General Information


Features:-​

>Bullet-shaped small, lightweight design.

>Durable Titanium-Alloy rear cavities.

>Aviation-grade aluminum alloy shells.

>Exquisite Craftsmanship.

>Excellent sound quality control.

> Newly designed sound acoustic structure.

>High-quality cable with In-Line Mic option.

>Natural, Smooth sound quality.

>Tuning based on Harman IE Curve.

>Impedance: 16 ohms.

>Frequency response range: 20Hz-42kHz.

>Sensitivity: 112dB@1kHz.

>THD+N: <0.3%.

>Litz oxygen-free copper wire with 3.5mm termination plug.

Tanchjim Tanya is the latest pair of single DD IEMs in the amazing lineup of HiFi IEMs by Tanchjim. The pair features beautiful bullet-shaped ear shells housing a 7mm micro dynamic driver tuned to deliver a smooth, natural sound experience for its users.

Micro But Powerful:-​

Don't go on the small size of the Tanchjim Tanya, it is a supersize performer. The pair houses a 7mm micro dynamic driver that is tuned to perform big. It is tuned to deliver a punchy, lively sound output with natural tonality and timbre. The pair offers a smooth, non-fatiguing experience to please its users with an amazing acoustic experience.

Follows Harman Curve:-​

The Tanchjim Tanya has been tuned to the reference Harman IE curve. It has gone through many revisions based on multiple listener feedback. The result with the Tanya is a superbly warm, smooth sound signature.

Crafted With Perfection:-​

Tanchjim Tanya features a small, lightweight bullet-shaped design crafted with anode-sandblasted aviation-grade aluminum alloy material. The Inner cavity is made using durable titanium-alloy material with anti-dust mesh to avoid any dust issues in the driver. Tanchjim has created them using an advanced integrated holding process with customized soft TPE and Hard ABS material making it possible to design small cavities while making ample space for closely fitting the cavity with driver and brass resonance ring.

Newly-Designed Acoustic Architecture:-​

Tanchji Tanya utilizes FEA(Finite Element Analysis), countless simulation tests for cavity structure, driver structure, diaphragm texture, material, coil, and magnet, all this is done to ensure high-quality performance with sturdy build quality.

High-Purity In-Line Mic Cable:-​

Tanchjim Tanya is available in two different variants, one with an in-line mic cable and another without an in-line mic. The cable used here is a high-purity Oxygen-Free Copper cable providing excellent sound characteristics to the pair. Both the variants have same 3.5mm termination plug.
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Latest reviews

XerusKun

Head-Fier
Tanchjim Tanya “Panta Rhei in an Organic Replay | A Cheapo Take on Tanya”
Pros: Organic/realistic replay
Accurate male and female vocals
Safely tuned treble
Tall Soundstage
Better than BL-03
Cons: Mediocre driver speed
Congestion occurs in complex tracks
Sounds veiled even with the magical Kbear07 tips
Lacks resolution, microdetail retrieval, transparency
Not good for most Japanese music that needs the cleanliness.
Before you read this review:
I’ve tested the Tanya in its MAX configuration as recommended by Sir. Yannick. Specifically, Kbear 07 Tips and Avani dongle were used throughout the review. I didn’t use the stock eartips since they are making the Tanya super muddy and low res. So yeah, if you somehow really want to buy Tanya don’t forget to include a Kbear 07 tips.

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Summary
Sound signature follows the diffuse field target with significant midbass to counter the big pinna gain rise (which will introduce shout at shallow insertions). Overall sound signature leans toward organic, natural and lush replay, no instruments feel oversharpened and elements in the music just feels really weighted and natural. Treble is also safely tuned and there’s no peaks or harshness to be found, however it just lacks the airiness in some tracks, making it congested/low-res at times specially with most of my Japanese music. Bass, there’s almost no sub-bass, bass doesn’t dig deep at all and all the bass is just focused on the midbass (not good for EDM and Trance). Soundstage is tall, but below average with width and depth, has a tendency to sound tunnel-like in some complex tracks, but with slow tracks the instruments are properly placed in front of me. Imaging and staging is average, with the con that with complex tracks, staging starts to suffer specially with drums, they are just drowned by this pillowy like bass on the soundscape..Lastly, the specialty of Tanya, the vocals, yeap it sounds like the vocals of some sub $100 IEMs, I’m not even kidding, there’s this lushness and accuracy to both male and female vocals that’s very reminiscent to the SeeAudio Yume.

