The C8 are just another typical earphones with extreme V-shaped sound signature. The mids are recessed and there's very little crispness or detail in the highs, and the bass isn't so stable. Even worse than C3. Not impressed.
ø9mm Dynamic Driver
Package & Accessories
Soft paperboard + soft plastic (clear)
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, black, ø6mm bores
Build & Materials
Metal + plastic (matte), ø6mm nozzles (ø5mm openings), no strain reliefs
Plastic (glossy), single-button
Metal + plastic (matte), rigid strain relief
Fabric, 130cm, soft, bend-retaining
Metal, straight, short, rigid strain relief
Comfort & Fit
One thing positive that can be said about these earphones, besides the decent build quality, is the excellent comfort provided by the familiar Tin Audio T2-like shape. They sit very well in the ears with absolutely no extra effort required.
Lows / Bass
Mainly, a lot mid-bass bloat that causes the sound to be very muddy. Not pleasant and even headache-inducing on higher volume. Sub-bass seems to be less impressive than C3's sub-bass, probably since the whole bass response is far less stable. Bass shaker test revealed quite noticeable rattle.
Mids / Vocals
The mids are fat and bloated. Because of the huge difference between the mids/highs and the lows, the mids are always pushed behind the thunderous bass. They sound very distant and muffled, detail is very minimal here.
Highs / Treble
The highs are very recessed and detail retrieval is very poor. The sound is veiled and boring.
Reviewed on 2018-01-13 13:17:00 (GMT)