So I bought these IEMs a while ago and I think it's appropriate that I review them after all this use. I'll go through a few categories ranging from least to most important. I don't really dislike a majority of headphones unless its highs are way too harsh, so my review might be a bit better than others. I didn't use a DAC with these, and at this price I doubt many people would either.
- Cable: Fixed which is reasonable at this price, although I don't think it'll break anytime soon. However, the cable tangles very easily towards the TFZ logo in the middle, and I think that I'll break the cable by unraveling it if I try to untangle it, so there isn't much slack between where the cable goes to my ears. I also haven't noticed any discoloration.
- Fit: These are really comfortable IEMS. They don't fall out of my ears during normal use. The only thing that annoys me is how high profile they are, so I can't wear them in bed. Besides that they're perfect.
-Sound Stage: Pretty good. The music doesn't feel like it's coming from the IEMs but the sound stage isn't amazing either. Good enough for most use.
-Sound Signature: The mid range is amazing and by far the best part of these buds. It's not muffled at all. Vocals don't seem like they're coming from far away. Lows, however are pretty muffled and toned back. I'd rather have clearer lows, these are pretty weak. Highs are pretty good on this pair too. They're prominent but not too harsh. I realize that I prefer less treble than this, but others might feel that the treble emphasizes the music coming out of the headphones.
-Sound: Really good, not just for the price. The raw sound quality rivals cans 5 times the price. I haven't had any problems with clarity at all with these.
These are great IEMs if you really like mids and highs, but not for bassheads. The mids on these are perfect to me, but I prefer better lows and more relaxed highs. I've had these for 4 months and they haven't shown any signs of breaking, although I need to carefully untangle them so that I don't undo the cable. The packaging was great, it came with a bunch of ear tips and a carrying case. Over all, I'd say that these are an 8/10 if I'm being objective. The price just can't be beat.