Disclaimer
  • Take my review with a large scoop of salt and always cross reference.
  • I like to thank myself for purchasing the Tanchjim Tanya, thanks self!
  • I will analyze the Tanchjim Tanya with references to my Dynamic Realist (DR, EDA Balanced), CCA CRA+ and Yume.
  • This review will somehow be biased towards my taste in music and my target sound signature.
  • As always, since our ears have different shapes and resonances, your mileage may always vary.
Preliminary
  • I’ve used the Tanchjim Tanya for over 2 months with different sources and tips, played different tracks ranging from pop to bossa nova (except Metal).
  • Before listening to Tanya, I have taken a half day break of listening to IEMs, this is to make sure that the Tanya’s sound signature will be fresh and new to my ears.
I mostly listen to this artists/group of artists, arranged from frequently to least played:
ShibayanRecords, Mitsukiyo, Nagi Yanagi, Yorushika, Kenshi Yonezu, Yoasobi, Ito Kashitaro, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Sawano Hiroyuki, ChouCho, Weaver, Turnover, The Script and Hoyo-Mix.
I also love to listen to symphonic tracks or tracks with relaxing/magical/nostalgic vibe to it.
My preferred sound signature is Asterhythmist as shown in the first graph below, while Aster Hypocrisy is what sounds neutral/flat to me. Generally, I don’t like IEMs that does not exhibit downward sloping upper treble (e.g CRA) as it makes the overall soundscape artificial sounding and also forces harmonics even if I don’t want it. Congestion, bass bloat, glassiness and muddiness are a big no for me.

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Equipment
Let me get this out of the way, out of the 5 sources I have, only Avani sounds good with Tanya Max, the remaining dongles just make the Tanya even more low resolution, like it’s not even funny how choosy the Tanya is with cheapo sources.
  • CX-31993 “Nope”
  • Avani (ALC-5686) “Main Source”
  • Abigail (CX-31993) “Nope, where’s the mids?”
  • LG V20 “Nope”
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 “Hahaha, say hello to mud”

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Thy Frequency Spectrum

Yeap, there’s a reason why this little bullet-kun is hyped to the moon in the past years (2020-2021) and even until now, it just sounds so natural and organic, and very good for long listening sessions. However, folks who want a cleaner and transparent sound signature, I suggest looking at other options instead, as the Tanya will not do it for you.
Bass: 4/10
There’s almost no sub-bass, yeap almost, if the track really calls for it, the subbass will be there, but very low in quantity, it doesn’t have this satisfying rumble that most of my KZ iems provide, plus it’s just mediocre bass, both in quantity and quality. The bass is focused on the midbass giving this warmth to the vocals while also making sure that the sub-bass will not haze the overall soundscape whatsoever. Truth to be told, the bass is one of the things I hate with Tanya, it’s feels very low res, it doesn’t have enough texture and definition, its controlled but its feels dampened or something. If you are considering Tanya for bass, don’t do it.

Midrange 9.5/10
Vocals are forward and well-articulated on the soundscape, it doesn’t have this coloration that recent KZ iems tend to add to the mix, it literally feels like I’m listening again to the SeeAudio Yume, the accuracy and lushness of both male and female vocals with the Tanya is just excellent (Tanya is literally my budget vocals benchmark). Female artists like Nagi Yanagi sounds very lush, accurate and has enough clarity, it doesn’t have the lovable sparkol that DR has, but its more accurate and truer to life. Male vocals are also accurate, from lowest pitch to highest pitch types, each vocal type has enough body, clarity and also sound true to life just like the female vocals. But, even with all this praise with the vocal replay, I didn’t rate the midrange as high as 10, since I still have some nitpick with most instrument fundamentals, it sounds realistic and natural for sure, however they lack the transparency and cleanliness, sounds like there’s a veil covering each instruments blocking the overtones to naturally decay on the soundscape, it sounds okay in some tracks like Jazz, but sounds lo-fi in recent mainstream music.

