TinHifi T2 Evo

General Information

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Features:-​

>Solid, Sturdy aviation-grade aluminum alloy cavities.

>10mm Carbon molecule composite diaphragm dynamic driver unit.

>Bright, Energetic sound tuning.

>Comfortable wearing experience.

>Gold-plated MMCX connectors.

>5N 8-core silver-plated cable.

>Rich accessories.

>Impedance: 32Ω±15%.

>Sensitivity: 93±3dB@1kHz.

>Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz.

>Rated Power: 3mW.

>Max Power: 5mW.

>Max distortion: 1%@1kHz.

>3.5mm termination plug.

Tin T2 Evo-1


Tin T2 Evo, Built Like A Tank:-​

Tin has made the classy and elegant earpieces in T2 Evo using aviation-grade aluminum alloy material. They have a bright, shiny finish to them in real aluminum color. The shells have a metallic, luxurious build giving a rich, premium feel to its users.

10mm Large Dynamic Driver With Carbon Molecule Composite Diaphragm Coil:-​

Tin T2 Evo is equipped with a 10mm dynamic driver unit on each side. This driver adopts a carbon molecule composite diaphragm coil that provides an excellent sound performance. The pair produces a well-refined lower end with natural, lifelike vocals and instruments. The overall sound has a dynamic, layered presentation with an absolutely brilliant transient response.

Ergonomic & Comfortable:-​

We need our earphones to be lightweight and comfortable for long listening sessions. The latest Tin HiFi T2 Evo has a lightweight ergonomic design with a small form factor. The pair is extremely comfortable to wear for long listening sessions providing us enough freedom to enjoy our favorite music for countless hours.

High-Quality Silver-Plated MMCX Cable:-​

Tin HiFi T2 Evo adopts a 5N 8-core silver-plated cable as its stock cable. It has 30 Oxygen-free copper wires with 0.05 diameter+200D kevlar shielding for uninterrupted high-quality audio signal transmission. It has standard gold-plated MMCX connectors and 3.5mm gold-plated termination plug

Latest reviews

Wretched Stare

Head-Fier
The evolution of a classic
Pros: A very pleasant Neutral bright signature , fair amount of details and airiness, comfortable and well made. AND that classic Tin HiFi look.
Cons: That MMCX thing
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The presentation is typical Tin, nice box and plenty of tips including foam and good cable and nice pouch too.
Build is the same as most of the Tin HiFi line, solid and well made. The tolerances for the MMCX are on the tight side so be careful or invest in a pulling tool. I found them comfortable for long use in both fit and sound signature.

Sound:
Bass: It presents with a neutral Bass not to say it doesn't have some good quality Bass. The Sub-Bass rolls off quickly but still a fair amount of rumble is there, in general I feel the Mid-Bass has more emphasis and speed but overall the Bass is well controlled and has nice details.

Mids are very pleasant with some lower Mid warmth but upper Mids are forward and more prominent, Female Vocals have a bit more emotion and are a little more aggressive but still are not harsh or shouty, Mids are rich and have a decent amount of details and clarity.

Treble: The highs are defiantly elevated with some sparkle and airiness especially in the upper treble. good detail and separation without harshness make them enjoyable.

Soundstage and imaging:
Soundstage is wide and immersive without sounding unnatural, it worked well for gaming helping to keep the atmosphere natural , imaging was accurate and above average in most cases.

Conclusion: The T2 evo is a well made classic looking IEM most should find quite pleasant, it has a lot of good features and I personally like it for long term listening.

