BUDGET
IN-EAR

V80

TRN

Rating

Price

7.6

30 €

Review published:

07/2018

Driver

4

per Side

2

Dynamic

2

Balanced

Impedance

30 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8

Bass

8

Mids

7

Trebles

Sensitivity

108 dB

7.7

Handling

8

Haptic

B

Value

-

Daily Life

Frequency

7 - 40000 Hz

Intro

TRN is back and that with a bang of the drum. Their new flagship model is an improvement on the already great V20 and is roughly in league with the KZ ED16, or the Revonext QT2|QT3, albeit with very different advantages or disadvantages, depending on personal listening sensations and preferences. In general, TRN has now managed to bring 4 in-ears to the market, which could not be more different, although the V80 is clearly oriented towards the V20.

Handling

The manufacturing is extraordinary and gives you the feeling of holding a premium product in your hands. They are very small and compact for their number of drivers (4), but also comparatively heavy due to their full metal housing.

The cable is still the best of wearing comfort you can get in comparison to KZ and REVONEXT using the same connector system.
The isolation is good, but there is still some room to move upwards when it comes to sounding the outside world in a quiet environment.

I would not describe the arrangement of the ventilation openings as negative, but it contributes to the fact that the positioning in the ear is decisive for the bass response in the music.

Sound

As already mentioned in the previous section, the bass is somewhat dependent on how far the in-ear sits in the ear, or the ventilation openings are covered by the ear. They seem to be sitting just right with me. The V80 are not bass cannons, but they don't want to be. Rather, it is about giving the music exactly the right amount of bass without favouring it and thus running the risk of superimposing other frequency ranges. The bass is on the point, but it could develop a little more pressure at the bottom. Otherwise a very natural sounding bass with a good structure.

The mids are more than well done. They don't go quite as far forward as the REVONEXT models but are very balanced from the lower to the high mids. Very clear and detailed, they can easily reproduce any genre without something appearing unnatural. Especially orchestral music has an astonishing separation and depth.

This quality is also maintained in the heights. In rare cases we have a sibilant sound here and there, which is unpleasantly noticeable, but otherwise they also get to the point without becoming strenuous. They are comparatively bright, but by absolutely no means like the REVONEXT QT3 or the KZ ZS6, which makes them enjoyable for a long time.
The locating as well as the depth of detail is great and, in combination with the midrange, provides an unexpected listening experience for the price range.

Outro

TRN knows how to convince with the V80 again (V20) and delivers an in-ear that belongs to the best in my collection. A balanced sound signature that inspires with the right music source.

For bassheads it might be a little too less in the low range, but for my taste it doesn't need that much, because it rather depends on the natural reproduction of the music and still there is enough punch and warmth.

You can rely on TRN for every second consecutive model. I am curious about the further development

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​

BA5

BA5

V10

V10

V90

V90

H1

H1

V20

V20

V90s

V90s

T300

T300

V60

V60

VX

VX

TA1

TA1

V80

V80

BA8

BA8

Second Opinion

Head-Fier Otto Motor

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