Treble 5/10
Safely tuned and no harshness or peaks to be found, the treble response is just very smooth and easy to the ears. However, in some of my tracks, I am itching for more clarity/brightness to some instruments like piano and strings, the said instruments just lack the resolution on the soundscape and sounds too soft and blunted. Overtones, most of the time sounds muted and veiled by the midbass. Add the dip at the upper treble of the Tanya making the sound closed-in and congested in some of my tracks (e.g Tachyon by Nagi Yanagi). If compared, DR in my opinion, has the perfect boost in the upper treble, making it open sounding yet not strident like the EDXU, Tanya in comparison sounded dull and blunted. To be honest, the treble performance of Tanya is just mediocre, the realistic factor is certainly there, but it lacks the brightness, microdetails are most of the times subdued and the reverbs are just not there.

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Technicalities
  • Driver speed is below average, yeap even with the magical tips (Kbear 07), Tanya sounds congested in some of my tracks and the midbass can’t keep up. Evident in most of my Nagi Yanagi tracks (e.g Tachyon album). It literally feels like the driver is struggling to provide enough articulation on the notes and sounds like the midbass is compensating the fundamentals by giving it more audibility on the soundscape even if it sounds low resolution in nature.
  • Microdetail retrieval is meh, there’s almost no nuances on the soundscape and feels like I am being surrounded by this pillowy bass, it sounds nice for sure, but the transparency is being sacrificed in the process (I don’t quite like it to be honest). Macrodetails and dynamics are excellent though, there’s some occasion where some lower pitched instrument like drums and lower piano keys sound very real and organic, but yeah it feels blunted in most of my complex tracks.
  • Soundstage has above average height but below average depth and width, it literally feels like I’m in a small room (or even in a tunnel at some times) covered with cloth.
  • Separation is nope, as I said earlier that driver speed is just smearing some notes, instruments are well separated with slow tracks but tracks with complex harmonies are just not good sounding at all with Tanya.
  • Driver is also not that efficient (compared to KZ), as I need to pump out more volume around (110/150 out of my phone) to make it sound acceptable and to pop the details out.
  • Timbre, coherency and tonality is excellent and far from any KZs I’ve heard.
Music Analysis
1. Hamu Test “Multiple tracks arranged by Hamu” (Played in HibyMusic)
The tracks in this section, will test the IEM ability to naturally replay and stage musical instruments like piano, guitar, violin and drums. This section will also test imaging, detail retrieval and separation. Most of the tracks here also hates V-shaped IEMs.
Hamu tracks with Tanya sounds accurate and well weighted. Most timbre of most instruments, guitars, drums, piano and wind instruments’ are accurate and feels real. However, there’s a hole in the upper treble and micro nuances with the said instruments aren’t retrieved well. Soundscape in most of track are spacious but they sound dampened and veiled by the midbass. Example is with the track 流星をくぐって, the overall soundscape doesn’t have the room reverb that most of my IEMs provide (with my EDA Balanced it literally feels like the instruments are diffused around my headspace, and you can literally hear all the micro nuances on the soundscape, with Tanya it’s just not there), it literally feels like the sound is coming off from a well or something, I mean the instruments timbre are accurate and are realistic sounding but like, they are in a tunnel of sound, instead of being diffused around my head. Like at the very start of the said track there’s already this pillowy like feeling that I don’t quite like, the whole atmosphere of all Hamu track just feels off to my ears.