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adriansticoid

New Head-Fier
TinHIFI T2 Evo Review: It Runs In the Family
Pros: Spacious sound
Great transparency
Great build quality
Cons: MMCX connectors are strangely tight
Some audible overlap on upper mids to treble transition
Introduction:
TinHIFI is, by now, a well known company in the portable audio industry. They were made famous by their T2 which was a big hit. As of writing this review, TinHIFI is exclusively producing IEMs, with their T series utilizing dynamic drivers exclusively, except for the T3 which has a hybrid driver setup, and their P series which uses planar magnetic drivers. The T2 Evo is the third iteration of the T2, and currently retails for 49 USD. The T2 Evo was provided to me for free by TinHIFI in exchange for this review.
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International purchase link

Specifications:
Driver unit: 1 10 mm dynamic, carbon composite diaphragm
Impedance: 32 ohms
Sensitivity: 93 dB
Frequency response range: 10 Hz - 20 kHz


Source:
Poco X3 paired with iBasso DC03 and Shanling UA1

Test tracks:
Africano - Earth Wind and Fire
Dark Necessities - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Gurenge - Lisa
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Monsters - All Time Low
Ours - Taylor Swift
Stay - Mayday Parade
Snuff - Slipknot
Yesterday Once More - Carpenters
So Slow - Freestyle
Aurora Sunrise - Franco
Attention - Pentatonix
Blue Bird - Ikimono-gakari
You're Still The One - Shania Twain
Anyone Who Knows What Love Is(Will Understand) - Irma Thomas
Salamin - Slapshock
AOV - Slipknot
Hey Jude - The Beatles
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
...and a lot more.

Unboxing and Accessories:
The T2 Evo comes in a white rectangular box. Upon opening, you will see the T2 Evo earphones inserted in a block of foams. Lifting the foams up will reveal the accessories; a black drawstring pouch, the cable, instruction manual, warranty card, a single pair of foam tips, and 5 pairs of silicone eartips, with the 6th pair already attached to the earphones. One thing to note about the eartips is that it has a stem design similar to Spinfits.
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Build:
The shells are made of metal with some sort of a matte finish so it doesn't smudged by your fingers easily. The faceplates have a single vent, and embossed with a curve that is colored red and blue to indicate the right and left side respectively. At the rear side of the shell there is another vent, and the nozzles with a metal mesh filter and a lip to hold eartips in place.
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The cable is an 8-core twisted silver plated copper which is a bit thinner than usual but feels well made nonetheless. It is soft, lightweight and easily manageable. The MMCX connectors are made of metal which really, really tight and very hard to remove once inserted. The splitter and 3.5mm gold plated plug are made of metal as well, while the chin slider is made of plastic.
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Now let's get to the sound.

Lows:
The lows come in with a light approach. Subbass depth is great, however, the rumble and impact doesn't have much weight to them. The decay is on the average side but sometimes it seems to dissipate quicker due to the dominance of the mids. The midbass is placed a little more forward than the subbass, and has adequate thickness.

Overall, the lows are the least audible division in the T2 Evo's sound. But on some very bassy tracks, the bass can go really deep. It seems that the driver TinHIFI used is capable of producing impactful lows but they just tuned it to be this way.

Mids:
The mids are obviously takes the spotlight in the T2 Evo's sound. The mids feel spacious, transparent, with a very good amount of air between the voices and the instruments. It also slightly leans on the thin side, with the upper mids having that familiar elevation. Despite that, aggressiveness in this section is non-existent.

Overall, this is the most enjoyable part of the T2 Evo's sound. Female vocals are presented nicely with that extra bump in the upper mids and while it doesn't get shouty at all, the upper mids sometimes hinder some frequencies especially the bass and lower treble.

Highs:
The highs, just like the mids, have a noticeable elevation. Lead guitars and cymbals sound solid with an above average level of crunch in them. The reach in the treble and the accompanying decay are both slightly above average, but there are times where the lower treble gets drowned out by the mids.

Overall, the highs provide a great amount of sparkle to the T2 Evo's sound. However, the treble lacks a bit in the upper reach to present some small details vividly and satisfy the trebleheads.

Soundstage and Imaging:
The stage has an above average expansion, with the height and depth expanding equally. Imaging has good clarity, while layering and instrument separation are great. However, sometimes they get affected by the mids in instances where it overpowers the highs. Congestion, on the other hand, is at the minimal even in complex tracks.

