Price: $80 (MSRP $99)
Wear style: Over-the-ear or straight-down
Key feature: In-line microphone (TS02+mic version only, +$10)
Color options: Silver/cherry, Black/chocolate
In Short: The eco-friendly TS02 is a relaxing headphone to listen to due its warm signature and luscious mids.
The TS02 is advertised as having a “warm and balanced” sound and although this is contradictory by definition, we’ll let Thinksound get away with it this time.
The bass is full-bodied and powerful but not overwhelming, and it is not the highlight of the headphone as it is on the TS01. That would be the mids: the Thinksound models exert a certain emphasis that is smooth and lush but slightly recessed, making it easy to listen to over long periods of time. This characteristic is especially apparent on the TS02.
The treble is cleaned up from the TS01 and the slight harshness/sibilance is gone while bearing good detail and sparkle. It is a bit forward and still might be too crisp for some. The presentation is another highlight of the TS02, but not only for music: movies and games sound awesome as well.
All in all, the TS02 has a laid-back presentation but goes well with every genre and can be considered a serious contender for best all-around earphone under $100.
|Driver type||8mm Dynamic|
|Frequency Response||20-20k Hz|
|Cable||4.2 ft (1.3m) with I-plug|
|Included accessories||Single-flange silicone tips (4 sizes), shirt clip, soft carrying pouch|
|Recommended tips||Stock single flanges, Comply T400|