Replay Rating: Average

2. Betelgeuse by Go-qualia (Played in HibyMusic)
Female Vocals, Driver Resolvability, Soundstage, Midrange Nuances, Separation
It sounds so-so, like I said before with the Hamu tracks, it feels like the sound is coming off in a tunnel instead of being diffused 360 degrees around my headspace. To be honest this track sounds amazing with EDA Balanced and ESX, but with Tanya, it feels like I’m missing something, the details aren’t there, the cleanliness aren’t there. Though, the replay is bit more natural compared to CRA+. But even with those nitpicks that I have, there’s still some niche with the Tanya that I quite like. Like as the voice actor of Illya takes the stage at 01:20, she sounds very real and her voice are so articulated on the soundscape and is somehow tickling my left and right ears, it sounds like she is beside me or something, literally making me shiver. However, as Nagi Yanagi takes the stage at 04:09, my likeability of this song starts to crumble, Nagi sounds okay and her voice is clear and nuanced, but the notes of some instruments start smearing as soon as the track gets complex (as the bass takes over at 04:40), like the driver can’t just separate the elements of the music. The midbass is somehow complementing it, but but its making the sound even worse, wtfudge, it’s not a pleasant listen at all. I mean it sounds good when the track is just building up, but man as it gets complex…..nope nope

Replay Rating: Average

3. How Would You Feel by Ed Sheeran (Played in HibyMusic)
Guitars, Male Vocals, Soundstage, Separation, Staging
Guitars, piano and drums sound realistic at the first second of the track, as Ed Sheeran takes the stage, his voice starts to diffuse all over the small soundscape. Ed Sheeran voice sounds quite realistic and I can’t notice any boxiness, unnaturalness or honk in his voice, it just sounds accurate. There’s also this studio feel to the whole track, but the instruments feel like they are all in front instead of being diffused around my headspace. Imaging and staging is pretty accurate and good so far with Tanya. However, what I don’t like is it feels congested in some parts of the track, like the midbass is killing the space between the instruments, like it sounds too spacious around 01:02 but as more instruments join the soundscape the space gets closed-in (around 04:08).

Replay Rating: Average

Comparison
This comparative analysis is highly biased on my library, so please don’t take this as a unified guide on what should you buy or not. 😊
Tanya Max vs CRA+
Tanya sounds more correct with the vocals, more linear and has taller soundstage. They are both targeting the same peeps out there, however I think Tanya did it better, but to make Tanya comparable you need specific tips and source otherwise it will sound more bloated and muddier than the CRA+. Tanya may sound congested if compared to CRA+ but the niche thing here is that Tanya sounds more natural on the decay and attack of notes. So yeah, Tanya is much better for my library, but you know, that non-removable cable is quite a bummer, so if you want a Tanya alternative then go CRA+. Tanya Max wins

Tanya Max vs BL-03

Let’s get this out of the way, BL03 sounds bloated and muddy to me, that slow bass is just a big nope for my library, and I don’t understand that it is still a recommendation in the community until now, nope nope. If you want a better BL03 with better timbre and better overall sound presentation, just go with Tanya. The two niche that makes the BL03 beats the Tanya is with its airier soundscape and treble, aside from that Tanya wins overall. Tanya Max wins

Tanya Max vs ESX

Yeap, no competition, lol, ESX is just a grander, theatrical and, technical version of Tanya. Like don’t even at me. ESX wins

Tanya Max vs The Dynamic Realist (EDA Balanced)

EDA Balanced is cleaner, more transparent, has a more sparkly female vocals, has wider soundstage, has miles better detail retrieval, has sub-bass, is lusher and more satisfying to listen to than Tanya Max. Like it’s not even a competition really, the only thing that makes me want to put Tanya Max above my DR is the fact that the vocals are more accurate and realistic with Tanya, aside from that, everything is better with DR. EDA Balanced wins.

Eartip Rolling

There are only two budget eartips options to be honest. Don’t try the Tanya with stock tips, yeap even with the included widebore, it sounds very meh.
1. Kbear KB07
Yes! Recommended. I can’t say that it made the Tanya kill some $100 iem, it’s an overstatement really but yeah Tanya sounds very good with the said tips, opens up the whole soundscape, while retaining the timbre and tonality.

