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T500

YINYOO

Rating

Price

5.4

50 €

Review published:

04/2020

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Driver

5

per Side

0

Dynamic

5

Balanced

Impedance

32 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

5

Bass

4.5

Mids

6

Trebles

Sensitivity

105 dB

5.2

Handling

7.5

Haptic

C

Value

-

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 20000 Hz

Intro

A few years ago all Chi-Fi enthusiasts would have clapped their hands. 5 BA drivers for 50 €? I need! Okay, admittedly the T500 used to be more expensive, but apparently there is no buyer and now the remaining stock is being sold. Why is there no buyer? Well, there's nothing to read about YINYOO T500 and that's not because it's an insider tip, but because the T500 is just not really good and not tonally correct.

Handling

I am a big fan of the case of the AUDIOSENSE T300 and the other IEMs of this series. The YINYOO T500 has a similar case, which is a bit bigger, because 5 BA drivers have to be available. The ergonomics are almost perfect, but the T500 is more noticeable in the ear than the T300. In addition, the T300 looks more high quality, even if it is also made of plastic, but maybe the high quality accessories of the T300 are deceiving.

The T500 comes with a mediocre but usable cable, silicone and foam tips (great choice!) and a small transport box. Basically, there's not much to complain about here.

Seat and isolation is excellent with the included foamtips.

Sound

Here I can actually be a bit shorter, because the T500 sounds more like from another world. This means that the sound is quite falsified and can't be called natural.
I had to solder the BA-drivers together in one earpiece, because the work was sloppy. Afterwards the frequency response was almost identical to the working side. Still not a good quality check in advance!
To describe the sound of the T500 briefly: flat, dull, emotionless.

The T500 is quite bass-reluctant. It drops rapidly behind the 100 Hz and there is absolutely no low bass left. That means we have almost only mid/high bass, without much punch and pressure, which gives warmth to the signature, but sounds absolutely unnatural and is maximally usable for acoustic music.

Where are the mids? They sound unnaturally dull and set back. You get used to them, but that doesn't make them better. What can be credited to them is their soft and relaxed nature, although the upper mids can sometimes get a bit hot, especially in female voices, even if only partially and not strenuously. One could positively imply that the sound engineers of YINYOO had a neutral reference tuning in mind, but no, it definitely didn't become that. The fact that reference headphones are not particularly energetic and emotional is certainly not to be denied, but they are tonally correct and brimming with details with excellent separation and resolution. The T500 definitely doesn't deliver that. It sounds as if everything has been covered with a grey veil. But sometimes, surprisingly, a few sounds come through, which are quite acceptable, especially in male voices.

The highs are acceptable. Not a big expansion, but probably the best part of the T500 when you look at it separately. However, it doesn't stand out so positively in the overall sound that it is enough for a higher rating. They don't have any peaks and don't emphasise the sibilants, but they're just boring, like pretty much everything on the T500.

Outro

The T500 is no fun. However, it's also not capable of giving you an analytical listening experience and so the T500 is almost unsuitable for use if you have a certain musical taste. It is indeed very relaxed and not tiring in the long run. It is also distinguished by its wearing comfort, but what good is it if it robs the music of any spark of liveliness, emotionality and naturalness.
For an audio book certainly useful and also suitable for sleeping, but not for consuming dynamic music or working with it in any other way. If you don't have any comparison possibilities, the T500 might do better, but that's what this is all about! Even if it reacts quite well to an equalizer, there are endless and above all better alternatives in the price range.

https://www.yooaudio.com/product/Yinyoo-T500-5BA-Custom-In-ear-Earphones-5-Balanced-Armature-HiFi-DJ-Earbud-Monitor-Sports-Earphone-Detachable-MMCX-Cable-495.html

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. 

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