BUDGET
IN-EAR

Version

5.0

Battery

3 - 4 h

Reach

10 m

T1

TENHZ

Rating

Price

7.6

30 €

Review published:

08/2020

Driver

1

per Side

0

Dynamic

1

Balanced

Impedance

26 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

7

Bass

7.5

Mids

7.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

105 dB

7.3

Handling

9

Haptic

B

Value

0

Daily Life

Frequency

10 - 20000 Hz

Intro

TENHZ feels very much at home in the BA world (except for their hybrid excursion with the K5) and offers a wide variety of configurations at fair prices. The best known is probably the T4 Pro (4*BA). The T1 (1*BA) is so to speak the entry model and unfortunately not so easy to find.

You can still get it for example at Hill AUDIO via their shopee-shop or by direct contact via Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/hillsonicaudio

Handling

Single driver IEMs always have the potential to achieve very good ergonomics and fit, as the driver usually does not take up much space. Single BA IEMs have it even easier. Here, for example, ROSE shows how to implement the driver(s) in a space-saving way. A less successful example is the KB EAR F1, which has not much to do with ergonomic design.
The T1 is a positive example and is one of the most comfortable IEMs (with the right tip) you can find. Whether for sports, or for sleeping, the T1 is hardly noticeable, because the T1 is not much bigger than a peanut.

I got the T1 in a black IEM case, without packaging and I don't know if this is the standard delivery (silicone tips and MMCX cable, which is not too much of an added value). Anyway, it is quite sufficient.

I don't need to mention that the T1 is comfortable, but also the isolation is very good. The driver is completely cast in wax and therefore self-contained.
Unfortunately there is no "stopper" at the sound opening, so that the tips can slide down more easily and not every 3-party tip will hold.

Sound

I always need a good 10 minutes to get warm with the T1. The BA driver covers the whole range and sounds a bit bright at first, even a bit shouty and quite flat. However, after a short adaptation this quickly subsides and the T1 subjectively relaxes.

The bass is not very weighty, but acts softly and brings enough warmth into the signature to make it musical. In addition, it even has a good punch when you get used to the bass presentation. Nothing for bass fetishists, but very welcome for lovers of classical and acoustic music. Rock and some hip-hop tracks also suit the bass of the T1, but without having very "low" expectations. For electro the T1 is certainly SUB-optimal.

The clear strength of the T1 are the mids. These are very well balanced, warm and physical in the lower range and then agile and lively in the upper range, but unfortunately also a bit biting, which is very song dependent. A bit too bright for me, but not unnatural. Both sexes can convince with their voices. But here it should be a bit more relaxed and gentle.

The highs are not too much behind the mids, but can't quite keep up. As so often with mid-centered IEMs, both ends are qualitatively a bit inferior. They don't have a particularly noteworthy extension, but they are still entertaining. Sometimes it gets a bit too thin, or tinny, when many cymbals and hi-hat are beaten together and wildly mixed up, but basically quite solid and also pleasantly airy.

The stage is quite decent for a single BA driver. It cuts a very good figure in the panorama, as well as in the height. This creates space, which the T1 can make good use of with a good separation. But you shouldn't expect a razor-sharp separation. Good, but not extraordinary.

Outro

The T1 clearly feels comfortable in quieter areas. With high information content it partially breaks in and becomes quite thin-skinned. This stands in contrast to its performance when it has time to sort itself out. Then it is softer, fuller, more natural and much stronger in imaging and in genre single disciplines the T1 could achieve a better result.

If you're looking for something comfortable for audio books before bedtime, or if you prefer more intimate, quieter music, such as ballads, singer-songwriters, or even piano music, you can risk an ear. Likewise, the T1 is certainly worth an experience if you want to get a taste of the BA world at a reasonable price. It needs a short acclimatization, but this also pays off. It can stand the comparison to the Audiosense T180, KB EAR F1, or NICEHCK X49 and can even go one better here and there, depending on your preferences.

Legend

Haptic:

Here the processing plays a role and the usability of the scope of supply. Additionally the appearance, wearing comfort and robustness.


Value:
Here I evaluate for me subjectively the price/performance ratio - does not flow into the evaluation!

Z: No Brainer

A: money well spent

B: all right, you can do

C: gives better for less money

D: overpriced

E: collector's price

Daily life:
Here, I focus on the long-term audibility and whether I can hear it well out of the box. This is of course very subjective and therefore only a minimal deduction or bonus. 

(-0.1, 0, +0.1)

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Rating in Letters

S: 9.5 - 10

A: 9.0 - 9.4​

B: 8.0 - 8.9​

C: 7.0 - 7.9

D: 6.0 - 6.9​
E: 5.0 - 5.9​

F: 0.0 - 4.9​

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CHI-FIEAR © 2020 by David Hahn

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