Comparisons:
TinHIFI T2 Evo (1 DD, 49 USD) vs. BQEYZ KC2 (2 DD + 2 BA, 55 USD)
Both of them have the same level of loudness for the same level of volume. The KC2 has more rumble quantity in the subbass, but the T2 Evo reaches significantly deeper. Midbass is about the same in terms of impact and weight. In the mids, the T2 Evo has better articulation. Vocals are more forward with the KC2 but the T2 Evo has better clarity. As for the highs, the T2 Evo has a bit longer decay, but KC2 has the better reach. Soundstage has more width in the T2 Evo, while the height seems to be just the same.

Conclusion:
I have tried the most of TinHIFI's T series of IEMs before. That includes T1, T2, T3 and the T4, with the exception of the reiterations of the same model number like the T1 Plus, T2 Pro and so on. All of them had the same sound signature, and that is being neutral that slightly leans to being bright. The T2 Evo right here is no exception, carrying the signature that runs in the family.

ywheng89

New Head-Fier
TinHifi T2 Evo Review
Pros: Neutral Bright
Good amount of air
Good amount of detail
Very secure mmcx socket connector
Cons: Bright tuning might not be for everyone
MMCX might be a turn off for some (Not an issue for me)
Need time to burn in
TinHifi T2 Evo Review - Evolution or?

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Intro

TinHifi is no stranger in the Chi-Fi scene. Their OG T2 series received a very good response from the audiophile community praising its performance, and also the price point it was offered at. There are several models in the T2 series, namely the OG T2, T2 Plus, T2 Pro and the latest debut which is the one which i am going to review today, T2 Evo. I heard the Plus and Pro some time ago. I’ve had good experience with the Plus, and a very bad experience for the Pro.

That is not the point in this review, the star of the show will be T2 Evo. Let’s get right into it.


Packaging

The packaging is very similar across the T2’s series. T2 Evo is no exception as well and it carries over the usual T2 series’s packaging style. A cloth carrying pouch, three pairs of spin fit like eartips with rotatable tube, and a pair of the blue colored foam tip.
8/10 for the packaging

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Build and Comfort

The shell of T2 Evo is made out of aviation grade aluminium according to TinHifi’s marketing material. No doubt the durability of it is top notch by the look of it and the feeling. Comfort wise, at stock form, it was a mess for me. I was having trouble wearing it over the ear as it doesn’t seal well nor it will sit in my ears properly.

I resort to cutting off the earhook and wearing them with the cable down instead of over my ears, now I have a very good seal and also very comfortable.
Overall a 8/10 for build and comfort after removing the earhook


Source

Foobar2k -> Audioquest DragonFly Red -> TinHifi T2 Evo (Silicon Tips+Stock Cable)
Cayin N3 Pro (Solid State) -> TinHifi T2 Evo (Silicon Tips+Stock Cable)


Sound

T2 Evo is marketed as a bright earphone as stated in the marketing material. They are being very upfront about it. They even mentioned that if you are sensitive to high treble, you’re better off with T2 Plus or T4.
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*image is grabbed from TinHifi’s Official AliExpress Store

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*image is grabbed from TinHifi’s Official AliExpress Store


Tonality wise, I would describe them as neutral and bright. The overall presentation feels very airy and detailed as well. Treble heads will probably like this model.
One thing to note that this requires burn in, out of the box, the vocal sounded sibilant and the upper range of the frequency sounds bright as intended but it was harsh. I plugged them into my DAP and just let it loop for around 20-30 hours, and it is way smoother than it was out of the box, bass is tighter and slightly refined,

Bass
  • The bass on T2 EVO is tight and punchy
  • Bass is lacking in terms of quantity, some might find it too lean and lacking fun factor
  • Slam is average
  • Doesn’t bleed into the mids


