amazon TinHifi P1 reviews
TECHNOLOGY FROM JAPANESE HEARING IEM
Most headsets on the market today use either dynamic membrane technology or Balanced Armature technology or combine the two together. A few very recent high-end headphones have added electrostatic speaker technology such as Shozy POLA or Oriolus Percivali.
Flat magnetic technology has only been used on expensive full-size headphones from big brands like Audeze or Hifiman. With the advancement of science and technology, we have been able to incorporate this magnetic flat technology into the tiny ear-canal earphones while retaining the excellent acoustic characteristics that flat magnetic diaphragms bring.
The Hifi P1 may not be the first IEM headset to use this technology, but it will be the world’s most affordable flat headphone model you can afford. Equipped with a flat magnetic driver of 10mm diameter, using ultra-nano ultra-thin film technology, only 1 micron (1/1000 mm equivalent) will theoretically give the ability to reproduce extremely high resolution sound and The response speed is faster than any other dynamic driver.
Headsets that use flat magnetic technology have always been characterized by low distortion, fast response and extremely detailed sound. Tin Hifi P1 will certainly not be an exception.
HIFI BOX AND ACCESSORIES HIFI P1
Tin Hifi (or formerly Tin Audio) has always been taking care of its products right from the canning stage (Typically Tin Audio T2 and Tin Audio T3). So it’s no surprise that Tin Hifi P1’s box is beautifully presented.
The robust and large Tin Hifi P1 carrying case is large with the striking Tin Hifi logo printed on a black background.
I feel that the feeling of opening Tin Hifi P1 box is much more advanced than many expensive headphones that are twice or three times the price. It does not come from Tin Hifi’s use of expensive materials, but rather because it has a good aesthetic when designing and presenting its products in a neat and scientific way, which only appears on products hi-end.
Tin Hifi P1 appears neatly in thick gray foam like Tin Audio T3, beside is a beautiful brown leather case. Absolutely not have any accessories at the bottom of the box like other brands do. All accessories are contained inside the brown leather box.
This leather box has not considered whether or not it is genuine leather, it has given owners a certain sympathy for Tin Hifi. Inside the box we will have a few sets of headset tips:
2x sponge eartips
3x silicone eartips increase the bass
3x silicone eartips increase treble
Personally, I don’t like the tips. I recommend everyone to change to better eartips like Final Type E or at least Spinfit to match Tin Hifi P1.
DESIGN AND FINISHING TIN HIFI P1
The taste of each person is different but for me, Tin Hifi P1 is a very eye-catching headset. The housing is finished from stainless steel and the surface is glossy and will glisten when light shines on. It will shine brightly until your hand leaves a fingerprint on it, a phenomenon often seen on steel earphones. The coupling burrs on the Tin Hifi P1 are made very seamlessly, nearly on par with the Campfire Audio Comet.
Unlike aluminum, the steel housing is very hard to deform when impacted, ensuring the durability of Tin Hifi Audio when used for a long time.
Housing Tin Hifi P1 is designed to be worn around the ear and has a triangular shape with sharply rounded edges. Combined with the average length exhaust tube, tilted at an angle of 45 degrees, Tin Hifi wearing becomes neat and stable in the ears. Easy to fit and comfortable to wear for a long time.
The attached conductor part stops at an acceptable level. Tin Hifi says this is an upgrade from Tin Audio T3’s conductors, using 99.999% OFC copper and copper alloy.
Technically, it is better than before, but with the loose and poor appearance, upgrading the conductor is a must for Tin Hifi P1. It would be great if Tin Hifi had a silver tone band like the Campfire Atlas.
Comfort and sound insulation
As I mentioned above, the compact housing design and reasonable shape of Tin Hifi P1 will easily fit the ears of many people. The top of the triangle will be at the position of your ear cavity without putting too much pressure on the ear. The bezel is very curved, plus a smooth surface and a cool feeling to wear. There is nothing to complain about the comfort of the P1 at all.
Tin Hifi P1 is moderately soundproof, depending on the depth of eartips you use. Not great at this, but enough to block most of the outside noise when you’re using headphones.
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THE SOUND OF THE TIN HIFI P1
The main sound is where Tin Hifi P1 really shines. It is difficult to explain because its sound is different from all other earphones of the same level.
As soon as I put on Tin Hifi P1 and turned on the music, I knew that the flat magnetic technology on this headset was more than just advertisements. It gives an amazingly detailed sound at this price.
The overall sound is smooth, clear and very detailed. It was a very interesting listening experience, so it’s hard not to think that this is not a thousand-dollar headset.
The high range is ridiculously good and is the most impressive highlight in sound quality. The sound is crispy, fluffy and without any sibilant or glare. Start the note with a crackle, fresh and smooth finish, subtle like the aftertaste of a sip of cognac. I really like the way Tin Hifi P1 reveals the details and separation in this tonal range. The moderately decayed details make the P1 great for classical and jazz genres. The response speed is fast, so for difficult and complex tracks like death metal.
The midrange is made extremely clear and smooth and quite neutral. Plump vocals with a bit of warmth combined with lots of detail and good separation. The mid range is perfectly located in the overall tonal range, beautiful and not overboard due to the lack of boost in the upper mid as well as the low-mid accents. Speed, separation, detail in the instrument, you will not miss anything with this headset.
To get the most realistic feel about the stringed instruments. Try the following artists: Einaudi, Sungha Jung, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Vanessa Mae. On Tin Hifi P1 you will feel the sound of the phase sliding hands off the strings, the vibrations of the surface when typing. All truthfully strange and hard to describe.
The bass is good, but not for the basshead. The high stance in the high range and the overall crazy performance pulled your attention from the bass range from the start. It is fast, and of course it is detailed, well-structured, clearly layered and separated. Bass hit impact but the amount is just enough, focusing a lot on mid-bass, sub-bass down to not so much. The punchy mid bass strip has a good body that keeps the overall bass range full, not high.
The theater space is nearly spacious with sound coming from all directions with the exact arrangement of the instruments. Vocals stand out in the foreground and the sound of instruments is far behind. Thanks in part to the ability to layer the instrument, the stage space is extended and has more depth.
Tin Hifi P1 is a flat magnetic headset, so is it difficult to pull?
Looking at the 20 Ohm impedance of the headset, no one thought it would be difficult to pull at all. But I have experienced and compared to other headphones like Campfire Solaris or Shure SE846, Tin Hifi P1 needs more power than all the other headphones. Low sensitivity is the cause. It is for this reason that Tin Hifi P1 will need a strong source and can scale-up the sound quality according to the source quite a lot.
This does not mean that you cannot listen to Tin Hifi P1 with your phone, it will only reduce the performance of the headset.
I am worried about the bass range of Tin Hifi P1?
A lot of people ask me if I should choose Tin Hifi P1 or BGVP DM6 and every time my choice is P1. The bass range is not just a sub-bass, although I know where these questions come from. I have my own headphones when I’m in basshead mode because they won’t fit into other music genres. Bass on Tin Hifi P1 has a sufficient amount, especially very detailed and capable of separating layers. Except for the sub-bass, the bass strips also have good impact. I can happily enjoy EDM all day on this headset.
About the case that says it’s better than the top IEM headphones?
I’m not saying it is better than headphones like Campfire Andromeda, UE11, SE846. I am saying that you should not evaluate a headset based solely on its price. I will choose a headset based on the listening experience that it brings, comfort as well as perfection in the design. In some respects one may win, the other will lose. However, when I take all into account, I will probably pay more than $ 850 for this headset if it has a better design and finish as well as from a more famous brand. There will be people who do not care about what I have said for whom there is no own opinion. The decision is yours.