bright and oversaturated sound, the V2 sounded lacking to me at first. Before I used them almost on a daily basis, I couldn't appreciate their rich but not overwhelming bass, vivid but not shouty mids and bright but evenly distributed highs. After a long period of re-tuning this model, the V2 has finally reached the required level of quality for my recommendation. If you need worthy and sturdy earphones for the long-run, you should totally give these a chance.
Sound signature: Mid-centric
NOTE: This review discusses the V2 revision that is available for purchase right now, which is the 3rd revision. Previous revisions were far less impressive than this one.
Well-balanced sound signature with impressive fidelity, especially for dynamic drivers.
Warm but also moderate bass that would appeal to most listeners.
Very comfortable to wear, and you even get to choose how to wear them.
Excellent build quality, from the housings down to the cable, everything feels top-notch and long-lasting.
Detachable cable, which extends the lifespan of these earphones, and the standard 0.78mm 2-pin connector is an excellent choice durability-wise.
Some extra sub-bass depth would have been nice.
The price is not as competitive as some cheaper earphones with balanced armatures.
Package & Accessories
Hard paperboard + soft paperboard
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, white (translucent), ø4mm white bores
M+L, grey (translucent), ø4.5mm green bores
S, grey (translucent), ø5mm green bores
Black, rectangular, branded
Build & Materials
Metal, ø5.5mm nozzles (ø4.5mm bores)
2-pin (standard 0.78mm)
Metal, no strain reliefs
Silicone (braided), 124cm, extra-soft, straight
Metal, straight, short, stiff strain relief
Comfort & Fit
The V2 have more in common with Yersen FEN-2000 rather than TinAudio T2 when it comes to wearing comfort, given the fact that these are not as bulky as the T2. These also can be worn both cable straight down and over-the-ear, although I prefer wearing them cable straight down. In terms of comfort, both wearing styles are perfectly adequate, and I had no comfort issues that are worth mentioning. Do note that you might need to experiment with different ear tips if you're having difficulties getting a good seal, since the earphones are quite small.
Lows / Bass
The bass is warm, potent, impactful and not overwhelming. It's quite excellent for most music styles, but when it comes to electronic music, I would love to have more sub-bass rumble. However, for more guitar and drums oriented music, this bass does an excellent job in giving you a spacious sensation. If we were to compare V2 with TinAudio T2, then the V2 definitely as the more pronounced bass than an unmodified T2. However, when you seal the bass vents on the T2 - the V2 doesn't stand a chance, especially when it comes to sub-bass.
Mids / Vocals
Clearly the highlight of the V2 are the mids. Very clear and accurate, and just barely recessed - simply to make your listening experience as comfortable and unintrusive as possible. From contemporary music genres up to the most complex music styles - the V2 does an excellent job in reproducing vocals and instruments with clarity and accuracy.
Highs / Treble
Let me tell you, unlike early versions of V2, the V2 that's being sold right now excells in treble. Given the treble spikes clearly visible in the FR measurement, I was expecting sibilance or some pierce. Strangely, that wasn't the case. Sure, some listeners might still complain, but knowing some really bright earphones, even the TinAudio T2 tends to pierce more often than the V2. The V2 remain bright but leaning toward neutral and natural rather than trying to expose subtle microdetail, that's usually accompanied by an unwanted pierce. As per myself, I had a very comfortable and long listening experience.