BUDGET
IN-EAR

PIANO

TENNMAK

Rating

Price

7.5

23 €

Review published:

12/2018

Driver

1

per Side

1

Dynamic

0

Balanced

Impedance

16 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8

Bass

6.5

Mids

7.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

98 dB

7.3

Handling

8.5

Haptic

B

Value

0

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 20000 Hz

Intro

That TENNMAK produces high quality in-ears, should already be known, even if the company is not too widespread in the relevant forums.
Now they inspire with the ORCA music enthusiasts, who attach great importance to transparency and detail variety.
The PIANO is already a somewhat older model and is one of the first with interchangeable cables from TENNMAK. What makes the PIANO so special, is not only its musical, powerful sound, but also its price, because if you can do without the MMCX cable, you can get the earphones alone for 10 € including the TENNMAK WHIRLWIND TIPS. An unbeatable price!

Handling

The PIANO is made of plastic and are available in three different colours (black, blue, red). The cover is with some glitter, which is of course a matter of taste. (It's supposed to reflect the varnished surface of a piano)
They are very comfortable to wear due to their fit and low weight.
The isolation works very well, even outstandingly, also at low volume. If you find the right foam tips, you even want to sleep with them, because you simply forget them.

If you decide for the cable variant, you get a simple standard MMCX cable, which fulfils its purpose, but is also not to be recommended by wearing comfort without restrictions. If you consider that you get the headphones for 10 € alone and pay for the cable with 13 € even more, it is worth buying another cable like the 8-core cable from TRN for unbeatable 7 € (see equipment). This clearly represents an improvement, also in terms of feel.

Sound

The sound is characterized by a V-signature with emphasis on the bass. However, the other frequency ranges do not drop off, making the PIANO sound very full, lively and musical.

The bass is very controlled and goes wonderfully deep. It is fast, to the point and powerful at the same time, which leaves nothing to be desired. Yes, it slips a bit into the midrange, but it always stays clean and doesn't get muddy or booming.
I think it's great as it is and I like to hear him through different genres.

The mids are slightly reduced, but harmonize very well with the bass, because it gives them more body. They are detailed without miraculous effect but give voices and instruments a pleasantly full sound. They simply sound natural, even if I would wish that male voices would still stand out a little.

The highs are slightly raised, yet very smooth and clear. They are simply not obtrusive, even if they are a little brighter. For me this is also the big advantage to the trebles of the TENNMAK PRO, which are much darker in sound.
The details come across well, which makes the trebles together with their lightness very transparent.
The stage is above average and the 3D orientation works very well.

Outro

The TENNMAK PIANO is simply a round in-ear, which makes hardly any mistakes, but doesn't make it into the really big spheres anyway. He doesn't want that either, because with his unobtrusive musical nature he is simply fun and perfect for everyday life. Whether it's the office, sports or mining. The isolation doesn't make a big difference. Not to forget, of course, the potent bass, which doesn't exaggerate it despite everything and leaves the mids and highs their place.

For 10 € there is nothing that speaks against a purchase!

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​

BT608

BT608

PIANO

PIANO

PRO

PRO

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