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T2 PRO

TIN HIFI

Rating

Price

7.6

55 €

Review published:

12/2018

Driver

2

per Side

2

Dynamic

0

Balanced

Impedance

16 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8

Bass

8

Mids

6.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

102 dB

7.5

Handling

9

Haptic

B

Value

-

Daily Life

Frequency

12 - 40000 Hz

Intro

After Tin AUDIO enriched the Chi-Fi world with the T2 and established a reference product under the 50 € mark, the long-awaited successor in the form of the T2 Pro is now available. But is the T2 Pro really an upgrade for 10 € more?

Handling

The T2 Pros differ from the T2s by zero in design and construction. The metal has become a bit lighter, but that was it. That means that we also get extraordinary workmanship, a wonderful cable, very good noise isolation and a noble packaging. This is considerable for the price segment.

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https://david-hahn.wixsite.com/chi-fiear-eng/Manufactures/TIN-AUDIO/T2

Sound

Here I don't have to say so many words, because everything that makes up the T2, the T2 Pro also has in its luggage with a small, but far-reaching difference.
The sound signature and frequency response is the same, up to the range of 2 - 3 kHz. From that point on, decibels are added. Especially drastic is the weight between 5 and 10 kHz and once again beyond 16 kHz.

But what does this mean in terms of sound behaviour? There is more airiness, slightly more micro details and a greater audible range in the treble region. However, there are also arguments to the contrary that make you doubt the sense of this successor, as hardly anyone can and will ignore this. Depending on the song and source, the highs are almost unbearable and tiring. They are just too bright, and the peaks are too heavy to enjoy music for a long time, at least for me. That doesn't even out the extreme richness of detail. What still works very well with the Pro are jazz and acoustic songs, especially with male voices. But if several instruments are added that have a higher proportion in the high range, or high women/men voices, it will be difficult to listen through the song without lowering the volume or simply changing it. That's a shame, because I was really looking forward to the T2 Pro. I wanted the T2 to have a bit more depth and smoothed highs to make it perfect in the price range, but not like that.

Outro

What a pity, the T2 Pro could have become the new reference class, but it is hindered by the height boost that nobody needed. The same phenomenon already existed with other "updates" from other brands. The T2 Pro combined everything of the wonderful T2 but it got ****ed up by the crass high peaks. On the positive side are the workmanship, the textured bass, the fantastic mids and the depth of detail. But that was already the case with the T2, with minimal compromises. Those who strike here must not be height sensitive. Then you get a neutrally tuned, natural sound with a grandiose stage and separation. For all others, the T2 is currently the best choice if you're not a basshead, although this also applies to the T2 Pro.

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​

T2

T2

T3

T3

T2 PLUS

T2 PLUS

T4

T4

T2 PRO

T2 PRO

T515

T515

T2000

T2000

P1

P1

Second Opinion

Contact:

chi-fier@gmx.de

CHI-FIEAR © 2020 by David Hahn

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