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King of the hill
I took my sweet time with these and I went to feeling burned out of my money to thanking the good lord for chi-fi.
When I received them I was completely weirded out by the treble. I felt like Its treble was completely off and my favorite songs just sounded weird.
I still stuck with them and ended up noticing something : The clean, fast bass.
Bass just sounds incredible on these. Don't expect them to rattle your skull because the bass is light in quantity but its so well executed that you wont miss your bassy in-ears. For the first time in my life bass didn't sound loud it sounded good. Really good.
I started to truly appreciate the mids when I switched back to lesser Iems in the budget bracket. What was striking was the exceptional clarity the T3 presents in comparison. When listening to the first-gen KZ ES4 for example (still good for the price) there was glare in the vocals that made them sound distorted and an unnatural emphasis in the presence region that, while improving on the fun factor, gave vocals (especially female) an unnatural timbre These caracteristics are common to a lot of cheap in-ears. T3 had none of these issues and vocals sound lifelike and clear. Clearly the best thing about the Tins.
Treble is clear and not grainy-sounding but there's an unfortunate spike around 10K that induces some light sibilance. The treble isn't very airy either but I personally feel that the roll-off is well executed and keeps the natural decay in cymbals.
The package is great for something so cheap: A very nice looking box with a nice presentation and lots of tips.
The foam tips are comfortable and of good quality. Unfortunately they are white and will look disgusting very quickly. The silicone red core tips are all small bore and I found this to be NOT the best choice for these. I don't know the internal construction but while these would usually tame the treble it was the opposite in this case which is not ideal for the T3. They still sound perfectly fine and are of good quality. They are also textured in a way that makes them stick to the canal so its great for sports. The Sony tips are genuine and are pretty standard fare. They sound the same as the red core but have a soft texture. They are a pain to fit on the nozzle though.
The T3 sound best with either foam tips or wide bore ear tips. I recommend the KZ whirlwind ( NOT starline ) tips for best sound quality with silicone.
The cable is simply glorious. Just perfect. Plug is just the right size and looks pimp. The wire is soft and supple and doesn't tangle. The split is metal and doesn't catch on things, the ear hooks have just the right angle and the connectors are well finished and look solid. Worth it just for the cable.
The earpieces themselves look great and look even better IRL. The MMCX connectors are well fitted and the metal body is very well finished. They fit much better than the T2 but they tend to push on the ear with the back of the piece. Above average comfort overall and you should be fine for a few hours before having to nudge them a bit.
Sound isolation is very potent for vented Iems. No need to push the volume.
I'm not going back to any of my other In-ears. Buy them now.
Would recommend to a friend.
Nice review and feedback, thanks for this
Hello. Cannot find those kz tips. Any link or info would be useful