2. Reverse Starline Tips
Sounds like 07, but a bit brighter..If you found the Tanya to sound dull with 07 this tips are a very good alternative. Opens up the soundstage even more, cuts the midbass bloat significantly.

Equalization
Somehow fix the congestion with complex track with this EQ. Don’t blame me if you can’t listen to your Tanya without EQ anymore.

Fixes the bloat and cleans up the midrange, makes the overall signature shift to subbass focused instead of midbass focused. Made the pinna closer to DF target to make female vocals sparkol and to make the Tanya passable with most Japanese music. Lastly, fixes the upper treble veil and makes the microdetails pop out more on the soundscape.

Tested Synergies
Sir Y. Semi Max Configuration (Tanya, Kbear07, Avani)

Yeap no question, if you want to appreciate Tanya, this is the budget option to go for. Soundstage is spacious, vocals isn’t shouty and sound correct/natural, fundamentals sounds well weighted and isn’t that bloated, treble is okayish, bass is also okayish.

Yuck Face 1 Config (Tanya, Kbear07, Abigail)
The fudge is this, the upper treble is pushed forward but sounds low res, the midbass is all over the place..where’s the mids?

Yuck Face 2 Config (Tanya, Kbear07, CX-31993)
Even worse than Yuck Face 1, narrower soundstage, treble is low res, sounds very lo-fi, vocals are shouty? What the fudge is happening.

It's FR-kun Time <'@'>

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Recommend Tracks/Genres
Indie, Rock., Shoegazing, Alternatives, Soul/Blues, Orchestra, Live, Jazz

“Not that good” Tracks:
Pop, Trance / EDM, Rap, Hip Hop, Recent Japanese Music, Bossa Nova

Shop Links
Nope, just search it on google. :)

Overall Rating
A
(High on the list for being my budget Vocal Benchmark, though…)
it is NOT Recommended
Just buy the ESX to be honest, it’s better than this in all areas except vocals rendition, but, but if you need the Tanya filter why not buy it
My Ranking Listo!
Asterhythmist

Final Words
Thank you for reaching this part, this IEM is pretty old, and I am very late to review this, but I hope this helps someone who needs more opinion on the Tanya. 😊

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Also thanks for having the time to read my review, appreciate it. 🙂
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Very interesting review. I like how you define your frequency response target and a quad chart to define sound characteristics.

Edit: is your cringraph self hosted? The open source version that I found on GitHub has no styling and does not seem to work correctly.
XerusKun
XerusKun
I am using Rohsa graphing and EQ tool at rohsa.gitlab.io (I think its better than the paid crinacle OG graphing tool for those who want to explore EQ, plus anyone can literally use it, you just need measurements). I don't have my own squig yet. 😅

Mythia

New Head-Fier
$20 IEM for Beginners
Pros: Warm tonality
"Neutral" Timbre
Good vocal clarity
Deep and punchy bass
Smooth treble
Not fatiguing for long listening
Cheap
Cons: Non-detachable cable
Bullet style (subjective)
Need good source to sound better
First of all, I'm new to this audiophile world. So, i will describe the sound with my own word and only using terminology that i know.
Second, I'm bad at grammar as English is not my main language as such please don't bully me :).

INTRODUCTION
Tanchjim tanya is the new cheapest IEM on Tanchjim IEM line up, using bullet style, Non-detachable cable. I bought this IEM second hand for Rp.220.000,- or $15 USD since Oct 2021. I will be comparing tanya to my IEM in its similar price range and see how tanya stack up against them.

UNBOXING
Tanya comes with minimalistic unboxing and good accessories for its price. Inside the box you will get the IEM, 10 spare filters, 5 silicon eartips (2 Small bore and 3 Wide Bore), a pouch and 3 paper work.

