BUDGET
IN-EAR

T515

TIN HIFI

Rating

Price

7.2

20 €

Review published:

07/2018

Driver

2

per Side

2

Dynamic

0

Balanced

Impedance

10 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8

Bass

6.5

Mids

7.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

98 dB

7.3

Handling

6.5

Haptic

B

Value

0

Daily Life

Frequency

5 - 40000 Hz

Intro

TIN AUDIO is quite well positioned in the budget area with the T1 | T2 and the T515. However, the latter are very difficult to get internationally. That's a shame, because these are really good in-ears, as long as you don't overdo it with the volume and don't have a problem with cable noise.

Handling

The T515 look quite cheap. This is partly due to the rigid, inflexible cable and partly to the ridiculously rattling microphone/remote.
However, the earpiece itself is made of metal and very light. It is available in black or gold.
The cable brings some noise into the music when you move a lot, so the in-ears are not very suitable for sports. In everyday life it's easy to overhear, so it doesn't play the biggest role.

The isolation is fine and you have a switch on the remote to switch from Android to iPhone. In addition, there are also buttons for the volume, which in my opinion always brings an added value.

They have a very classic design without any ergonomic advantages, but still don't wear badly.

Sound

The sound has its bright and dark sides. Those who call a potent DAC their own and don't really like the full drone will get an outstanding in-ear, with balanced, detailed mids and highs and a good impact from the bass.
But if you have a rather output-weak mobile phone and like it really on your face, you'll get screaming mids, slightly distorted highs and a bloated bass. Since I rather belong to the former, I evaluate this on this basis with slight deductions in the mids. As dramatic as this may sound, the T515 also works well with weaker devices, but a lot of potential is wasted.

The bass is very stable and tilts very late in the bass range. It has a pleasant rum and doesn't get lost in the midrange. It can handle pretty much every genre and doesn't lose out even on very demanding bass tracks.

In the midrange you get a lot of details and a nice separation. They are precise, lively, driving and master their tasks with a refreshing ease. With their warmth and volume you can enjoy his music very much. Here, however, the volume comes into play, even with better DACs.
Because when you feel it, only the volume in the mid-range increases, while the rest remains almost the same. This quickly causes earaches, especially with rock, punk etc. and vocal-heavy songs.

The highs are great! in English one speaks of "sparkling highs". Very relaxed, without emphasis on the sibilants and with lots of details.
The spatial representation is very pronounced and the stage shines with width and depth.
Here you can listen for a long time and it just doesn't get boring.

Outro

The T515 is a representative of the dual-dynamic driver family, which does credit to the name "Budget" purely in terms of feel. But under the hood there is a small beast, which can be tamed by a strong DAC. Then you get a very friendly and playful in-Ears which is still a pleasure in the long run.

Somewhat disturbing is the clattering microphone, as well as the cable noises, but as soon as the music runs it is quickly forgotten.

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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T2

T2

T515

T515

T2 PRO

T2 PRO

T3

T3

T4

T4

P1

P1

Second Opinion

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chi-fier@gmx.de

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