An everyday Carry for under $75? Today we will review the Tin HiFi T2 DLC, coming in at $59. Is this one of the best options as an everyday carry IEM under $75? Read on to find out.
How Do they Sound?
We will also use Qobuz and a Shanling M6 Ultra DAP as our music source.
We have Boz Scaggs's "Come on Home," a true soul classic for our first entry. This showcases the tones of Mr. Scaggs and the rhythms of R&B. Bass is tight, the drum kit is grooving, and the keyboard is going. However, despite being able to identify all the critical elements of the song, we notice this is quite a "W" shaped signature IEM.
Next, we have "Back To Tupelo" by Mark Knopfler, formerly of the Dire Straits. This is a very bruting song but has a different tonal character than usual, as it is much murkier. For whatever reason, Bass and other lower frequencies seem not to be as clear.
Mark's voice, as well as his guitar, retain their clarity for this song.
"Give Life Back to Music," by Daft Punk, is our following selection and an interesting one as this has been entirely transformed due to the Tin Audios. The bass is not as strong and distant, but the drum kit retains most of the detail; overall, there is a "vail," if you will.
Moving on to "I've Got You Under My Skin (Live)" by Diana Krall is a bit tricky. Each instrument sounds fantastic, at first listen, but it is upon second listen you realize things a midrange-heavy. This song's recording is not meant to sound midrange heavy or lifeless.
The Tin Hifi T2s have what I would consider a shallow fit. Thus, not comfortable for me to wear during long listening sessions. This may also affect the sound characteristics and my opinion.
The Tin HiFi T2 DLCs are an interesting IEM with a "W" sound signature and shallow fit.
To make the T2s more comfortable, designing them to fit deeper would appeal to a greater audience, not to mention improve low-end response.
Next, reducing sharp lines near the bore where the ear tips are would also make the T2s increasingly more comfortable.
Include extra foam ear tips.
The included IEM cable is quite stiff. I would suggest replacing the included one with a braded one.
The Tin HiFi T2 DLC $59 is an IEM with a "W" sound signature and a shallow fit, this may appeal to some, but in this case, I am not one of them. Instead, I prefer a more neutral sound signature and a deeper fit.
I believe there are better options IEM options out there for under $75.
Fir Audio V x V IEMs
Shanling M6 Ultra DAP
Boz Scaggs - Come On Home
Mark Knopfler - Back To Tupelo
Daft Punk - Give Life Back to Music
Diana Krall - I've Got You Under My Skin (Live)