Well, they’re finally here. After people have asked me for months, I finally have them in my hands.
Some glam shots to tantalise the palate:
T2: Very solid performer. A little soft in the lowest subbass octaves, imaging is somewhat below-average and has that pervasive in-your-head feeling. However it’s tuned very well to neutral, has decent resolution and almost no timbre issues.
Not a giant killer, but this could be my mainstay recommendation for the price.
T2 Pro: Not as bad as the graph would suggest, but still approaching sibilance and the tonality is skewed too much to be natural. Artificially boosted detail does work for some tracks but gets painful in others.
T3: It’s reminiscent of the “generic hybrid” sound but tuned in a much more balanced direction. Compared to the T2, the T3s do sound cleaner but at the cost of a bit of plasticky, grainy timbre that slightly ruins male vocals and anything resembling a bowed string instrument.
Overall though, colour me impressed. It doesn’t have the midbass bleed that plagues cheap chifi hybrids and doesn’t need a subbass rolloff to achieve it either. No tonal issues apart from maybe what I feel to be slightly recessed vocals, nothing that breaks the deal at least.
And of course, the measurements. IEC60318-4 compliant system, 1/12 octave smoothing.