The Box
Backup Filters
Tanchjim Tanya


BUILD & FIT
I will keep it short and simple. The build is plastic and the iem is covered with aluminium, size is small as expected of bullet style iem.
The fit for me is okay, it will not hurt even for hours, just that it can't seal your ears from outside noises as good as normal iem. Cable on the other hand is non-detachable, microphonic and looks ugly for me but for the price its forgiven.


DISCLAMIER
In this review i will be testing with Fiio M3 Pro (neutral to warm) and Cmoy Amp. And i use AET-07 wide bore eartips because i want tanya to suit my taste better (Bright). Tanchjim tanya scales good if you feed it with powerful source.
The song used in this review is :
- Tokino sora : Re: Play and ON STAGE! Album
- Hoshimachi Suisei : Still Still Stellar Album
- Peterpan : Bintang di surga and Alexandria OST Album

SOUND
Tanchjim tanya tonality is warm, harman-ish, with good bass and excellent in vocals especially females.

BASS
The bass in tanya is a bitt... boomy for me, not as boomy as KZ tough and rarely bleed into the mids but with decent texture, deep and rather fast response. Tanya can deliver bass rumble a little. The bass in tanya is good for EDM, Pop, Hip-Hop. Overall its good for me to enjoy the musics.

MIDS
The mids is exactly in the middle not recessed nor forward. The tonal balance is great, male voice in Peterpan is good not too thin or heavy. Female vocal is sound great in the tanya no sibilance or harsh, on Suisei Stellar stellar in 1 min mark no shouty or peaky but give that pleasant and neutral sound and still give that spark...? in the vocals. The guitar is very pleasing in Ada Apa Dengamu by Peterpan. Overall its great for song like female Jpop.

TREBLE
Roll off treble, overpowered by the bass, inoffensive. With busy track the treble is like blunt?gone? idk... i don't like the treble as i'm a treblehead. In Masayume Chasing by Tokino Sora 00:45 there is almost no sparkle to it. For me its almost dark. But in simple track i can hear the cymbal, the cymbal on tanya is like a bassy cymbal, idk how you call it. Overall the treble in tanya is very relaxing, non fatiguing, the sparkle is there but not satifying and airy.

TECHNICALITIES
I'm not experience enough to explain this but i'll try. The soundstage is wide but depth is just okay. Imaging in this iem is average, i can pin point the instrument accurately. The separation between vocal and instrument is quite good.

COMPARASIONS
Vs CCA C12 ($30) (VShape)

CCA C12 bass is deep, punch, and great rumble sometimes bleed into the mids meanwhile tanya is below the C12 but still give that deep bass. Vocal is metalic, harsh but not too thin and recessed Tanya is neutral and pleasing. C12 with Metalic timbre, piercing treble but good detail meanwhile tanya is the opposite of C12. Soundstage of C12 is slightly above tanya with more wide but same depth. C12 Separation and Imaging is superior than tanya.

Vs Hzsound Heart Mirror ($50)(Neutral to bright)
HM bass is lighter than tanya and i give the HM and tanya equal in deep. Mids in HM is towards bright and thin vocalsometimes sibilance meanwhile tanya is towards warm and not even harsh or sibilance. Treble is superior to HM it can give sparkle, micro detail but can be piercing in certain song, Meanwhile treble in tanya is okay, not piercing, it can give micro detail but still behind HM. Soundstage is above tanya with slighty wider and more depth, Imaging and Separation of HM is great, it is on another level compared to tanya.

CONCLUSION
For cheap ~$20 Tanchjim Tanya is tuned to warm with non fatiguing trebel and natural sounding. It is good for someone who started this journey with bass that tanya gives, going from bassy non branded earbud to tanya will not too much shocking (atleast in my case) and the non piercing trebel you can enjoy it hours without headache. For the sound i will recomend tanya to people that wanted relaxing, warm, neutral and sensitive to treble.
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ddmareo
ddmareo
neutral timbe??? you mean 'natural' timbre?

ddmareo

New Head-Fier
Tanchjim Tanya - One of the safest choice for under $30
Pros: Cheap price
Light and easy to carry
Comfortable for almost everyone
Harman-ish tuning
Sweet vocals
Decent technicalities
Cons: Not the best build
Treble roll-off (common Harman-ish IEM problems)
Too much mid-bass

Quick Introduction​

To start things off, I'm not an expert in the audiophile world of any sort. I simply enjoy listening to any kind of music, but I tend to enjoy J-Pop tracks more these days. Also, this is my first take in reviewing an IEM, so don't expect anything grand out of my words.