Mids
  • Vocal presentation is average, doesn’t feel too thin or thick for both female and male
  • Layering is good as the vocal doesn’t overlap with the instruments making them sound muddy. Vocal is clean and clear
  • Vocal positioning is a little forward rather than intimate, it gives the feeling of the artist singing directly to your face


Treble
  • Perhaps the main highlight of T2 Evo is the treble. Marketed as being bright
  • Out of the box, it was really bright and harsh
  • Very good amount of detail
  • After 20-30 hours of burn in, things started to get a lot better
  • The treble is still bright, however it is not harsh anymore and also the sibilant heard upon unboxing is not there as well
  • Good amount of air and doesn’t sound congested
  • Not for someone who is sensitive to bright highs


Soundstage/Imaging
  • Soundstage is good, feels very wide and depth is not lacking
  • Imaging is good as the instruments can be pinpointed easily
  • HRTF experience is also very good. Doesn’t feel in your head kind, does have some 3D to it


Driveability
  • Despite having a sensitivity rating of below 100 which is at 93, It can be powered off dongle easily, tested with Atom2 -> iPhone 11 and DragonFly Red -> Windows 10 PC
  • It does scale pretty well with better source and also power
  • Benefit from better source/dac/amp


Comparison with Venture Electronic’s BIE PRO
  • The reason for this comparison is because both of them are at similar price points.
  • BIE Pro is v shaped IEM whereas T2 Evo is more balanced
  • If you are looking for bass then BIE Pro is the one for you, T2 Evo has got a more balanced sound and although lacking in bass quantity, but the bass is high quality bass where its tight,clean and punchy
  • BIE Pro is warmer overall and lacking in treble extension
  • Note has got more body to it compared to T2 Evo

Cable Rolling
  • Pure Copper Cable : Add more body to the notes and tamed the high by a little, my preferred pairing with T2 Evo
  • SPC Cable : Similar to the stock cable but the high seems a little more crisps and might be a little too much for some track



Final Thoughts

T2 Evo is an IEM that you will grow to like over time. Out of the box there really isn't much to like about it. It is bright, slightly sibilant and harsh out of the box. I put them through for approximately 30-40 hours and trust me, they are very very enjoyable now. My current setup with T2 Evo is the included foam tips and pure copper cable.

Still retaining it’s brightness in a smooth manner. Despite it graphing bad as shown by some other reviewers, my take on this is, just try it out yourself and don’t just judge a book by its cover. If you have tried and the signature is not for you, then it’s fine. If you have tried and you like it, good for you.

T2 Evo is a solid performer in this category, it may not be crowned as budget king of the year or detail monster, it is still unique in its own way.

A solid 4/5 from me. Recommended if you like bright sounding IEM.

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If you’re interested if purchasing the IEM, you may head to TinHifi’s aliexpress store below:
From PC: https://tinhifi.aliexpress.com/store/912323289
From Mobile: https://a.aliexpress.com/_mNRWRXZ

*Non Affiliated, A big thanks to Ken from TinHifi for sending this over in exchange for my honest opinion and review.
Tonytex
Tonytex
Yes I agree everyone has their tastes, however as a TINHIFI fan I was little dissapointed....the bass is shy....and the excessive brightness doesn't help.
The Original T2 or T2 plus are far superior so the Evo name was perhaps a little over optimistic.
However with some mods it actually does sound ok and I do listen to it often.
By the way nice detailed review.
Check out my channel if you want.
ywheng89
ywheng89
Yeap,bass wise it's a little shy indeed. I tried taping the front vent and the bass response does improve.
However it causes driver flex which is pretty annoying,so i just leave it at stock.
I use it with copper cable and overall its very smooth sounding.
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LuisP
Agree. At some point I thought they weren't working well as bass was somewhat absent. I like detail but not when it becomes sibilant, which I didn't find in this one so not too bad from that angle. Maybe I do have to learn to enjoy it. Let's see what time does to it.

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