Tin Hifi is a well-known brand that has been around since T2. It was, and still is revolutionary and has a solid spot in our hearts. Let’s see their new model Tin Hifi T2 DLC’s first impressions below.
The sound is vibrant in Limehouse Blues with the usual Tin Hifi in house dark timbre. Background clarity is meh to nice. Soundstage is airy. Bass guitar resolution isn’t disturbing and the clarinet is making his solo unhinged, away from other instruments. So is the same for vibrato too. I hear ethereal blobs of sticks hitting the plates. Then the pub crowd’s applauding began with more than budget weight..Extensions are nice for their status, and the sound is highly organic. All the wooden / metallic instruments here told so. The only caveat so far is the T2 DLC’s truth. It is cheaper than $100 and it is playing according to that. No fantastic performance here.
Feel Good INC is the sign of its neutrality, and it’s winning a gold medal now. Mid basses are slightly thumpy, there isn’t bleeding and Albarn’s nasal vocal is reaching you through an 8-bit old-time radio call with all the crackles. T2 DLC is helping to see the record engineers’ efforts here. I loved it. (hearing the school bell in the background of White Noise is another winning point)
The Last Garrion is showing the harman graphs result here. Screamo isn’t disturbing, mid basses aren’t shattering and treble isn’t invasive. But the synth essential of Enter Shikari is a little bit lost here. However the vocal separation, bass tonality same as Feel Good INC and comfort in it’s balance are making up for it. Am I shocked? No but it’s not messing it all up.
Evil Octopus is whispering soft but whirling around. The atmosphere is dark as it shold be. You know Live in Prague took place at night time and in a stadium. The chaotic moments go through with a silver medal. The Gold medal would be an exaggeration. The meteor swooping down didn’t hit the ground with a thunder (disappointment or thanks depends on your angle and expectations here)
The whiz kid Skrillexx is making your head wob. And I love this crazy little thing called neutrality because while the bass can be thunderous and shaking, the electronics aren’t invasive and disturbing here, it seems like a treble roll off is implemented in its tuning. BUT this is not preventing to hear a lively track. Indeed, its bass and treble are in a nice balance.
Slipshod is another example of its low end favoring a dynamic soundscape. You can’t have audiophilia out of the post hardcore genre and it seems like Tin Hifi T2 DLC found its peace with it. Accepting is good for psychology 😉
And I launch another old time favorite to test my idea further. Slipknot – Solway Firth and the hatred here. Head wobbing from the first roar and dynamically chaging the tempo here. No its not the scale that is changing but the pounding basses come to a sudden halt occasionally. PS: I loved the drummer’s energy here. And the whistle like keyboard strikes are pretty obvious apart from the general energy loaded track.
I wanted to end this joyful but exthausting mini review with Power Metal of Blind Guardian. M’god, I am having a LOTR time here as the track was about. Tonality is greatly helping here as well as the Kürsch’s screamy vocal style. And the chorus add a majestic tone to it. The track is climbing up and down with no limitations and I am thinking to rub thew dust off my plate mail and great sword!
Tin Hfi T2 DLC Pre Review Conclusions
Often featured in mobileaudiophile.com Tin Hifi signed with a strong contender to endure the test of time with Tin Hifi T2 DLC. This pre-review sparked my reviewer senses. The final review will contain a dx300 section, gaming and balanced cable rolling sections. Keep your eyes peeled.