BUDGET
IN-EAR

ASH

YINYOO

Rating

Price

7.4

27 €

Review published:

06/2019

Driver

2

per Side

1

Dynamic

1

Balanced

Impedance

18 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8

Bass

7

Mids

7

Trebles

Sensitivity

102 dB

7.3

Handling

8

Haptic

B

Value

0

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 20000 Hz

Intro

YINYOO is launching a new budget hybrid in-ear. The latter is scolding YINYOO ASH. But it has nothing to do with Pokemon!
We get here a very solid In-EAR offered, both musically and from the design and handling.

Handling

The YINYOO ASH is a small, compact in-ear in custom shape that is incredibly comfortable to wear and shouldn't pose a problem for smaller ears either. The case is a resin 3D print and has no flaws.
Each driver has its own sound tube, which ends in 2 independent openings in the nozzle. This is rarely seen with budget IEMs at the moment and so it makes, also in combination with design and haptics, a higher impression than the price might suggest.

The supplied cable looks very stable and does not tend to knot, but like the rest of the assessor it is nothing special (2 different sets of silicone tips in 3 sizes), but fulfils its purpose. The option of a remote with microphone does not exist.

Very positive is the isolation. Due to the very good fit, the in-ears seal off perfectly, which lets you immerse yourself deeply in your music, without disturbing background noises. This makes the ASH also suitable for the stage, but you should keep your eyes open in traffic!

Sound

You can't expect miracles from the ASH, but after a short familiarization, I am positively surprised by the sound.

The bass is a bit weak on the chest in the beginning, but this changes after a short time. I find it well dosed, with a crunchy punch even in the deeper regions. It doesn't attack the mids at all, which makes the ASH sound very clear. It is relatively dry and fast, so even fast bass passages like a double bass can be reproduced without problems.
A little more pressure might not do any harm, but there will be a lot of people for whom the bass is completely sufficient, or even too much.

The mids convince with a transparent sound and good resolution. They are withdrawn in the overall presentation, which gives the ASH a typical V-signature. However, they have enough presence and don't hide behind the bass and treble. In general, they appear very natural, especially in voice reproduction, which is quite intimate. Male voices could still have a little more foundation, but basically the mids do a solid job.
But from time to time they also tend to scream, which doesn't catch the eye with pop, acoustic or hip hop music, but already in rock and metal. Here you should always keep an eye on the volume in order to achieve a satisfying sound experience.

The highs seem a bit bright at first, but this also subsides after a short period of acclimatisation. One notices that only one BA driver takes care of the highs and mids, but it masters the balancing act quite well and also gives a good feeling of dynamics. Similar to the mids it can get a bit hot from time to time, but this is quite song dependent. Sibilants are more of a topic. I would like the highs to open a bit more, but we really get a good feeling of space and details.

Equally positive is the 3D imaging and separation. Here again the BA does a really good job, but more in favour of width than depth. In the vertical direction, on the other hand, the three-dimensionality is really astonishing and, if mastered accordingly, outside the head.

Outro

Almost 25€ are quite well invested for the ASH, if you like it a bit brighter and are looking for an in-ear with excellent isolation and good separation. It takes a little time for the ASH to unfold its character completely, but then it has its right to exist in the broad segment of dual hybrids in this price range! Here it depends on the personal preferences for which manufacturer and model you choose, but in the end the ASH is also a very solid performer with great wearing comfort and good sound characteristics. However, if you are more into rock, you might want to look for another performer.

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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