At this point, everyone who reads this site should already be familiar with Tin HiFi and their famous T2, the IEM that put their name on the audiophile map. It’s a nice budget IEM that was one of the two or three truly “neutral” IEMs in its price bracket, and it enjoyed massive success since its release.
What most people probably wouldn’t know is that Tin HiFi actually has a model called the T1, the obvious predecessor to the T2. It didn’t gain much traction of course; even with the popularity of its older brother it doesn’t seem like interest had bled over. The T1 eventually faded into obscurity, forgetten to time like the vast majority of budget chifi IEMs that didn’t see the light of day.
Now it seems that Tin HiFi seeks to revitalise the T1 namesake with the T1 Plus, much like the T2 Plus (which I had already reviewed). The shells have been completely redesigned (from the iconic puck shape to a more mainstream pseudo-custom mould) and rocks up at $30 MSRP, $10 less than the T2 Plus.
Tin HiFi has a pretty good track record of producing good quality budget DD IEMs. Will the T1 Plus continue that trend?
Product page: https://www.linsoul.com/products/tinhifi-t1-plus
Driver configuration: single DD
The T1 Plus was kindly provided by Linsoul.
My unboxing posts are pretty much the only times I’ll ever talk about build quality, accessories and the like. I’m not really the person to ask about these things as I don’t really care about them that much.
Accessories: only extra tips.
Cable: 4-wire cable in round-braid configuration. Feels pretty cheap and tacky to the touch.
Connection: extruded 2-pin. Per usual, would’ve preferred recessed 2-pin instead, but at least it’s not flush.
Build: full plastic. Hollow with a lot of empty space inside, feels rather light.
Fit: average, nothing out of the ordinary. Would perhaps prefer a longer nozzle.
- I don’t know what else to say. The T1 Plus is an IEM that exists.