TY Hi-Z F300M

Introduction

TY Hi-Z is an earbud company. Recently, they have come up with the TY Hi-Z F300M. I would like to thank Penon Audio and TY Hi-Z for this review unit. At the moment, you can purchase it from https://penonaudio.com/TY-Hi-z-F300M .

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Specifications

  • Unit diameter: 15.4mm
  • Impedance: 300ohm
  • Cable length : 1.3M
  • Sensitivity: 115 ± 5 dB
  • Frequency range: 16-24 kHz

Unboxing & Accessories

It comes in a black package with a transparent film that shows the earbud inside. On the transparent film, there is the TY Hi-Z brand name printed on it. After removing the transparent film and the semi-hard foam, there is a red-black case inside the package. The case contains 2 pairs of foam cushions and 2 pairs of donut cushions.

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Earbud Build & Design

The earbud shell is made up of plastic and it is in bronze colour. The shell is light weight and it sits in my ear comfortably. There are L & R markings on the left and right shells respectively. Below the logo on each shell, there are 2 stripes for design purpose. There is a TY logo printed on each shell too. It has an open back design.

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Cable Build & Design

The cable is 4 core braided. There is no chin slider. The y-splitter is made up of plastic and has a black housing. It has a 3.5mm gold plated straight jack with strain relief. The housing of the jack has a carbon fibre design with the brand name printed on it. The cable is soft and supple.

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Sound Analysis

Lows

The F300M has a great sub-bass extension with a quick rumble. The mid-bass presents itself in a laidback manner. The slam is moderate and there is a slight punch. The bass has a good control and it is tight. Decay is moderate and the bass note is expressed smoothly. Bass texture is generally smooth. The bass nature takes on a warm and smooth approach as it is being expressed gently. The transition from the lows to the lower mids is smooth.

Mids

The midrange operates in a clean and transparent approach. The presentation is slightly technical. The lower mids on the F300M has a good amount of quantity to it for the presentation of male vocals. The upper mids are slightly forward with a decent amount of body to it. Female vocals benefit from the forwardness but with more body, it will be more organic. Definition on the midrange is quite clear. There is a good level of details retrieval. Overall, the midrange is musical and soothing.

Highs

The treble is extended greatly with a bright presentation. There is slight sibilance and harshness when paired with bright sources. There is no graininess in the treble and it is being presented with energy. The crisp is existent with a nice sparkle. The air at the top end has a good amount and this helps to reduce the congestion in the sound. The overall presentation has a good combination of air and energy. Clarity is good with a high level of details retrieval.

Soundstage

The F300M is able to excel in both width and depth. There is a natural expansion in its width to improve the positioning of vocals and instruments. I find the depth is rather good. There is an open feel to the overall sound.

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Comparisons

TY Hi-Z F300M vs HE150 Pro

The F300M has slightly less sub-bass extension than the HE150 Pro. However, there is more quantity to the F300M. It has more body and its warmth is being expressed. The bass decay on the F300M is better due to its pace and this contributes to the overall rumble. Each bass note hits with more confidence. Bass texture on the F300M is smoother. Bass presentation on the F300M is tighter and there is control. The mid-bass on the F300M is more existent with an impactful slam. The lower mids on the F300M has more quantity and does male vocals justice. The upper mids on the F300M is less forward but there is more technical control involved. In terms of treble, HE150 Pro has more extension but the F300M has a tighter control at its top end. There is better mastery. There is more air rendered. In the soundstage section, the F300M has the better depth while the width is fairly similar. Resolution of the F300M is better.

TY Hi-Z F300M vs Penon BS1

The F300M has less sub-bass extension than the BS1. The F300M has more quantity to its sub-bass and there is more body to it. It improves the overall bass texture. Bass texture on the F300M is silky smooth. Rumble on both is quite similar but F300M has a more musical rumble. Bass decay on the BS1 is slightly faster and each bass note hits with more agility. The mid-bass on the F300M has more weight to it. The lower mids on the F300M has more quantity and male vocals are better rendered. The upper mids on the BS1 is more forward with more impact. In terms of treble section, the BS1 is more extended. The amount of air expressed for both earbuds is around the same. It helps to lighten the overall presentation. The F300M has a more natural expansion in soundstage and there is a good depth. Vocals and instruments positioning is slightly better on the F300M. Resolution of F300M is more refined.

TY Hi-Z F300M vs Rose Masya

The F300M has more sub-bass extension than the Masya but the Masya has the edge in its quantity. The F300M presents it bass in a more technical way. The bass articulation is more accurate. Rumble on the Masya is more impactful. Bass texture on both is quite smooth but Masya is slightly smoother. Bass decay on the F300M is faster. The mid-bass on both is around the same with a moderate slam. The lower mids on the Masya is more full due to more body. The upper mids on the F300M is better with more crisp and definition. The midrange on the Masya has more body in general and it sounds thick and lush. In the treble section, the F300M is more extended and there is similar standard of details retrieval. The air on the Masya has slightly more quantity. The stage width of the Masya is slightly bigger and there is more depth on the F300M. Resolution on both is very similar.

Conclusion

The TY Hi-Z F300M is a warm and smooth sounding earbud that packs details. It provides a lively sound and there is good engagement. The lows, mids and highs combine well together for a harmonious performance. The F300M proves itself to be a versatile earbud.

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