For what it's worth, I will not include my thoughts on the package and accessories unless there's something special about it that's worth mentioning. In this case, Tanchjim Tanya doesn't have something like that, and my unboxing experience was totally standard. The one thing that has caught my attention is that Tanchjim Tanya comes with a pouch, but mine was lost not long ago.

Build & Fit​

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For an IEM that's below the $30 price range, Tanchjim Tanya has a decent build, but at the same time, it doesn't hold anything special by any means. To be blunt, sometimes it feels cheap whenever I switched from my other IEM that's twice the price of the Tanya, which is the Tin T2 Plus. I'm not sure what material that the shell has. However, it feels quite strong yet lightweight at the same time. On one side, it's a good thing since I can carry this IEM all day with no worries. Not to mention, I can wear this for a long period of time without feeling any discomfort whatsoever. But on the other side, due to the lightness of the weight, once again Tanchjim Tanya feels cheap when it's actually not.

Also, Tanchjim Tanya doesn't come with a detachable cable, and to make matter worse, the cable feels once again cheap and thin, and it got me thinking that it might break at some point easily.

One thing to take notes from is that Tanchjim Tanya does not come with the best stock tips. I have tried both the M-size and S-size tips, but none of them are comfortable enough for me. I changed the tips to AZLA SednaEarfit Crystal, and it fixes all of the problems I have with the stock ones. Very comfortable, and it doesn't build up air pressure in my ears, unlike once again, the stock tips.

Frequency Response (Source)​

Tanchjim Tanya (Blue)​

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Tanchjim Tanya (Blue) vs Moondrop KXXS (Green)​

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Tanchjim Tanya (Blue) vs Tin T2 Plus (Red)​

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Sound Performance​

Source: Samsung A32 4G (USB Audio Player Pro) with Cyberdrive Clarity Feather DAC

Tonality/Tuning​

Low/Bass​

The bass on Tanchjim Tanya is quite good and satisfying for its price range. It has a good amount of texture. However, the bass also comes with minor problems that don't suit my liking. In fact, the bass is where I found my biggest concern. As can be seen in the frequency response, Tanchjim Tanya has some differences compared to other Harman tuning IEM such as the KXXS. You can see that in Tanchjim Tanya, there is more boost on the mid-bass rather than the sub-bass, meanwhile, KXXS comes as the opposite. That said, I feel like the bass on Tanchjim Tanya doesn't punch that deep, and not only that, sometimes it bleeds into the mids. I'd like more punch in my IEM, and the bass on Tanchjim Tanya is surely not what I'm seeking for.

But ironically, although Tanchjim Tanya has an emphasis on the mid-bass, it doesn't have enough rumble to satisfy bassheads for sure. I'm not a basshead in any way, but I notice that Tanchjim Tanya lacks rumble when I listen to bass-heavy songs such as Joji's.

Tanchjim Tanya's bass response is not that quick, but at the same time, it's not slow to the point where it's boomy. That said, it's not that great for rock tracks that require a fast type of bass, as Tanchjim Tanya can't keep up with the double pedals.

From what I've heard of other reviewers, Tanchjim Tanya is by far one of the warmest Harman tuning that you can find in the market up to this day, and once again, it's all due to the extensive amount of mid-bass that the IEM possesses.

Mid/Vocal​

Despite coming short in terms of bass performance, I feel like the Tanchim Tanya has a strong point when it comes to vocals. It has a good tonal balance, so both male and female vocals shine equally. Male vocals don't lack thickness, and female vocals don't lack any spark whatsoever. Not only that, the vocals have a smooth and sweet texture on literally every vocal song that I listen to. And most importantly, sibilants and shouts are non-existent in this IEM. I can easily listen to this IEM all day with enjoyment due to the devoid of any peek on the mids.

