BUDGET
IN-EAR

T2 GALAXY

TFZ

Rating

Price

8.1

55 €

Review published:

04/2019

Driver

1

per Side

1

Dynamic

0

Balanced

Impedance

16 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8.5

Bass

7.5

Mids

8

Trebles

Sensitivity

110 dB

8

Handling

8.5

Haptic

B

Value

0

Daily Life

Frequency

5 - 40000 Hz

Intro

Normally the TFZ T2 Galaxy is available for about 55 €. But I bought the "Galactic" for 39 € at a mass drop offer, where I had to pull the trigger.

The Chinese company TFZ, which exists since 2015, experimented with their first models with different dynamic drivers and different tuning of it. Meanwhile there are also BA-configurations and hybrids of the company on the market, but they are much more expensive. The T2 Galaxy is an offshoot of the 2 series, with a graphene driver and a budget IEM, which has a lot to offer for the price.

Handling

The design is typical for a universal IEM and does not stand out from the crowd. This is neither good nor bad, because the fit and wearing comfort are accordingly good and the T2 Galaxy looks noble through the stainless steel front panel and the single screw for additional fixation. However, steel also has its own weight, which doesn't make the T2 Galaxy the lightest IEM, but it doesn't attract any negative attention. It makes a more robust and valuable impression, according to the maxim: heavy = good 😉

The 2-pin cable consists of 4 cores and is in no way inferior to the in-ear in terms of optics. From the Y-split it gets a bit thin, but the ear hook reinforcement is ergonomic and the cable has a pleasant feel. A straight 3.5mm plug is used, which could cause problems in your trouser pocket on the way. I prefer the L-plug more.

Included in the delivery are additionally 6 pairs of silicone attachments (3 each with thick and 3 with narrow openings), a transport bag and a cable clip.

In the universe with its countless galaxies it is quiet, very quiet. It doesn't get that quiet, if you put the T2 Galaxy in your ear, but the isolation in connection with playing music is quite impressive. Without music it is only average, but with the T2 you buy an IEM and no earpacks. The output of the T2 Galaxy is enormous and it doesn't need much power to satisfy the T2.

Sound

The T2 Galaxy has a V-signature, which however prefers the sub-bass more and doesn't raise the treble too much, so that I would rather speak of a mild bathtub, which I find very pleasant in terms of sound. Nevertheless, sometimes they are a bit too bright and hard in the upper mid/high range for me.

The bass makes it crack quite a bit and this mainly in the sub range. We don't get a permanent humming on the ear, but a well controlled, multilayered bass.
Sometimes it lacks some speed, especially when he has to handle a lot in a row. Apart from that he has a lot of fun and has a dry character, which is especially good for electro or pop, but also for the bass drum in rock. After the sub bass the bass loses some of its output level, which is linear up to the high bass. This means that the T2 Galaxy relies largely on its sub-bass, which has its advantages and disadvantages.

The fact that the bass drops very steadily towards the mids means that the mids are also spared from the bass. This results in instruments sounding a bit thin in some cases because they lack body. However, the sub-bass compensates a lot, so this doesn't sound unnatural, although it seems a bit cheated. In the upper mids, the T2 Galaxy accelerates again, but creates the fine line between pushing, dynamic and yet relaxed, non-tiring mids. Voices have a natural timbre and the mids are very organic, as you would expect from a dynamic driver. But in some cases the mids attack the eardrum in interaction with the highs and are a bit too brash for me.

The treble gives the T2 Galaxy an open and airy appearance. Like the mids, they can score with clarity and have a good extension. Every now and then a few too bright or sharp tones fizzeln into the overall presentation, but this is usually also due to the weaker recording. Basically, the treble is one of the strengths of the T2 Galaxy.

The fact that the highs are able to give the sound a lot of sparkle and openness with their details and expansion, we have a quite wide and deep stage, where the separation works very well. However, due to the unbalanced frequency response between bass and midrange, some things seem more intimate than they should be and vice versa.

Outro

The T2 Galaxy is my first IEM from TFZ and I'm really looking forward to more. I find them a rock solid representative, who not only convinces with his sound, but also with his workmanship and haptics. Especially fans of electronic music will like the T2 Galaxy, because they get a great sub-bass, but also fine details in the highs, which one would expect more from a BA driver than a dynamic one. The natural mids also play their part, even if they sometimes seem a bit thin, but this only becomes clearer when the bass content in the song is not that strong. I can definitely recommend the T2 Galaxy, even if he has strong competition in the 50€ range.

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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