HIGH-CLASS
IN-EAR

TOPAZ

YINYOO

Rating

Price

7.9

130 €

Review published:

04/2019

Driver

5

per Side

1

Dynamic

4

Balanced

Impedance

12 Ohm

PZ/ES/PL

0

Sound

8

Bass

7.5

Mids

7.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

106 dB

7.7

Handling

8.5

Haptic

B

Value

+

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 40000 Hz

Intro

It wouldn't be fair to call the recently released YINYOO D2B4 a disaster, because it's too good for that, but it wasn't what you expected regarding its price tag. The new Topaz is similarly priced, is also a hybrid with a less dynamic driver, which means it's a 1*DD & 4*BA in-ear with excellent workmanship and wearing comfort. What sets the TOPAZ apart from the D2B4, however, is the tuning, which is much better and does justice to the number of drivers.

Handling

The TOPAZ comes in the same packaging as the D2B4, which means that it's a good foundation stone, between the look and feel and the rich content. Included is a high-quality black copper cable, 2 types of silicone tips and a transport box in the usual good quality.

The In-Ears are very well processed and made of full metal. The front panel has a diamond-like cut, which is of course a matter of taste and is available in bronze and black. Despite the number of drivers, the fit and size are very ergonomic and it is easy to achieve an optimal fit.

The isolation to the outside is good average, which means that at a moderate volume nobody feels bothered. The isolation to the inside is even better. So that you can shield yourself well from the outside world. This means that you can hardly reproach the TOPAZ in handling. What would bring a little added value would be an integrated microphone with a remote, but one prefers to concentrate on the interference-free transmission of the sound. This can be further optimized with the separately available upgrade cable, which is silver-plated and provides a little more clarity in the treble range.

Sound

Where the D2B4 failed, the TOPAZ starts and simply makes it better. The tuning meets an audiophile standard and makes the TOPAZ a high-class in-ear.

The bass is convincing right from the start. He is powerful, crisp, has depth and can serve every kind of genre without giving them too much or too little substance. He is the heart of the TOPAZ and the dynamic driver does a very good job. That's the way it should be with a hybrid. In addition, it does not drag the dynamics, which means that it does not slacken even with faster bass passages. He certainly still has room for improvement in the overall presentation, but he knows what he's doing and he does it more than solidly.

The mids are among the warmer representatives, but without drifting into mud or discolouration. This makes them very relaxed mids, without exaggerated hardness or unpleasant peaks. They are reduced in the V-signature, which is however substantially more balanced than still with the D2B4. In addition, the bass overlay is very discreet, which also makes the mid-range very detailed and lively in the lower range. Male voices have a very soft and warm character, while female voices convince with clarity. In addition, they are well positioned, which neither brings them too far forward nor makes them disappear in the background.
As with the bass, the mids show a very good performance in all areas.

The highs emulate the mids and also belong to the more relaxed category. Nevertheless, they serve with clarity and a good range of details. They also ensure that the TOPAZ is stable enough to break down any genre and remains audible in the long run, but without rolling off too early or disguising sounds. Sibilants are not an issue and the highs manage to give voices and instruments brilliance from behind. Also here it can be said that the trebles are well tuned above average and harmonize with the bass and mids.

The stage behaves very well balanced in width and depth and on a high level. There are definitely several levels to be found in the music, which provides more tension in the music. For this purpose voices and instruments are cleanly reproduced in the room without coarse overlays. Also a big plus compared to the D2B4.

Outro

YINYOO has learned from its old mistakes and introduced an in-ear to the market that works right away without having to change the tuning afterwards. At the moment the TOPAZ is not only my daily companion due to the reviews. I will continue to use it again and again, because its relaxed yet audiophile nature makes him the perfect all-rounder and technically on an excellent level, which makes him the perfect companion for everyday life! But I would like to have a little more transparency.

Chi-Fiear readers also get a juicy discount (almost 50%) with the code "Chi-Fiear".
To do this, write the code in the comment field when ordering, select "other payment methods" during the payment process and then cancel the payment in the next step. The price will then be adjusted! So you get the TOPAZ already for 95 €, which is worth it in any case! For the original price I personally find it too expensive in comparison.

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​

A8

PRO

Y1

ASH

Q70

BELLSING

T500

NY-06

V2

D2B4

TOPAZ

Second Opinion:

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