The vocals on Tanchjim Tanya have a natural approach in terms of timbre, as it has a pinna gain from 1kHz to 3kHz area, just like the other Harman tuning IEM. It's not shouty in any way although it has a boost in the 3kHz region, because Tanchjim Tanya has just enough boost to be natural sounding. I'm not great at this kind of stuff, but it is at least from what I've heard from many reviewers out there.

High/Treble​

There's nothing worth mentioning in the treble area. It has the same treble response as the other Harman tuning IEM. There is a treble roll-off as it can be seen in the frequency response, and it certainly lacks airiness. It doesn't mean that Tanchjim Tanya is a dark IEM. The treble is still there, and you can still notice them in tracks, but it doesn't stand out that much, overshadowed by the thick bass and mids.

Technicalities​

For under $30, Tanchjim Tanya has a decent technicality. The instrument separation on this thing is above average, but the soundstage and imaging are fairly average. However, I do feel that the Tanchjim Tanya doesn't have enough clarity due to the emphasis on the mid-bass and treble roll-off. It's not the most transparent and clear-sounding IEM out there. It can be improved with tips rolling, and I found that AZLA SednaEarfit Crystal did a great job in that matter. It reduces mid-bass bleeds, and it also improves clarity by a tad bit.

Quick Comparisons​

Tanchjim Tanya ($23) vs Tin T2 Plus ($59)​

The bass on Tanchjim Tanya and Tin T2 Plus has a different approach although both of them have an emphasis on the mid-bass. Tin T2 Plus has more punch, rumble, and texture, although Tanchjim Tanya has more bass quantity and overall has a thicker bass. I'm leaning towards the Tin T2 Plus in terms of bass performance.

However, when it comes to the mids, I think that Tanchjim Tanya does an exceptional job if compared to Tin T2 Plus. I find that Tanchjim Tanya has a thicker, full-bodied vocal than the Tin T2 Plus. Therefore, Tanchjim Tanya is more versatile when it comes to vocals, as has a good vocal balance, while the Tin T2 Plus is leaning more on the higher mids and lacks power on the low mids. Tanchjim Tanya has also a more smooth texture in the mids, while Tin T2 Plus is harsher and can be shouty at times when listening to poor mastering tracks.

Last but not least, Tin T2 Plus is a clear winner when we're talking about the treble realm. I find that the Tin T2 Plus does an exceptional job in the treble area. It's airy, well-extended, and most importantly, only leaves a slight hint of sibilance in poor mastering tracks. Tanchjim Tanya, on the other hand, does the complete opposite of what the Tin T2 Plus offers. It's overall more smooth and has no traces of sibilance, but at the same time, it's rolled off and does not extend well with orchestra tracks.

The sound output on the Tin T2 Plus is overall cleaner and more transparent sounding than the Tanchjim Tanya. It has more spark on the treble area, therefore it gives a good amount of clarity. Also, when it comes to instrument separation and details, Tin T2 Plus is one step ahead of Tanchjim Tanya, and due to the airiness on the treble region, it gives a more sense of space when listening to live tracks. Although in terms of imaging, I feel like that both do come pretty close to each other.

Conclusion/Verdict​

Overall, for under $30, Tanchjim Tanya is a no-brainer. I recommend this to all of you who are looking for a relaxed-sounding IEM. Moreover, it's lightweight and has a great (bullet type) shell which makes them easy to carry and comfortable, even to the point where you can use it while sleeping without feeling any discomfort. The sound output also compliments the comfort of the design, and therefore, Tanchjim Tanya is a very great choice in that matter.

However, due to this sound approach, Tanchjim Tanya is not a great candidate for listening to orchestra tracks with a lot of instruments, and not suitable for rock tracks that has double pedals in them.

Favorite Tracks​

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